A search has resumed this morning for two men missing off Coffs Harbour after a fishing trip.

The two men, aged 70 and 37, left the Jetty Boat Ramp on Jordan Esplanade in a five-metre boat yesterday morning, and were heading towards Sawtell Reef.

The alarm was raised just before 7pm, when the men failed to return.

Police commenced a search, assisted by the Marine Area Command, Marine Rescue and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Their car remains at the boat-ramp, and concerns are held for their welfare.

It’s understood their boat contained life-jackets, but it’s not known if the pair was wearing them.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers.