As the weather warms up now is the perfect time to enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Macquarie and take in some fishing with family and friends
With over 16km of coastline and a lake twice the size of Sydney Harbour, the region is an angler’s paradise only 90 minutes from Sydney.
There are hundreds of inlets and secret spots to discover from jetties and foreshores through to island bays and caves.
Whether you are seasoned professional, or a novice looking to cast a line for the first time, Lake Macquarie offers a plethora of possibilities to catch some bream, whiting, flathead and tailor all year round, as well as jewfish, snapper, kingfish, squid, prawns and blue swimmer crab when in season.
Five top locations include:
– Pulbah Island for bream and tailor – hire a boat or take your own for a great day on the water with family and friends;
– Lucy’s Wall (Swansea Heads) – for experienced rock fishermen on the hunt for flathead, bream and whiting;
– Redhead Beach – a perfect spot for kids and families to hook kingfish, tailor and salmon;
– Blacksmith Beach – perfect for novices and experienced anglers alike keen on jewfish;
– Speers Point Jetty – throw a line in before treating the kids to a play at the award winning Speers Point Park.
Key points to remember to ensure your fishing adventure does not hit a snag:
– Purchase your fishing licence so you can relax and make the most of your fishing adventure;
– Tell friends and family where you are going;
– Fish in pairs/groups;
– And remember safety first!
To enjoy the vast waterways, boat hire is available around the lake with many hire options including, B and L Fishing Cruises and JetBuzz. From dinghy’s to chartered fishing boats, overnight house boats and everything in between, Lake Macquarie will have the perfect vessel for you.
To help you locate the ideal spot, the City of Lake Macquarie has put together a visitor’s guide to showcase some of the amazing fishing locations the lake has to offer, which can be picked up at the Visitors Centre (228 Pacific Highway, Swansea NSW) or downloaded from www.visitlakemac.com.au