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.
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.
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 Marie, Lighthouse 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.