Photo © Big Volcano - Byron Bay Charters
The Northern Rivers region is great for deep sea, beach casting and estuary fishing, and the many rivers and dams provide numerous opportunities for catch and release fishing.
Look out for "Fishing the Tweed River & Coast" and "Fishing the Three Rivers" (Evans, Richmond and Brunswick rivers), which have maps of the rivers and estuaries, tide charts, fishing spots, boat ramps, NSW Fisheries information on sizes and bag limits, and more. Pick one up from the local Tourist Information Centre or most outlets below.
A recreational fishing fee, (ranging from $5 for 3 days to $70 for 3 years) is payable in NSW. You can buy one at the outlets below, or check the NSW Fisheries site for exemptions. QLD Dams require a permit, check the web site at QLD Fisheries - Recreational Fishing for details. Please note that take limits and sizes differ between NSW and QLD
Book* selected tours and activities below or search wotif.com for more options.
Half day and Full day BBQ boat hire.
Spend a day out on a luxurious pontoon boat complete with 1/2 cabin, gas barbecue and portable cooler to keep your drinks cold. Relax on a spacious vessel for up to 6 passengers, as you cruise along Gold Coast waterways and Broadwater. Do some fishing, go exploring, or just enjoy a day out on the water.
Half Cabin Boat Full-Day Hire
Hop on board your half cabin cruiser and enjoy a relaxing and scenic day on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater. Hire this 17-foot (5 m) boat to take in the exquisite beachfront sights from the water or simply relax and soak up the sun.
Alternatively, make use of the fishing rods on the boat to try and reel in a catch. Jump off to swim, pull up to quiet beaches or just kick back and recline on a boat built for comfort.
2-Day Sailing & Camping Tour on the Gold Coast. Spend 2 days immersed in the natural beauty of the Moreton Bay Marine Park as you learn to sail an easy-to-manoeuvre trimaran kayak. Watch for marine life like dolphins as you sail along, gather around the camp fire for a delicious barbecue dinner, and spend the night under the stars at a campsite on South Stradbroke Island.
Try out one of Australia's best seafood and adventure experiences with Catch a Crab. Join this special experience for some fun activities that give you a sense of the unique outdoor lifestyle Down Under.
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