LakeMacquariehas a shoreline of 174 kilometres, with more than 11,000 hectares of surface water and an average depth of 9.7 metres. With a volume four times that of Sydney Harbour, there is a lot of water to house a lot of fish.
Angling has improved considerably since the introduction of a commercial fishing ban in 2002. Today Lake Macquarie is home to more than 280 different species, and attracts thousands of keen anglers each year.
Much of southern Lake Macquarie is around 4 to 9 metres deep, with deeper sections - up to 15 metres - found around Pulbah Island. There are many bottom features in this part of the lake; vast stretches of mud, weed, long sea grasses and sand mixed with rock, presenting plenty of opportunities for the angler.
For recommendations on where is best to fish from shore or in boat; including some local tips on baits, lures and burley, and fish breeds to target, download the following PDF fact sheet: Fishing.pdf