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Port Hacking Fishing

Port Hacking Fishing

Port Hacking is a small bayside suburb south of Sydney, with a 64 square mile (165km) estuary of the same name adjacent to it. The estuary is sourced by the Hacking River, named after Henry Hacking, a game hunter who discovered the river while hunting. In the 1860s, pioneer Holt owned most of the land that is now Port Hacking and it was officially proclaimed a suburb in 1973. Aboriginal peoples used Port Hacking for fishing and trade for more than 8,000 years before it became developed. Still today, Port Hacking fishing can be great all year round.

Some of the top catches fishing Port Hacking inshore waters include Black Bream, Dusky Flathead, Tailor (Bluefish), and Whiting. Nearshore anglers often target Cobia, Nannygai, Pink Snapper (Pinkies), Samson Fish, Spangled Emperor, and Spanish Mackerel on the many nearby shipwrecks, reefs, rocks and ledges. Offshore fishing can produce Dolphinfish (Mahi-mahi), Mako Sharks, Thresher Sharks, Wahoo. And Yellowfin Tuna,. There is also good billfishing with lots of Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, and Swordfish in the canyons.



Port Hacking Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Port Hacking, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Yellowtail Amberjack

  2. Yellowtail Amberjack

    There is a 42.03% catch rate for Yellowtail Amberjack, based on 6182 Yellowtail Amberjack counted.

    Port Hacking Yellowtail Amberjack Counts Chart
    Yellowtail

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  3. Bull Shark

  4. Bull Shark

    There is a 29.25% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 4302 Bull Shark counted.

    Port Hacking Bull Shark Counts Chart
    Bull

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  5. Australian Bass

  6. Australian Bass

    There is a 7.56% catch rate for Australian Bass, based on 1112 Australian Bass counted.

    Port Hacking Australian Bass Counts Chart
    Australian

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  7. Mulloway

  8. Mulloway

    There is a 7.19% catch rate for Mulloway, based on 1058 Mulloway counted.

    Port Hacking Mulloway Counts Chart
    Mulloway

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  9. Nannygai

  10. Nannygai

    There is a 6.21% catch rate for Nannygai, based on 914 Nannygai counted.

    Port Hacking Nannygai Counts Chart
    Nannygai

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  11. Yellowfin Bream

  12. Yellowfin Bream

    There is a 2.69% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 396 Yellowfin Bream counted.

    Port Hacking Yellowfin Bream Counts Chart
    Yellowfin

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  13. Great White Shark

  14. Great White Shark

    There is a 2.09% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 308 Great White Shark counted.

    Port Hacking Great White Shark Counts Chart
    Great

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  15. Dusky Flathead

  16. Dusky Flathead

    There is a 2.07% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 304 Dusky Flathead counted.

    Port Hacking Dusky Flathead Counts Chart
    Dusky

    ENLARGE PORT HACKING DUSKY FLATHEAD COUNTS CHART


  17. Dusky Shark

  18. Dusky Shark

    There is a 0.16% catch rate for Dusky Shark, based on 24 Dusky Shark counted.

    Port Hacking Dusky Shark Counts Chart
    Dusky

    ENLARGE PORT HACKING DUSKY SHARK COUNTS CHART


  19. Australasian Snapper

  20. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 0.1% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 14 Australasian Snapper counted.

    Port Hacking Australasian Snapper Counts Chart
    Australasian

    ENLARGE PORT HACKING AUSTRALASIAN SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 32 species of fish and 14707 fish counted for April around Port Hacking.

To date, there are 94 species of fish and a total of 215314 fish counted for Port Hacking and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1817 (207 years).

Last Update: 4/19/2024 1:12:16 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 Port Hacking are the following:

  1. Wreck Corlette Bay


  2. Boltons Reef


  3. The Plonk Hole - Sydney
    -34.00267 151.438


  4. La Perouse Point
    La Perouse Point


  5. SS Tuggerah
    The SS Tuggerah, lying 2.2 kilometres off the coast of Royal National Park on Sydney's south, was one of the "Sixty Miler" steam powered colliers that plied the New South Wale


  6. Port Hacking FAD


  7. BB-22
    BB-22


  8. Kurnel Ledge
    Decent deep water ledge that will hold fish.


  9. Golden Warrior Trawler


  10. Marrawah


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Top Port Hacking Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Rockdale Sports & Fishing Tackle
    Established in 1986 - Rockdale Sports Fishing Tackle (previously Kyeemagh Bait and Tackle) offer a wide range of fishing gear and accessories at competitive prices. Offering over two decades of intensive fishing knowledge - owner Gary Gu Quach offers

  2. Otto's Tackle world
    Otto's Tackle World - Sydney's Premier Fishing Tackle Superstore- All major brands of fishing equipment for all different styles of fishing as well as a large range of bait. Friendly, knowledgeable staff help to make your selections easy.

  3. Shimano Australia
    Across the planet, the Shimano name is synonymous with fishing. Founded in the early 1920’s by Shozaburo Shimano, Shimano started off as a company known for precision engineering. Today the company is regarded as one of the forerunners in product

  4. Global Tackle
    We are located at Kingsford in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. We have a wide range of quality products, catering for the novice beginner to the advanced professional. Advice from local fishing to global fishing, we can help you to catch more fish.

  5. Fish Therapy


  6. Net & Tackle Sales


  7. Gansel Australia


  8. Gladiator Tackle


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Top Port Hacking Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures
    Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures, owner operator niche sportfishing adventures throughout Vanuatu. Live on board trips & resort based trips at Trees & Fishes Anglers Lodge, Efate Vanuatu.

  2. Kingfisher Deep Sea Charters
    Cruise Sydney Harbour with Deep Sea Charters, the finest harbour in the world, then offshore to experience great deep sea fishing at productive reefs and fish feeding grounds a few nautical miles out to sea from Sydney Heads. Have a look at our BLOG

  3. All At Sea Charters
    All @ Sea Charters is a well established Australian business providing services on a 34’ flybridge cruiser with excellent facilities, safety and range. We arrange sport fishing and pleasure cruising from Port Hacking, Cronulla.

  4. Fishfinder Fishing Charters
    Fishfinder Charters operate out of Sydney Harbour in New South Wales, Australia. One of the world's most beautiful and accessible waterways, Sydney Harbour leads to impressive offshore game fishing opportunities, hosting a huge variety of sport f

  5. Sealord Fishing Charters
    Fishing Charters Sydney by Sealord Fishing Charters

  6. Highland Spirit
    Experience river cruises in Perth today! Our Highland Spirit charter vessel is highly ideal for private and corporate parties or for day trips and liveaboard fishing charters.

  7. Mystery Bay Charters


  8. Deep Blue Charters Australia


  9. Cronulla Fishing Charters


  10. Sea Fever Charters


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Top Port Hacking Marinas

  1. Birkenhead Point Marina
    Located west of the Harbour Bridge at the entrance to Iron Cove Bay in Drummoyne and adjacent to the Parramatta River. Birkenhead Point Marina is only 10 minutes by road or water to the Sydney CBD and an easy 30 minutes cruising to Sydney Heads and i

  2. Balmain Marina
    A Sydney Harbour Marina with all facilities including berths, moorings, slipway and a full range of shipwright and anti-fouling services, marine engineers, insurance and pre purchase boat surveys, boat charter, and boat sales.

  3. Sydney Wharf Marina
    Sydney Wharf Marina caters to both the sail and motor vessel community. A state of the art marina facility boasting 54 private marina berths ranging in size from 8 to 30 meters. Berths can be leased or purchased.

  4. Burraneer Bay Marina


  5. Sylvania Marina


  6. Cronulla Marina


  7. Double Bay Marina


  8. Como Marina - Boat Hire


  9. d'Albora Marinas Rushcutters Bay


  10. Darling Harbour Marina


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