Mallacoota

Submitted: Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 15:15
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Hi all,

Off to Mallacoota in 4 weeks time...have already started counting the days. Have never been there before (we usually keep going on to Eden/Merimbula).

Any info on 'must do' day trips, good fishing spots etc...

Cheers.
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Reply By: andy - Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 18:08

Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 18:08
Hi Simon, I lived at Mallacoota for a few years in the 80's and it was heaven on earth. For fishing you should have a boat to get up into the top lake and rivers above the lake (can rent one at 2 spots). You can do all of the accessable lakes and rivers with a small tinny. There is launching at Gypsy Point (top lake and rivers), Mallacoota jetty (bottom lake and the entrance area), and Karbethong (midway between the bottom and top lakes giving access to the goodwin sands and the narrows which are both good fishing spots). For another spot go down the airport rd to the Betka river which is a good salt water fishing spot offering river and beach fishing. Pleanty of surf fishing from the entrance and to the south. If you have a 4WD then travel south to shipwreck creek and beyond and you will get to a heap of great surf fishing beaches. Will also do some river crossings and moderate off roading too. Eventually if you follow this rd you will come out in the Cann River area close to Wingan Inlet and The Skerries (a great spot with thousands of seals). For an offshore fishing charter in Mallacoota head out with a guy called Reinhard Strauss who is a local Abalone diver. He runs fishing charters in the Gabo Island area and has more than 35 years of local knowledge in the area. His number is in the local book. Genoa Peak is great for a bushwalk. Wangerabell falls is a good day trip and any of the beaches are secluded and private. The local info spot will have maps and info on local attractions. The best thing about the town is the lack of development. It has hardly changed over the last 20 years. It may seem a little backwards in some ways but that is what has kept the natural environment so pristine. Enjoy
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Follow Up By: SimonIT - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 09:33

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 09:33
Hi Andy,

Will be taking a 5.25m fishing boat with us so hope to catch a fish or three. Thanks for all the info.

Simon.
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 23:24

Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 23:24
top spot my neighbour is from there as well and he is mad on fishing .
Was down that way at x-mas but alas not long enough at a good fishing spot maybe mid year next year.
Some good drives up in the hills though.1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
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Reply By: petprass - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 14:20

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 14:20
If you are going to fish off the Goodwin Sands where the big flatheads are, you will need to have your own supply of poddy mullet. No poddy's = not much fish.

Peter
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