In our island home, girt by sea, criss-crossed with amazing inland waterways and boasting over 4,000 species of fish, it’s not surprising that fishing is one of the most popular activities in Australia.
Fishers cover the full spectrum of our population and there are plenty of options: fly fishing in mountain streams and lakes, the thrill of offshore game fishing, dangling a hand line from your cabin cruiser or the local jetty, sport fishing clubs and competitions to test your skills, sourcing food to feed a nation of seafood lovers or just a great reason to get outdoors and relax.
While there are many organised fishing activities, for the majority of fishing enthusiasts it’s all about grabbing the bait and a mate, packing the boat and heading off for a session on your favourite waterway.
Whatever is your favourite way to fish, you’re going to need the gear, the tackle, preferably a boat and tips on where the best fishing spots are in Australia. We’ve done our research and bring you some of the best info we could find to make your fishing even more enjoyable.