Fishing in Port Hacking and along the Cronulla Coast is a popular pastime for locals and visitors alike and can produce a variety of tasty catch from flathead to whiting and bream.
Port Hacking offers great boat fishing, while surf-casting is most popular from Bundeena and Maianbar.
Swallow Rock Reserve, Swallow Rock Drive, Grey's Point.
Located on the Hacking River, you can fish off the river's edge safely with kids or for the more adventurous, head to the rocks to the left of the boat ramp where there is a good deep channel. Bream & flathead are the most prevalent fish in the area.
Great day out for the family with toilets, bbqs, natural reserve and carpark
Gunnamatta Park, Nicholson Parade, Cronulla
Located on Gunnamatta Bay off the Port Hacking, fishing is best around/off the bath (outside the nets). Locals say it's because the fish are attracted to the nets of the baths and the boats moored in the area - provides plenty of fish food. If the variety of fish around is any indication, this is a hot spot for the casual fishing family - loads of taylor, whiting, flathead and bream.
Easy to get to, you can come by train or by car with a carpark on site. Gunnamatta Park is a favourite on weekends for family picnics so it's recommended you get there early to fish before the lunchtime rush. The Park features onsite toilets, picnic shelters & a children's playground. It's also walking distance to Bundeena Ferry - you can hop the ferry to Bundeena if the fish aren't biting
Here are a few more tips from the locals…
|Cronulla Beaches||Whiting, Bream Taylor Australian Salmon||Toilets, parking|
|Old Taren Pt Rd next to Cpt Cook Bridge||Bream Flathead Whiting Luderick||No|
|Silver beach Kurnell||Whiting Flathead Bream||Toilets at Bonner Pt end, playground at Bonner Pt end. carpark|
|Yowie Bay Boat Ramp||Bream Whiting||Carpark, toilets & small playground|
|Wally’s Wharf Dolans Bay||Bream Whiting||Toilets, carpark|
|Darook Park||Whiting Flathead Bream||Toilets. On street parking only|
|Como Pleasure Grounds||Whiting Flathead Bream||Toilets, carpark, bbqs and picnic shelters & playground|
For more information contact NSW Department of Primary Industries Fishing and Aquaculture: 1300 550 474