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.

Top Port Hacking Fishing Spots

  1. Wreck Corlette Bay
    1/15/2014 11:23:06 PM -

  2. Boltons Reef
    1/15/2014 11:22:14 PM -

  3. The Plonk Hole - Sydney
    5/6/2011 11:35:04 PM - -34.00267 151.438

  4. SS Tuggerah
    5/6/2011 11:35:05 PM - 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

  5. La Perouse Point
    6/29/2017 8:08:50 PM - La Perouse Point

  6. BB-22
    6/29/2017 8:31:27 PM - BB-22

  7. Golden Warrior Trawler
    1/15/2014 10:48:02 PM -

  8. Port Hacking FAD
    5/30/2016 8:19:43 PM -

  9. Kurnel Ledge
    10/12/2016 8:04:34 PM - Decent deep water ledge that will hold fish.

  10. Marrawah
    11/14/2013 9:21:46 PM -

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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. Nannygai

  2. Nannygai

    There is a 40.94% catch rate for Nannygai, based on 3083 Nannygai counted.

  3. Yellowfin Bream

  4. Yellowfin Bream

    There is a 27.82% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 2095 Yellowfin Bream counted.

  5. Striped Mullet

  6. Striped Mullet

    There is a 14.94% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 1125 Striped Mullet counted.

  7. Mulloway

  8. Mulloway

    There is a 8.51% catch rate for Mulloway, based on 641 Mulloway counted.

  9. Dusky Flathead

  10. Dusky Flathead

    There is a 3.64% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 274 Dusky Flathead counted.

  11. Great White Shark

  12. Great White Shark

    There is a 2.32% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 175 Great White Shark counted.

  13. Australasian Snapper

  14. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 1.14% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 86 Australasian Snapper counted.

  15. Bull Shark

  16. Bull Shark

    There is a 0.21% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 16 Bull Shark counted.

  17. Morwong

  18. Morwong

    There is a 0.11% catch rate for Morwong, based on 8 Morwong counted.

  19. Sand Tiger

  20. Sand Tiger

    There is a 0.09% catch rate for Sand Tiger, based on 7 Sand Tiger counted.

Recommedations above based on 18 species of fish and 7531 fish counted for September around Port Hacking.

To date, there are 72 species of fish and a total of 156442 fish counted for Port Hacking and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1817 (205 years).

Last Update: 9/23/2022 11:33:55 AM

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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Latest Port Hacking Fishing Reports

  • Ambition report 11th.September’22
    9/16/2022 6:37:01 AM - Yellowfin. Well it did turn out to be a good day for Yellowfin. Not so much weatherwise though. We had a shot early for Kingfish but it must have been too early for them. We

  • Ambition Report 28th.August’22
    8/30/2022 2:21:15 AM - August Spearfish We went out on Sunday in ideal conditions. And after hearing of the results of those who fished on Saturday there was a degree of optimism. The last thing we

  • Almark
    8/24/2022 5:50:27 PM - Almark reef is 28 miles out of Port Stephens and is well known for holding good sized Kingfish as well as Snapper and the occasional Bar Cod. Almark is a Jigger’s paradise as

  • Ambition Report 7th.August’22
    8/6/2022 7:40:23 PM - August Tuna August Tuna are when the Yellowfin are often found by both trolling and cubing. In fact a may be  caught right up and through to November. In fact some of the big

  • Ambition report 23rd.May’22
    5/23/2022 4:11:15 AM - Friday Due to the weather I’d been looking forward to getting out for a while now. What with the weather opportunities have been rare. But a last minute call on Thursday had

  • Ambition report 18th.April’22
    4/19/2022 6:18:57 AM - Mahi Mahi Yesterday in perfect conditions I took Brian his father and his two young sons out fishing. They were visiting from America and wanted to experience Game Fishing. S

  • Peter Goadby Rundown
    4/13/2022 2:39:45 AM - Peter Goadby Rundown After much toing and froing about whether to hold the Peter Goadby Tournament over one or two days; the number of entries and the weather being the matte

  • Ambition report 30th.March’22
    3/29/2022 7:25:32 PM - La Nina To say that this year’s ‘La Nina’ event has caused unmitigated disruption would be a monstrous understatement. Other than the floods and onshore destruction it has af

  • Ambition report 15th.March’22
    3/17/2022 1:58:55 AM - Autumn Sydney Blues… After all the bad weather and floods of the last few weeks Sydney Blues took new meaning last weekend. This time of year usually heralds the arrival of S

  • Ambition Report 3rd.March’22
    3/2/2022 10:09:40 PM - Fishing Port Stephens… Fishing Port Stephens was really tough this season. The main problem being the lack of bait the big schools of Slimey Mackerel were not on their usual

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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. Sealord Fishing Charters
    Fishing Charters Sydney by Sealord Fishing Charters

  5. 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

  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. Deep Blue Charters Australia

  8. Mystery Bay Charters

  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. Como Marina - Boat Hire

  8. Double Bay Marina

  9. d'Albora Marinas Rushcutters Bay

  10. Darling Harbour Marina

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