Postcards from Cremorne

We’re blessed to have one of the most beautiful harbours in the world right on our doorstep, but few Sydneysiders realise that it’s also great for fishing.

Head north of the Harbour Bridge and you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of scenic fishing spots. Imagine reeling in decent-sized fish with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in clear sight. Well that’s exactly what Cremorne Point offers.

The tree lined nature walk that runs parallel to Milson Road is popular with the cheese, wine and cracker crews. And further down, you’ll find MacCallum Pool, a stunning public swimming pool right on the harbour.

Despite the million dollar views, you’ll actually be surprised by the quality of fish you can catch here. Expect to find bream, snapper, flathead, trevally—from the north side of Cremorne Point all the way to the lighthouse. Conditions permitting, unweighted prawns are the go.

Fish from the big rock on the western side for big bream and flathead.

In the evenings when the ferry traffic subsides, Cremorne Point Wharf does well for squid, bream, leatherjackets and yellowtail (yakkas). Or send out a live squid or yellowtail in the hope of catching something bigger!

Cremorne Point is a beautiful spot to chill, so bring the partner along, lay down a rug and enjoy a picnic with view. Grab some takeaway chicken from CharGrill Charlie’s. It’s bloody good hey.

And if you really want to catch one thing here, make sure it’s the sunset. Thank us later.




Getting there: 30 mins via Military Rd from Sydney [view in map]

Best times: High tide at dawn or dusk

What to catch & how: 

  • Bream/snapper/flathead on prawns/cubed pilchards or soft plastics.
  • Leatherjackets on a small piece of peeled prawn.
  • Salmon/tailor on pilchards
  • Squid on squid jigs
  • Mulloway/kingfish on yellowtail/squid

Buying bait: 

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