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Hey Fisho's

So I thought i would put together my top land based spots to fish on Lake Macquarie, I live on Lake Mac at Belmont and regularly fish the lake in lots of different locations. Some of these spots are kid friendly and others i wouldn't recommend (close to rocks etc). All of these locations are within range of parking, no major bush walks or hikes to get there most of them are within 50 meters or under within the car, I will include a google map location of each point where i fish and whether it is sheltered or open (wind), most of these spots are great on turn of both tidea and some are good during the whole day and night.

These Spots Listed are in no particular order of best or not, just all the spots that are in driving and walking distance of tackle shops/shops/toilets/food etc.

These Spots do not have a guarantee in catching fish but i personally have caught fish at all of these locations in different weather conditions, best to check weather and tide reports as usual. In Regards to what i consider "Kid Friendly" I mean safe enough for my 4 year old to run around and not get injured and access for my girl in her pram etc.

UPDATED : Link to Google Map>> Landbased Map Lake Mac

 

Swansea Breakwall/Reids Reserve

  • Great spot man made break wall concrete path
  • Fish facing back towards swansea bridge
  • Semi sheltered (break wall breaks most of wind)
  • Semi Kid Friendly - Rock Fishing/Concrete Path, but there is a playground next to carpark

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Swansea Bridge (Lake Entrance Side)

  • Can almost fish from your car
  • Great at night (light from bridge)
  • Entrance from the ocean to the lake
  • Not sheltered from wind
  • Heaps of different Species caught here, from seeing sharks to jews and kings.
  • Not Kid Friendly (very rocky)

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Pelican Foreshore

  • Fantastic for Kids
  • Great Parking/Toilets/PLayground
  • Semi Sheltered from wind
  • Two great little inlets that are about waist height water, (kids love it)
  • Perfect in Summer, Fishing is slow but perfect spot for first timers (kids)
  • Down the road from local tackleshop (fishermans warehouse) get your fresh bait from there and have a yarn.

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Coony/Coon island/Swansea Holiday Park

  • Parking simple and easy
  • Kid friendly, can have a swim as water is only waist deep
  • Always seems to be fairly sheltered from wind (mainly due to being on the other side of channel)
  • 2 minute drive from Swansea shops (bait, fish and chips for kids etc.)
  • Nice drop off on rock point, Bream/Flatty/Tailor/Kingys

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Swansea Channel/Channel St

  • Good spot to try or come back to before/after Coony
  • As its the channel on Lake side, check tides, always seems to be better before a runnout IMO
  • Not Sheltered, can be good though, get longer casts.
  • Semi Kid Safe, Concrete walkway(watch for bikes) grassy area and picnic tables
  • literally 30 second drive from Swansea shops

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Naru Beach/Boat Ramp

  • Great little spot, fantastic for the kids and good Bream
  • This spot there is two locations, i fish on the beach/rocks near the inlet into Swan Bay more than the boat ramp side, upto you, caught fish from both spots
  • Boat Ramp to chuck your boat in
  • Sheltered to an extent on beach point/side
  • Two carparks, if the one closest to the beach point (on Bend) is full 5 seconds further up near boat ramp is plenty of parking even on weekends.
  • Make sure to drop in to Fishermans warehouse for latest Lake info, only up the road too (fresh bait)
  • Just be cautious of the road, it is a dirt road (Naru St) after a big rain it can be a bit slidey, standard car no issues, wouldn't recommend taking a Merc down there.

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Belmont Jetty

  • Parking is close
  • Walking distance of shops (coles/woolies/cafe's)
  • Can be a little bit quiet during the day due to traffic (drop off/on point)
  • Have had decent amount of success at night, some decent flatties around there
  • Not Sheltered

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Belmont 16's jetty

  • Right across the road from mine :)
  • Kid Safe (as much as a jetty can be)
  • Surprisingly quiet during the day (weekdays)
  • Is at a yacht club, so Saturday and Sunday mornings can be off limits due to all the small sailboats
  • Have had decent luck, no stonkers yet but for this end of the lake decent amount of bream, keeps the kids happy
  • If no fish are biting, chuck the gear in the car and head into the 16s Boatshed (12 or so ontap craft beers)
  • Not Sheltered (if its windy go to the boatshed)

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Black Jacks Point

  • Great spot for bream
  • Close to parking, Public toilets
  • Good section of grass for kids to run around (even a rope swing)
  • Not very protected if its windy, seem to cast against it

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Thats it fishos, hope to see you out and about.

 

Regards Squ!rt

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8 minutes ago, mrsswordfisherman said:

This is fantastic - pinned and thanks very much. 

No problems Donna, will update more as i go, still yet to explore more on the Wangi Wangi side of lake mac, mainly stick close to Swansea/belmont side as it has proven good and is consistant, but the other side may change my mind

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That info is gold Squ!rt ! 

I have only fished that system once and ended up with a good flaty on plastics left of the marine rescue shed, but plenty to explore now ????

Thankyou ! 

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Have added a couple more spots, have also created a custom google map that is public which will make it easier for everyone to open on there phones in maps etc.:

Lake Mac Landbased Map

 

Regards

Squ!r+

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Nice work @Squ!rt, a couple of other good spots are Blacksmiths beach (off Awabakal st), Blacksmiths Northern break-wall both sides work depending on wind/swell and further around Swansea heads on the southern side off the rocks, a few good spots as you go towards Caves for land based fishing (rock hopping, not for large swell days!). 

Google maps is a good idea, these are all well known spots, no secret spots on Google though! ;)

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Thats Fantastic @Squ!rt. You could enter these into the Deckee App.

 

Cheers

Rah

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On 10/11/2018 at 12:06 PM, Rah said:

Thats Fantastic @Squ!rt. You could enter these into the Deckee App.

 

Cheers

Rah

If I can figure out how to I will

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The Flats(sand bars in the channel)

  • Not good at night (bit sketchy)
  • Entrance from the ocean to the lake
  • Slightly sheltered from wind
  • Heaps of different Species caught here, really good for flatheads, bream
  • Not Kid Friendly (very rocky and have to cross main road + bush bash)

>>> Park same location as Swansea Bridge and cross road, refer image on rough map>> Blue is Rough walking track, including crossing road and parking etc, Red shows where you can get onto the sand bar at low tide, you will often see many boats here on a low tide and on the weekends they beach there boats on the bars.

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Murrays Beach

  • Parking is close
  • Close to a Cafe so food available
  • Always seems pretty quiet(people)
  • Kid Friendly (playground)
  • Good walking and decent Jetty
  • Bread and butter fish

Have heard some stories from some old blokes that have fished here before the Murrays Beach estate was built, heard some big squid and monster flatty stories, have only ever caught bream here lately.

 

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Swansea RSL

  • Parking is close
  • Close to the RSL so if no fish can go for a feed
  • Good at night, less busy
  • Different opportunity as on the other side of channel
  • Big fish run in and out of the channel
  • Not Sheltered from Wind
  • Kid Safe, Jetty quite secure, safer than the otherside.

 

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Just a quick update while i had a spare 5 mins at work, have been to a lot more location throughout the lake recently in the last 6 or so months, also starting to finally explore the wangi wangi side of things, will be adding some more later today and this week.

This Map will always be Landbased!

 

Public map updated aswell>>

Fishin' Land Based Lake Mac Map

 

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1 hour ago, Squ!rt said:

Just a quick update while i had a spare 5 mins at work, have been to a lot more location throughout the lake recently in the last 6 or so months, also starting to finally explore the wangi wangi side of things, will be adding some more later today and this week.

This Map will always be Landbased!

 

Public map updated aswell>>

Fishin' Land Based Lake Mac Map

 

Thank you so much - this is excellent 

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Awesome work Squ!rt

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great info there @Squ!rt, ''ll have to check itout when I'm next up there

 

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