Tags: beach, fishing, water sports
Port Hacking is great for land based estuary fishing. There are loads of areas with weed beds, sandbanks and channels. The beaches of Cronulla offer a very large area for some top surf fishing.
It is a comfortable place to fish with seats and a long jetty and there an abundance of fish there. A lot of people go there just to catch baitfish (yellowtail and pilchards) to use as bait elsewhere. There are also plenty of bream, tailor, flathead, leather jackets and have even seen the odd school of salmon.
A secluded and small place, but with plenty of big fish on offer. Fresh is always best, with live and fresh bait working wonders. It is a very popular spot to fish so you have to be early to get yourself a spot! There is also a rock pool, toilets and parking nearby.
Bate Bay extends from the southern side of the Kurnell Peninsula around Cape Baily all the way south to Jibbon Bombora which is on the northern edge of the national park. Whiting, bream, flathead, salmon, tailor are all available during summer and to the end of autumn. For early morning or late night fishing, North and South Cronulla beaches produce the best results. Fresh baits like pilchards, whitebait, squid or fish flesh are best in this area.