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Offshore fishing charters South West Rocks

Some nice narrow barred spanish mackerel

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.


Price $300 per person inc. GST

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

Standard duration 6am until 2pm or 8 hours

Please contact us for sole charter rates

Big black kingfish
Massive cobia are always welcome on board!

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!

Twice the speed of other boats means twice the fishing time!! =)

The ocean teams with life..

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.


We specialize in the use of lures such as soft plastics, metal jigs, stick baits and poppers – the most exciting way to catch a fish!

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

Big snapper are great fun on light tackle and soft plastics

So many species to target!

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 various times thoughout the year.

Macleay River Estuary

If desired by the crew, or if the weather becomes too rough outside we can fish return to the Macleay River estuary.

The Macleay can be exceptional at times for both numbers and quality.

Species like flathead, trevally, bream, whiting, mulloway and mangrove jacks are often in the river whilst cobia, salmon, tailor and kingfish come and go.

Lures such as soft plastics and vibes are my go to..

Thumping sampson fish

We provide 

  •  ‘Wildside’ our Contender 25 Tournament. She is fast, comfortable and a purpose built sport fishing weapon!
  •  Iced water and soft drinks
  •  Quality Fishing Tackle rods and lures (supplied on a replace if lost or broken basis)
  •  30+ sun screen and insect repellent
  • Tuition from a fully qualified guide with over 20 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
  • Filleting or gutting of any fish kept

What to bring?

  • Sun hat and/or buff style head scarf
  • Food (lunch and / or snacks)
  •  Camera and spare batteries
  •  Sunglasses (polarised being the best)
  •  Protective clothing and a spray jacket
  •  Motion sickness medication if you are prone to (or unsure if you) get seasickness. Take AT LEAST one hour before boarding.


For bookings or more info contact us.

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Kingfish are great fighters and are common around Fish Rock
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