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Port Macquarie Fishing

Port Macquarie Fishing

Port Macquarie is a coastal town in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The area was originally inhabited by the Birpai people, and the arrival of the Europeans had a significant impact on the indigenous population. John Oxley was the first known European to discover the land in 1818. He named it after the New South Wales governor Lachlan Macquarie. Oxley reported that the area was abundant in fish and had sharks larger than he had seen before. Port Macquarie was founded in 1821 as a penal colony. Over time, the town grew and developed, and by the mid-19th century, it had become a bustling port and a center for trade and commerce. Featuring 17 beautiful beaches, Port Macquarie today is a popular fishing destination.

Fishing has been a significant part of Port Macquarie's history and economy since its establishment as a penal colony in the early 19th century. The town's location on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia, made it an ideal place for fishing, and the local area was known for its abundant seafood. In the early days of the colony, convicts and free settlers would fish in the waters off Port Macquarie for sustenance, and the practice continued to grow and develop as the town grew and prospered. Today, fishing remains an important part of Port Macquarie's economy, and the town is home to a thriving fishing industry, with commercial and recreational fishing operations. The local waters are still known for their abundant seafood, including species such as prawns, snapper, and tailor, and the town is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts from around the world.

With a warm temperate climate, numerous reefs and rocky headlands, and access to deep water creates an attractive environment for many fish species. There are two river systems flowing through the coastal town as well. Some of the top species to target inshore fishing around Port Macquarie are Bream, Dusky Flathead, Mulloway, Tailor, and Whiting. Nearshore and offshore fishing can produce Snapper and Grouper on bottom and Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna.



Port Macquarie Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

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

  2. Yellowtail Amberjack

    There is a 22.29% catch rate for Yellowtail Amberjack, based on 72 Yellowtail Amberjack counted.

    Port Macquarie Yellowtail Amberjack Counts Chart
    Yellowtail

    ENLARGE PORT MACQUARIE YELLOWTAIL AMBERJACK COUNTS CHART


  3. Greater Amberjack

  4. Greater Amberjack

    There is a 16.72% catch rate for Greater Amberjack, based on 54 Greater Amberjack counted.

    Port Macquarie Greater Amberjack Counts Chart
    Greater

    ENLARGE PORT MACQUARIE GREATER AMBERJACK COUNTS CHART


  5. Australasian Snapper

  6. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 14.24% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 46 Australasian Snapper counted.

    Port Macquarie Australasian Snapper Counts Chart
    Australasian

    ENLARGE PORT MACQUARIE AUSTRALASIAN SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  7. Yellowfin Bream

  8. Yellowfin Bream

    There is a 10.53% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 34 Yellowfin Bream counted.

    Port Macquarie Yellowfin Bream Counts Chart
    Yellowfin

    ENLARGE PORT MACQUARIE YELLOWFIN BREAM COUNTS CHART


  9. Australian Bass

  10. Australian Bass

    There is a 7.43% catch rate for Australian Bass, based on 24 Australian Bass counted.

    Port Macquarie Australian Bass Counts Chart
    Australian

    ENLARGE PORT MACQUARIE AUSTRALIAN BASS COUNTS CHART


  11. Great White Shark

  12. Great White Shark

    There is a 7.43% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 24 Great White Shark counted.

    Port Macquarie Great White Shark Counts Chart
    Great

    ENLARGE PORT MACQUARIE GREAT WHITE SHARK COUNTS CHART


  13. Sand Tiger

  14. Sand Tiger

    There is a 7.43% catch rate for Sand Tiger, based on 24 Sand Tiger counted.

    Port Macquarie Sand Tiger Counts Chart
    Sand

    ENLARGE PORT MACQUARIE SAND TIGER COUNTS CHART


  15. Bull Shark

  16. Bull Shark

    There is a 4.95% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 16 Bull Shark counted.

    Port Macquarie Bull Shark Counts Chart
    Bull

    ENLARGE PORT MACQUARIE BULL SHARK COUNTS CHART


  17. Fingermark Bream

  18. Fingermark Bream

    There is a 4.64% catch rate for Fingermark Bream, based on 15 Fingermark Bream counted.

    Port Macquarie Fingermark Bream Counts Chart
    Fingermark

    ENLARGE PORT MACQUARIE FINGERMARK BREAM COUNTS CHART


  19. Dusky Shark

  20. Dusky Shark

    There is a 1.86% catch rate for Dusky Shark, based on 6 Dusky Shark counted.

    Port Macquarie Dusky Shark Counts Chart
    Dusky

    ENLARGE PORT MACQUARIE DUSKY SHARK COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 14 species of fish and 323 fish counted for April around Port Macquarie.

To date, there are 58 species of fish and a total of 2481 fish counted for Port Macquarie and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1886 (138 years).

Last Update: 4/12/2024 11:27:52 PM

*** 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 Macquarie are the following:

  1. Crowdy Head FAD
    Distance from nearest access point (km): Crowdy Harbour  17  Depth (m): 79


  2. Fish Haven
    Fish Haven


  3. Crowdy Gap Reef
    Crowdy Gap Reef


  4. Ledge


  5. OLD Faithful


  6. Annandale
    Annandale


  7. NH-038


  8. Ledge


  9. Port Macquarie FAD


  10. NH-037


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