Our experts share their top spots to catch a fish.
Our experts share their top spots to catch a fish. Mark Wilton

9 of the best spots to catch fish on the Northern Rivers

WANT to know where to go for your best chance of catching a fish off Northern Rivers beaches?

Our local fishing experts have shared their tips, but don't forget to get a fishing licence.


  • Near the sailing club is a good place to take kids fishing. There is plenty of sand and you're likely to catch a whiting, bream or flathead.
  • Lance Ferris Wharf behind the CBD has easy access to the river.
  • Faulks Reserve is a good spot to spend the day. The grass reserve has trees for shade, a boat ramp and pontoon. It also offers a spot for the kids to play a game of cricket if they get bored of fishing.

Evans Head

  • Setting a line with a prawn and no sinker near the boat ramps is likely to catch you a fish.
  • Fishing the sandflats with a sugapen lure might land you a whiting.
  • High tide around Iron Gates offers the chance of a nice trevally.

Brunswick Heads

  • The Brunswick River offers many great spots to catch a fish - try fishing off the walls.
  • The boat harbour is a great spot to wet a line as are any of the retaining walls towards the mouth of the river offer great spots to fish.
  • If you have a boat, you'll find whiting on flats near the highway bridges.