Fishing on South Coast NSW

"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.

fishermen looking for next catch and best fishing experience on south coast

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’ll 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.

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
  • Chinamen’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.

Fishing from Jetties

Fishing Estuary, Bank & Boat

Fishing Surf Beaches

Fishing Offshore; Reef and Pelagic

Fishing Offshore; Kayaking

Fishing Rules to Remember


Booking your next catch

Whether you’re after some serious big game or just a bucketful for the BBQ, Eurobodalla Tourism can help you with advice, or booking a fishing experience with one of our professional fishing charters and guides.

Narooma Charter Boats

Batemans Bay Charter Boats

Moruya Charter Boats

Boat Hire (Non Charter Fishing)

South Coast NSW Fishing Reports and Tips

WIN TV's Fishing Australia host Rob Paxevanos will give you the latest fishing reports and tips

Batemans Marine Park information
Download the Batemans Marine Park Zoning Plan and the Users Guide.

For information on fishing licences, bag and size limits visit NSW Recreational Fishing . Fishing licences can be purchased at tackle shops and Batemans Bay Visitor Centre.

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