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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.



Top Coffs Harbour Fishing Spots

  1. 1
    4/22/2011 11:41:31 PM - Rough bottom. Snapper, Perch.


  2. Nambucca FAD
    5/30/2016 8:19:41 PM -


  3. Coffs Harbour FAD
    5/30/2016 8:19:41 PM -


  4. PM-003
    4/19/2018 1:32:09 AM -


  5. PM-002
    4/19/2018 1:32:09 AM -


  6. PM-001
    4/19/2018 1:32:09 AM -


  7. Chopper Rock
    11/6/2016 10:57:00 PM - Chopper Rock


  8. Grassy main ref #2
    4/22/2011 11:39:17 PM - Grassy main ref #2


  9. Whitmore Shoal
    1/15/2014 11:23:03 PM -


  10. Jims Secret Mark
    4/19/2018 1:32:09 AM -



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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 56.39% catch rate for Mangrove Red Snapper, based on 635 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 20.69% catch rate for Sandbar Shark, based on 233 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 15.54% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 175 Bull Shark counted.

    Coffs Harbour Bull Shark Counts Chart
    Bull

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR BULL SHARK COUNTS CHART


  7. Mahi-mahi

  8. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 2.75% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 31 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Coffs Harbour Mahi-mahi Counts Chart
    Mahi-mahi

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR MAHI-MAHI COUNTS CHART


  9. Great White Shark

  10. Great White Shark

    There is a 1.15% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 13 Great White Shark counted.

    Coffs Harbour Great White Shark Counts Chart
    Great

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR GREAT WHITE SHARK COUNTS CHART


  11. Yellowtail Amberjack

  12. Yellowtail Amberjack

    There is a 0.8% catch rate for Yellowtail Amberjack, based on 9 Yellowtail Amberjack counted.

    Coffs Harbour Yellowtail Amberjack Counts Chart
    Yellowtail

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR YELLOWTAIL AMBERJACK COUNTS CHART


  13. Dusky Flathead

  14. Dusky Flathead

    There is a 0.62% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 7 Dusky Flathead counted.

    Coffs Harbour Dusky Flathead Counts Chart
    Dusky

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR DUSKY FLATHEAD COUNTS CHART


  15. Tiger Shark

  16. Tiger Shark

    There is a 0.53% catch rate for Tiger Shark, based on 6 Tiger Shark counted.

    Coffs Harbour Tiger Shark Counts Chart
    Tiger

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR TIGER SHARK COUNTS CHART


  17. Bluefish

  18. Bluefish

    There is a 0.36% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 4 Bluefish counted.

    Coffs Harbour Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART


  19. Narrowbarred Mackerel

  20. Narrowbarred Mackerel

    There is a 0.36% catch rate for Narrowbarred Mackerel, based on 4 Narrowbarred Mackerel counted.

    Coffs Harbour Narrowbarred Mackerel Counts Chart
    Narrowbarred

    ENLARGE COFFS HARBOUR NARROWBARRED MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 15 species of fish and 1126 fish counted for February around Coffs Harbour.

To date, there are 57 species of fish and a total of 13233 fish counted for Coffs Harbour and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1884 (139 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 1:28:43 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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