Full Day Fishing Charters South West Rocks

A nice Macleay River jewfish taken on an Estuary Fishing Charter in South West Rocks.

Full Day Fishing Tours are very popular with keen anglers.

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.

We offer full day offshore guided fishing charters and full day estuary fishing charters – both with a duration of approximately 10 hours. Your crew can opt to do a bit of both if conditions suit..

Monster northern bluefin tuna

Dan with his thumping longtail tuna

Offshore Sportfishing Full Day

Full Day approximately 10 hours duration.

South West Rocks is famous for it’s sport fishing throughout the year, and I like to make it as exciting and adventurous as possible. Our vessel can do over 40knots if required, getting you out to the fish FAST!


Live slimey mackerel and yellowtail are regularly used, which we catch at the beginning of your tour. We also run cut / strip baits – the best technique can change on a daily, or even hourly basis.

Plus we specialise in the use of lures like soft plastics, metal jigs, stick baits and poppers because they’re such active and rewarding methods.

The ocean teams with life..

Big spotted mackerel

Pelagic and reef fish are often caught in the same areas

Due to it’s deep coastal waters and close proximity to the shelf (roughly 12 nautical miles) it allows tropical and temperate currents to push extremely close to shore, bringing all kinds of marine life.

This area of northern New South Wales therefore enjoys a mixture of warm and cold water species that overlap each season.

At times the East Australian Current pushes warm water in so close to shore that oceanic species like dolphin fish, marlin and wahoo can be seen from the rocks.

So many species to target!

Others like cobia, kingfish, mulloway, snapper, tailor, bonito, longtail tuna, mackerel tuna, yellowfin tuna, spanish mackerel, spotted mackerel, pearl perch, teraglin, tuskfish and sampson fish are all taken at times.

Give us a call today to find out what’s biting!

Price is $330 per person inc. GST (minimum 2 passengers onboard maximum 4). 

Please contact us for sole charter rates

Big black kingfish

Massive cobia are always welcome on board!


Estuary Sportfishing Full Day

Full Day approximately 10 hours duration.

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

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

Dusky flathead from South West Rocks

Huge dusky flathead frequent the Macleay River

Offshore species like kingfish, cobia and snapper also make regular visits particularly within the first few kilometres.

We often run live baits and specialise in lure fishing particularly with soft plactics and vibes, for those who are keen.

Calm water!

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.

Price is $220 per person Inc. GST (minimum 2 passengers onboard maximum 4)

Please contact us for sole charter rates


Why choose a Full Day over a Half Day?

Full day fishing tours give plenty of time to fish through different stages of tide and weather, giving you a great chance at locking horns with some of South West Rocks best sport fish.

Popular with keen anglers, our full day guided charters offer great value for money.

Often encompassing different locations, species and techniques, over a full 10 hours or more. Twice the length of our half day trips.

And we provide lunch too!

Pearl perch are arguably South West Rocks best eating fish! Yumm..

We provide 

  •  ‘Wildside’ our Contender 25 Tournament. She is fast, comfortable and a purpose built sport fishing weapon!
  •  Iced water and soft drinks
  •  A hearty lunch
  •  Fresh Fruit and snacks
  •  Quality Fishing Tackle (on a replace if lost or broken basis)
  •  30+ sun screen and insect repellent
  • Tuition from a fully qualified guide with over 18 years experience in the industry
  • Survey / fishing range out to 30 nautical mile
  • Complete list of offshore safety gear including a satelite phone
  • Portable toilet
  • Processing of any fish kept

What to bring?

  • Sun hat and/or buff style head scarf
  •  Camera and spare batteries
  •  Sunglasses (polarised being the best)
  •  Protective clothing and a spray jacket
  •  Motion sickness medication if you are prone to seasickness

For bookings or more info contact us.

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Some nice narrow barred spanish mackerel
Double hookup of nice spanish mackerel

Get on board for a South West Rocks guided fishing charter today!

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