Sydney and its surrounds provide excellent fishing for the fly angler. There are fantastic opportunities to fish from the heart of the city to the fringes, where you could be a thousand miles from its centre. Shore based anglers have plenty of opportunities through out the urban areas of Sydney.
The Sydney region, including Pittwater to the north, Port Hacking and Botany Bay to the south and of course the beautiful Sydney Harbour, have incredible seasonal fishing. There are migratory and pelagic species such as Australian Salmon, Tailor, many species of Tuna and the mighty Kingfish which provides entertaining and often "drag" destroying fun throughout the year. The bait balls that appear in the lower reaches of Sydney Harbour can be exceptional in size and it is common to pull multiple species off the one bait ball. So there is plenty of good fly fishing right on our door step here in Sydney and you don’t need any special gear, six-weight trout gear works well, and an old leader extended with some six pound line is all you will need. Spend some to find a local spot and work out what works, many places offer access to coastal and estuary sand flats and give you plenty of room to cast and pick up a fish.
The supple approach is not limited to gear, you can catch bream, perch, bass and carp on tiny dry fly patterns at time.
Here is a sample of what’s on offer and some tips to get you started.