Go Fishing – St Georges Basin

Cover image of St Georges Basin Go Fishing guideSt Georges Basin is a Recreational Fishing Haven and trophy fishery located near Jervis Bay, about 2.5 hours’ drive south of Sydney. The Basin is famous for its giant dusky flathead and is home to a plethora of other popular estuary sportfish.

Fringed by a number of small towns and villages including Basin View, Sanctuary Point and Old Erowal Bay, the Basin features numerous shallow sandy beaches, coves, bays, headlands and creeks. It’s an extremely productive and popular fishery for Shoalhaven locals and for visitors from other areas with plenty of holiday accommodation, caravan parks and camping grounds.

The Basin is linked to the sea via Sussex Inlet on the southern side with the other major tributary being Wandandian Creek, a tree-lined waterway popular with boat and kayak anglers targeting bream on lures. A number of smaller waterways also drain into the Basin.

Popular with land-based and boat/kayak anglers, St Georges Basin offers yearround estuary sportfishing access in calm and reasonably protected waters.

As well as being a Recreational Fishing Haven, the Basin has a system of DPI artificial reefs, constructed using funds from
the Recreational Fishing Trust. These reefs provide valuable habitat for key recreational fishing species and additional
fishing opportunities for local and visiting anglers. See separate Fact Box on page 6 for details and GPS co-ordinates for the
artificial reefs.


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