Salmon Fishing Seasons Sydney

Catching Sydney can be an all-year-round activity. There are various reports as to when the best time is. However, general consensus suggests the best time to catch salmon are from winter leading up to spring.

Fish Details

  • Size: 6 kilograms - Up to 90 centimetres
  • Food Rating: Excellent
  • Territory: Onshore, Offshore
Salmon Fishing Cronulla Sydney

About Salmon

The scientific name for the Australian Salmon is Arripis trutta.
Salmon fishing

The fish are common in large schools with the juveniles often in coastal bays.
How to identify a Salmon

  • Continuous dorsal fin
  • Greyish green blue on top
  • Yellow dark spots
  • Silver underbelly
  • Large forked tail fin

Where to Catch Salmon
Found in shallow coastal waters over a sandy seabed. Young fish are often found in river mouths or off beaches. Adult fish are found in deeper waters where they can form large schools. It is common to observe schools breaking the surface waters as they feed on krill and small baitfish.

Using trolling lures, various baits and flies si probably the best way to catch salmon. Salmon is a strong fish and can break the water surface in trying to break the line. They travel in schools close to the coastline and are caught off rocky headlands, in large estuaries and bays, offshore, in breakwaters and from surf beaches in holes and gutters.

Be aware that Australian Salmon have sharp dorsal spines.

Some say the best time of day to catch salmon is from early light to the middle of the morning. And, from late afternoon until dusk. Then others say the best time is when there are schools. Morning fishing and sunset afternoon fishing seem to be the most popular choice.

What Do You Need for Fishing in Sydney?
On all our fishing and deep-sea fishing charters in Sydney, all you need to bring are the right clothes depending on the weather conditions. We will supply everything else including bait, fishing rods and reels and fishing licence. At the end of our fishing trip, you get to keep what you catch.  We have 3 purpose build fishing vessels that have all the facilities and amenities you require.