Local gem: Gray’s Point

A short cruise down the Princess Highway leads to the peaceful area of Gray’s Point.

Along the way, you’ll go past Gymea’s main street where you can pick up takeaway treats like freshly baked tarts from the Portuguese bakery—they’re worth stopping for.

It’s surprising how Port Hacking is often overlooked by anglers considering it’s one of Sydney’s most beautiful and cleanest waterways. But the locals know what’s up…

Upstream at Swallow Rock Reserve, there is a popular launching ground for boats and kayaks, plus picnic facilities like electric BBQs and toilets.

Fish along the banks and you’ll catch bread & butter species; Flathead, bream and sand whiting. If you can grab a spot on the pontoon, you’ll do even better.

I seem to get more bites when there’s a strong current

Gray’s Point is one of those relaxing spots where you sit back with a beer and wait for a nibble. But if you’re keen, use a soft plastic along banks to entice flatties waiting to ambush.

If the fish aren’t biting, move to the end of Grays Point Road where you can pump fresh yabbies on the sand flats (at low tide) and try casting into the channel.

In summer, expect to take home elbow-slapping sand whiting for dinner.


FISHO’S FYI

 

Getting there: 50 mins on Princess Highway from Sydney [view in map]

Best times: Early morning on a run out high tide.

What to catch & how: 

  • Bream/flathead on peeled prawns & soft plastics.
  • Sand whiting on bloodworms, yabbies or small poppers.

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