Tags: fishing, water sports, river
The Parramatta River is the main tributary of Sydney Harbour. Along foreshore it offers many different options for fishing with many parks, foreshore walks, and general access areas. It is possible to catch most of the salt water estuary species known to Sydney in the Parramatta River at one location or another from the humble Bream and Flathead to Kingfish, Jewfish and Sharks. The many bays, points, rock walls, marinas, etc. They offer ample homes and feeding for fish and plenty of places for fishermen to tagert.
Putney Park - Putney Park is a waterfront park with heaps of play equipment for kids, wading pools and electric BBQs. The Parramatta Valley Cycleway starts/finishes here and the car ferry that crosses the Parramatta river to Mortlake is not to far away.
Arguably the best place in Sydney to catch the elusive jewfish. Remember to go after 9pm (time of last ferry) as it is quite a hassle with the boats coming in. Live yellowtail (which can be caught there) and fresh squid are best as bait, but remember to use a 12ft rod and matching reel and at least 30lb line. There are some nice sized bream there as well.
A big wharf with lots of open area and bright lights. Same deal as Gladesville, best to go after the last ferry. Lots of space for casting. There have been seen some nice bream caught there and some squid due to the lights.