Deep Sea Fishing
The Covid19 restrictions in NSW mean we need to modify our fishing charters to operate safely and viably. We have to observe the 1.5m Physical distancing. Although Kostalota has a large open deck area, it is NOT big enough to allow the numbers of people aboard as in the past. We have calculated that we can take 7 passengers, plus skipper and deckhand. To make this economic, we have to increase our prices and change our policies for bookings. Details of this are highlighted in the text below.
The continental shelf is approximately 30km offshore from Kiama. Our Deep Sea fishing charters travel out there to fish for deepwater species such as Blue Eye Trevalla, Gemfish, Hapuka and other fish that live in these waters up to 400m deep. This is a more specialised type of fishing where wind and current have greater effect, so we only fish with 3 large Alvey Reef King reels spooled with 200lb braid. Anglers usually pair off and take turns dropping, and then bringing in the lines. Catch is shared. Deep Sea fishing is seasonal, generally during winter; May – September and is a longer day with a higher price.
Cost is $2000. Boat bookings only.
Groups are NOT combined for Deep Sea fishing. Maximum 7.
Deep Sea charters depart Kiama Harbour 6am. Returns approximately 4.30pm.
Includes; bait, tackle, licence, morning and afternoon tea & tuition if required. Deckhand on board.
If conditions on the day are not suitable for Deep Sea fishing, we prefer, if possible, to still go Reef fishing for $180 p/p
Full payment is required within 7 days of reserving your fishing charter. Immediate payment is necessary for dates within 2 weeks. Refundable or transferable only if we have to call the trip off for a problem our end or, if the skipper thinks the weather will be unsuitable for any type of fishing. Payments will be forfeited if your group is unable to honour the date, for whatever reason. Payable by internet banking, Direct Deposit to our account, Mastercard/Visa over the phone(1% merchant fee applies), cheque or money order (clearance required). Phone contact usually required to arrange the payment.