Best Fishing Spots in Australia
To explore the vast spaces that Australia has to offer, you’d be hard pressed finding a better way to explore the sun burnt country than by getting yourself behind the wheel of a four-wheel-drive, just for ease, convenience, and the ability to pack up and move to wherever the fish are calling you! You can choose to camp, you can choose to stay in cabins or campervans. But no matter what you do, you should seek out the hidden spots, secluded fishing holes and gorgeous lakes that will ultimately yield the best fishing experiences for you. This is a handy list of some of the best spots that Australia has to offer, so that you know where the fish will be, no matter where you are. Make sure you pack plenty of life jackets, and plenty of lifejackets for the kids if you’re planning on taking the little ones along on your camping and fishing trip.
Sweers Island, QLD
This is a private island that is located off the northern coast of central Queensland, and it’s an absolute must-see if you’re going to be up that end. If you do happen to find yourself at Sweers Island, you’re going to be throwing your line in for sweet lip, but you might also find yourself with a Spanish mackerel, coral trout or even a northern blue fin tuna if you’re lucky!
At Exmouth you’ll find an amazing abundance of fish, with a fishing town is just metres from the continental shelf and just a stone’s throw from the Ningaloo reef. There are plenty of options for camping and hotel accommodation in Exmouth and you’ll easily find a spot to keep your boat in off the beach as well.
South West Rocks, NSW
A cute little fishing village just 450km north of Sydney where you’ll find plenty of great spots to cast your line in. While spots closer to Sydney can get quite crowded, you’ll find that South West Rocks is often great for tourists! Bring the kids along and plenty of the inflatable PFDs if you’re planning on taking a boat out.
Kakadu National Park, NT
If you’re a keen barramundi angler, you’re going to find yourself in absolute heaven here in the Northern Territory. If you’re heading out, be sure to find a registered fishing company that can provide you with rods, reels and lifejacket devices, as well as other safety gear. You can also go alone, but keep in mind that the Northern Territory is also home to some of the biggest saltwater crocodiles you’re likely to find. So a registered tour operator will not only lead you to the best spots, but keep you safe while you’re fishing.
Port Lincoln, SA
At Port Lincoln you’re going to find a huge range of spots to throw a line in and get yourself amongst the fish you can find there. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced angler, the fishing you can find here will satisfy all of your fishing cravings. From the many jetties in the area, you’ll be able to reel in fish like tuna, whiting and even squid
Lake Jindabyne is a great spot for some bait fishing in the warmer months. The Snowy Mountains area has four species of fish that you’re able to hook here, including three types of trout: Brown, Rainbow and Brook. You can even find Atlantic Salmon here. Keep in mind that the lake is closed for fishing between June and October to allow the trout to spawn.
The possibilities in Australia are almost endless, but there are particular gems that are worth the search. Keep these places in mind the next time you’re out for a fishing trip!