Angling in the shire: Woronora

The Shire has lots of great spots to spend a lazy day’s fishing and Burnum Burnum Reserve is one of those local gems.

Woronora river runs through this sleepy stretch of parkland, though the area really livens up at the weekend with picnickers, dog lovers and kayakers all flocking to enjoy the peaceful surrounds. There’s plenty of parking and good toilet facilities, making it a comfortable outing for families too.

We recommend dropping into The Boatshed for a quick bite to eat. It’s a beautiful spot to watch life on the river while digging into their homemade treats. They also hire out kayaks & canoes if you’re feeling adventurous. Just look for a big blue house on Princes Park Rd—you can’t miss it.

Fish light on the sand flats south of Menai Road bridge for whiting

For your best chance of catching dinner, use a standard running rig with a size 6 long shank hook and the lightest sinker you can get away with. Fresh bloodworms are the best bait for whiting and bream in these parts so, if you have a pump, you’ll find bloodworms from the end of the park. For flatheads or the odd mulloway, give peeled prawns a go. Happy fishing.
 


FISHO’S FYI

 

Getting there: 30 minutes on Princess Highway from Sydney [view in map]

Best times: 2 hours either side of a changing tide

What to catch & how: 

  • Bream/flathead on prawns or cubed pilchards
  • Sand whiting on blood worms or yabbies
  • Mulloway on squid or soft plastics

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