Best Fishing between Eden & Wonboyn

by Paul Lyons
(Bodalla Fishing & Maritime Museum)


Hey me and a few mates are planning a trip to go to between wonboyn and eden nsw. We are from Victoria. Can anyone please provide any info on what to target in October. Also any ideas on where to stay or camp.

There will be no more then six of us wanting to go on a fishing trip.
We are all Landbase fishoes. We may hire a boat if we are able to.
We are coming next October. We are after on info on best places to stay or camp as we are leaving both options open. Also info on what varieties of fish we should be targeting that time of year.

Any help would be appreciated.



ANSWER from Paul at Bodalla:
Hi Adam,
I did much the same trip for 30 years myself.

To get the most out of the trip, I'd spend some time at Wonboyn lake, & then some in Eden itself, that way you can cover twice as many types of fishing & fish.
"Wonboyn Cabins & Caravan Park" phone 02 64969131 is a great starting point & they used to hire tinnies as well. The lake is famous for large flathead, but bream, trevally, mulloway, flounder, large mullet, & bass up higher, are all options. By driving down a track, the beach can be reached, where big salmon & tailor can be caught. Sharks can also be caught here, too.
"Eden tourist Park" phone 02 64961139 is on Aslings Beach in Eden, so it's a 100 mt walk to salmon, tailor, & the odd shark & mulloway. Each end of the beach has rock fishing available, where things like luderick, bonito/striped tuna, slimey mackerel, yellowtail scad, pike, etc, etc,can all be fluked on different occasions.
There are numerous caravan parks in between, but you will come across more fish by fishing both Eden & Wonboyn.
Hopefully, Harbourside Tackle Shop, 253 Imlay street, Eden 02 64961778 might be able to help sort out any other enquiries. Also, please bare in mind there are far more types of fish to be caught, these are just some of the ones that i can remember that we fluked over the years.
Cheers for now, Paul - Bodalla fishing Museum.
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Aug 08, 2011
by: joel

Hi, im heading to wonboyn on the 9th october for a week. im thinking of putting in alot of time on the beach after dark chasing mulloway. i havent really fished for them before so if anyone has any tips i would be greatfull. cheers joel.

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Jun 01, 2014
Thanks for yr advice
by: Ed.

Thanks for those tips guys. Keep them coming !

Apr 23, 2014
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by: Kevin at Merimbula

I agree with above comments and hope you have a great time. You may find Australian Fishing Network Fishing map No.20 useful. Very detailed map of the areas you are fishing with info on species in different areas, landmarks, rivers, creeks, inlets and roads. Available at most tackle shops or at
Aussie fish adventures do estuary charters from Batemans Bay to Wonboyn and you wont go wrong with them. You will find Stuart an excellent guide who really knows his stuff and is keen to impart his knowledge and skills. Mobile 0400 062 504 or

Apr 23, 2014
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by: Mark

Hi Squeak,
Thanks for your question. Am checking with some of the local experts that I know around the Southern end of the coast to see what they can suggest/advise. Hopefully they'll be able to post some ideas on this page.

Apr 18, 2014
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by: Squeak

Hi all taking family to Eden for a few days and I norm bring boat but this time I'm not any one with any landbase reports would be great cheers

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