Sydney Sportfishing Adventures (SSA) is a  personalised guided fishing charter on Sydney Harbour, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River, NSW.

Call or SMS Dan on: 0405 196 253 to book your ADVENTURE!

SSA 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. Your guide Dan Selby has a wealth of knowledge on these two picturesque waterways and is only too happy to share this with his clients. Learn how to use soft plastics, blades, hard body lures and squid jigs plus catching and utilising live baits. Target species include: Mulloway, 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 in the photo gallery.                            
30kg Hawkesbury Mulloway



The Boat


Clients will fish from a custom fitted, 5 meter, plate aluminium vessel ‘Me & Jew’. The vessel is powered by a quiet 60hp Yamaha outboard motor on the transom and an 80lb 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 Humminbird 898 SI sounder 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.

SSA only uses quality Shimano rods and reels. Currently there is a full complement of T-curve 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.

Sydney sportfishing adventures boat
Your Guide
Dan Selby grew up near the historic township of Windsor in Sydney's North West. He caught his first fish, a juvenile Bream, at age 5. During school holidays and the occassional weekend Dan fished the upper tidal reaches of the Hawkesbury/ Nepean river for Mullet, Herring, Bass and Carp using freshly dug worms and hand made dough.
Catching his first fish on a lure at age 13 captivated his imagination and changed the way he fished for Bass at his 'Local'. At age 19 Dan discovered the effectiveness of Soft Plastic lures. Praticing his skills and techniques on the Hawkesbury Bass, Bream, Flathead and Estuary Perch in his spare time between work commitments had him itching for more...
Finding a career path, to allow a healthy dose of fishing, was high on Dan's list and he found that possible with a position on the Vehicular Ferrys on the Hawkesbury River. Working 12hr shifts over nearly a decade allowed plenty of days off and a lot of hours accrued on the water observing all manner of activty from reptiles, birds and fish.
Throughout this period his passion for chasing Mulloway and Kingfish on lures and live baits developed. At age 26 Dan decided that he wanted to share his knowledge and live out his dream of fishing every day! One year later that dream was a reality after a lot of research, blood, sweat and tears. Sydney Sportfishing Adventures was launched in early 2011 to provide a personalised, educational and fun estuary sport fishing experience.
Dan will show you an enjoyable day where you will learn the basics of knot tying, rigs, tides/times, sounder basics, tackle set ups, casting, lure retrieves and how to catch and ultilise live baits. He aims to pass this knowledge on to his clients so they can walk away confident that they can use their new found skills and techniques to benefit their own fishing adventures.
Let's go fishing...
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