Family Friendly Fishing in Jervis Bay


In this Blog we will focus on a few spots that families can readily access for that simple relaxing fishing adventure in and around Jervis Bay including Huskisson Wharf.


You could spend many delightful hours fishing Jervis Bay and still not fish all the great spots it has on offer to both the novice and experienced angler. If you really enjoy fishing, you'll find many different types of fishing on offer from boat fishing, fishing from jetties or wharf, fishing from the rocks, beach fishing to open ocean game fishing.

Family Fishing in Jervis Bay

Boat-based fishing in the wider Shoalhaven area is likely to be rewarded with an amazing catch including marlin, tuna, kingfish, snapper, bream, morwong, and flathead. In the region's estuaries, there's every opportunity to catch bream, flathead, whiting, tailor, luderick, Australian salmon, bonito, trevally, drummer, snapper, kingfish and crabs, while freshwater enthusiasts can target Australian bass, carp and estuary perch.

Jervis Bay is one of the most popular fishing spots on the South Coast. This dedicated Marine Park ensures the conservation of marine habitats and species while allowing recreational fishers plenty to enjoy. The rock platforms on the northern side of the bay are world famous for the land-based game fishing opportunities they offer for species such as marlin, tuna and kingfish. Inside the bay, chase the bream, whiting and flathead from almost any of the beaches. There are several boat ramps around the bay for the boating angler, while there are kilometres of beaches, rocks and estuary shoreline to fish from.


Hyams Beach

Hyams Beach is not only one of the most beautiful beaches you are likely to see but it also can provide some fun fishing for the family. Looking more closely, as you walk this beach, you can see many little drop offs and gutters. You may need a good set of polarized sunglasses to spot the fish but they are there and you may catch bream, whiting and, in winter, Australian Salmon. (John had a great time catching salmon here on his birthday!) Try fishing with pilchards, white bait and chucking some soft plastics. Best to start about half way down the beach. A fun Jervis Bay fishing spot and great scenery.

Huskisson Wharf

Huskisson wharf  is a very popular family fishing spot and can yield a range of species and sized fish. Be careful to throw back the undersized fish caught here. Again, fish light and allow the bait to move around in the current. Try peeled prawns early in the morning and the change of the tides.  Huskisson wharf is just 50m from our Jervis Bay accommodation! Simple land based location for fishing in Jervis Bay.

Currambene Creek

Try the boat ramp and Woollamia for that simple family fun fishing excursion. There are a number of land-based and boat spots in this small, but very productive creek. The best baits that I have found are beach, blood and squirt worms, pink nippers, peeled prawns and pilchard tails. Bream, flathead, whiting, luderick and flounder can be caught here. Whenever I come through Huskisson, I visit the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum - you will be surprised what you see there (got to the end of the boardwalk).

Moona Moona Creek Bridge

There is a deep hole under the Moona Moona Creek road bridge and on the out going tide you can often see a mixture of fish species including bream, whiting, flathead and blackfish. Fish with light gear and try both sides of the bridge from the rocks.

Callala Bay

Bream, whiting and flathead from the beach. You might catch bream, whiting, squid, flathead and tailor off the rocks at Callala Point. Early morning or late afternoon seems to work the best. Also try the jetty next to the Callala Bay boat ramp.

Murrays Beach Boat Ramp and Wall

Fishing here can add a different scope to the usual family fishing because it is a popular spot for squid fishing. Murrays Beach itself is a beautiful location within Booderee National Park and is a popular snorkelling location.Most fishing is done early morning or at dusk. One of the popular fishing spots for 'over the weed' fishing.

Plantation Point

This is a great land-based spot for bream, whiting, flathead, flounder, squid and the odd good size snapper.


Currarong is surrounded by white sand beaches. Most notable are Warrain Beach and sheltered Abraham's Bosom Beach. Currarong is also famous for its rock pools, and for the many protected beaches a few minutes’ drive away on the other side of the headland in Jervis Bay, including Long Beach, Cabbage Tree Beach and the perfectly horse-shoe shaped Honeymoon Bay.

Currarong has world class fishing - rock, beach and ocean. A spot down the cliff from Point Perpendicular is one of the few land-based locations in Australia where yellowfin tuna and marlin can be caught. In 2011 a new boat ramp was completed that allows for launching two boats at a time. The area is also renowned for its scuba diving and snorkelling.

St Georges Basin

The basin has some whiting, garfish, flathead, bream etc. There are often prawns in the shallows but watch out for the sting rays.

Have an amazing time fishing BUT remember:

1. Don't forget adults need a license to fish, and 

2. Do use the Jervis Bay Fishing Map - Zones, and fish in the right zones

A Useful Contact for Fishing Gear, Bait and Advice

The friendly guys (Dave and Daniel) at JB Lures are very helpful when it comes to Fishing Gear, buying Bait and local Advice. They are in 9 Hawke St, Huskisson and tell them John sent you.

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Amongst the best accommodation in Jervis Bay is 62 Owen at Jervis Bay. We have two 2 or 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom self-contained units in Huskisson. Jervis Bay Vista has a wonderful view of Currambene Creek and out to Jervis Bay and Bayreach 1 is just 100metres from Huskisson Beach. Both units offer stylish accommodation in Huskisson which is the heart of Jervis Bay. Both apartments are popular with guests who search for Huskisson holiday rentals and are looking for well located self contained apartments

These apartments are centrally located and, therefore, close to cafes and restaurants, Jervis Bay cruises and other water activities eg SUP, fishing and kayaking. Close by are the famous white sand beaches of Jervis Bay and the wonder of both Jervis Bay National Park and Booderee National Park. Why not join us in our well-appointed Huskisson accommodation and set out on that well deserved holiday just a short drive from Sydney or Canberra?

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