If you want to go game fishing in Sydney then you should head out of the coast of Cronulla. In no time when you depart from the Cronulla wharf you will be in deep water where the yellowfin tuna habitate. The height of the season runs from July to October. This is when the tuna in their large schools arrive off the coast. This is when any level of angler can land one of these beautiful eating fish.
- Size: 7 kilograms - 70 kilograms
- Food Rating: Excellent
- Territory: Offshore
The scientific name for the Yellowfin Tuna is Thunnus albacares.
How to identify a Yellowfin Tuna
- The second dorsal, back and finlets are bright yellow
- The pectoral fins are longer
- The main body is a dark metallic blue
- The belly is silver
Where to Catch Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowfin Tuna typically habitat in the top 100 metres of the water. Scientific study tagging indicated that a Yellowfin Tuna would on average be in waters to a depth of 75 metres. However, they have been recorded to depths of 1160 metres! The yellowfin tuna is found offshore but depending on circumstances they have been known to approach closer to the shore. They swim in schools with other yellowfin tuna of the same size. They have been known to travel with other varieties of tuna.
Sunrise morning fishing and sunset afternoon fishing are when most anglers land a yellowfin tuna. However, tide changes also alter their behaviour. The tide can agitate the water and the yellowfin tuna can venture closer to shore in search of food. If you are leaving from the Cronulla Wharf or Bundeena wharf you will be in the deep-sea ocean in no time.
Dropping lures and trolling should increase your chances of catching a Yellowfin Tuna. Yellowfin Tuna are creatures of habit. We keep a diary as to their movements in relation to moons, tides, time of day and so on. We want to maximise the chances of anglers who board our boats the best chance of catching these amazing fish.
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.