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Lake Macquarie is a saltwater lagoon in New South Wales, Australia that has a surface area of 42.5 square miles. The channels Swansea Channel and Lake Entrance connect this lagoon to the sea. There are bridges that can lift to allow yachts and other boats passage between the lagoon and the sea. Lake Macquarie has small sandy islets with some of them located near the mouth of the lagoon. The average depth of Lake Macquarie is 26 feet, and the maximum depth is 49 feet. The Awabakal people lived in this area for thousands of years and referred to the lagoon as "Awaba," meaning "plain surface." Captain William Reid made an accidental landing in 1800 when he mistook the area as Hunter River. It was nicknamed Reids Mistake until being named after Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1826.
Lake Macquarie fishing could deliver Australian Salmon, Bluefish, Bream, Dusky Flathead, Luderick, Mulloway, Sand Whiting or Yellowtail Kingfish. The Swansea Channel is a good area to target Bream, Dusky Flathead, Luderick and Whiting. When the weather is cooler, Australian Salmon like to hang out in the channel. Yellowtail Kingfish are commonly found near the bridge and the area where the channel connects to the lagoon. There are artificial reefs in the lagoon to boost Lake Macquarie fishing opportunities. You can go fishing here any time of the year.
Nearshore fishing around Lake Macquarie can produce good mackerel and snapper much of the year. Further offshore you will find lots of tuna and billfish. Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Swordfish are not uncommon, making Lake Macquarie fishing some of the best in the world.
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There is a 94.35% catch rate for Nannygai, based on 12085 Nannygai counted.
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There is a 3.76% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 481 Yellowfin Bream counted.
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There is a 0.73% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 93 Great White Shark counted.
ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE GREAT WHITE SHARK COUNTS CHART
There is a 0.48% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 62 Australasian Snapper counted.
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There is a 0.16% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 21 Bluefish counted.
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There is a 0.1% catch rate for Gummy Shark, based on 13 Gummy Shark counted.
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There is a 0.09% catch rate for Sand Tiger, based on 12 Sand Tiger counted.
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There is a 0.08% catch rate for Mulloway, based on 10 Mulloway counted.
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There is a 0.05% catch rate for Stout Whiting, based on 7 Stout Whiting counted.
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There is a 0.05% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 6 Dusky Flathead counted.
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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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Shingle Splitters Point
Shingle Splitters Point is located in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia that provides good Whiting and Dusky Flathead fishing. It is a popular recreational area tha
Fig Tree Point
Fig Tree Point can hold trophy Lake Macquarie Dusky Flathead.
Newcastle Offshore Reef
Newcastle Offshore Reef is approximately 3.5 km north-east of the Swansea bar and offshore from Blacksmith’s Beach. Two single steel pinnacle reef towers of the dimens
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