Best Spots to Fish in Australia

It’s no secret that Australia has some of the best fishing in the world. But with fish migration patterns changing, it can be difficult to know exactly where these magical spots are.

Of course, every angler has his or her own idea of the perfect fishing scenario, so no top 10 list can ever be truly accurate.

Some love to throw in a line off a city pier after a day at work, while others prefer the serenity of a lake, or rolling ocean waves. We’ve done our best to pick 10 spots that are universally loved by fishermen and women around Australia. (Yes, all 5 million of you!)

Western Australia – The Kimberley Coast

This isolated piece of coastline has stocks of red emperor, barramundi, trevally and queen fish. Fish in this region appear to be larger than average, making it a great fishing spot for those lucky enough to be in the area.

Northern Territory – Grove Peninsula

This legendary fishing spot offers the best of every world – it’s remote, the waters are pristine and the quality and size of fish offer even the most seasoned fishing pro an experience to behold.

Tasmania – The East Coast

Professional and amateur anglers flock to the East Coast of Tasmania, which is well known for its quality marlin, tuna and shark. Stay in St Helens, or one of the charming towns dotted along the coastline and revel in the plentiful stock of the East Australian current.

NSW – South Coast

If you’re after excellent pier fishing then Merimbula and Tathra wharves offer a top-notch experience. Deep-sea fishing fanatics can head out to Bermagui, where marlin and yellow-fin tuna are coveted.

Queensland – The Gulf

This remote part of Queensland is especially unique. Waters have been hardly touched by fishing, and anglers can indulge in all different types, including deep-sea, estuary and reef fishing. Expect impressive yields.

Victoria – Gippsland

The breathtaking 90-Mile Beach offers fishing opps every month of the year. There’s coastal lakes, estuaries and rivers, with an amazing array of fish species including snapper, Australian salmon, bream, trevally and garfish. And that’s just off the top of our head!

Queensland – Fraser Island

While many species of fish bite throughout the year off the East and West Coast of Fraser Island, it’s the impressive tailor stocks that are highly sought after by anglers. Plus, the wild World Heritage Listed coastline makes for a breathtaking setting.

South Australia – Eyre Peninsula

SA is famous for it’s cold, pristine waters, which offer ample fishing opportunities for anglers of every ability. Classic catches in this region include tuna, salmon, monster mulloway and whiting. Just bring your winter gear, or you may catch something else too.

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