Welcome to Kiama Charter Service
Charters will be available after October 11th, 2021 for fully vaccinated people from regional NSW. (NOT Greater Sydney, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Central Coast until double doses reach 80%. The Covid19 restrictions in NSW meant we needed to modify our fishing charters to operate safely and viably. We observe 1.5m Physical distancing to protect everyone aboard. We now take 8 people maximum plus skipper and deckhand. To make this economic, we had to increase our prices and change our policies for bookings. Details of this are highlighted in the text below. Basically for Reef fishing you will need to have, or be prepared to pay for, 4 people as a minimum at $180 each. We will add others in need, to make 7 unless you pay for 7. If you have 8 the price is $1350.
Rodney and 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 AMSA survey for passengers. Skipper Rodney has his Masters qualification and he has a deckhand to help with cleaning fish, untangling lines etc. Leaving from Kiama Harbour at 6am, 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. 6am – 2pm approx
Bookings with full payment are vital to ensure you get aboard a charter. You need to have, or be prepared to pay for, 4 people as a minimum at $180 each. We will add others in need, to make 7 unless you pay for 7. If you have the maximum of 8 the price is $1350
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(1% merchant fee applies), cheque or money order (clearance required) Full payment is required up front.
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 8 people. Gift vouchers are available for Reef fishing and the recipient usually needs to make their own group of 4.
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. Boat bookings only, no mixed groups.
Click here to check availability but contact us to confirm before making definite plans, or to get more information. The availability page shows: Fully booked, Unavailable or blank means no one booked yet. Phone contact required to book & arrange payment to confirm. Sorry no internet bookings, we like to talk to you. Office hours 8am – 8pm