We have some fantastic parks suited for all levels of experience - from the budding fisherman to the seasoned expert. Discover the local’s secret fishing spots, relax in tranquil beauty and enjoy a tasty catch at these fisher-friendly parks.
Parks to stay in and enjoy the fishing include:
- Ferry Reserve Holiday Park
- Terrace Reserve Holiday Park
- Massey Greene Holiday Park
- Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park
- Shaws Bay Holiday Park
- Ballina Central Holiday Park
- Red Rock Holiday Park
- Corindi Beach Holiday Park
- Moonee Beach Holiday Park
- Nambucca Headland Holiday Park
- North Beach Holiday Park
- Urunga Heads Holiday Park
- Hungry Head Cabins
- Scotts Head Holiday Park
- Beachfront Holiday Park
- Silver Sands Holiday Park
- Tuncurry Beach Holiday Park
- Forster Beach Holiday Park
- Seal Rocks Holiday Park
- Hawks Nest Beach Holiday Park
- Jimmy's Beach Holiday Park
There is excellent fishing from your river front site into the Brunswick River catching flat head and mullet. Or take a two minute walk and fish off the beach or rock wall for some brim, sea mullet or whiting.
Popular amongst fishing enthusiast you can find a nice little gutter along the shore of Seven Mile Beach, or alternately pack up the kids and take them to one of the many child friendly spots along the Richmond River.
Plenty of fishing to be done, Shaws Bay and the North Wall are renowned fishing spots. Shaws Bay is a landlocked tidally influenced water body where big tailor, luderick, bream and even mangrove jack can be caught.
Great fishing spots available either from the beach or from the rocks at either headland. If the fish aren’t biting the views are amazing.
Right on a creek, this park has the perfect bank fishing location to sit back and relax while the fish bite.
Try your luck with fishing on both the beach and river. If you’re lucky the locals might give you a few fishing secrets of the area. Or head down to the jetty and book a fishing charter where most boats guarantee a catch!
The Bellinger and Kalang Rivers are a boating paradise. Launch your boat from one of the many boat ramps and travel upstream to Bellingen or explore the estuary and creeks in the local area.
Fishing is one of the main pastimes here. Both the Bellinger and Kalang rivers have been declared recreational fishing havens, and offer a unique opportunity for visiting anglers. In the more temperate waters, anglers can fish for the much-prized Australian bass (perch) and freshwater mullet, while towards the saltwater influence and the mouth there’s excellent estuary fishing for whiting, bream and flathead. In the tidal reaches of both rivers, anglers can expect to tangle with mangrove jack, bream, whiting, luderick, jewfish and tailor. To the north and south of the estuary exit point there is renowned rock and beach fishing.
There is excellent fishing directly off the beach at Hungry Heads Beach where you can catch drummer, tailor, jewfish and bream. Bellingen and Kalang Rivers are also in close proximity to the cabins where you are able to catch whiting, bream and flathead. Hungry Head Cabins have been a popular spot for the keen fisherman to base themselves.
Off the break wall and in Nambucca’s estuaries and rivers you can catch fish of all sorts and sizes. Fish include flathead (November-March), bream (May-August and December-January), silver drummer (all year round), blackfish (May-August, jewfish (December-January and April-July), taylor (May-August) and whiting (December-March).
Only 200 metres to a break wall which is a great spot for fishing. Just ask a local.
Evans Head is a fishing paradise with plenty of spectacular beach, rock, ocan and river fishing areas. Be sure to check out the local Evans Head & Surrounds booklet which has a list of top fishing spots in the area. If you're looking to not venture too far from the park, many fish directly off the beach or along the rock walls of the river mouth.
Forster-Tuncurry is a very popular location for fishing for either rod or handline fishing. Head down to the breakwall or there is lake and ocean fishing, catching species such as flathead, whiting, bream, trevally, blackfish and many more. Deep sea fishing charters can be organised by various local charters.
Wallis lake has been a prime habitat for yellow fin Bream for generations, It’s natural structure of rivers , mangroves , sand flats ,lake basin ,and weed beds provide the perfect breeding ground for a variety of marine life. Add to this the quality of the water and vast oyster leases and you have an outstanding fishery. Within a short distance of the entrance to Lake Wallis you can catch quality Snapper / Pearl Perch / Mulloway / Mahi Mahi / Kingfish / Falthead and Mowong etc
Australian Bream Tournaments , Gamagatsu Fishing Series and Berkeley Evinrude Tournament Series have been regular visitors to the area over the years .With competitors regularly returning on weekends and holidays with family and friends.
Beach fishing is also excellent with a number of beaches stretching to the North and South of Forster. Forster main beach, 9 mile beach , Burgess Beach , Pebbly Beach , One Mile beach are some of the most popular. Headlands provide platforms for the land based angler chasing tuna, salmon, tailor, kingfish and cobia.
Deep sea fishermen will find the marina facilities and boat ramp next to the park extremely useful.
Seal Rocks is a one of the best kept secrets on the Mid North Coast for beach or boat fishing. Kayak fishing is also becoming very popular in the area. The Saw Tooth Bombies is a well known fishing spot for catching snapper, which is a part of the marine park, you are only allowed to use artificial lures. Please ask reception for rules and regulations when fishing at Seal Rocks as there are a few spots that are now protected.
If you like a bit of a spearfish the beach adjacent were the corner store/ post office is often littered with bream 30-40cm, only approximately 10-15metres offshore.
Bait is available to buy at reception.
The Myall Waterways are a fisherman’s delight offering river and beach fishing all the year round. Guests at the park have been known to catch salmon, tailor bream, and flatheads, when they’re lucky! Game fishing can also be found off the coast. There are a number of businesses in Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest who supply bait and tackle.
Rod fishing is popular directly off the beach at Jimmy’s Beach. The Myall Waterways are a fisherman’s delight offering river and beach fishing all the year round. Game fishing can also be found off the coast. There are a number of businesses in Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest who supply bait and tackle.