Endless sands of Dolls Point

Just a short drive from Sydney’s CBD, you’ll find lots of sand and plenty of flatheads too.

Dolls Point is part of a long stretch of sand that extends all the way to Brighton Le Sands. And where there’s sand, there are flatheads.

The area has car parks and rock walls every 100 metres that are worth exploring. Follow the boardwalk runners if you’re lost.

A really effective method is to cast really far and work a 3 inch soft plastic (flicking from 10 to 2 o’clock). If you don’t get any hits, move down 10 metres & repeat. This way, you’ll cover all the areas where shy flatties are waiting to pounce.

If you prefer to sit back & enjoy the surroundings, throw cubed & pilchard tails out and let the current & scent do the work. In summer, you can also catch sand whiting here.


Getting there: 20 minutes via The Grand Parade from Sydney [view in map]

Best times: a rising high tide at sunrise or sunset.

What to catch & how: 

  • Flathead on soft plastics, prawns or cubed pilchards
  • Sand whiting/bream on blood worms, yabbies, prawns or small poppers.

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