Fish Species and Fishing Seasons in Sydney

Deep Sea Fishing in Sydney

The coastal beaches of Sydney offer a wide variety of fish for all types of anglers. Our skipper knows every inch of water from Sydney to Cronulla. You dont need to be an expert fisherman to land a fish. Our crew will provide all the right bait and tackle depending on the conditions and seasons. All you have to do is throw out the fishing line and reel in the fish. And, you get to keep what you catch.

Bass fishing Cronulla Sydney

Bass Fishing Seasons

The best months for Bass fishing in Sydney are from November through to April. May and October are considered good months to fish for Bass. The remaining months from May to August are banned form fishing for bass.
Bass fishing seasons Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: 20 - 30 cm in length
  • Weight: Up to 1 kg
  • Food Rating: Average to Good
  • Territory: Primarily freshwater
Blue Eye Trevalla

Blue Eye Trevalla Fishing Seasons

The best months for Blue Eye Trevalla fishing in Sydney is pretty much all year round. This fish is considered by many as the best eating fishing in all of the southern ocean waters. We run special Blue eye Trevalla charters to Browns Mountain.
Blue eye trevalla fishing season sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 140 cm in length
  • Weight: Up to 50 kg
  • Food Rating: Excellent
  • Territory: Deepwater to 900 metres
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Blue Marlin Fishing Seasons

Blue Marlin fishing in Sydney varies moderately throughout the year. High season is January to March. Low season is June to October. There is no closed season.
Blue Marlin fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

Bonito Fishing Seasons

Bonito fishing in Sydney is generally from December to May when the water temperature is near 20 degress celcius. The Bonito is a speedy torpedo shaped fish.
Bonito fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 7 kilograms
  • Length: Up to 70 cm
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Inshore
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Bull shark fishing Cronulla Sydney

Bull Shark Fishing Seasons

Bull shark fishing in Sydney runs from November through to April. The bull shark is 2 metres up to 3.5 metres. Generally, it is the large males and females that head down from Queensland to hunt.

Bull shark fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 230 kilograms Up to 3.5 metres
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Saltwater and freshwater. Ocean and rivers

 Flathead Blue Spot Fishing Seasons

Flathead Blue Sot fishing in Sydney varies slightly throughout the year. The Ble spotted flathead is a popular fish for anglers and is considered good eating. High season is April to May and September to October. Low season is January to March, June to August and November to December. There is no closed season.
Flathead fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 55cm 1.3 kilograms
  • Release Flathead over 75cm
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Drifting over sand flats to 30 metres depth

 Flathead Dusky Fishing Seasons

Flathead fishing in Sydney varies slightly throughout the year. High season is April to May and September to October. Low season is January to March, June to August and November to December. There is no closed season.
Flathead fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: 40 - 70cm
  • Release Flathead over 75cm
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Inshore and nearshore
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 Flathead Tiger Fishing Seasons

Flathead Tiger fishing in Sydney varies slightly throughout the year. The yellow-orange spots on the head are what makes this fish different from other flatheads. High season is April to May and September to October. Low season is January to March, June to August and November to December. There is no closed season.
Flathead fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 65cm 3 kilograms
  • Release Flathead over 75cm
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Offshore sandy bottom to 400 metres depth
  • Yellow-orange spots on the  head

 Flounder Fishing Seasons

Flounder fishing in Sydney is available throughout the year. This bottom-feeding fish is found inshore close to reefs, docks and jetties. The best time to catch Flounder is on the falling tide.
Flounder fishing seasons Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 2.7kg
  • Length: Up to 55cm
  • Food Rating: Excellent
  • Territory: Inshore, reefs
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 Gemfish Fishing Seasons

The Gemfish fishing season is generally in the winter months. Gemfish is a bottom-feeding fish that are found to depths of 800 metres. Gemfish is also known as Hake and is a good eating fish. Gemfish grows fast and has a lifespan of around 10 years.
Gemfish fishing seasons Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 40 kilograms
  • Length: Up to 1.35 metres
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Offshore deep sea
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 Hapuka Fishing Seasons

Hapuka fishing in Sydney is best from the months August through to March. Although this is an all year fish to catch. The Hapuka fish are usually found in temperate and subtropical water from 30 metres to 800 metres.

Hapuka fishing season Vronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size:  Max 1.8m and 70kg
  • Food Rating: Excellent
  • Territory: Offshore
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Mahi Mahi Fishing Seasons

Mahi Mahi fishing in Sydney varies moderately throughout the year. High season is January to February and December. Low season is May to August. There is no closed season.
Mahi mahi fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

 Mako Shark Fishing Seasons

Mako shark fishing in Sydney should turn up in large numbers around August in Sydney. This apex ocean predator is renowned for its speed and impressive rows of razor sharp teeth.
Mako shark fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: 60 to 500 kilograms
  • Length: 70cm to 4 metres
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Offshore
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 Morwong Fishing Seasons

Morwong fishing in Sydney should be available all year round. They have a few different names such as jackass, sea bream and silver perch. This is a popular plate-sized fish for eating.
Morwong fishing seasons Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: 4.5 kilograms
  • Length: Up to 70cm
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Offshore seafloor to 170 metres
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Perch Longfin Fishing Seasons

Most anglers say the best time of the year to catch Longfin Perch fish in Sydney is from all year round. This is an excellent eating fish that is found near reffs inshore.

Fish Details

  • Size:  Max 1.6 metres
  • Length: 50 cm
  • Food Rating: Excellent
  • Territory: Inshore, Reefs
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Perch Pearl Fishing Seasons

Most anglers say the best time of the year to catch Pearl Perch fish in Sydney is from in the summertime.  The Pearl Perch is found offshore near reefs to a depth of 200 metres. This is an excellent eating fish.
Pearl Perch fishing seasons Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size:  Up to 7 kilograms
  • Length: 70 cm
  • Food Rating: Excellent
  • Territory: Offshore, Deepwater over Reefs
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Pigfish Fishing Seasons

Pigfish fishing in Sydney is available throughout the year. Pigfish is one of the tastiest fish in the ocean.

Pigfish fishing seasons Cronulla Sydney NSW

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 7 kg
  • Food Rating: Excellent
  • Territory: Reefs offshore
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Pink Snapper Fishing Seasons

Pink Snapper fishing in Sydney varies slightly throughout the year. High season is June to September. Low season is January to April. There is no closed season.Pink snapprer fishing season Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: 5 - 10 kg
  • Food Rating: Excellent
  • Territory: Reef, nearshore and offshore
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Tuna Albacore Fishing Seasons

Tuna Albacore fishing in Sydney varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to August. Low season is January to April and November to December. There is no closed season.
Tuna Albacore fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

Tuna Bluefin Fishing Seasons

Tuna Bluefin fishing in Sydney varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to August. June and September are considered to be good moths to catch Bluefin Tuna.  The low season is January to May and November to December. There is no closed season.

Bluefin Tuna fishing seasons Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 260 kg 2.4 metres in length
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Offshore to 500 metres
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Tuna Yellowfin Fishing Seasons

Tuna Yellowfin fishing in Sydney varies moderately throughout the year. High season is August to September. Low season is January to May and November to December. There is no closed season.
Tuna Yellowfin fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

Salmon Fishing Seasons

Catching salmon fish in Sydney can be an all-year-round activity. Weighing up to 6 kilograms the Salmon are an excellent eating fish that are founf inshore and offshore.
Salmon fishing season Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: 6 kilograms Up to 90cm
  • Food Rating: Excellent
  • Territory: Offshore and inshore
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Siver Trevally fishing Cronulla Sydney

Silver Trevally Fishing Seasons

The peak months for Silver Trevally fishing in Sydney are from May through to September. April and October are considered good months for fish trevally. The remaining months in the year are fair.

Siver Trevally fishing seasons Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 65 cm in length
  • Weight: Up to 4kg
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Saltwater and estuaries

Tailor Fishing Seasons

The best months for Tailor fishing in Sydney are from November through to February. March and April and September and October are considered good months to fish for Tailor. The remaining months from May to August are fair.

Tailor fishing seasons Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 120 cm in length
  • Weight: Up to 14kg
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Inshore waters and estuaries

Yellowtail Amberjack Fishing Seasons

Yellowtail Amberjack fishing in Sydney varies moderately throughout the year. High season is January to April. Low season is June to November. There is no closed season.
Yellowtail amberjack fishing Cronulla Sydney

Fish Details

  • Size: 7 - 12 kg
  • Food Rating: Good
  • Territory: Reef and offshore
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