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Fishing South Coast NSW

One of the attractions to the South Coast of NSW is the great fishing. A paradise for anglers with countless beach, rock and estuary fishing opportunities, there are many more for deep sea fishing, charters are available in the many small coastal towns and fishing villages. Crystal clear streams provide more.

There are places along the coast where you can hire boats, even kayaks are available for the smaller bays, inlets and rivers.

Places to Fish

You are spoilt for choice for fishing here. These are the more well-known places to fish, there are many more:

  • Jervis Bay-St Georges Basin: Huskisson, Erowal Bay, Sussex Inlet and Basin View.
  • Lake Conjola
  • Durras Lake
  • Batemans Bay-Clyde River
  • Moruya
  • Lake Tuross
  • Narooma-Wagonga Inlet
  • Bermagui-Wallaga Lake

Visitors are well catered for, whether you want to explore on your own or go with others to catch your share on a fishing tour with a knowledgeable and experienced crew. Throughout the South Coast there are plenty of fishing and tackle shops to supply your needs.

You can even hire a houseboat on some of the many lakes in the Shoalhaven region and fish from your porch.

Fishing Charters South Coast

  • Batemans Bay
  • Bega
  • Bermaguie
  • Eden
  • Jervis Bay
  • Kiama
  • Merimbula
  • Moruya
  • Narooma
  • Nowra
  • Tura Beach
  • Ulladulla
  • Wagonga

Recreational Fishing Licences

In NSW Recreational Fishing Licences are required for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Contact the Fisheries Information Line: Phone 1300 550 474.


Looking for big game or a fresh dinner on the BBQ, Eurobodalla Tourism can help you with advice, or booking a fishing experience with one of our professional fishing charters and guides.


More about Shoalhaven places on the South Coast Shoalhaven South Coast NSW.

Shoalhaven Tourism Information

Enquire at the Tourism Information Centre in Shoalhaven for further information about the South Coast. They can also tell you more about the many rivers, estuaries, lagoons and lakes where you are allowed to fish. Located on the Princes Highway, Ulladulla Civic Centre, NSW 2539 Phone +061 2 4455 1269.

Other Activities

Most of these South Coast places also offer Diving, Snorkelling and other Watersports. Dolphin and whale watching cruises are also available.

Maps of South Coast Places

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