Fishing is one of the most popular pastimes in and around Kiama.
Throw a line in Kiama Harbour to pick up bream and blackfish . Or if you prefer drummer, groper, kingfish, salmon, snapper, tailor or trevally, your best bet is around the rocks.*
Seven Mile Beach is good for bream, flathead, salmon, tailor, mulloway and whiting, while Werri Beach is as good a place as any to pick up snapper and whiting.
Crooked River is known for prawns, bream and flathead and the Minnamurra River bream, blackfish, flathead and whiting – just remember it’s a unique mangrove ecosystem, so netting isn’t allowed.
The Kiama area has six boat ramps located at the Minnamurra River, Kiama Harbour, Gerringong and Gerroa. If you’re heading ‘outside’ you can try for flathead, kingfish, marlin, morwong, mulloway, snapper or yellowfin tuna.
If you don’t have your own boat, a number of local charter operators can take you reef or game fishing. Contact the Kiama Visitors Centre for more information.
* Rock fishing can be extremely dangerous and conditions unpredictable. If you are fishing the rocks, remember to take all necessary safety precautions. If you’re not an experienced rock fisherman, we suggest you stick to the beaches, harbour and estuaries.)