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      Found 23 results

      1. What are your favourite land based areas in Sydney Harbour and Parramatta? are they in the below list or somewhere else. In Gary Brown's land based fishing guide book he has another 52 spots so I'm keen to hear everyone's favourites. Clarkes Point The Woolwich Peninsula consist of a succession of points that lead down to the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers, where there are a number of places that a land-based angler can cast a line. To get to the spot shown in the picture you will need to get yourself onto Woolwich Road at Hunters Hill and travel east. When you come to Egin Street you will need to turn right and then into Clarke Place. Park your car (Parking restrictions do apply) and then walk through Clarkes Point Reserve to the breakwall at the water’s edge. Here you will be able to fish for luderick right at your feet, leatherjackets along the rocky/kelp shoreline and also cast out wide for bream, whiting, pan sized snapper, mulloway and dusky flathead. You could try live baiting for kingfish as well. You will find that the eastern side of the point fishes better on the run-out tide and the southern face is best fished on the run-in tide. If you are into fishing with lures you could cast poppers for kingfish or use soft plastics on the bottom for bream, flathead and mulloway. The reserve is a popular picnic destination it has BBQ’s Tables and toilets. Five Dock Bay There is a concrete path that goes around most of the shoreline in Five Dock Bay that you could spend hours casting out lures for flathead, flounder, whiting and bream. What you will need to remember is that this is a very popular walking spot and you don’t want to hook anyone with your back cast. To get there by car you can get yourself onto Lyons Road at Five Dock, where you will need to travel towards the suburb of Drummoyne. Then turn left at Bayswater Road. From here it is about one kms to Talpin Park. There is plenty of off street parking here and it is a short five-minute walk to the sandstone retaining wall that is on this side of Five Dock Bay. If you are a bait angler you should try using live baits like blood worms, pink nippers and poddy mullet. As this is a fairly shallow bay around the edges you will need a good cast to get you out to the productive areas or you should concentrate your fishing time to a couple of hours either side of the top of the tide. When you get there you will also see a lot of boats on swing moorings. A descent cast will get you near these boats where the flathead, whiting and bream lay in wait for your bait or lure Bicentennial Park - Annadale Once on Parramatta Road at Annandale travelling towards the city you will need to turn left at the set of lights at Johnston Street. From here you will travel north until you come to a set of lights at The Crescent. Drive across The Crescent and into Chaplam and you can park here. It is only a short walk through the park to the retaining walls at the end. is a very popular spot with lure anglers who like chasing flathead, bream, whiting and the odd tailor or two. Soft plastics, blades and surface poppers all work well here. The only problem you may come across is the occasional snag or two.Luderick can be caught on green weed while fishing off the floating pontoon or the rock wall. Berley with chopped up weed and sand is a must here to keep the luderick near your float. There is a fenced playground with nearby toilets, shaded tables, BBQ’s, a bike park and nearby car parking. Great place to take the kids for a couple of hours. Bayview Park This is an extremely popular spot as it has a playground, ferry wharf, picnic tables, shaded seating, grassed area, a boat ramp, paid parking and a small sandy beach. A great place to bring the kids for a few hours. It is very easy to get to. All you need to do is get yourself onto Burwood Road at Burwood and travel north along this road for about four kms until you reach Bayview Park at the end. Once there you could try fishing off the wharf, but remember that the ferries do come in here at times and there is time restriction of when you can fish off the wharf. Flathead and bream are the main species that you will catch here, with the odd whiting and tailor thrown in. On the NE side of the point care needs to be taken at low tide as the mud here is very soft and you can lose a shoe or worse, cut your foot. Best time to fish is about an hour either side of the top of the tide. On the SW side of the carpark you will see a walkway. This concrete path leads around to the golf course and it’s worth casting a lure or two into the small bay that you find here. Iron Cove Bridge Depending on which way you are travelling you will come down Victoria Road and then find your way to either King George or Bridgewater parks. From here you can park your car and walk to underneath the bridge and cast a line. Or maybe you would prefer to walk along the concrete path on the southern side of the bridge. Whether you are bait fishing or casting a few soft plastics, blades or working those hard bodied lures in close to the shore. You will be in with a chance for bream, whiting and flathead. Maybe you could also try fishing off the pontoon. Great place to bring the kids, as it has toilets, BBQ’s, play equipment and a place to kick a ball around. Best baits, by far are blood worms, pink nippers and half pilchards. You could also try using pieces of chicken breast. Ryde Rail Bridge Heading north while travelling along Church Street Ryde you will need to turn left into Junction Street, then left into Belmore Street and then right into Sutton Road, and then left into Bowden Street. You will find a parking area underneath the John Whitton Bridge. Over the years I have found this a great place to chuck lures for flathead, bream, whiting and the odd mulloway. It will be up to you whether you keep a few for the table or your practice catch and release. As for me I always catch and release here. You will need to keep an eye out for the Sydney ferries and the pasting boat traffic. Not much in the way of facilities here, but there is a great coffee shop nearby. If you are not having any luck here, you could always walk through the park and fish in between the openings in the mangroves. Rose Bay Travel along New South Head Road until you come to Lynne Park. Here you will find some parking as it is mainly for boats with trailers and ferry commuter’s. If you can’t find parking here, all you need to do is park in a side street and walk to the park. There is a concrete walkway that goes around from the eastern side of the park and right around the shoreline and out onto the main road where you will find a sandstone retaining wall. Whether you bait or lure fish you will be in with a chance to catch bream, whiting, flathead, small snapper, leatherjackets and squid. Luderick can be caught here during the cooler months of the year. Tailor, Australian salmon and kingfish have been known to bust up here during the day. So don’t forget to take along a few metal slicers. The park has a neat little playground for the kids when they have had enough of fishing and there is a coffee shop/café across the road. Wharf Road - Parramatta River Travel along Victoria Road until you come to a set of lights at the junction of Wharf Road. Form Wharf Road right down to the Parramatta River and you will come to a boat ramp that has cleaning table and a float pontoon. Best fished about a couple of hours either side of the top of the tide. When fishing from here you will need to out for the coming and goings of anglers who are launching and retrieving their boats. This is a great place to work those soft plastics and blades for bream flathead and the occasional big whiting.
      2. Hi Folks, I'm about to head to Pambula for the school holidays with my partner and seven-year-old daughter. In my younger days I spent a lot of time fishing at Phillip Island (Victoria) as my parents had a holiday house there (Smiths Beach) and my late-Father was a very keen rock fisherman. When my parents (sadly) sold the house at Phillip Island I kept all the fishing gear which has been in storage for quite a while now! I have three rods - a surf rod, a boat rod and a light rod with a matching small spinning reel. I've also got a handline. Just wondering where people would recommend for fishing around Pambula/Merimbula for me (surf/rocks) and also for my young daughter (maybe a pier where she can use a handline). Any info appreciated - times, tides, spots, bait, etc. Cheers, Chris
      3. demarc

        southern nsw Sydney Offshore

        Might have chance to lug boat to Sydney. What's the action down there like this time of year? Read Tuna is good, how about deep dropping?
      4. I'm going to Chowder Bay, Port Jackson and going to fish at the jetty in the early morning trying to get either kingfish, yellowtail or trevally. What setup should i use for these species?
      5. How cool is this 3d mapping of Sydney harbour. I never knew there was a 45 deep hole just near the harbour bridge. Sydney Ports have charted the harbour with colours representing the different depths. A 45-metre deep hole, just west of the Harbour bridge. Image of wrecks off Balls Head The Currajong Wreck off Bradley’s Head A sailing vessel in the deep Echo scan of car off Pier 1, Dawes Point
      6. Cheezy

        southern nsw St.georges Basin

        G'day all, Im going down to St.georges basin in 12 days and am unsure of some good spots to fish as i have not fished there before. Im fishing landbased and boat and will be using lures (soft and hard) and bait any input will be valuable, Cheers
      7. Court forfeits ‘borrowed’ boat used for illegal fishing 18 Oct 2017 http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/media-centre/releases/2017/court-forfeits-borrowed-boat-used-for-illegal-fishing “Fisheries officers searched the boat and found over 250kg of fish on board, much of it hidden in concealed compartments under the deck,”…….. obviously the boat`s owner is a model citizen too.
      8. Tylerfortin14

        Coffs To Sydney Area Looking To Fish

        Hey there , just throwing it out there as it never hurts to ask, but I'm a Canadian backpacker travelling from Coffs Harbour to Sydney over the next two weeks and if anyone was keen for a fish on the way , I've become pretty obsessed with fishing in Australia ! Living 1000 km inland back in Canada I've been trying to take advantage of the coast as much as possible, and I've been lucky enough to get a few chances out on the boat , and have Had some awesome land based sessions as well. Love fishing for anything and everything haha . Anyways figured I'd throw it out there ! cheers tyler 0406431436 currently in Coffs at the moment , thinking of heading to port Macquarie area Monday heres a few photos to share from last couple months of trip when we had some good success in Queensland ! the girlfriend still outfished me and got the big queenie ...thanks guys
      9. Phil94

        Currarong Kings

        Hi all. Was wondering if someone could please help me out. I'm thinking of chasing some land based kings in currarong/jervis Bay Area. I've caught many kings over the years however none have been land based. I will be using livies which I will get early on the morning I go. I've heard of heading that way but I'm not exactly sure where the spots are once you get into the town? I've looked it up online and found a few but I would rather hear off someone's who's fished from these spots before. Thank you
      10. AZZA 46

        Sydney Fishing Spots

        PLANNIG A HOL TO SYDNEY IN JUNE STAYING AROUND OLYMPIC PARK AREA. ONLY HAVE 7FT SPIN RODS AT PRESENT. AM LOOKING FOR FISHING SPOTS PREFERABLY NEAR A PARK FOR MISSO AND KIDS. ANY SUGESTIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
      11. AZZA 46

        Ulladulla Fishing Spots

        hi guys looking for info for fishing spots around Ulladulla. thought I might try off the rocks/beaches also have a kayak and was going to try Burrill Lake. any specific info would be great. spots/bait/lures/fish caught ect.. thanks
      12. mick17565

        Fish Finder Combo Help!!!

        Hi, looking at updating my fishinder to a combo, I usually fish NSW south coast ocean fishing - Ulladulla at depths from 30' to 350' I have been looking online but still don't know what to get!! I have a 5 mtr tinny (Express Boat). any suggestions on what to look for, stuck on Lowrance hds of hook 7. Garmin scv, Simrad go7, Dragon fly 7pro ???? any advice would be great.. Looking at spending between $800 - $1200 Thanks Mick
      13. Dylan H.

        Fishing For Gummy Shark

        I am currently undergoing the research project in SA on gummy sharks and it would be appreciated if you could help by filling in one of my surveys. survey draft.docx
      14. Fishy4lyf

        Fish Id Pls

        I recently went fishing off the Tura Beach headland and kept on catching these little guys when we let it drift too close to the rocks, threw them back because had no clue what they were. Could not find any ID info online and have asked around but no-one has been able to ID. Any help greatly appreciated. Ty
      15. AZZA 46

        St Georges Basin

        HI GUYS LOOKING FOR ANY INFO FOR KAYAK AND/OR LAND BASED FISHING THE BASIN, ANY INFO WILL DO. CHEERS
      16. hi, I caught this fish a couple of days ago on redheads beach, near swansea. I've shown it to a few people who aren't sure what it is... Can anyone shed some light? sorry the pic of the underside is out of focus. cheers christine
      17. Aquarian

        Beach Worms

        Hi, I use to be a member of fishnet although it appears to offline now, so hello to anyone I may have known via fishnet in the past and hello to new members here. Anyhow...my topic is beach worms. I'm looking for some killer tips. I've been fishing for years but never gone worming until today. I worked an area of 7 mile beach on NSW south coast so hard, but only saw 3 rises. The buggers were so quick I couldn't get hold of them and they didn't reappear after coming up once. I was using a brown/skin coloured stocking with pilchards in it. I have worming pliers and watched a few vids but its the fine tuning/technique I am keen to know. thanks in advance
      18. riverhauler456

        Toadfish as bait

        Around the coast I tend to get a lot of toadfish on light gear I know they are toxic to humans but as bait for larger species would they work ?
      19. riverhauler456

        Wisemans Ferry Fishing

        at a school camp i was canoeing down a tributary of the hawkesbury river which is apparently brackish and gets bass and bream, but i saw 2 carp there 1 swimming around and another dead, do carp tolerate brackish or something because it isn't freshwater, there is a tidal effect and salinity greater than freshwater
      20. taken from FW email newsletter 27 January 2016 RFA plan to turn old commuter wharves into fishing platforms THE Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) of NSW is pursuing the possibility of re-purposing old commuter wharves in Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay. Whilst these wharves sit idle the RFA is pursuing the NSW Government and is willing to work with local councils to help refit and re-purpose these sturdy pontoons as dedicated fishing platforms. The RFA's position is that they are currently being wasted sitting idle when they could help alleviate the congestion in some of the iconic locations in Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay. They could also remove conflict on commuter wharves between fishers and non-fishers and slow what the RFA term “the erosion” of angler access to our foreshores. Anyone who wants more information or to help with this initiative can contact the RFA directly through their website: http://www.rfansw.com.au/
      21. riverhauler456

        batemans bay small fish

        Around the rocks amongst the toadfish I catch these little 10 or so centimetre roundish dark on back fish that go for barnacle on small hook at first I thought they were young bream and then a guy said they were angelfish (which I searched up and seemed to look completely different I might have picture Tommorow thanks
      22. alaskanaturally

        southern nsw In Sydney

        Hi Folks, We'll be in Sydney from 3 Feb through 6 Feb. These old bodies will probably have to recover from the 23 hour flight all day on the 3rd. Then we'll be ready. Staying near Central Station. Any ideas where we can wet a line? No wheels, so we'd have to depend on public transportation or preferably our feet.
      23. Confused

        southern nsw Hawkesbury river

        well just got back from a week on the hawkesbury river and all i can say is i doubt very much you will find a better looking river system in australia, We got there late sunday morning and 2nd cast off the pier at the houseboat marina landed a medium flattie, So we are all thinking this is gonna be a awesome trip, Lauched the new boat (and all i can say is thankgod for company fuel) We tried everything to get some decent fish but it would seem that nothing was working, some locals said the river had alot of algae in it and the fishing has'nt been good for the last month. we managed to get several livies (yakkas and slimeys) and even fresh squid, I made a 300L live tank to keep the bait fresh, every night we threw over live bait but nothing. Offshore produced some good bait balls around on the sounder but just the usual small squire and unwanted's, We pumped 100's of yabbies and got several small whiting, flattie's, squire, bream and 3 or 4 small jewies. I even chased boil up's in the river on the punt and hooked up several times to tiny choppers and salmon. The boat we hired from Holidays Afloat was an absolute disaster shower was poor with terrible pressure, gas fridge leaked gas and was'nt turned on before we got there, beds were lumpy and extremely uncomfortable, The BBQ was a discrace and the auto ancor did'nt work in down cycle so you kinda had to manually release the winch. despite us calling them out twice to start the bitch cause the batteries were poor, the company was in a word crap and i would'nt recomend them! Wrapping up we all had a pretty good relaxing holiday and we all agreed we would go again on another boat in summer for sure.... [img size=500]http://www.australianfishing.com.au/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/P8260009.jpg