Discover Lake Mac’s best fishing spots

Date posted: 28 December 2018

As the locals know, Lake Macquarie’s abundance of water truly makes the area an angler’s paradise. With a saltwater lake twice the size of Sydney Harbour and more than 30km of pristine coastline, fishing enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice when choosing the place to drop a line.

Lake Macquarie is classed as a recreational fishing haven and some of the fish commonly found in the area include Flathead, Bream, Tailor and Whiting.

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned fishing veteran, take your pick from these unique fishing experiences here in Lake Macquarie:

Shingle Splitters Point, located at Shingle Splitters Park, Queen Street, Balcolyn is a great place to drop a line from the shore. Known for Flathead and Whiting this spot is popular with locals. Just remember to lookout for Razorfish on the water’s edge.

Bring your own or hire a boat for a day and cruise the lake’s calm waters at your own pace. While cruising the Lake, why not visit popular fishing spots The Drop Over and Pulbah Island. The Drop Over can be accessed from Village Bay Close in Marks Point and is known for Flathead, Bream, Whiting, Jewfish, Tailor, Kingfish and Prawns, while Pulbah Island is accessible from Dobell Park, Dobell Drive, Wangi Wangi and is a great spot to catch Bream and Tailor.

Taking some time out to go fishing with the kids? Fishing is fun, free and a great way to spend some quality family time together. Head along to Pelican Foreshore and drop a line, have some fun and get the kids outdoors.

Is beach fishing more your thing? It won’t be hard to find a spot to fish on one of our many uncrowded beaches here in Lake Macquarie. Blacksmiths and Redhead beaches are two of the best locations for beach fishing.

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Lake Macquarie City offers an abundance of activities for people of all ages to enjoy. For more ideas of things to do in Lake Macquarie City, download our Lake Macquarie City guides or view day-tripper itineraries at

Page last updated: 28 December 2018