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Catching a fishAnyone who lives in the Shire will know how lucky we are to have the quality of beaches and waterways that we can take out family and friends to have a fish out of a boat or off the shore. That’s why we call the Shire “God’s Country”.

I have lived in the Shire for just on 36 years and over that time I have caught 45 different species of fish. Some of which are bream and flathead in the estuaries, snapper and morwong offshore, whiting and tailor off the beaches and drummer and luderick off the rocks.

Fishing Charters

Southern Sydney Fishing Tours


Scotty Lyons runs Southern Sydney Fishing Tours in Botany Bay, the Port Hacking River and offshore from Coogee in the north to Stanwell Park in the south. Whether you have a group of friends or just want to join in with other fishing anglers, Scotty has it all covered.

Depending on the time of the year you can fish for flathead, bream, whiting, Australian salmon, tailor, bonito, snapper, morwong, silver trevally and kingfish. You never know what you may catch when fishing with Scotty. Maybe you too will catch over 45 different fish species.

If you are after someone who won’t stop trying to get you onto that fish of a lifetime, then Scott’s your man.

Contact Scotty: mobile 0418 169439, Emailweb or blog 

All at Sea Charters

charter boat

All at Sea Charters is a 34′ fly bridge cruiser with excellent facilities, is equipped with all the required safety equipment and is compliant with NSW Maritime safety standards. The boat is also equipped with a galley, coffee facilities, fridge and freezer, hot and cold running water, a toilet and comfortable seats.

I have been out with Roland a number of times, both offshore and in the Port Hacking River and not only do you have a great time catching a variety of fish, Rolland will always make sure you have a great time.

While you are at it, you should check out the gallery of fish caught while fishing with All at Sea Charters.  Just think about how cool it would be to have your photo amongst all these happy customers?

Contact Roland Persson on Mobile 0414 525968, Email or visit the website

Bait and Tackle Shops

Fergo’s Tackle World.

tackle shop

Fergo’s Tackle World is one of the truly iconic fishing tackle businesses. Fergo’s also has a great range of snorkelling and spearfishing gear.

238 Taren Point Rd, Taren Point, Email, phone 9524 4450 or visit the website   



If you are looking for high quality, premium fishing tackle at fantastic prices for chasing bream, flathead, whiting, trevally and mulloway, then you need to check this shop out.  It’s packed with wall to wall lures, lines, hooks and much more. This is no ordinary tackle store.

To find out more you can check out his online store at www.fishin.com.au or visit his shop from Monday to Saturday at Shop 18, 29 Kiora Road Miranda. Why not give Adam a call on 0425 230964 or email him.

BCF at Taren Point

BCF shop

BCF is a leading retailer in boating, camping & fishing products including, camp furniture, tents, fridges, rods, reels lures, tackle, fishing gifts, water sports, camper trailers and electronics.

119-121 Parraweena Road, Taren Point, 9525 0346

Boating Sales and Servicing


Whether you are looking for a boat or want yours serviced there are a number of great places that you can turn to. Try Good Times Marine at Taren Point, South Sydney Marine at Caringbah, Webb Marine at Kirrawee and for spare parts and all things marine try Whitworths Marine & Leisure in Caringbah.

  • Good Times Marine, 2 Toorak Avenue, Taren Point, 9524 6999, web 
  • South Sydney Marine, 48 Woodfield Blvd, Caringbah, Ph. 9526 6670
  • Webb Marine, 17 Yalgar Road, Kirrawee. Ph. 9521 7944, website
  • Whitworths Marine & Leisure, Cnr of President Ave & Willarong Road Caringbah. Ph. 9525 5777

The following is a list of places to try and catch a fish or two in the Shire: 

  • Gunnamatta 
  • Lilly Pilly & Gymea Bay Baths, 
  • Bundeena & Bonnie Vale, 
  • South & North West Arms, 
  • Cronulla Beach to Boat Harbour, 
  • Kurnell Peninsular 
  • Royal National Park

For more information on where to go fishing in the Shire visit our fishing web page or send Gary an email.

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