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


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


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


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


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


  10. Macquaries Reef
    4/22/2011 11:39:29 PM - Macquaries Reef



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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 79.08% catch rate for Nannygai, based on 1210 Nannygai counted.


  3. Yellowfin Bream

  4. Yellowfin Bream

    There is a 14.84% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 227 Yellowfin Bream counted.


  5. Great White Shark

  6. Great White Shark

    There is a 1.63% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 25 Great White Shark counted.


  7. Mulloway

  8. Mulloway

    There is a 1.18% catch rate for Mulloway, based on 18 Mulloway counted.


  9. Sand Tiger

  10. Sand Tiger

    There is a 0.98% catch rate for Sand Tiger, based on 15 Sand Tiger counted.


  11. Australasian Snapper

  12. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 0.59% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 9 Australasian Snapper counted.


  13. Dusky Flathead

  14. Dusky Flathead

    There is a 0.33% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 5 Dusky Flathead counted.


  15. Morwong

  16. Morwong

    There is a 0.26% catch rate for Morwong, based on 4 Morwong counted.


  17. Striped Mullet

  18. Striped Mullet

    There is a 0.26% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 4 Striped Mullet counted.


  19. Bluefish

  20. Bluefish

    There is a 0.2% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 3 Bluefish counted.


Recommedations above based on 17 species of fish and 1530 fish counted for September around Lake Macquarie.

To date, there are 48 species of fish and a total of 85624 fish counted for Lake Macquarie and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1878 (144 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 4:13:52 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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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
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  2. Marks Point Marina
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