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Lake Macquarie Fishing

Lake Macquarie Fishing

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.



Top Lake Macquarie Fishing Spots

  1. Belmont barge
    4/22/2011 11:39:29 PM - Belmont barge


  2. Shingle Splitters Point
    11/24/2016 12:04:48 AM - Shingle Splitters Point


  3. Artificial Reef
    4/22/2011 11:39:28 PM - Artificial Reef


  4. Fig Tree Point
    11/23/2016 11:44:32 PM - Fig Tree Point


  5. Newcastle Offshore Reef
    9/18/2020 11:52:58 AM -


  6. Redhead Hole
    11/24/2016 12:12:42 AM - Redhead Hole


  7. Lake Macquarie 1
    6/10/2012 4:23:00 AM -


  8. Soldiers Point
    9/18/2020 11:53:02 AM -


  9. Swansea FAD
    5/30/2016 8:19:43 PM -


  10. Pelican Point
    9/18/2020 11:53:05 AM -



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Lake Macquarie Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Macquarie, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Nannygai

  2. Nannygai

    There is a 65.77% catch rate for Nannygai, based on 684 Nannygai counted.

    Lake Macquarie Nannygai Counts Chart
    Nannygai

    ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE NANNYGAI COUNTS CHART


  3. Yellowfin Bream

  4. Yellowfin Bream

    There is a 15.19% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 158 Yellowfin Bream counted.

    Lake Macquarie Yellowfin Bream Counts Chart
    Yellowfin

    ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE YELLOWFIN BREAM COUNTS CHART


  5. Australasian Snapper

  6. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 8.46% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 88 Australasian Snapper counted.

    Lake Macquarie Australasian Snapper Counts Chart
    Australasian

    ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE AUSTRALASIAN SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  7. Tiger Shark

  8. Tiger Shark

    There is a 3.08% catch rate for Tiger Shark, based on 32 Tiger Shark counted.

    Lake Macquarie Tiger Shark Counts Chart
    Tiger

    ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE TIGER SHARK COUNTS CHART


  9. Dusky Flathead

  10. Dusky Flathead

    There is a 2.31% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 24 Dusky Flathead counted.

    Lake Macquarie Dusky Flathead Counts Chart
    Dusky

    ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE DUSKY FLATHEAD COUNTS CHART


  11. Bluefish

  12. Bluefish

    There is a 2.02% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 21 Bluefish counted.

    Lake Macquarie Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

    ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART


  13. Gummy Shark

  14. Gummy Shark

    There is a 1.25% catch rate for Gummy Shark, based on 13 Gummy Shark counted.

    Lake Macquarie Gummy Shark Counts Chart
    Gummy

    ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE GUMMY SHARK COUNTS CHART


  15. Morwong

  16. Morwong

    There is a 0.48% catch rate for Morwong, based on 5 Morwong counted.

    Lake Macquarie Morwong Counts Chart
    Morwong

    ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE MORWONG COUNTS CHART


  17. Samson Fish

  18. Samson Fish

    There is a 0.48% catch rate for Samson Fish, based on 5 Samson Fish counted.

    Lake Macquarie Samson Fish Counts Chart
    Samson

    ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE SAMSON FISH COUNTS CHART


  19. Bull Shark

  20. Bull Shark

    There is a 0.19% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 2 Bull Shark counted.

    Lake Macquarie Bull Shark Counts Chart
    Bull

    ENLARGE LAKE MACQUARIE BULL SHARK COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 17 species of fish and 1040 fish counted for February around Lake Macquarie.

To date, there are 49 species of fish and a total of 78663 fish counted for Lake Macquarie and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1878 (145 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 12:12:05 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.

View full Lake Macquarie Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Lake Macquarie Fishing Reports

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Top Lake Macquarie Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Fishermans Warehouse Tackleworld
    We have the largest range of Fresh and Frozen Bait as well as a huge range of Rods, Reels, Lures and all accessories to meet your tackle needs. We also Sell and Service Outboard motors and have a selected range of New and Second hand boats.

  2. Dinga Fishing Tackle Store
    Dinga Fishing Tackle Store is one of the leading online store in Australia! Find the best brands of fishing, boating and camping gear and accessories at great prices! Join the Dinga club for free shipping.

  3. Efishnsea Bait Supplies
    We started this business, Efishnsea Bait Supplies, in November 2006 to fill a demand for quality, realistically priced fishing baits, for all fishing people.

  4. Sportspower
    We’re your local sports store we are here to provide your with the very best expert advice on all things sport.

  5. Tackle Power
    Tackle Power Charlestown is an Australian owned & operated fishing tackle specialist that has been based in NSW for over 30 years. We Strive to provide the best price & best advice because at Tackle Power "We Know How To Fish"

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Top Lake Macquarie Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. A Reliance II Charters


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Top Lake Macquarie Marinas

  1. Wyee Point Marina
    Wyee Point Marina was built in the late 1980’s by Bill Manns in conjunction with the Aquatic Paradise development on Rutleys Rd at Wyee Point. The Marina now boasts over 50 vessels from Tasmania to Queensland, and everywhere in between, primarily New

  2. Marks Point Marina
    Offering safe and secure walk on berths, swing moorings, jet ski pontoons, a full-serviced boat yard, fuel wharf and a fully stocked chandlery.

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