FAQ

 

Where do we go from?

Fishing charters with Kiama Charter Service leave from Kiama Harbour at the eastern end of Terralong Street, Kiama. See directions or map.

Parking is available near Kostalota at 90degress to the low stone retaining wall.

 

When are trips available?

Provided we have our minimum numbers or equivalent dollars, fishing charters are available 7 days a week. Not Christmas Day or New Years Day. Minimum for Reef fishing is 4 or equivalent dollars ($560 until Dec19)   If no one has already started a group you must have 4 people to make a reservation. WE MAY HAVE OTHERS INTERESTED IN HOLIDAY TIME SO RING TO CHECK.

 

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 book the whole boat for your own group, then we may be able to tailor the trip to suit young ones or take them back to shore without affecting other people aboard. 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 maximum 10. Small groups can be combined but cannot be confirmed unless you have 4 to start. If you are prepared to pay for 4 we can take your booking. If others enquire to make more than 4 then you need only pay $140 per person. Valid til December 1, 2019

 

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.

Deep Sea fishing: Boat booking only so, no minimum. Recommend no more than 6-7.

Jonathan Le
Jonathan Le
23:37 21 Oct 19
For over 3 years i've made the regular trip at 4am from Sydney Suburbs to Kiama. WHY? 1. Kiama waters are pristine, less crowded and less snaggy than Sydney(no underwater cliffs) 2. Variety of fish species caught, depending on weather you might end up at his signature Long Fin Perch Grounds 3. Rodney hand selects uninterrupted drifts through productive reef beds. 4. Fish expertly cleaned and return to the esky 5. Occasional bonus - bird and whale watching TIPS 1. Sea sick tablets, there's always someone unwell. 2. The more you fish the more fish you catch. 3. Don't challenge the skipper, follow his instructions haha :pread more
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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