Botany Bay

Address: Botany Bay NSW 2231

Tags: beach, bay, fishing, water sports, kitesurfing

Brighton-Le-Sands Beach

A place where the current is neither too heavy nor too busy is nice for fishing. Was able to catch there a few fairly sized snapper before but for only a handful of chances, have been there. Some beach gear you must have, i.e., at least 10 ft of rod so for a bit you can toss it out and so you can fish with ease, a rod holder.

Third Runway

Along General Holmes Dr, beyond Kyeemagh is a rock path that is man-made, going out right at the Cooks River’s start. A jumble a bit. A famous site to fish, so it seems, but failed to see or catch anything of great significance. Not the easiest site to fish since off the rock, you need to balance plus the odd rat is seen running around among the rocks, even though nearby, a parking space is available.

Port Botany

Off a little from Foreshore Drive is a pathway leading to the let off for boats, the site where many people bring their crafts to fish in the Botany Bay waters. Adjacent to the let off for boats is a little wharf great for yellowtail fishing, which are plentiful. It appears that a fair number of tailors are there too and also spotted swimming around once is a tiny kingfish. Though never got any bites.

La Perouse

Rather than for fishing, it’s more like a site for dating with your girlfriend, but it appears a favorite site for fishers. However, off rocks it is and when there are changes in the tide, the waves become quite strong; therefore, not the most secure place.

Brighton-Le-Sands Beach

Nice place to fish where the waves are not too heavy, hence not as busy either. Caught a few nice sized snapper there before but have only been there a handful of times. Make sure you have beach gear, ie. a rod of at least 10ft so you can fling it out a bit and a rod holder will allow you to fish in comfort.

Third Runway

Just down General Holmes Dr past Kyeemagh, there is a man-made rock path that goes out right at the start of Cooks River. Bit of a mixed bag. Seems like a very popular place to fish, but have not seen or caught anything too significant. Not the most comfortable place to fish as you have to balance off rocks and have seen the odd rat running around through the rocks, although there is a place to park nearby.

Port Botany

Just off Foreshore Drive, there is a path that leads to a boat let off, which is where most people take their boats to fish the waters of Botany Bay. The small wharf next to the boat let off is great for catching yellowtail which are in abundance. There also seem to be a fair few tailor there and also did see once a small kingfish swimming around. Never had any bites though.

La Perouse

More of a place to take your girlfriend rather than to go fish, but seems a very popular place for fishers. The only thing is, it is off rocks and the waves get fairly strong when the tide changes so it's not the safest place.



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