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Estuary fishing charters South West Rocks

Massive Macleay mulloway

At Wildside Sportfishing we run guided fishing tours providing ‘one on one’ tuition for small groups of up to four clients, on board our purpose built Contender 25T.

We use the latest fish finder technology, highest quality tackle and the most reliable boating brands on the market.

All this to give our clients an adventure on the water they’ll never forget.

Cost

Price $150 per person inc. GST

*Mixed group charters have a minimum of 2 passengers onboard and a maximum of 4. 

Standard duration 6am until 11am or 1130am until 430pm (5x hours)

Please contact us for sole charter rates

Dusky flathead from South West Rocks
Huge dusky flathead frequent the Macleay River

Calm waters

There is minimal wave action and generally an easier pace in the river which often suits folk who don’t enjoy being out at sea.

Apart from the famous rock walls the Macleay has small creeks, flats, weed beds, bridge piles, snags and deep holes that all hold a multitude of fish life.

Species?

Estuary fishing in the Macleay can be exceptional at times for variety, numbers and quality.

Species like flathead, trevally, bream, whiting, mulloway, cod and mangrove jacks are residential in the river.

Offshore species such as kingfish, cobia, bonito, frigate mackerel and snapper also make regular visits – particularly within the first few kilometers.

Big jack
Michael holding a thumping 51cm mangrove jack from the Macleay River

Techniques

We use a range of different techniques depending on the tides, water quality and season.

One of our favourites is to chase mulloway and flathead with vibes and soft plastics along the rock walls.

Both live and cut baits are also highly effective especially over peak tidal changes.

The Macleay River Estuary is an incredible fishery at times, you never know what will turn up!

We Provide

  •  ‘Wildside’ our Contender 25 Tournament vessel. She is fast, comfortable and a purpose built sport fishing weapon!
  •  Iced water and soft drinks
  •  Quality Fishing Tackle rods and lures (on a replace if lost or broken basis)
  •  30+ sun screen and insect repellent
  • Tuition from a fully qualified experienced guide with over 18 years in the industry
  • Complete list of offshore safety gear including a satellite phone
  • Portable toilet
  • Gutting or filleting of any fish kept

What to bring?

  • Sun hat and/or buff style head scarf
  • Food
  •  Camera and spare batteries
  •  Sunglasses (polarised being the best)
  •  Protective clothing and a spray jacket in case it rains

For bookings or more info contact us.

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Jewfish are common in the Macleay River
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South West Rocks
This trip we had caught enough yummy reefies by 10am, so left them biting to chase a marlin. Perks of having a boat that can do over 40knots, with 5 blokes onboard 🤙@contenderboatsofficial
🎣🎣🎣#getonboard mackerel season still has availability - March / April 🎣🎣🎣
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Wildside Sportfishing6/5/2017 1507
South West Rocks
📸 Couple of random pics from the last few weeks - haven't bothered too much as we don't need to generate work.😊 Mainly chasing yummy reef fish (tuskfish, pinkies, pearlies) as the pelagics have been extremely patchy so far 🤷‍♂️
⚠️ #getonboard the first two weeks of April are prime mackerel months and wide open! ⚠️
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South West Rocks
Here is the start of our black marlin run, taken before Christmas last year with family and friends 🤙 hope you enjoy the edit 😁🎥
You might notice we typically use 24kg on these fish as I like to get them in quick, a tag in and released asap! (The best part is the jumps)
🎣⚠️ #getonboard still a couple of random spots in January available ⚠️🎣
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South West Rocks
Jumping for joy as we say goodbye to 2021 @wildside_sportfishing 🙌
BIG love ❤ to all of our awesome clients who've braved some wild weather and crazy covid to get out there amongst it!! 👊🎣 Cheers legends 🍻
📸 Kati took this cool pic of one of our black marlin landed before Christmas with the family 👌
⚠️ #getonboard couple of days still available mid Jan ⚠️
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MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎅🧑‍🎄🎄 from the Kingfish Kid and the rest of us here @wildside_sportfishing 😊🎣
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Wildside Sportfishing6/5/2017 1507
South West Rocks
🎣 Couple of pics from a week or so ago 🎣 (last trips before having a break)
Some nice kings and plenty of reef fish kept our crews entertained, and fed 😎
** BIG APOLOGIES to anyone who has tried emailing us over the past month or so, unfortunately we've had a hickup in the system 😞 back to normal now!! **
⚠️ #getonboard couple of days available in January still, and a few random seats. Following months are also filling up.. ⚠️
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