Fishing Map Central Coast NSW


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Serving holidaymakers from Sydney to Newcastle, the Tuggerah Lakes and Central Coast region of New South Wales is a mecca for tourists all year round but especially during the summer holiday period from December to February.

The Entrance NSW

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Central Coast

All the top angling species can be taken from the lakes and along the surfing beaches. Night prawning rivals fishing as a favourite holiday activity. Big hauls are taken from the rich sandflats in the estuary and drag netting at Long Jetty and Canton Beach has landed legendary catches.

The Entrance

The channel where the lakes empty into the sea is an excellent spot for flathead, bream, whiting and blackfish most of the year. From November to March, whiting are taken in the shallows below the bridge. The main entrance is also a very good prawning ground in summer. Drag nets are prohibited in this location but good catches can be made with a scoop net.

Entrance North Beach

Surf fishing is excellent along this 10km stretch of beach. Between November and April it is a renowned 'hot spot' for large jewfish. Whiting are taken in the summer and tailor between March and July.

Long Jetty

Drag nets are allowed at this location and have yielded spectacular hauls of prawns during summer. Best catches have been recorded when a southerly wind is blowing. The area where the water deepens at the end of the jetty is the best spot to try.

Lake Munmorah

Drifting for flathead and whiting is popular although most of the fish taken are bream. Best catches are taken during winter and at night. Tailor are often taken on lures but are usually small.

Lake Budgewoi

A warm water outlet which enters the lake from the power station is a 'hot spot' for bream. The channel at the top end of the lake is a great place for luderick. However, a boat is needed to reach the prime spots.

Pelican Point

A productive spot for rock fishermen. At high tide the seaward side of the reef is a good place to try for rock blackfish. The narrow gutters in the area are 'hot spots' for bream. Tailor can be taken in season.

Norah Head

The rocks will yield drummer, salmon, jewfish, tailor and occasionally snapper. A local 'hot spot' for big specimens, especially during a southerly wind is the low rock platform on the northeast corner of the headland.


The channel is a top flathead location during summer and will yield bream and luderick in winter. The bridge is a prime spot for anglers and Canton Beach is an excellent prawning ground.


The Skillion is a great spot for capturing big fish both with lures and live bait. Kingfish, tuna and snapper are taken here, as well as tailor during the season. Nearby stretches of surf at Avoca, Kilcare and Forresters Beach will yield snapper, jewfish, kingfish and tailor.

South Avoca

This stretch of beach is famous for big catches of bonito, tailor, kingfish and tuna. Live baiting for big jewfish is also popular.

Woy Woy

Luderick can be caught in large numbers at certain times of the year. The many weed flats in the region also give shelter to garfish. More open waters will yield flathead and flounder.

Brisbane Water

Local knowledge is important in this large expanse of water. During the summer months there are large quantities of bream, whiting, flathead, flounder, garfish and tarwhine taken by boat anglers.


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