Sydney Guided Fishing Charters with Captain Dan

Bass Boat
17 ft
3 Guests

About This Boat

Looking for a guided fishing charter in Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury River?  You're at the right place! We offer water tuition and  a day of lure and live bait charters on Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury River aboard the 17' plate aluminium vessel ‘Me & Jew for up to 3 people. Our rates starts at $450 per person per day includes the guide.

Our clients will fish from a custom fitted, 5 meter, plate aluminium vessel ‘Me & Jew’. The vessel is powered by a quiet 60 hp Yamaha outboard motor on the transom and an 80 lb bow mount Minn Kota electric motor on the bow. The electric motor has the latest features available for holding the vessel in position when lure casting. A sturdy pair of Cannon down riggers are fitted to help get baits and lures down to where the fish are holding and feeding. To find fish holding structure Dan utilises his Lowrance HDS 9 Gen 3 sounder/fish finder and GPS unit to great effect and is more than happy to help clients better understand the finer points of reading sounders while on board.

We only uses quality Shimano rods and reels. Currently there is a full complement of T-curve and Raider rods matched to Rarenium ci4 and Biomaster SW reels in sizes 1000, 2500, 4000, 6000 and 8000. These outfits allow clients the right tool for the job when targeting multiple species whilst on charter.

Our Services

We offer on water tuition and full or half day lure and live bait charters on Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury River.

• Half day charters can be a morning or afternoon start and are approximately 5 hours (Sydney Harbour and Hawkesbury River tours).
• Half day charters are great when you’re time poor or are just looking for a more affordable option. Dan will organize your half day to suit the species being targeted whether you would like to target Mulloway/Jewfish on plastics, Kingfish on live baits, Bream or Bass on surface lures or something else. Feel free to contact us to arrange your adventure.
• Full day charters are a dawn start and are approximately 8 hrs (Hawkesbury River tours only).
• Full day charters are a great way to explore the excellent fishing Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River has to offer. This massive estuary system allows clients’ to use several different techniques ( cast/retrieve, trolling, live baiting) for numerous species like Mulloway, Kingfish, Flathead, Bream, Bass and Estuary Perch and cover a lot of water whilst enjoying the diverse scenery this beautifully historic river has to offer.
• Fishin’ Tuition run most Sundays from Berowra boat ramp at 7am, 10am & 1pm and are approximately 2.5 hrs.
• Fishin’ Tuition Sunday sessions will help you learn successful soft plastic lure casting and retrieval techniques on our custom sport fishing vessel in the calm waters of Berowra on the Hawkesbury River. With expert guidance you can learn the tips and tricks Dan uses to catch fish in Sydney’s highly pressured waterways to help improve YOUR fishing experience.

What to bring

• Hat
• Sun glasses (preferably polarized)
• Food/ drink
• Spray jacket


We caters for a maximum of three (3) clients on board. This allows a more personal experience to help You hone your skills and catch more fish!

Half Day (5 Hours)

Sydney & Hawkesbury Tours

• 1 Person: $450.00
• 2 Persons: $250.00 per person
• 3 Persons: $200.00 per person
• Includes: Boat, skipper, fishing licenses, light refreshments, Shimano rods and reels* and lures**

Full Day (8 Hours)

Hawkesbury Tours Only

1 Person: $550.00
2 Persons: $300.00 per person
3 Persons: $250.00 per person
Includes – Boat, skipper, fishing licenses, light refreshments, Shimano rods and reels* and lures**

*Rods and reels are supplied on a replace if lost or broken basis.
** Soft plastics are included in charter prices, hard bodied lures are supplied on a pay for loss basis, first one is on the house though!

We run personalized guided fishing charters on Sydney Harbour, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River, NSW.

We cater for the experienced angler looking for that next BIG hook up and novices wanting to learn the basics of knots, rigs and techniques plus everything in between. On our fishing charters you can learn how to use soft plastics, blades, hard body lures and squid jigs plus catching and utilising live baits.

Target species include: Mulloway aka Jewfish, Kingfish, Bream, Bass, Tailor, Salmon, Flathead, Squid and Estuary Perch just to name a few. We use modern tackle, techniques and technology to capture trophy fish in Australia’s largest city. See for yourself, check out some of our recent captures from our fishing tours in the photo gallery.

We also have FISHIN’ TUITION which are held most Sundays. These are two and a half hour on water tutorials on how to cast and retreive soft plastic lures for flathead in the calm sheltered waters of Berowra on the Hawkesbury River. Perfect for that quick fishing fix or to add another element to your fishing arsenal. Choose from one of the three time slots- 7am, 10am or 1 pm. Please note: these trips are catch and release only.

Frequently Ask Question

What should I Bring?

Please bring a hat, Sunglasses (preferably polarised), spray jacket/ pants.
Full day charter – Please bring your lunch.

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Yes. We do supply all rods/ reels, lures and tackle but you are more than welcome to bring your own. Please contact Dan to work out the gear your will require for the particular charter you have booked.

What is the minimum age?

Minimum age is 6 years olds with no maximum age limit.

What about deposit?

Deposit is required upon booking to secure your chosen date.

What happens if the weather is bad?

Because we operate in the estuaries it is rare to have to cancel charters due to large swells etc. on the odd occasion rain and wind will be the determining factor for postponing or cancelling a charter as it can make it quite uncomfortable in an open vessel. Dan will fish in most weather, but…..

If the weather conditions are against us, postponing the trip to the next suitable date for both the client and the guide is OK. In circumstances where you are travelling from interstate or international destinations a refund can be arranged. If you are concerned please contact us discuss.

What time do we start?

Start times vary throughout the year. Most trips start at first light which in the summer months is 5 – 6 am and winter months 7 – 8 am.


  • Type: Bass Boat
  • Capacity: 3 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 17 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Pick Up / Meeting Points

Sydney Harbour:

• Ermington Boat Ramp, Wharf Rd, West Ryde.
• Darling harbour- Pyrmont Wharf or Aquarium Wharf.
• Rose bay pontoon- next to ferry wharf.
• Rushcutters Bay/ Point Piper public pontoon-West of marina.
• Clifton Gardens Wharf.
• Balmoral Wharf.(Middle Harbour)
• Manly Wharf.(Nth Harbour)
• Tunks Park boat ramp pontoon (Middle Harbour)

Hawkesbury river:

• Parsley Bay Ramp, George st, Brooklyn.
• Mooney Mooney ramp, Peats Ferry Rd, Mooney Mooney, Nth side of M1 Bridge.
• Berrowra boat ramp, Bay rd, Berrowra.
• Cowan boat ramp, Apple Tree Bay Rd, Mt Colah.
• Wisemans Ferry public Wharf, Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry.
• Lower Portland ramp, Skeleton Rocks Reserve, West Portland Rd, Lower Portland.
• Windsor boat ramp, Govenor Phillip Park, Windsor.
• Penrith boat ramp, Tench Reserve, Penrith.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Fishing gear
  • Trailerable
  • Fish Finder
  • Bait
  • Outboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • GPS

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Dan Selby

Member Since May 2015

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