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. Basically for Reef fishing you will need to have, or be prepared to pay for, 5 people as a minimum at $180 each. We will add others in need, to make 7 unless you pay for 7.
Reef fishing charters go out to fish for snapper, morwong, ocean leatherjackets, flathead and other bottom dwelling table species. We use Alvey Reels on boat rods with braided fishing line. Quality bait such as IQF pilchards, squid & prawns is provided along with any bait fish caught during the day. Trips may go as far as 15km to sea where it can be up to 140m deep. The area fished depends on the weather conditions, where the fish have been biting and capability of the anglers.
Charters are available 7 days a week, all year round, (except Christmas Day & New Years Day), weather permitting.
Reef fishing bookings need to have, or be prepared to pay for, 5 people as a minimum at $180 each. We will add others in need, to make 7, unless you pay for 7.
Your payment is required within 7 days of reserving a date. Immediate payment is necessary for dates within 2 weeks. 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.
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.
Weekends are very popular and often book out well ahead, particularly between September & Christmas. Make sure to contact us early to get aboard when you are thinking of going to Kiama fishing. Our availability page shows: Fully booked, Unavailable or blank which means no one booked yet. On mobile devices you will need to click on the dates to get these details. Click here to check availability.
Sorry no internet bookings available, we like to talk to you. Phone contact is necessary to arrange payment. Office hours 8am – 8pm
Reef fishing charters depart Kiama Harbour at 6am. You fish until 1pm and then return to shore between 1.30 & 2 pm approx. Includes bait, tackle, licence, morning tea & tuition if required. Deckhand on board for larger groups.
Everyone gets their own fishing rod & reel & whatever they catch, they can take home (NSW Bag & Size limits apply). Quality fish species have usually been gilled & gutted. No scaling or filleting of fish permitted aboard.
We also offer Deep Sea fishing