If you ever come to Australia, you may want to at least have the experience of landing a big catch before going back home to boast about it to your friends and family. Luckily for you, Australia is definitely one of the places to be for anybody that has at least a passing interest in fishing activities. Now fishing can be divided into two categories: freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing. The latter is general regarded to be more of a popular tourist activity than the former. The main reason for this is that fishing off Australian coasts can be tough: you are definitely not going to get far without the help of sport fishing charters. This actually does make the activity something more unique that fishing by yourself in rivers and lakes.
As we have already said, hiring a good charter is a must. To ensure you hire the right people, and that you are prepared for the task on hand, try to follow the following tips as much as possible:
Take a Look at Available Equipment
You are obviously going to need a decent boat to get any deep sea reef fishing Sydney done. But that is not all: check whether you chosen charter provides you with necessary gear for fishing activities or whether you are expected to bring them yourself. In the latter case, opting to hire equipment is a much better proposition than buying it from a shop, mainly because that equipment will become dead weight if you don’t intend on fishing for long.
Prices can be all over the place when considering different fishing charters. By making some direct comparisons between different charters, you should get a better idea of who provided good deals and who is trying to desperately rip you off. But as long as you are careful about that, you shouldn’t be falling into obvious traps designed specifically to scam you.
Availability of Transportation
Some charters provide you with free bus transport between their boat’s location and whichever place you are staying. This ensures that you will be on time to start your fishing trip, avoiding delays which can potentially cut your experience short.
Check the Current Season
Another thing you need to know is to have realistic expectations: we are not actually talking about catching fish in itself, but rather fish availability, which depends heavily on the season. There are some fish varieties which you can find all-year round, but others are limited to a select few months.
Follow Given Instruction
You should never act of your own will unless your captain tells you to do so. Make sure you follow his advice and that of any of the other crew members: they are doing it only to ensure your own safety and to make you actually enjoy the experience rather than having to fight the boat, the sea and the fish themselves all at once.