That’s a tough one because Australia has so many. However, any short list of Australian angling icons would have to include the barramundi (a silver-plated bass on steroids), the mighty Murray cod (a freshwater grouper that can grow as long as 1.8 metres or 6 feet and weigh up to 100 kilograms or 200 pounds), abundant giant black marlin that gather each southern spring along the Great Barrier Reef, and also unique oddities like the freshwater saratoga (a living fossil related to South America’s arapaima). But because Australia spans such a massive range of climates and ecosystems, variety is the key. Trout to tuna, mackerel to marlin: we really do have it all.
Great Fishing Adventures of Australia
The diversity of Australia’s fishing experiences is as vast as the country itself.
Any way you look at it, Australia is an angler’s paradise. A massive island with a sparse population, our coastline stretches nearly 60,000 kilometres (over 30,000 miles) and is surrounded by warm, clean, lightly-fished seas.
Not surprisingly, the richness and diversity of Australia’s fish life is nothing short of mind-boggling with nearly 4,000 marine species (we’re still counting!), many of which are found nowhere else on Earth.
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Great Fishing Adventures of Australia is a group of leading independently owned fishing tourism operators. Participating partner locations and websites can be found on the map below.