Fishing in Eurobodalla
"The more I travel around the country the more I realise that one of the best places to fish is right here in Eurobodalla and it's getting better every year." Rob Paxevanos. Fishing journalist and television host.
Eurobodalla Coast is famous for providing anglers with some of the most varied and abundant fishing in the country. Think of a fish you'd like to eat, or one that will give you a really good fight, and there's a good chance you'll be able catch it around here. And best of all they're easy to get to, either on foot, in your own tinnie or out with a professional.
Fishing licences can be purchased at tackle shops and the Visitor Centres in Batemans bay and Narooma. For further information on Recreational Fishing licences, bag and size limits visit:
South Coast Fishing Reports and Tips from Rob Paxevanos
There are endless fishing options and locations, here are some of the best fishing spots on the South Coast to help you plan your next trip.
- Hire a tinnie and fish Tuross Lake
- Hire a kayak or walk the banks of Durras Lake
- Chinaman's Point in the Clyde River
- Wagonga Inlet at Narooma
- Walk the shoreline or wade the shallows of the Tomaga River estuary at Mossy Point
- Pick a jetty, any jetty
- Blackfellows Beach at Potato Point
- North Head Moruya, northern breakwall
- Any beach that has a channel casting distance from the shore
Our jetties are perfect for learning to fish and for fun times with the kids, or for a bit more action on foot, pick a beach and take your surf rod down. Just off the beaches there are easy catches to be had drifting along sandy or gravely areas in your tinnie, while further out the Continental Shelf you'll find the big game fish. Take your larger boat or join a charter tour to these waters where it's very common to catch fish well in excess of 50 kilos.
In the estuaries you can fish for black bream, whiting, mulloway and big dusky flathead. Off the beaches there are plenty of good sized tailor, salmon, and gummy sharks. In shore, many reefs are host to a smorgasbord of edible species such as kingfish, snapper and the prized Tassie Trumpeter. Out further, on the Continental Shelf, are the big game species such as blue, black and striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, albacore and a variety of shark species. Wherever you choose to wet a line around here you'll catch some decent fish.
Whether you're after some serious big game or just a bucketful for the BBQ, see our top picks and tips for a range of fishing styles below:
Grab your surf rod and look for the gutters where fish hole up
Fishing the ocean could bag a feed of fresh sand flathead, kingfish or tuna
Jetties are safe and friendly places to have fun learning how to fish
Get mobile and wade the banks, or use your tinnie or kayak to troll lures
A fishing licence is required in NSW and catch limits apply