Fishing Guide to Sydney – Hawkesbury by Gary Brown.
The Fishing Guide to Sydney- Hawkesbury-Botany Bay-Broken Bay-Port Hacking-Georges River-Parramatta River was first published back in 2002 and there are 39 maps that list 495 different fishing spots that will give you a bit of an insight of when and how to fish these parts of Sydney and about half of them are land-based spots.
Within Sydney’s 4700 square kilometres you will find some of the best fishing in the world. There are numerous fish species, so many so, that it would take ages to name them all.
Visitors and local’s alike fish with artificials and bait for Australian Bass, bream, dusky flathead in the pristine areas of the Nepean, Port Hacking and Woronora River. They can also chase Australian salmon yellowtail kingfish, tailor and tuna at the entrances to Botany Bay, Sydney Harbour and Broken Bay.
There are also the fishing brigade that will fish for bream, flathead and mulloway by either trolling or casting the many kilometres of river banks in the Georges and Hawkesbury rivers and for those who like to spend an early morning on one of the many ocean beaches can chase whiting, bream or tailor or maybe chase drummer and luderick off the ocean rocks.
Another option is to travel offshore to one of the many reef and gravel complexes dotted up and down the coast and drift or anchor for snapper, morwong, leatherjackets, sweep, trevally, flathead and pinkies. Or maybe you would like to try trolling or live baiting for yellowfin tuna, dolphin fish Spanish mackerel or even a marlin. Sydney has it all.