Popular Types of Fishing in Australia

Australia has been blessed in many ways, and this unique country has just about everything. And one thing that Australia has in abundance is places to fish. There are very few places in the world where an angler can pursue virtually any kind of sport fishing like you can in Oz. Whether you like Saltwater fishing from boats, the shore, or under the waves. Or freshwater fishing with various types of tackle; you can do it here. But if you don’t know where to go, and for what, you won’t get very far. Here are a few hot tips for locating your new favourite fishing hole.

Barramundi: The Barramundi is a classic Australian fish, hard fighting, and found in various environments.  The Barramundi is always fun to hook onto. They might have you going through your lures, so make sure you stock up. There are plenty of places to restock your fishing gear in Australia. One of the best places to land a Barramundi is Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory.

Bluefin Tuna: One of the world’s largest game fish, tuna is no simple day on the pond. Likely you will need a guide and specialty gear as well. Port Lincoln is proud of its Bluefin reputation, and the time to go there is in the late summer and early fall. If you get lucky you are going to have tuna casserole for a year.

Black Marlin: Another monster of the deep is the Black Marlin. Hook into a big one and you will never forget the experience. This is the kind of fishing everyone should do at least once.  Cairns in Northern Australia is one hot spot to go to make that adventure happen. A beautiful location next to the Great Barrier Reef. Even if you strike out you are going to have a great day on the ocean

Fly Fishing: No, not fishing for flies, fishing with them. Australia is loaded with places where you can enjoy what is certainly the most Zen kind of fishing there is. You can fly fish anywhere of course, But Wessel Islands has everything you need to tackle a variety of trophy fish. Like Queenfish, Giant Trevally, and Coral Trout. Plus, many more.

Australia has some of the world’s best fishing, and most certainly the most variety, with 4000 species of fish. There is no way to decide which is the best, so the thing to do is to get out there and try as many as you can. There is the best to get back to nature and escape the rat race for a while.

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