Located at the intersection of five major ocean currents, surrounded by a marine park and with no commercial fishery, the waters of Lord Howe Island are teeming with a wide range of tropical, subtropical and temperate species.
The island offers excellent game fishing for the amateur and expert alike, ranking as a internationally-renowned classic sports and game fishing destination.
Big game fishing opportunities can be found within a half-hour boat ride from the island where you can hook black, blue and striped marlin. Deep-sea fishing adventures can also reap a wide variety of cod species.
Catch Lord Howe kingfish, silver travelley, tuna and wahoo in the waters around Ball’s Pyramid, the world’s tallest sea rock stack at 551 metres, just 23 km southeast of the island.
Enjoy beach fishing in surf and still water. Cast off at Blinky Beach for Australian salmon, or drop a line from the jetty to hook garfish. The rock platforms Clear Place and Old Gulch near North Bay also offer good fishing locations for catching kingfish and travelley. The lagoon is ideal for sport fishing - its shallow waters contain trevalley, silver drummer, bluefish and the double-header wrasse.
Bag limits apply to certain species and the island encourages a catch-and-release policy.