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Shae Killey4 years ago

Going fishing in Wollongong? We've got you sorted

There's nothing quite like a good early morning fish to relax and unwind from a stressful week at work. Just you, your fishing rod, a couple of chirping birds and the water. If you want to make the most of this relaxing experience, you can't sit there on an empty belly. While you might be fishing for your next meal, that's not going to help you when it comes to your breakfast. Luckily we've found 3 secret fishing spots you're guaranteed a catch, as well as a good cup of coffee.

Get your tackle organised, rig your rod, chuck on your fishing jacket, jump in the car and stop off at one of these fishing spots you won’t want to tell anyone about.

Secret fishing spot #1

Fishing behind the rocks near the old Headlands Hotel is a must if you want to catch some good sized fish in Wollongong. This spot has been known to produce some nice tailor, along with a variety of other species that are sure to taste good on your dinner plate later that evening. As always when fishing near rocks, you will need to be careful, so pick your spots and always fish with a partner for safety as well as some good banter.
Where: Headland Ave Austinmer NSW

AustiBeach Cafe Restaurant Gelateria

Perfect location, AustiBeach Cafe Restaurant Gelateria - Wollongong
Perfect location, AustiBeach Cafe Restaurant Gelateria – Austinmer

Located just a kilometre south of secret fishing spot #1, AustiBeach Cafe Restaurant Gelateria has a laidback beachy vibe with friendly customer service with so many tasty options, selecting your breakfast meal will be as hard as choosing what lure you’re going be use later. With a variety of both traditional and gourmet selections on offer, you can’t go past the Austi Big Breakfast, which includes eggs cooked to your liking with seared bacon, slow roasted tomato, chorizo, haloumi, mushrooms and salsa rosa with toast. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick coffee or need a place to read the paper before your fish, make sure it’s at AustiBeach.
Where: 104 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Austinmer NSW

Secret fishing spot #2

Hill 60 lookout is normally popular among Wollongong locals and tourists alike for its picturesque views of the coastline. But little do most locals know, the waters that surround this lookout are thriving with fish. If you want to catch a good sized bonnie or salmon then this is the spot. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to see the views from Hill 60? Well stop making excuses, grab your rod and make a day of it.
Where: Port Kembla Lookout Port Kembla NSW

The Red Kitchen

Lovely fresh meal, The Red Kitchen - Wollongong
Lovely fresh meal, The Red Kitchen – Port Kembla

Located less than 2km from Hill 60 is The Red Kitchen. While famous for their catering, This cafe’s coffee house has a range of gluten-free options and premium barista style coffee that will have you coming back again and again. This local’s favourite is for your more sophisticated fisherman who doesn’t mind an organic aromatic coffee and a rustic tart to go with their fresh catch.
Where: 100 Wentworth Street Port Kembla NSW

Secret fishing spot #3

Perhaps you’re a fisherman who dabbles in a bit of surf fishing? Chuck your board shorts on and head down to Windang Beach for an afternoon of waves, sand and salmon. Be sure to head out during high tide and use pilchard as bait if you want the best chance to catch some tailor. There’s also been stories of large jewfish being caught on this very beach.
Where: Windang Beach New South Wales

Or-sum Surf Cafe

The perfect breakfast, Or-sum Surf Cafe - Wollongong
The perfect breakfast, Or-sum Surf Cafe – Windang

There’s nothing better than a nice hot cup of coffee to enhance the senses and warm the body before or after a big session of fishing. Or-sum Surf Cafe’s coffee beans are locally roasted in Warilla which means less time in transportation, equalling better tasting coffee. Coffee aside, this place is good enough to visit for its wholesome brekky selections and happy-go-lucky staff who will make you feel right at home, whether it’s your first time visiting or you’re a regular fishermen in the area. If you’re thinking about fishing Windang Beach, stop into this lovely little cafe and find out for yourself.
Where: 10 George Street Warilla NSW

Have we missed you favourite hidden fishing spot or cafe?