Exploring the Best Fishing Spots in Australia

Discover some of Australia's best fishing spots from Shark Bay to Cairns and Busselton to Darwin - each destination offers something unique and exciting.

Exploring the Best Fishing Spots in Australia

Australia is a paradise for anglers, with its vast coastline and numerous rivers and lakes. From the Great Barrier Reef to the River Daly, the Mary River at Shady Camp, and the Adelaide River, there are plenty of places to go fishing in the Top End. In Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site, the South and Eastern Alligator rivers are great for boat fishing. Corroboree and Yellow Water Billabong are also promising spots.

In Victoria, the Melton Reservoir is a fantastic destination for anglers. This place offers a wide range of fish species to catch. Hervey Bay in Queensland is another great spot for fishing, not just because of its location. If you're looking for a fishing trip, why not consider Exmouth in Western Australia? With more than 10,000 beaches, Australia has plenty of places to enjoy the sport of fishing.

It's important to know the best places not only for marine life but also for the atmosphere in general. Many of the fishing spots on the beaches are located in some large regions of the bay area off the coast of Australia. Shark Bay is one of the most notable places in Western Australia. While it's one of the best places to fish in Australia, it does have some restricted areas such as 18 Mile Beach, Surf Point, Big Lagoon, Sandy Point, Gudrun Wreck, Mary Ann Island, Disappointment Reach and L'Haridon Bight.

If big game animals like marlin are your thing, then Cairns is where you need to be. Many operators depart from here or from Port Douglas (65 km further north) and head to the Great Barrier Reef and beyond. Marlins can routinely exceed 1000 pounds, making them a challenge for even the most experienced anglers. If that sounds like too much hard work, there are plenty of smaller fish to catch such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Spanish mackerel, barracuda and horse mackerel. The Noosa River extends more than 35 km inland where it eventually turns into fresh water.

There are numerous lakes and places where you can fish. Bass and sea bream are two of the most popular species caught here, with bass found in the freshwater parts of the Noosa River. Busselton is worth mentioning just because of its impressive pier - the second longest wooden pier in the world at 1841 meters long. Fishing on the pier is quite an experience but often bait throwers can ruin it. Southern bluefin tuna has been caught here before so anything is possible. Commercial nets have been banned in Darwin for more than 20 years making waterways ready for fishing.

Don't be fooled though as resident saltwater crocodiles (saltwater crocodiles) are just as numerous. It's no surprise then that this hub of Australia's fishing industry is one of the best fishing spots in South Australia. The possibilities in Australia are almost endless but there are particular fishing spots that are worth looking for. Whether you're looking for big game animals like marlin or smaller fish like Wahoo or Mahi Mahi, there's something for everyone. If you're an avid angler looking for an unforgettable experience, then you should definitely consider exploring some of Australia's best fishing spots. From Shark Bay to Cairns and Busselton to Darwin - each destination offers something unique and exciting that will make your trip memorable. When planning your next fishing trip to Australia, make sure to research each destination thoroughly so that you can make sure you get the most out of your experience.

Garry Knoth
Garry Knoth

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