Fishing in Batemans Bay and Eurobodalla

The coastline and estuaries of the Eurobodalla region of the NSW South Coast are an angler’s paradise, offering great beach, rock and boat fishing opportunities. Catch fish from salmon to snapper, or watch the professionals land a big catch at one of the major fishing competitions held in the area.

You’ll find jetties at Tuross Head, Mossy Point on the Tomaga River, and along the Clyde River. The region’s 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.

Fishing at Tuross Heads in Eurobodalla, South Coast

You can hire a boat from Wagonga Inlet in Narooma and Tuross Lake. Or for something a little different, try your luck fishing from a kayak. Durras Lake is a popular spot for fishing by kayak, tinny or from the shore. Keep an eye out for bream, flathead, whiting, salmon, trevally and jewfish.

Beach fishing enthusiasts should head to Potato Point and North Head at Moruya. When the surf is up, look for deep gutters where the fish congregate. When the water is calmer, take a lighter surf rod and try for tailor, salmon and flathead.

Fishing at Sunset in Tuross Heads in Eurobodalla NSW, South Coast

Charter boats and tour companies will take you out into deeper waters, where you’ll find good game fishing for marlin, kingfish and tuna. Batemans Bay Fishing on the MV Jean MarieLighthouse Charters Narooma and Montague Island Charters all offer a fantastic guided fishing trip.

Unless fishing under the supervision of a licensed guide, you will need to pay the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee to fish in the waters of 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.

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Fishing Safety

By law, you are required to wear a life jacket or buoyancy vest while rock fishing in some areas of NSW, and it is recommended that you wear a buoyancy vest for lake, river and sea fishing. Please see the Water Safety NSW website for more details.

Please consider the following safety tips when fishing:

  • Choose a safe place where there are no hazards
  • Be very careful when walking on rocks as they can be slippery, and rogue waves can be unpredictable.
  • Never fish alone and always watch the waves
  • Be aware of the tides and weather
  • Wear appropriate footwear, clothing and head protection.
  • Carry a float and line to help anyone washed in

Follow these additional safety tips at all times when rock fishing:

  • Never turn your back on the sea or ocean
  • Tell family or friends of your plans
  • Always spend time watching the conditions before fishing, and scan for changing conditions.
  • Check tides, swell and weather conditions before setting out and never fish in exposed areas during rough or large seas.
  • Carry safety gear such as ropes, a float and torches.
  • Note the location of and access to life buoys where they are present
  • Plan an escape route in case you're washed in
  • Don't put yourself at risk if someone else is washed into the water
  • Carry a mobile phone

Visit the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW website for more information on staying safe while fishing.

Great Fishing Experiences in Batemans Bay and Eurobodalla