Premium sport, reef & game fishing charters out of South West Rocks in Northern NSW, Australia.

Welcome to Wildside Sportfishing! One of NSW most popular fishing charters located in the spectacular sea side town of South West Rocks..

Our custom fishing tours have been created by passionate owner & lifelong angler, Jason Bettles, for fishing enthusiasts of all levels & ages – beginners through to expert.

No two trips are the same onboard Wildside! The only guarantee, is that your guide will put in 100% to try and provide the best fishing charter you’ve ever had.

Expertise and local knowledge are pitted against ever changing weather conditions, ocean currents, tides and fish behavior to provide you with the ultimate mid north coast fishing expedition. 

Offering small group sizes so you get personalized service, one on one tuition and space to fish effectively.

Fully licensed and insured, we have over 22 years experience operating fishing tours.


Our vessel, a Contender 25 Tournament named Wildside, is surveyed for 30 nautical miles (55 kms) offshore. It is fast, comfortable and a true sport fishing weapon.

Wildside is fully set up for all forms of angling, including game fishing South West Rocks. Twin 200hp four stroke outboards, 112lb Minnkota, downrigger, outriggers, large live bait tank, flying gaffs, tail ropes, Black Magic Equalizer harness, high / low chirp sonar and plus side and down scan – just some of the equipment we have on board.

What we catch

Target a range of species from Tuna, Snapper, Mackerel, Pearl Perch, Dollies, Kingfish and Marlin offshore to Mulloway, Jacks and Flathead in the Macleay River. No fish is safe!

Vertical jigging, soft plastic finesse, surface and sub surface stick baits, high speed spinning and trolling for Billfish are some of the techniques regularly used. We also have a massive live bait well on board which is filled with small fish such as slimey mackerel and yellowtail, at the start of a tour – covering all bases.

Don’t just take our word for it..

Read our reviews & see what our awesome clients have to say

Media coverage

Wildside Sportfishing: Where North Meets South

Want more Wildside Sportfishing content? Read about us in Spooled’s Deadrise Magazine Summer issue 2022.

“Jason runs the highly successful fishing charter business from the NSW North Coast haven of South West Rocks. Is that haven or heaven?—it could be both!) If I were able to create the perfect sportfishing destination it would probably look very much like “The Rocks”. Its very latitude of 30.88S means it truly is the ideal scenario where the northern flow of the East Australian Current meets the cooler waters streaming nutrients from the Tasman Sea.”

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