Welcome to fishing Australia! With thousands of kilometres of pristine coastline and countless lakes, rivers, harbours and bays to fish from all year round, it’s not surprising that fishing is a national pastime Down Under.
As for me, I cannot imagine a life without fishing. From going out into the open seas chasing prized Barras and Marlins to fly fishing in lakes and surfcasting from the beach just a few steps from home, I’ve done it all and have lots of fisherman’s stories of my own.
Every fishing trip has brought unexpected excitement and fishing in Australia has truly been an endless adventure! You’ll hear it said all the time, ‘Australia is an angler’s paradise’. Take it from an old seadog who’s been there; done that- it’s true! Those stories you’ve heard about 5 meter long Whiter Pointers and 60 kg Barramundi? All of it is true and only possible when fishing in Australia.
So come along and enjoy the adventure. With so many prized sized fish inhabiting our waters, you could be the lucky one posing with that prized fish !
While the whole of Australia is an angler’s playground, here’s a guide to the hot spots in the different regions for those who have limited time:
If you enjoy sport fishing you will love fishing in Western Australia.Western Australia fish range from smallish Bream, Whiting, Herring and Flathead to the bigger Coral Trout, Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel and Trevally onto the huge Marlin, Sailfish and Sharks and Barramundi caught in the Kimberley region of WA.It's all here just waiting to be caught.
Other great WA fishing spots you might like to have a go at are
When fishing in Western Australia it might be a good idea to check out the local fishing charters in each locality.
In Perth one of the best is Mills Charters who do fishing charters here in Perth and in the Abrolhus Islands plus they do great whale watching trips close to Perth which I went on today and it was great.
A wonderful boat and a very informative and friendly crew who know their stuff.We saw a good count of Humpback whales both young and older ones.
All in all a great trip well worth the time and money spent.
Queensland has some of the best and most beautiful fishing destinations in Australia Fishing in Queensland is very special, partly because of it's long coastline, but the very nature of the fishing there and it's magnificent diversity is what should put it at the very top of the tree.
Other magnificent QLD fishing destinations worth a good try are
Fishing NSW offers a wealth of diversity in terms of fishing experiences With plenty of bass hot spots, NSW offers the best bass fishing opportunities ever!NSW is not just about bass and other fresh water species but is also about the fantastic salt water fishing spots they have available for you to enjoy.
Other great NSW fishing destinations just waiting for you to have a go are
From salt water fishing to freshwater lakes and rivers Victoria has it all The mighty Murray river where the Murray cod hangs out to beautiful coastal settings and many pristine rivers and lakes abound in Victoria.
Other great fishing places are plentiful in Victoria such as
Ahh! what a thrill it is to go fishing in the Northern Territory which is excellent all year round.Darwin fishing has lots of excitement and the species you are likely to find when fishing are Barramundi Saratoga, coral trout, jewfish ad golden snapper to name but a few.
And there are plenty of other great spots for an angler to dip a line in knowing that a biggie will soon bite. Such as
Tasmania what a place to be Fishing in Tasmania is an endlessly exciting adventure. The proximity of the continental shelf to the shore and the varied underwater terrain combine to produce some sensational game fishing opportunities and the scenery is something very special indeed.
Tasmania has even more beautiful fishing spots on offer, such as
Fishing in the Whitsundays is magnificent and Fishing charters Whitsundays will provide you with the very best - Game Fishing Hub - Game Fishing Blogs, Game Fishing Forums, Game Fishing Tournaments, Destinations, Photo Galleries, Photo Competition, Game Fishing Charters, Fishing Reports.
When fishing Australia, make sure you do so within the laid down rules and regulations. Most important of all, you need a licence to fish in these waters. In addition to that, boat, bag and size limits apply to most fish species caught in Australian waters.
These limits vary from one state to another and also from one season to another. Some species have open seasons when you are allowed to fish for them and closed seasons when you cannot.
Some species are endangered and completely protected. All of these rules are put in place to ensure the safety of the species and to ensure the continuity of the sport for future generations.
Guidebooks are freely available at most fishing outlets and it is best to have one of these to refer to so you do not fall foul of the law when fishing Australia. & Finally...
Fishing can be exhilarating! Sometimes you will need to plan extensively but sometimes, when you are totally unprepared, magic just happens!
Fishing in South Australia can be done while dangling a line from a jetty or a riverbank.
So Fishing in South Australia with 2,900 miles of coastline and 400 miles of the Murray River there's never a dull moment when fishing in South Australia.
We really hope you found this information useful, if you need further advice or help please contact Chris .
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