Great Fishing of Australia

From oceans and bays to broad estuaries and coastal lakes, Australia offers fishing adventures and unforgettable experiences for all tastes such as reef fishing, fly-fishing, luxurious getaways and adrenaline-charged game fishing grounds acknowledged as the finest in the world. Great Fishing of Australia
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Great Fishing Australia

The diversity of Australia’s fishing experiences is as vast as the country itself. 


From oceans and bays to broad estuaries and coastal lakes, Australia offers fishing adventures and unforgettable experiences for all tastes such as reef fishing, fly-fishing, luxurious getaways and adrenaline-charged game fishing grounds acknowledged as the finest in the world.

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FISHING IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Western Australia is home to some of the world’s best deep sea, freshwater and beach fishing with world-class challenges and rewards to lure many keen novice and professional anglers to the state’s rivers and 12,500 kilometres (7,767 miles) of coastline. From the tropical north to the temperate south, catch some of the world’s most sought-after species here, making fishing one of Western Australia’s most popular recreational activities with many great local fishing guides for reference and fishing charters available.

Try these fishing hot spots in Western Australia: Coral Bay, Ord rivers, Lake Kununurra, Esperance and Coral Coast

Some common fish species in Western Australia: giant trevally, sailfish, barramundi, King George whiting, dhufish.

 

 

FISHING IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

The Northern Territory is a well-regarded fishing destination with huge tidal rivers, scenic inland billabongs, mangrove-lined estuaries and a picturesque coastline. The fishing hot spots are well serviced by a full range of tourist facilities, expert fishing guides, unique accommodation-fishing combinations and services such as fuel, food, repairs and supplies. Hire a boat, take a fully guided fishing safari, stay at a remote fishing lodge, charter a mothership or just throw in a line from a wharf or jetty; every type of angler and fishing experience is catered for in the Northern Territory.

Try these fishing hot spots in the Northern Territory: Cobourg Peninsula, Flat Top Banks, Arnhem land. 

Some common fish species in the Northern Territory: barramundi, black jewfish, golden snapper, red emperor, coral trout.

 

 

FISHING IN QUEENSLAND

In Queensland, experience almost any type of fishing in some of Australia’s best-known tropical settings. Try surf fishing on Fraser Island, land a Barramundi right off the beach in Gladstone or go deep sea on a fishing charter from Brisbane. Head out solo to chase the elusive Jungle Perch or Murray Cod and, as a bonus, catch a sunrise over one of the state’s rivers, lakes or waterways. Book a day tour to the paradise of the outer Great Barrier Reef with friends and experience the thrill of landing a GT, black marlin or fish for one of the sought after reef fish on the Southern Great Barrier Reef from Townsville or Cairns.

Try these fishing hot spots in Queensland:Sunshine Coast, Gulf of Carpentaria, Whitsundays, Mackay , Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Some common fish species in Queensland: black marlin, Spanish mackerel, barramundi, giant trevally, coral trout.

 

 

FISHING IN VICTORIA

Cast a line at one of Victoria’s many rivers and lakes, estuaries, inlets, bays and beaches for a great fishing experience, any time of the year. Freshwater fishing in streams, lakes and reservoirs, rivers and farms provide good catches from the shore or a boat and saltwater fishing from the pier or in the surf around Victoria’s coastline also offers memorable fishing opportunities.

Try these fishing hot spots in Victoria: Murray River, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, Bellarine.

Some common fish species in Victoria: Murray cod, snapper, trout, Australian salmon, calamari squid.

 

 

FISHING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

In South Australia, start by casting a line from a jetty or a riverbank, then take a boat out or join a charter to game fishing territory to experience all that the state’s offshore coastal and river fishing has to offer. With an abundance of great table fish, South Australia is well regarded as a place to find some of Australia’s best whiting, snapper and mulloway.

Try these fishing hot spots in South Australia: Kangaroo Island, Limestone coast, Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Adelaide.

Some common fish species in South Australia: snapper, King George whiting, mulloway, bream, blue swimmer crab.

 

 

FISHING IN NEW SOUTH WALES

Find the largest network of lakes in the country throughout New South Wales which, along with the state’s rivers, estuaries and the teeming marine life of the ocean, offer substantial recreational boating and fishing experiences. Local experts will also help you land a trophy fish and, whether it's the trout streams of the high country or the marlin grounds off the coast, there are guides and charter operators who can put you in the middle of the action.

Try these fishing hot spots in New South Wales: Lake Illawarra, Jervis Bay, Port Stephens, Sydney, Tweed Heads.

Some common fish species in New South Wales: kingfish, marlin, tuna, rainbow trout, brown trout.

 

 

FISHING IN TASMANIA

Tasmania's pure and remote waterways make it one of the world's last great fisheries with easily accessible fishing experiences found within close proximity of cities such as Hobart and Launceston. With more than 3,000 rivers, streams and lagoons, there are plenty of fishing hot spots to choose from across the state with Tasmania's clear waters making sight fishing a real attraction. Tasmania also has sensational game fishing waters only 20 minutes from shore and holds many game fishing world records.

Try these fishing hot spots in Tasmania: South Esk River, Macquarie River, Huon River, Central Plateau World Heritage Area, Flinders Island.

Some common fish species in Tasmania: brown and rainbow trout, tuna, Australian salmon.

 

 

FISHING IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

For recreational anglers, the Australian Capital Territory is an amazing place to fish. Within a two-hour drive, there are more than 20 species of fish that can be caught on lures, flies and bait. Additionally, Lake Burley Griffin, located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Canberra, offers opportunities for fishing in an urban setting.

Try these fishing hot spots in the Australian Capital Territory: Clyde River, Wagonga Inlet, St Georges Basin, Moruya River, Lake Burley Griffin.

Some common fish species in the Australian Capital Territory: trout, Murray cod, whiting, flathead, bream.

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