Fishing

The secret is out, Eden’s Twofold Bay has phenomenal boating and fishing opportunities. Trade-a-Boat Magazine liked Twofold Bay so much they hosted their annual Australia’s Greatest Boat Competition in Eden last October !

Quarantine Bay

Quarantine Bay Boat Ramp

Access to great game, reef and sport fishing is made easy at Quarantine Bay just 3 km south of Eden. The triple lane boat ramp has fish cleaning tables, a floating wharf and boat washing facilities. There are no bars or shallow reefs to cross at Quarantine Bay, so ocean access is safe and easy.

Quarantine Bay is maintained by the Eden Amateur Fishing Club which is host to a popular amateur fishing competition that offers over $40,000 in prizes. Bring the family to this one as kids even get prizes for their catch! The next competition will be held March 5th-12th 2015.

Australian record Blue Marlin, 284 kilograms, caught off Eden by Victorian angler Len Vollebargt.

Australian record Blue Marlin

The Eden Sport and Game Fishing Club hosts the annual Eden Open Game Fishing Tournament offering $10,000 in prizes. At the 2012 Len Vollebargt broke an Australian record with his 284kgs Blue Marlin! The next tournament will be held on 18th, 19th & 20th March 2017

For those looking for estuary and river fishing, Pambula Lake just 12 km north of Eden has a boat ramp and so does Wonboyn 30 Km South of Eden. See this handy boat ramp map for all ramps in the Sapphire Coast.

Drop into the Eden Visitor Centre for tide tables, regulation booklets and license information. For everything else fishing and gear, visit Eden Outdoors and Marine. Open 7 days a week the experienced staff know everything about Eden’s phenomenal fishing.

Earn bragging rights on a fishing charter

Earn bragging rights on a fishing charter

Want to go out with the experts and guarantee a catch to tell tales about? Check out one of our local charter companies Freedom Charters or Merimbula Marina.

Many local accommodation providers offer boat parking, fish freezers and even host mini fishing  competitions for guests.

Game Fishing Eden is an excellent spot for game fishing from December to May. Hot currents from the north swirl down, quite often getting caught in behind Greencape, which pushes the warm water in very close to shore. Eden is a well renowned Tuna port having based the Heinz Cannery for many years before it closed. Land based game fishing is also well known down here, fishing from the Pulpit and City Rocks in Ben Boyd National Park. Likely catches are Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and Sharks. Tag and release is encouraged.

Reef fishing in Eden is excellent, as there are so many places to fish with great expanses all the way down to Greencape and Disaster Bay. There is nearly always good refuge to fish in any prevailing winds. With no dangerous bar crossing to worry about and good catches of Snapper, Morwong, Leather Jacket, Nannygai, Flathead and Gummy Sharks.
Wide Reef Fishing Eden has excellent deep reefs from 50-250 fathoms for the keen dropliner chasing fish from Morwong and Leather Jacket to Trevally, Ling and Hapuka.

Sports Fishing there are only two spots on the Sapphire Coast that offer Kingfish in good numbers and they are Montague Island, near Narooma, and Mowarry Point, south of Eden from December to July. These prestigious, hard fighting monsters can be found up to 20kg, which test out the angler and the tackle to the limit.

Estuary Fishing Sweeping tidal estuaries, deep brackish holes and clear rivers mean a bream rod is essential to your tool kit. While a tinny or kayak will get you into some amazing places, your own two feet will do almost as good. Try one of the many lakes systems – Wonboyn, Curalo, Broadwater, Nullica, rivers at Towamba and Yowaka.

Rock Fishing Head to Ben Boyd National Park for your rock fishing fix. Haycock Point, North Head and Green Cape are the hot spots. Rock fishing can be dangerous, never turn your back on the ocean.

Beach Fishing Long Beach, within the pristine Ben Boyd National Park North, will provide anglers with lots of fun especially with the salmon and tailor. Other beaches worth a try include Aslings, Saltwater Boyd Town and Wonboyn Beaches.
Other Fishing Youngsters have tremendous fun fishing off our wharves either at Snug Cove or across the Bay at the Navy Wharf (open when shipping schedules allow). A small hook will yield plenty of, slimy mackerel and trevally.