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Lord Howe Island fishing charters
More than 10 dedicated charter fishing vessels run from Lord Howe Island, offering half-day, full-day and private charter tours for all levels of fishing expertise. Head out on to the sparkling waters with knowledgeable local guides and discover Lord Howe Island's best locations for deep-sea, reef and fly fishing.
Fishing on Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island’s waters are teeming with a wide range of tropical, subtropical and temperate species of fish.
Surrounded by a marine park, protected by a coral reef and with no commercial fishery, the region is home to kingfish, tuna, wahoo, trevally, silver drummer and bluefish.
Ranking as an internationally-renowned classic sports and game fishing destination, big game fishing opportunities can be found within a half-hour boat ride from the island, including black, blue and striped marlin.
The waters around Ball’s Pyramid, the world’s tallest sea rock stack at 551 metres, are ideal for hooking kingfish, tuna and wahoo. Rock platforms near North Bay offer good fishing locations for catching kingfish and trevally. The lagoon is ideal for catching trevally, bluefish, silver drummer and the double-header wrasse.
Cast off at Blinky Beach for Australian salmon, or drop a line from the jetty to hook garfish. Bag limits apply to certain species and the island encourages a catch-and-release policy.
For a unique fishing experience, try hand feeding the fish at Neds Beach, with a beach sanctuary zone where you can view and feed the multitudes of fish that inhabit the bay.
A short walk through the banyan and palm forest takes you to the beach, which is also ideal for paddling and snorkeling.