The Best Fishing Spots in Lake Macquarie

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Fishing on Lake Macquarie is one of the most exhilarating activities to partake in on the lake.

The lake is teaming with fish of all different sorts, including: Tailor, Flathead, Bream, and Whiting. You might even catch a shark! When you head out for a fishing adventure on lake Macquarie's waters, you're likely to enjoy a very successful fishing trip and you'll probably come home with a bountiful catch. Whether you are an expert angler, or a fishing novice, chances are, you'll reel in the catch of the day - That is, if you know where to fish.

Lake Macquarie has a number of "secret spots" that are local favourites. These spots are full of fish, sometimes you'll even catch the fish jumping out of the water right next to your boat!

So, where are these secret spots? Keep reading for some insider information.

Secret Fishing Spots On Lake Macquarie That Only Locals Know About

Speers Point Jetty

The waters surrounding Speers Point are home to a number of species of fish, including Tailor, Beam, Whiting and Jewfish. When you head out into Cockle Bay, you can guarantee you're in for a great day of fishing. You can also head out on a boating adventure through Cockle Creek and the Five Islands.

While you're in the area, we also recommend visiting Sal's On The Lake for a great cup of coffee and a spectacular view. Best of all, when you enjoy a coffee, or a meal at Sal's, a portion of the profits go toward supporting the local Salvation Army services in the community.

Shingle Splitters Point

Shingle Splitters Point is one of the best places on Lake Macquarie to indulge in a little shore fishing. This secret spot is frequented by Lake Macquarie locals. It is located in Shingle Splitters Point Park, Queen Street, Balcolyn. When you cast your line at Shingle Splitters Point, you'll reel in some Flathead and Whiting. 

While fishing from Shingle Splitters Point, however, be sure to watch out for Razorfish - they're a particularly spiny variety of shellfish which could leave with you a nasty cut or scrape.

The Drop Over

The Drop Over is located at the lake side of Swansea channel, just off of Marks point. Here, the waters are home to schools of Flathead, Bream, Whiting, Jewfish, Tailor, Kingfish and Prawns. When you're out cruising around on the lake, be sure to visit this fishing spot which is popular amongst Lake Macquarie locals, particularly on the changing tide. 

Pelican Foreshore

The township of Pelican is located in between Swansea and Belmont. The Pelican Foreshore is the perfect place to cast your line and reel in a fish or two. Pelican Foreshore is also a great spot to enjoy a picnic with the family. If you're looking for more than just a great spot to go fishing, you can also head to the Lake Macquarie Airport. From there, you can experience the thrill of skydiving, or enjoy a helicopter ride high above the lake.

Pulbah Island

Pulbah Island is the largest island on Lake Macquaire and is only accessable by boat. If you're looking to catch some Bream and Tailor, this is the perfect spot for you. The deepest water in the lake is located just East of Pulbah island, and is home to some big Tailor and Jewfish!

Boat Detailing On Lake Macquarie

If you're heading up to Lake Macquarie to enjoy some great fishing on the lake, or you'd just like to experience the largest saltwater lake in Australia, bring your boat in for a thorough wash and polish! TR Marine Services is located at Marmong Point Marina, where you can book a berth as your home base while you explore all the lake has to offer. For some inside local knowledge drop us a line