An Introduction to Sydney’s Fishing Seasons by Species

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Some of the best deep-sea fishing spots in Australia are right here in Sydney!

The key to a great catch comes down to knowing what species of fish are available along Australia’s East Coast and when. We’ve got everything from Bass and Blue Marlin to Flathead and Flounder, Kingfish and Morwong, Salmon and Snapper, Trevally, Tuna and much more.

Here at Wahoo Fishing Charters, our fishing tours include game fishing, reef fishing, jig fishing and sport fishing. And when you book a trip with us, the knowledgeable crew at your disposal knows exactly when the fish are around. 

So, read on to learn what the top 20 Australian fish species in Sydney are and when the best times of the year are to catch them…


Bass Fishing

The best months for Bass are November through April. Bass fishing is banned in June, July, August and September.


Blue Eye Trevalla Fishing

You can catch Blue Eye Trevalla in Sydney’s waters at any time of the year.


Blue Marlin Fishing

Fishing for Blue Marlin is ideal in warmer waters, between January and March.


Bluefin Tuna Fishing

Bluefin Tuna is off the coast of Cronulla between June and September, peaking in August.


Bonito Fishing

Torpedo-shaped Bonito fish are easiest to catch between December and May.


Bream Fishing

The best time to fish for Bream in Sydney is during high season, between January and June.


Flathead Fishing

The best time to fish for Flathead is from April to May and September to October.


Flounder Fishing

The best time to fish for Flounder in Sydney is any time of the year!


Hapuka Fishing

The Hapuka fishing season runs from August to March.


Kingfish Fishing

September to December is the best time to book one of our Kingfish Charters.


Mahi Mahi Fishing

You’ll most likely catch a Mahi Mahi in December, January and February.


Morwong Fishing

You can fish for Morwong pretty much all year round in Sydney.


Pearl Perch Fishing

The summer months are when the Pearl Perch fish are biting (December, January and February).


Pigfish Fishing

Pigfish is delicious, and you will likely catch one any time of the year.


Salmon Fishing

The best time to fish for Australian Salmon is between November and March.


Snapper Fishing

June to September is the best time to fish for Snapper (aka peak Pink Snapper season).


Tailor Fishing

The best months to fish for Tailor in Sydney are November, December, January and February.


Trevally Fishing

Silver Trevally is about all year round, but they’re easier to catch from May through to September.


Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

August and September are the best months to fish for Yellowfin Tuna in Sydney.


Yellowtail Amberjack Fishing

You are most likely to land a big Yellowfin Amberjack fish between the months of January and April.


When you fish with Wahoo Fishing Charters, we’ll provide you with a boat, gear and guides, and we’ll tell you when the best time to go fishing in Sydney is.


Contact us today to book a bespoke fishing trip. 

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Sydney Blocked DrainsSydney Blocked Drains
10:19 17 Feb 23
We have been on Wahoo Charters 3 times now and have gone home with more fish than we could have ever dreamed of.George and the crew are friendly, knowledgeable and funny!This last time we bagged 4 kings over 1 meter.Always a good time on their boats.Thanks boys!
Alex HuntingtonAlex Huntington
08:34 10 Jan 22
Tight lines all day. All the boiz got to winch in a few 1m+ Kingies each.
Tanvir KhanTanvir Khan
04:53 29 Dec 20
We went out on a charter today and whilst the weather was against us, Sev and Josh did everything they could to get us on to the fish. I highly recommend George and his team for your next fishing charter. We will be back.
Merryzz V2 AccMerryzz V2 Acc
02:15 02 Apr 20
Had a awesome time with George out bottom bashing, he was very knowledgeable and experienced in his trade. Definitely planing on going out with wahoo charters again, had a great day and was for myself the first time deep sea fishing and i loved every bit of it. Really recommend to use this company!
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