Welcome to Kiama Charter Service

Click here to check availability but contact us to confirm before making definite plans in case there has been a delay in updating the calendar. The availability page shows: Fully booked or X Places available. Dates not shown are available.  Phone contact required to book and arrange payment of 50% minimum to confirm.

Rodney & Ann Garard have been operating Kiama Charter Service since 1995. “Kostalota” is 12m or 40feet long with plenty of deck room for fishing. She is licensed by NSW Fisheries and in full NSW survey for passengers. Skipper Rodney has his Masters qualification and he has a deckhand to help with bigger groups. Leaving from Kiama Harbour, the boat is out on the ocean almost immediately and there are reefs quite close by & others further afield.

Choose from Reef fishing trips within a 15km radius of port, or Deep Sea fishing at the continental shelf 30 km out. There is no need to have a personal fishing licence. All the fishing tackle and bait is provided, as well as tuition if required. Ann’s famous Anzac biscuits are included with morning tea.

Charters are available 7 days a week (except Christmas Day & New Years Day), weather permitting.

Bookings with a minimum 50% payable are vital to ensure you get aboard a charter. Minimum numbers apply. If no one has already started a group you need 4 people or $560 to get one going. In holiday periods we may have others with less than 4 so ring to check.  $140pp until December 1, 2019 $145pp from December 1, 2019

Your payment is required within 7 days of reserving a date. 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 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(fee may apply), cheque or money order (clearance required) or cash. Balance payable in full on the day of your charter for all persons booked.

Reef fishing is very popular all year round. It targets species such as snapper, morwong, leatherjackets, flathead etc and is available for groups up to 10 people. Minimum 4 people or equivalent dollars.
Gift vouchers are available for Reef fishing and if unable to make a group of 4 or more must be taken on a mutually agreeable day.

Deep Sea fishing tends to be more a cool season option:- May – Sept. Blue Eye Trevalla, Gemfish and other deep water species can be caught over winter and these trips are more specialised for smaller groups of 6-7 anglers. Boat bookings only, no mixed groups.

Sorry no internet bookings, we like to talk to you.  Office hours 8am – 8pm

See our recommendations for charters aboard Kostalota for some tips to help you have a great day fishing.

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Kiama Fishing Charter boat
Ian Zhu
Ian Zhu
10:54 20 Jul 19
Friendly staff, quality gear, and good fishing. Would definitely recommend them!
Jason Lukies
Jason Lukies
02:01 13 Jul 19
Went fishing with these guys for my Bucks and had a great morning out on the water. Rodney and Brett showed us the best way to bait our rods and how to drop a line. They took us to various spots and the fish kept rolling in. Rodney and Brett gutted the fish, told us what they were called and sorted out the line when it got caught on something. Everyone had a great time and we enjoyed the fish we caught for dinner that night on the BBQ, a fantastic day out!read more
Richard East
Richard East
20:31 23 Apr 19
Great day out excellent boat and skipper Kim and I will be coming again
Kim East
Kim East
06:00 20 Apr 19
Just wanted to say what a great day I had with Kiama Charter Service. The skipper and his deckhand mate allowed me to Catch some decent fish and enjoyed the relaxation of the boat, sea and company. Thanks Rodney for making this Shelia feel at ease. Kia Ora.read more
Hashir Ali
Hashir Ali
09:15 25 Mar 19
Our group has been using Rodneys charter service for 6 years and we have always had a wonderful time. The most we ever caught as a group was 147 a couple of years ago. Rodney is very hospitable and experienced, he knows all the good spots. This is by far the best fishing charter you will find. Very Happy, see you again soon Rod.read more
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