Fishing at Lake Tuggerah

When you are in Tuggerah lake, activities such as boat fishing can be very rewarding for it features various species of fishes that can be found in the whole lagoon system. However,  your success in catching heavily depends in the season and in the time of the day you are fishing. This is due to the fact that this is not a tidal waterway.

For you to get a better catch, you should take note that the best time to set up and go fishing is usually early in the morning and before sunset late in the afternoon. This is because Bigger Bream tend to take baits when darkness fades. Meanwhile, Bream and Blackfish are most likely to roam more around late in the afternoon especially in the Winter season while they are brought up near the surface early in the morning during the summer. However, at night, Flatheads are actively roaming at The Entrance Bridges and also under the lights of Toukley.

You must also keep in mind that oftentimes, Chopper, Mullet, and Tailor in various sizes flock around the lagoon system. Meanwhile, Summer is the time of the year in which Prawns and Blue Swimmer crabs are abundantly present.

Available Fishes in the Lake System are the Following:

  • Snapper
  • Blackfish
  • Bream
  • Blue Swimmer Crabs
  • Luderick
  • Flathead
  • Flounder
  • Garfish
  • Mulloway (Jewfish)
  • Mullet
  • Whiting
  • Tarwhine
  • Prawns during mid-Summer
  • Salmon
  • Silver Biddy
  • Tailor

Bottom line, keep in mind that the presence of these fishes is heavily dependent on various factors such as season, time of the day, location, and the weather.