Where to fish
Popular fishing spots
Ocean Beach, Macquarie Heads, Swan Basin, Strahan Public Jetty, Regatta Point, Lettes Bay, Kelly’s Basin and Cape Sorell.
What will I catch from shore?
Australian salmon, Atlantic salmon, cod, flounder, trout and whitespotted dogfish.
Local fishing facts
- The Harbour's unique salt and freshwater layers offer angling for sea-run trout, Atlantic salmon escapees and Australian salmon.
From a boat, you can also catch barracouta, pink ling, morwong, mullet, bastard trumpeter and silver trevally.
The endangered Maugean skate is an ancient protected skate found only in Macquarie Harbour. Under threat from changes to the marine environment, numbers are declining. A recovery program is underway to save the species.
Strict netting restrictions apply to reduce interactions with Maugean skates and little penguins.
Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information MapDownload this regional fishing information map and rules guide for the Macquarie Harbour area as a colour PDF which can be easily printed. Includes where to fish, which fish can be caught, bait and gear information, local fishing facts and sea fishing rules information.