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The Sydney Region
The diversity of beautiful beaches, bays, rivers and points in the
region comprising the Botany Bay, Hawkesbury River and Sydney Harbour
are the favorite spots for thousands of regular and amateur anglers. In
spite of conducting commercial shipping, hundreds of recreational craft
and ferries, these three main waterways of Sydney region offers the
weekend and holiday fishermen an opportunity to have a first class
fishing areas near to all the facilities of a big city.
The main catches in the bay area are bream, blackfish, flathead and
whiting. The top spot for John Dory, jewfish, hairtail and red bream are
in the deep water off Cared Bay. Nearby West Head is abundant of slimy
mackerel, yellowtail and John Dory. In the shallow sandy bottom areas
can yield blue swimmer crabs at dusk.
Lion Island is encircled with reefs which jewfish, yellowtail and
slimy mackerel are being yield. Incredible catches of flounder and
flathead can be made off Barrenjoey Head during the summer months. A
good spot for tailor and jewfish is at the Box Head.
This region offers a spectacular catch of hairtail. Bream are sought
nearby the shore at Yeomans Bay, Long Shore and Flint and Sled. In
deeper areas, jewfish are prolific during the summer months.
The deep rocky shores of this area is a great spot for bream at
night. The wide sandflats above the ferry in Calabash are also good
spots to take flathead. Catfish are also abundant in this region and
should be handled carefully. In several locations, mud crabs and prawns
can also be caught.
From November to April, jewfish are prolific especially at Gunyah
Point, Flint and Steel, Juno Head and the Railway Bridge. The river has
also has abundant stocks of bream and catfish. The good spot to take
tailor and salmon is in the mouth of the river.
Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers
Goat Island is a favorite spot for tailor by day, then bream and
trevally at night. One of the deepest areas of the bay, Balls Head is a
good spot for blackfish, bream and school jewfish in the summer.
Surrounding Cockatoo Island is prolific of tailor, bream and
leatherjacket. From most wharves luderick and leatherjacket are being
yield and flathead can be caught from the Lane Cove River during summer.
Numbers of shallow flats has abundant stocks of prawn from December to
The rocks from Grotto Point to Dobroyd Point are favorable spots for
drummer, luderick, bream, rock blackfish and tailor. Throughout the
naval base at Balmoral, the top catches are flathead, whiting and John
Dory. In the lagoon above Killarney Point, flathead and blackfish can be
taken. The usually caught fishes on the flats near the bridge of
Roseville are whiting and garfish. The good spots for tailor are at
Bantry Bay and The Spit.
Main Sydney Harbour
One of the famous fishing spots in the harbor ate the Sow and Pigs
Reef off Watson's Bay. Tailor is usually caught in autumn and winter,
yellowtail kingfish during summer, bream is prolific in autumn, trevally
is best in winter and spring. John Dory visits the harbor from months of
May to October; Rushcutter's Bay is a top spot, as well as Rose Bay and
Athol Bight. The best spot to take tailor is at Fort Denison and
Bradley's Head is abundant of jewfish. Another good spot for tailor at
night is at the eastern wall of the Opera House. On the seaside of North
Head there are good blessed spots for tailor, trevally , bream and
snapper. Most harbour and jetty anglers try for tailor, leatherjacket
Kurnell is one of the best spots in the shoreline. The good spots for
bream, flathead, luderick and jewfish are in the small walls near the
refinery. Yellowtail kingfish are sought in large groups from October to
An excellent fishing spot for salmon, yellowtail kingfish and tailor.
Anglers can also try for bream, snapper, rock blackfish and morwong
around the rocks.
Sutherland Point and Inscription Point
Good sized rock blackfish, luderick and drummer can be caught from
these regions. These forelands will also offer bream and groper.
The good spots here are at the mangrove and sea grass locations
around this area, where you can find flathead, bream and trevally.
Woolooware Bay and Pelican Point
Is a favorable area to drift for flathead. The top bream location
situated around the oyster leases. Jewfish can occasionally be taken in
the channel off Pelican Point.
This is where we can catch for tailor right in front of the Brighton
baths, while regular yields for whiting are found off the beach at
Dolls Point and Taylor Bay
School of jewfish and big bream can be sought here as well as
trevally and whiting.
Runway Extension Wall
At the end of the airport extension track is one of the favorable
locations in the bay for bream. Tailor, luderick and many other species
sheltered this part of the bay.
La Perouse, Molineaux Point and Yarra Bay
Jewfish, tailor, bream and teraglin are the main catches on the
point. Several species such as flathead, jewfish, red bream and luderick
can be found around Bare Island.