A popular fishing area, Batemans Bay & Eurobodalla is abundant with fish as well as a great variety of fishing options. With major fishing competitions taking place in Batemans Bay, Tuross Head and Narooma, you also have the chance to watch the professionals land a big one.
There are several jetties at Tuross Head, Mossy Point on the Tomaga River, and along the Clyde River. Jetties are great places to catch yellow-eye mullet, bream, tailor, garfish and trevally. Whiting, mulloway and flathead are also common in Eurobodalla’s many estuaries.
The Wagonga inlet in Narooma and Tuross Lake are popular spots for boat hire. For something a little bit different, hire a kayak, paddle around and try your luck fishing. Durras Lake is another popular spot for fishing by kayak, tinny or from the shore. Keep an eye out for hungry bream, flathead, whiting, salmon, trevally, and jewfish.
Beach fishing enthusiasts should head to Potato Point, North Head at Moruya. When the surf is up look for deep gutters where the fish congregate, and when the water is calmer, take a lighter surf rod and try for tailor, salmon and flathead.
Heading out into deeper waters, you’ll find good game fishing for marlin, kingfish and tuna. There are plenty of charter boats and tour companies, including Batemans Bay Fishing on the MV Jean Marie, Island Charters Narooma or Lighthouse Charters Narooma for a fantastic guided fishing trip.
Unless fishing under the supervision of a licensed guide, you will need to pay the recreational fishing licence fee to fish in Eurobodalla and throughout NSW. Licenses span from three days to three years, and you will need to carry your receipt with you when you fish.