Where do we go from?
Fishing charters with Kiama Charter Service leave from Kiama Harbour at the south eastern end of Terralong Street, Kiama. See directions or map.
Parking is available near Kostalota at 90degrees to the low stone retaining wall.
When are trips available?
Provided we have 4 people or equivalent dollars, fishing charters are available 7 days a week except Christmas Day or New Years Day. weather permitting. 6am – 2pm approx. Reef fishing minimum cost is $720 (equivalent of 4 at $180pp) and our maximum is 8
How far do you go out?
It depends on the type of fishing, the conditions on the day, where the fish have been biting & the capability of the anglers. Reef fishing is within 15km of Kiama Harbour & in depths of up to 140m. Deep Sea fishing is at the continental shelf 30km offshore & in 400m deep water. Yes you can still see land!
Do you take children?
We do, however we don’t recommend children under 10 years of age. It can be a long day (8hrs) & the water is quite deep off Kiama so it can be hard work winding in the lines. If you are the only group aboard, we may be able to tailor the trip to suit young ones or take them back to shore depending on distance to be travelled. The price is the same for children & adults.
Will we catch fish?
No guarantees but we do try very hard to take you to where the fish should be, show you how to fish for them & then it’s up to you… A very rough average is a couple of quality fish and some other miscellaneous species for each angler.
Will I catch a big fish?
“Big” is a matter of perspective. There are big fish out there but being on a boat offshore, doesn’t necessarily mean you will catch them. Most people are happy with what they get, big or otherwise. Plate size fish are usually tastier.
How many people do we need?
Reef fishing: Minimum 4 people or the equivalent dollar amount Maximum 8 people
Deep Sea fishing: Boat bookings only for maximum 7 people
What other options are there for non-fishing family members?
The Kiama area has a range of activities for all members of the family.
Visit the local Visitor Information Centre or www.kiama.com.au to find something to suit everyone.
See our recommendations for charters aboard Kostalota for some tips to help you have a great day fishing.