Open Sea Fishing in Australia


If I had to use just one word to describe open sea fishing in Australia, it would be ‘exhilarating’! Fishing in the open sea with nothing but water all around is a feeling that cannot be compared to anything else and when you consider the open waters that surround Australia, you know you are in for an unforgettable experience!

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What’s more, these warm waters provide shelter to some of the most fantastic species of fish you could possibly find, from the iconic Barramundi and Marlin to Yellowfin Tuna, Bream, Bass, Salmon and much, much more.

I’ve been out sea fishing in Australia with my mates and our families more times than I can remember and I can promise you one thing, no two days are the same. Every trip has different experiences in store for you, whether you are going barramundi fishing, salmon fishing or snapper fishing.

Best Times for Sea Fishing Australia

The best times for fishing out in the open seas of Australia are from the months of September right up to May with the absolute peak time being between October to January. This is the time when the northerly wind blows, which makes the conditions most favorable.

Best Locations for Open Sea Fishing in Australia

best open sea fishingIt’s really difficult to pinpoint just a few of the best locations. Different spots offer different experiences and it really depends on what you are looking for.

Are you looking for a particular kind of experience such as reef fishing or wreck fishing or are you more interested in fishing for a particular fish species such as squid fishing or flounder fishing?

These are two of the main criteria that will determine the best location for you.

If you just want to experience the thrill of open sea fishing in Australia without any fixed agenda in mind, there are several such locations.

Cairns is extremely popular for Marlin fishing, especially striped blue Marlin. Some of the other varieties you will find here are Tuna, King Salmon, Swordfish and Mahi. Barramundi and Mangrove Jack are found aplenty at the Trinity Inlet in Cairns.

Great Reef is another such location where Kingfish, Tuna and Tarpon are some of the fish species you will find.

We really hope you found this information useful, if you need further advice or help please contact Chris . You may also be interested in finding out more about:

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