One of the main attractions of our beautiful region is the variety of fishing opportunities it provides, and the great catches reported by both locals and visitors. Yamba is famous for its prawns, and we would like to ask all visiting anglers to help us ensure this key industry is not put under threat. White spot on raw prawn meat used as bait is a serious threat, so please educate yourself before fishing our waters.
If you would like to be in the running for a $500 prize pack from Iluka Boatshed, enter your catch in the Daily Examiner weigh in. Yamba Weigh in stations are located at Yamba Bait and Tackle, BP Bait Place and Marina Boat and Tackle amongst others.
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What's biting NOW?
(Updated weekly on Thursday)
THIS WEEK - Updated 9/1/2020
Reports big run of Whiting in Wooli river and also flathead are on the move for their annual spawning run. Note any flathead over 2kg is almost certain to be a female and at this time of the year contain roe.
Bream is being caught regularly by our happy anglers too.
Blue swimmer and mud crabs are still on the move in the estuary with plenty of bait for traps being sold from our bait shops.
There have been some great catches this week. So much so that one of the bait shops ran out of bait! And it is holidaymakers being the top catchers this week.
Jewfish were the biggest attraction offshore this week. Other catches were yellow tail kingfish, dolphin fish and a huge groper!
Mangrove Jacks are being taken around Yamba Bay. And there is plenty of bream around.
There are also crabs, both blue swimmers and muddies on the move.
We have a number of family friendly waterfront homes and units that make ideal bases for fishing holidays. If you are looking for something for a family gathering that has a swimming pool, pontoon and more you should look no further than either Amarillo, Nirvana Waters or Sandy Shores
If you are looking for something more modest in size, our Units at Peninsula Court are hugely popular with anglers and their families. On the banks of the Clarence River, Peninsula Court offers the guest some stunning sunsets and you don't have to be a fisherman to enjoy the outlook and tranquility of this lovely spot.
Best of Both Worlds
Why not leave the boat behind and stay in an oceanfront unit or home to make the most of the beaches? With boats for hire and charters available from the Yamba Marina you can still get in a bit of ocean-going angling. Bring a rod and try a bit of rock, river or beach fishing the rest of the time.
Let someone else do the hard work and take you to the places the fish are biting. With extensive local knowledge the Yamba charter companies have an impressive record of helping visitors find the big fish.
For boat hire, bait, tackle, chandlery and more Yamba Marina is the one stop shop
There are numerous outlets offering bait and tackle in Yamba.
Marina Boat and Tackle
Fancy catching your own bait instead? Popular spots for Yabbie pumping are Oyster channel, Shallow Channel, the end of Whiting beach and many more.
Keep it Legal
Don't forget to ensure that you have the correct licence for the fishing activity of your choice. Consult the NSW Department of Primary Industries to make sure you are properly licenced and not exceeding bag limits or size/weight restrictions.
Tim the Bream
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