Lake Macquarie Hunter Recreational Fishing Guide


Fishing is a fun, outdoor activity for the whole family. Fishing rules help ensure healthy and sustainable fisheries for future generations.

The Hunter district provides excellent beach, rock, and boat fishing opportunities.

This guide provides essential information on fishing, including any closures and restrictions, which apply within the Hunter district from the Sygna wreck located on Stockton Beach in the north, to Wybung Head in the south, west to Musswellbrook and Denman.

DPI fisheries officers routinely patrol waterways, boat ramps and foreshores to advise anglers about responsible fishing practices and to ensure compliance with NSW fishing regulations.

This publication provides valuable information on fishing in Hunter/ Lake Macquarie region including:

  • closures
  • maps
  • fishing rules
  • spearfishing
  • fishing safety


Published: May 2016