All Year Round Fishing Adventures

The Sapphire Coast is known for it’s consistently good fishing.

Our relatively close proximity to the Continental Shelf arguably offers world-class game fishing.

But fishing from shore, rocks & reef also can yield great results – not to mention the beautiful scenery you’ll encounter along the way!


Photo courtesy of Merimbula Marina

Photo courtesy of Merimbula Marina

Multiple species cruise our waters:

The Local Reefs
Snapper, Morwong, Deep Sea Bream, Trevally, Nannygai, Leatherjacket, plus many varieties of Wrasses and Gropers are available all year round.

Trolling Season
The trolling season runs mid October to the end of June. Expect Yellow Fin Tuna, Albacore, Dolphin Fish, Wahoo and Marlin. Trolling with lures and slow trolling with Slimy Mackerel, Cowan Young and Striped Tuna is another recipe for success.  The best live bait, slow trolling season for Marlin is February and March.

Sand and Gravel
Around the Bournda, Tura Beach, Merimbula Bay and the Pinnacles areas produces some of the best Flathead and Gummy Sharks on the NSW Coast, but you may find Taylor, Whitebait, Gurnard, Bream, Trevally, Garfish, Luderick, Squid or even a Kingfish on the hook as well.

Photo courtesy of Head Hunter

Photo courtesy of Head Hunter

There are many opportunities to get a line wet in and around Merimbula!

But to short-cut straight to the very best fishing adventures, get on board with the experts to ensure you have valuable local knowledge on your side:

Merimbula Marina

Reef Affair Fishing Charters

Narooma Tours

Rathlin II Fishing Charters

Fishpen Charters

Head Hunter Charters

Photo courtesy of Reel Affair

Photo courtesy of Reel Affair


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