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Fishing Australia - Holiday Fishing in Forster NSW

Fishing Australia - Holiday Fishing in Forster NSW

Fishing Australia - Forster NSW

Welcome to Forster, a coastal haven for fishing enthusiasts and holiday seekers alike.

Nestled in the New South Wales north coast, Forster is a dream destination for those looking to combine the thrill of angling with the serenity of a beach retreat. It's is a picturesque town known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear lakes. It's approximately 300 kilometres north of Sydney, making it perfect for an extended holiday escape.

Fishing Australia - Forster

Fishing Forster

The best times to visit Forster for a remarkable fishing experience are during the warmer months of December to February, where the mighty flathead is a popular catch using lures or bait. All anglers are encourage to return large breeding female fish unharmed after a quick photo to ensure this regions fantastic fishery. Many anglers keep returning to the region because the flathead fishing is not to be missed.

Fishing throughout the year can be a rewarding and exciting experience. Forster is a popular fishing destination known for its variety of fish species and excellent fishing spots. Some of the most popular fish species to catch in Forster include flathead, bream, whiting, and yellowtail kingfish. There are many different fishing methods you can use to catch fish including fishing from the shore, using a boat, or kayaking. If you prefer to fish from the shore, there are many good spots to try, such as Elizabeth Beach or Wallis Lake. If you prefer to use a boat, you can hire one from a local boat rental company such as Blue Peter Boatshed Forster.

It's important to note that there are fishing regulations in place in Forster, so be sure to check them before you start fishing. You'll also need a fishing license.

Forster flathead fishing

Forster Tourist Attractions & Family Activities

Discover the charm of Forster with its vibrant local attractions, including scuba diving adventures, hiking trails, and the Great Lakes Maritime Museum. The area's natural beauty is complemented by the diverse range of activities suitable for families and children. Forster and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of activities for visitors. Whether you're looking for outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, good food or relaxation, there's something for everyone in this scenic coastal region.

Here are some things to do in Forster and the surrounding area: * Visit one of the local beaches, such as One Mile Beach, Wallis Lake, or Boomerang Beach. * Enjoy water sports, such as swimming, surfing, kayaking, or paddleboarding, in the area's lakes and rivers. * Visit the Booti Booti National Park, which offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and scenic lookouts. * Golfing at one of the local golf courses, such as the Great Lakes Golf Club or the Mid North Coast Golf Course. * Try some local craft beer at the Great Lakes Brewing Co. * Take a wildlife tour, such as a whale watching tour or a kangaroo watching tour. * Visit the local museums and galleries, such as the Great Lakes Museum or the Barrington Tropical Botanic Garden.

Estuary system in Forster

Forster Restaurants

Savour the local cuisine at popular eateries. You can sample flavours from around the world with Mexican, Italian, Turkish, Asian fusion and more. There are plenty of fast food takeaways too.

Here is a list recommended by the Australian Good Food Guide: Notable Forster Restaurants

Forster Accommodation

Choose from a variety of accommodation options, from beachfront resorts to camping sites. Forster provides a range of choices to suit different preferences and budgets. Many camp grounds have direct access to the water, so having a fish before breakfast is always on the cards! It does pay to book ahead, as this is a very popular area.

Forster climate


Enjoy a temperate climate throughout the year, with warm summers and mild winters, making Forster an ideal destination for holidaymakers seeking comfortable weather. Overall, Forster experiences a warm summer season from December to March, with average daily high temperatures above 26°C and the hottest month being January with an average reading of 29 °C. July is the coldest month of the year in Forster, with average temperatures as high as 18°C and as low as 9°C .

Barclay's Tackle World Forster

Barclays Tackle World Forster is your place to go, not only for all your fishing needs, with their great range of rods, reels, tackle and anything else fishing you could need. But also the place to go for all your boating needs, whether that be electronics or chandlery to deck out your boat, watersport goods like waterskis and tubes, or even a new boat or outboard motor.

Locally owned for over 40 years by Graham & Kay Barclay, the store caters for both estuary and offshore, as well as tips on what is working and where to go for a hot bite.

Services: Reel & Rod repairs, full range of fishing gear, line spooling, marine sales & service.

Address: 1/129 The Lakes Way, Forster NSW 2428

Phone: (02) 6554 5701

Tackle World Forster

Embark on an unforgettable journey in Forster, where the combination of natural beauty, thrilling fishing experiences, and welcoming locals create the perfect holiday escape. Overall, fishing in Forster can be a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area. With the right equipment, fishing techniques, and a bit of patience, you can catch some great fish and create some lasting memories.

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