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Coffs Harbour Fishing

Coffs Harbour Fishing

Coffs Harbour is a coastal resort town that attracts visitors with its famous Banana monument, beautiful scenery and fishing opportunities. Coffs Harbour was named after John Korff, who named the area Korff's Harbour when he was forced to take shelter from a storm in the area in 1847. The name was accidentally changed by the surveyor when he reserved land in the area during 1861. With beautiful beaches, estuaries, and plenty of rocks and reefs just offshore, Coff Harbour is a top fishing destination in New South Wales.

Pimpernel Rock, which is a submerged pinnacle that is only several feet from the surface, is an area where a lot of Sablefish as well as the endangered Grey Nurse Sharks and other structure-loving fish hang out. Inshore and Nearshore Coffs Harbour fishing could reward you with African Pompano, Australasian Snapper, Bluefish (Tailor), Yellowfin Bream, and Mangrove Red Snapper There are also many species of sharks, including Bull, Dusky, Great White, Gummy, Sandbar, and Tiger sharks. A record fish that has been caught off of the Coffs Harbour coast was a 597-pound Northern Bluefin Tuna. Offshore Coffs Harbour fishing offers a wide range of species that you are not able to find in the US. You could catch Australasian Snapper, Australian Spotted Mackerel, Dogtooth Tuna, Narrow-Barred Spanish Mackerel, Peacock Grouper, and Sablefish. There are also, Blue Marlin, Mahi-mahi, Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo.



Coffs Harbour Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Coffs Harbour, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Mangrove Red Snapper

  2. Mangrove Red Snapper

    There is a 38.65% catch rate for Mangrove Red Snapper, based on 909 Mangrove Red Snapper counted.

    Coffs Harbour Mangrove Red Snapper Counts Chart
    Mangrove

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR MANGROVE RED SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  3. Sandbar Shark

  4. Sandbar Shark

    There is a 32.1% catch rate for Sandbar Shark, based on 755 Sandbar Shark counted.

    Coffs Harbour Sandbar Shark Counts Chart
    Sandbar

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR SANDBAR SHARK COUNTS CHART


  5. Bull Shark

  6. Bull Shark

    There is a 9.99% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 235 Bull Shark counted.

    Coffs Harbour Bull Shark Counts Chart
    Bull

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR BULL SHARK COUNTS CHART


  7. Yellowtail Amberjack

  8. Yellowtail Amberjack

    There is a 9.18% catch rate for Yellowtail Amberjack, based on 216 Yellowtail Amberjack counted.

    Coffs Harbour Yellowtail Amberjack Counts Chart
    Yellowtail

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR YELLOWTAIL AMBERJACK COUNTS CHART


  9. Mahi-mahi

  10. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 4.17% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 98 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Coffs Harbour Mahi-mahi Counts Chart
    Mahi-mahi

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR MAHI-MAHI COUNTS CHART


  11. Great White Shark

  12. Great White Shark

    There is a 3.83% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 90 Great White Shark counted.

    Coffs Harbour Great White Shark Counts Chart
    Great

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR GREAT WHITE SHARK COUNTS CHART


  13. Tiger Shark

  14. Tiger Shark

    There is a 1.19% catch rate for Tiger Shark, based on 28 Tiger Shark counted.

    Coffs Harbour Tiger Shark Counts Chart
    Tiger

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR TIGER SHARK COUNTS CHART


  15. Yellowfin Bream

  16. Yellowfin Bream

    There is a 0.3% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 7 Yellowfin Bream counted.

    Coffs Harbour Yellowfin Bream Counts Chart
    Yellowfin

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR YELLOWFIN BREAM COUNTS CHART


  17. Stout Whiting

  18. Stout Whiting

    There is a 0.17% catch rate for Stout Whiting, based on 4 Stout Whiting counted.

    Coffs Harbour Stout Whiting Counts Chart
    Stout

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR STOUT WHITING COUNTS CHART


  19. Almaco Jack

  20. Almaco Jack

    There is a 0.13% catch rate for Almaco Jack, based on 3 Almaco Jack counted.

    Coffs Harbour Almaco Jack Counts Chart
    Almaco

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR ALMACO JACK COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 13 species of fish and 2352 fish counted for April around Coffs Harbour.

To date, there are 61 species of fish and a total of 24552 fish counted for Coffs Harbour and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1884 (140 years).

Last Update: 4/20/2024 2:25:09 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Coffs Harbour are the following:

  1. 1
    Rough bottom. Snapper, Perch.


  2. Coffs Harbour FAD


  3. Nambucca FAD


  4. PM-003


  5. PM-002


  6. PM-001


  7. Chopper Rock
    Chopper Rock


  8. Grassy main ref #2
    Grassy main ref #2


  9. Whitmore Shoal


  10. Jims Secret Mark


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