about us

Family run, custom fishing charters set in the beautiful mid north coast of NSW.
Operated by a passionate and knowledgeable guide. 

Owner & Guide - Jason

Marine Qualifications

  • Master 5
  • Marine engine driver 2
  • Coxswain
  • STCW 95
  • First Aid Certified

A bit About Me

Just thought I’d jot down a few things about myself, in case you were wandering..

I’ve been a lifelong fisherman, or at least since the age of three or four years old, a passion inherited from my old man . Something about being on the water, and discovering what lies beneath has always captivated me.

The Wildside Story

Where it all began

I grew up in Victoria chasing species like snapper and whiting, at a feverish, bordering on obsessive pace. There weren’t too many days that I wasn’t hassling some poor finned foe standing on wave battered rocks, or old timbered wharf. A true pier rat as a youngster.

From there my hobby eventually led to a career path. Driving a fly bridge charter vessel with 25 people on board as a teenager was certainly unnerving at times, but I learnt a lot. Not so much about the fishing admittedly, but more how to handle people – from all walks of life.

How an obsession became a career

Fast forward 10 years I’ve had a ball fishing all over Australia, and even parts of the world. During that time working as a fishing guide in the Northern Territory had been amazing. Chasing all manner of species, in every kind of habitat – from Barramundi to Billfish, brings to mind many highlights. There’s not to many people who can honestly say some of the best days in their lives have been at work!

Want to know more? Watch the video below.

South West Rocks, rocks!

Our Amazing Location

My little family and I lived in the Northern Territory/Darwin for over 10 years before moving to the most beautiful town in Australia – South West Rocks. A true fishing mecca.

Situated roughly half way up the north coast of NSW between Brisbane and Sydney it enjoys a mixture of temperate and tropical fish species.

The deep water close to shore allows ocean currents to push all the way into the rocks bringing massive shoals of bait fish and all manner of large predators. 

There’s always something exciting to chase and an adventure to be had!  

Want to know more about the locations we fish? Click below for more.

Why Choose Us?

We are a different style of fishing charter with a maximum number of 4x passengers. This means I can continue to provide the same service and one on one tuition as I’ve always done.

Quality fishing tackle and equipment is provided, which is regularly serviced and maintained.

Close attention is payed to the organization of every booking to ensure you, and your crew, enjoy the experience.

The Ultimate Boat

Our Contender 25 Tournament is perfectly set up to tackle any species offshore. From big pelagic fish like Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo, to Snapper and Perch on the reef, and anything in between.

Our newly fitted 112lb Minnkota Terrova bow mount electric motor ensures we can position you right where the fish are. Alongside this motor we have our twin Suzuki 200 HP four stroke outboards, which enable us to get you to the fish fast. 

We also occasionally fish the Macleay River estuary from time to time hunting the elusive silver ghost (Mulloway) with consistent results.

‘Wildside’ has plenty of room to cast big top water lures – more than enough space to have four anglers jigging the depths or flicking soft plastics over shallow reef.

She is setup by a keen angler for keen anglers!

Boat Specs

  • Top and bottom healm stations
  • Outriggers
  • 112lb Minnkota Terrova bow mount electric motor
  • Twin Suzuki 200 HP four stroke outboards
  • 660 Litres unleaded
  • Massive live well
  • Access ladder and sea door
  • 3 Simrad fishfinders
  • Airmar hi and low chirp tranducers
  • 3D total scan
  • Large under floor storage
  • Removable side clears providing shelter (when required)
  • Portable toilet
  • All safety gear including satellite phone
  • 2C survey allowing 4x clients and skipper out to 30 Nautical Miles
  • Ausy made ‘Hookem’ gaffs, tail ropes, tag poles and nets.

Client Testimonials

“Jason is an outstanding fishing guide. His boat, gear and tackle is top quality. I have been on 3 trips with him and he has got me onto some quality fish each time. On my last trip he got me onto Kingfish up to a metre in a wild session at Fish Rock, then to top it off, got me a 94cm Mulloway in the River on the way home. Love it when a plan comes together!”
Paul Rankin
“Great boat, great skipper and great knowledge. I recommend this day out for anyone who seriously wants to catch the biggest and best catches ever. After 4 days I'm still talking about this to anyone who can put up with me bragging and not about the one that got away, didn't miss one all day. Thanks again skip you made my sons birthday a special day.”
Michael Stanbury

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

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