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  •  Fishing at Lake Illawarra, Shellharbour
  • Lake Illawarra wharf at sunset Shellharbour


Fishing at Lake Illawarra

Lake Illawarra is located between the Illawarra escarpment and the Pacific Ocean on the NSW South Coast. Enjoy fishing and a great range of other water activities here including prawning, crabbing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, rowing, canoeing, water skiing and windsurfing.

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About Shellharbour

Live like a local and enjoy life at a more relaxed pace in Shellharbour . This unspoilt natural setting provides plenty of ways to relax and explore the beaches, towns and villages.

Head to Lake Illawarra, a vast playground perfect for a family picnic, walks and cycling, as well as great fishing opportunities.  

Discover adventure and sport on the South Coast. Bass Point, the long peninsula that curls to embrace the town to the south, is the region's only marine aquatic reserve and one of the South Coast's scuba diving and snorkelling hot spots. You can ask a local where they’re biting and cast your line here too.

Nearby, the scenic towns of Gerringong and Kiama are worth a visit.


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