Bribie Island, Queensland

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Bribie Island extends for 30km along the coast immediately north of Brisbane.

You will catch a surprising range of species within the sheltered waters of Pumicestone Passage, which is the labyrinth of mangrove flats and channels that flows inside the island between Caloundra and Brisbane’s northern Moreton Bay.

There is also surf fishing on Bribie’s outer beaches.

Pumicestone Passage was closed to commercial netting in 1996.

The extensive flats are home to yabbies (nippers), marine worms and shellfish, which in turn attract feeding fish.

The main species caught in the passage are bream, flathead, jacks, tailor and whiting, along with mud crabs, and good runs of prawns and sand crabs at times.

Try channel edges for big flathead, and fish the flats edges for whiting on a rising tide.

Bream and mangrove jacks like structure and usually bite on the rise and the turn of the tide.

Less well known is that the passage contains painted crayfish, octopus, squid, big prawns, sea snakes and turtles, as well as big sharks.

Larger fish dwell in the deeper water of the passage, including mulloway, cod, snapper and sweetlip.

There is coral and other structure in the deeper waters. There is also a man-made shellfish reef.

Threadfin salmon are caught in the passage, and occasional barramundi, along with a few grunter.

Fishing spots

Bribie Bridge, located at the Brisbane end of the passage, is effectively a huge artificial reef located in a deep part of the waterway.

The bridge can be fished by boat but the tide runs hard. Try to fish the turn.

Cod, mulloway, bream, jacks, trevally, flathead, tuskfish, sweetlip, snapper and more are caught here, along with seasonal tailor from about June to August.

Bongaree jetty is located near deep water. It produces roughly the same fish as the bridge and can be fished on foot, but go early or late to avoid jetski riders and the like.

Fishing the deep drop-off from beaches near Bongaree jetty can be successful.

Bribie’s canals provide good sport for mainly bream, jacks and small trevally.

Between the bridge and jetty, the canal entrance called The Lock is a mangrove jack hotspot.

Further north, Pacific Harbour canals produce the same fish.

At the entrance to Pacific Harbour, sweetlip are sometimes caught.

Red Beach, at the southern end of the island, produces winter whiting, a small but tasty species of whiting caught in large numbers in season around Brisbane.

North of Bribie Bridge, Sylvan Beach can be fished on foot, along with Banksia Beach. Expect mainly bream, tailor, whiting and flathead.

More inaccessible fishing spots are located further north, with White Patch the last point accessible by 2WD.

A 4WD vehicle gives access to tracks in Bribie National Park and its campgrounds.

Bream, whiting, flathead, occasional mulloway and mud crabs are the main catch in the northern section.

Gallaghers Gutter runs near Gallaghers Camp Ground, and fishes well.

Further north, Poverty Creek Campground has the same fish, and is a proven spot for mud crabs.

North again, Mission Point Campground is reached only by boat, with the nearest ramp at Donnybrook.

Bribie Island Marine Zones

Before fishing be sure to check the marine park zones.

There is a large green zone around Long Island, and other restricted areas.

Crabbing and prawning

For sand crabs (blue crabs) try the southern entry to the passage area up to the Mission Point sandbanks.

Prawns are best in the passage after heavy rain in mid to late summer.

Other spots

Cooks Rocks – jewies, cod and snapper
Bongaree Ledge – sweetlip, snapper, cod and tuskfish
Ningi Creek – a good spot for boaters as it is accessible through the tide, most species.
Donnybrook jetty – prawns February to March. Bream, grunter, whiting, flathead, mulloway, crabs.
Dunlops Gutter (Donnybrook) – bream are found a few metres out from the boat ramp.
Glasshouse Mountains Creek – mud crabs, flathead, whiting, bream, grunter, prawns.

Sweetlip, small snapper, cod and tuskfish are caught on reef and coffee rock in the deeper waters of the passage.

Surf fishing

Woorim is a handy surf beach on the ocean side of Bribie Island. It produces mostly whiting, dart and bream.

Skirmish Point is popular for surf fishing and is only a short walk from the carpark. It produces mackerel from the beach in season, as well as whiting, tailor, dart and more.

North of Woorim is a 4WD beach access point. With a Beach Access Permit, fishos can book book in advance for the coastal campsites, with dart, whiting, flathead, tailor and bream caught in the surf.

General tips

As the water is often quite clear, and the more settled area is fished hard at times because of its proximity to Brisbane, bigger fish in the passage can be educated and hard to tempt.

To succeed, use fresh or live bait and light tackle for the best results. Night fishing also improves your chances.

Fish deep areas on the turn of the tide.

The passage fishes well when settling down after prolonged heavy rain. Dry years tend to produce slower fishing.


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Pumicestone Passage drone footage

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Bribie island whiting

Bribie Island flathead and bream

Bribie Island fishing spots

Bribie Island sweetlip (offshore)

Bribie Island bream and jacks

Pumicestone Passage shellfish reef

Thurra and Mueller Rivers, Victoria

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The Thurra and Mueller Rivers can be reached by taking the Tamboon Road from Cann River on the Princes Highway and turning left on the Point Hicks Road.

The Thurra is shallow for 2km up from the mouth, then deepens for another 2km, where estuary perch and bass are caught.

To reach Mueller River take the last track to the left before Thurra River bridge.

The Mueller can be fished from shore for mullet, flathead and bream.

Large bream, bass and perch are caught upstream using cartoppers or yaks.

Camping is on the west side of both river estuaries.

Surf fishing is reasonable.

Rock fishing is at Point Hicks, with mostly salmon, snook, sweep and occasional drummer.

The east side usually offers the most sheltered fishing.


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Lake Mulwala, NSW-Victoria

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Lake Mulwala formed after Yarrawonga Weir was built on the Murray River in 1939 for irrigation.

The lake has an area of 4400ha when full.

It is now one of the few Murray waterways where cod are dominant (besides carp) in catches.

Most cod are fairly small, but a few of more than 1m taken each year.

Yellowbelly are also caught, along with redfin, trout cod, silver perch and trout.

The former river channel is lined with large dead red gums and tributary channels usually have smaller trees, making it easy to find drop-offs.

The channel exceeds 10m deep in places.

Cod are often found along the channel edges.

Many tree trunks remain from when the lake was formed and are located just underwater. Damaged propellers are common.

The biggest cod tend to be taken in the deeper parts of the lake.

Popular spots include the Yellow Trail, a tributary of the Murray that heads to Kyffins Reserve boat ramp from The Horseshoe.

The Yellow Trail is marked with yellow paint and buoys at The Horseshoe and red and green paint on dead trees as you go further in.

The Yellow Trail is about 3m to 5m deep.

Kyffins Reserve has plenty of sunken timber.

The cleared section near the weir has plenty of submerged timber and holds cod, but the old river bed is hard to follow.

Fishing is best in warm weather, especially if you are using lures. Surface strikes can be had in summer.

Most shores on the lake are good for landbased fishing, especially those near the channel.

There are usually good numbers of shrimp that can be caught in a bait trap.

Other popular baits include bardi grubs and tinned corn kernels, yabbies and worms.

Lure choice depends on fishing style – deep divers are needed to probe deep channels, but during balmy summer and autumn evenings poppers and ultra-shallow lures can work well and provoke exciting surface strikes.

Yellowbelly will generally take the same lures as cod. Fish near cover such as willow trees or timber.

Mulwala is home to the annual Cod Classic event that has attracted up to around 3500 anglers, with a $1m+ prize pool.

Winning cod over the years have been around the metre mark.

Below the Yarrawonga Weir, cod action can be good, and the rare trout cod, macquarie perch and silver perch occasionally caught.

A 1m wind-chop is common on the lake, which can make life difficult or dangerous in small boats.

Lake Mulwala boat ramps

The western section and main lake can be reached from Yarrawonga or Mulwala ramps.

There is a sand ramp at Kyffins Reserve.

Majors Ck Boat Ramp is on the Murray Valley Highway on Majors Ck Road.

The Bundelong ramp is at the Junction of the Murray and Ovens Rivers.

Returning at night can be particularly hazardous because of all the tree stumps.

Lake Mulwala rules

The lake forms the border of two states. Anglers once needed to hold both NSW and Victorian fishing licences to fish the lake.

From September 1, 2004, NSW assumed control of recreational fishing in Lake Mulwala.

NSW rules apply to all of Lake Mulwala upstream from Yarrawonga Weir upstream to where the Ovens River enters the Murray, marked by the Bundalong boat ramp.

Only a NSW recreational fishing licence is required.

Victorian rules apply in Lake Hume.

NSW fishing laws apply to the whole of Murray River to the South Australian border, excluding the waters of Lake Hume.

Victorian fishing regulations apply in waters south of the Murray River.

For the latest rules information check this page.


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Ninety Mile Beach, Victoria

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Ninety Mile Beach is a superb fishing beach that stretches from McLoughlins Beach in the west to Lake Tyers Beach near Lakes Entrance to the east.

Species caught from the surf include salmon, tailor, snapper, sand whiting, various sharks and rays, kingfish, flathead, mullet, mulloway, trevally and bream.

Popular holiday destinations for people who fish the beach are Seaspray, Golden Beach, Loch Sport and Lakes Entrance.

Fishos do not have to target secluded parts of the beach to do well, but for those who want to get away from it all, try McGaurans Beach out of Woodside on the South Gippsland Highway, or Pettmans Beach near Lake Tyers. Pettmans is well known for its usually ideal gutters.

Other popular spots are Woodside Beach and Lake Tyers Beach, which both have van parks and shops.

Near Sale, Golden Beach produces snapper and sharks, as well as the more usual salmon.

Some fishermen launch boats from Ninety Mile Beach to target mixed species on rough ground, Google Earth imagery may reveal shadows of reef from which you can take GPS marks.

For those who don’t want to use a boat or surf ski, rigs can be taken out beyond the breakers with balloons, kites, remote-controlled boats or drones.

Ninety Mile Beach is famous for its gummy and school sharks and rays, but larger shark species such as whalers, hammerheads and seven-gills are present.

Try squid, bluebait, pilchards at night for gummy and school sharks.

Live salmon or mullet produce mulloway and snapper, usually in the warmer months, but winter snapper are caught.

Big salmon bite are usually around in autumn/winter, with sharks best in spring and summer, but gummies are caught through winter.

Elephant sharks and tailor often bite well in autumn.

Night fishing is popular on the Ninety Mile Beach, and tends to produce the better fish.

Spring and summer fishing can be plagued by unpredictable appearances of weed. Draughtboard sharks and various rays are a constant nuisance.

The standard surf kit is a star sinker set at the bottom of a paternoster rig, using a heavy-duty surf rod.

As the Gippsland Lakes lay behind much of the beach, this area provides many different fishing opportunities for the touring angler.

Lakes Entrance itself is an exceptional fishing area, both from the beach and within the entrance.

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Red River and Wingan Inlet, Victoria

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Fishos with a 4WD and a kayak can best enjoy the secluded Red River and Wingan Inlet region.

There is also good surf and rock fishing.

For those fit enough to carry their fishing gear long distances, the area has a superb 100km bushwalking track, which includes many small sections that fishermen find well worthwhile.

From Betka River, the Old Coast Road leads to a 4WD track past little Shipwreck Creek, to the larger Benedore River, which is often landlocked.

The Benedore can be fished by cartopper or canoe for bream.

Between Benedore River and Red River is Sandpatch Point, which has rock fishing on the east side.

Further west, on a 4WD track, is Red River and Easby Creek.

Access is on the East Wingan Road off the Princes Highway.

The track forks off to Red River and Easby Creek.

Both creeks can be fished by canoe or cartopper.

Red River is often landlocked and has only limited bank access.

When the sea access is open expect estuary perch, bream, salmon, tailor, luderick and whiting. Bream are the main catch.

Easby Creek produces big bream among the rock outcrops, some of which are fishable from shore.

Wingan Inlet is arguably the easiest and best camping location for fishermen within Croajingolong National Park.

Kayaking is popular in the Wingan and from the mouth fishos can travel almost 7km upstream before reaching rapids.

Access to the beach from Wingan Inlet campground is by a 2km track on the west side of the inlet. It is a long walk to the beach.

Surf fishing produces mainly mullet, salmon and gummy sharks.

For walkers, there is a 100km Wilderness Coast Walk, from Sydenham Inlet to Wonboyn on the NSW coast.

The walk is divided into shorter sections.

The Wingan to Red River walk is 10km each way and can be done in a day, but there is no fresh water at Red River.

The walk starts on the west side of Wingan River, and to join the Easby Creek track you must canoe or swim across the creek.

Some climbing over rocks is required to complete the Easby Creek track.

Easby is a small creek that is often landlocked, but it usually has bream.

After Easby, almost 2km of beach walking is required to the next coastal rocks, and after this there is another 2km of beach walking to Red River.

Red River mouth is often closed. To access its campsite on foot, follow the beach 200m past the mouth to the Red River track sign.

Red River has estuary perch and bream and is ideally fished by canoe.


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Lakes Entrance, Victoria

Lakes Entrance is one of Victoria's great fishing regions. Photo by Phil Whitehouse/flickr
Lakes Entrance is one of Victoria’s great fishing regions. Photo by Phil Whitehouse/flickr

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The Gippsland Lakes are a vast area of interconnected waterways served by a maintained sea entrance fed by the Tambo, Mitchell and Nicholson Rivers.

The region offers a bit of everything, including surf, estuary, offshore and freshwater fishing.

The main towns are Lakes Entrance, Kalimna, Metung and Paynesville.

Lakes Entrance township has good facilities, including boat hire, with a boat ramp at North Arm.

The sea opening is not safe for trailer boats, but the lakes produces enough fish to warrant staying inside.

Landbased anglers should try the following fishing spots …

Eastern Beach off Eastern Beach Rd for salmon, tailor and mullet;
Kalimna Jetty for bream, luderick, flathead, tailor and salmon;
Kalimna Wall for luderick and bream;
Nungurner Jetty and the north side of Reeve Channel;
Fishermen’s Wharf at Paynesville;
Crane Jetty at Shaving Point (mulloway);
Raymond Island Jetty; (bream and flathead)
Montague Point (bream and big flathead);
Point Harrington spit (flathead and flounder);
Resides Jetty north of Point Scott.

Garfish, whiting, salmon and flathead are abundant in the lower lakes, with bream and estuary perch upstream.

Using lures helps avoid juvenile bream.

Artificial reefs have been installed in the lakes and host a range of species.

The Tambo River has good bream, with bankside fishing spots.

Access is below the Princes Hwy Bridge via the Metung Rd and above the bridge via the Upper Tambo Rd.

Downstream access is via McFarlanes Rd. Launch boats at the Johnsonville ramp.

The river mouth into the lake is a great place for big bream, especially after rain.

Marshalls Flat on the west bank is a popular landbased area, as is Rough Rd, off Metung Rd.

The upper river fishes best in dry weather. Mulloway are caught.

The Nicholson River has little landbased access, but the small area called The Pear Tree, on the west bank about 1.5km below the Princes Hwy bridge, is a good spot.

A boat ramp is near the highway.

Bream, luderick and flathead are throughout the river.

The Mitchell River has a boat ramp at Eagle Point gives access to good spots such as The Cut, where the river flows into Jones Bay. Bream, estuary perch, flathead, mullet and garfish are caught.

Landbased fishing is at East Riverbank Rd and at the jetty next to the Lucknow Bridge.

The upper river’s snags fish best in summer.

Lake King fishes best after rain, which forces fish out of the rivers.

Eagle Point Bay is good after rain when fish are flushed from Mitchell River.

The same applies for Tambo Bay and Salt Creek near the Tambo River.

Jones Bay is good for pumping bait, and fishes best after heavy rain. Lake Wellington is a large lake with an average depth of only 2.5m.

It is fed by the Avon, Perry and Latrobe Rivers, and at the south-east end drains into Lake Victoria through McLennans Strait.

There is no tidal influence.

On the north shore, Marley Landing, which is 1km west of the Avon River entrance into the lake, gives access to the Avon River mouth, with flathead, whiting and bream.

On the south bank, Bull Bay has a launch site on a track off Seacombe Rd.

A boat ramp is at Seacombe at the top of the strait. The strait has bream and estuary perch, with luderick in autumn. The lake can become rough.

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is 25km long and 2.5km wide, with an average depth over 5m.

It has little if any tidal influence. Water flows through McLennans Strait if wind or rain changes the lakes’ levels.

Bream, garfish, mullet, luderick, trevally, tailor, flounder and flathead are the main species.

Loch Sport is the access point, reached from Sale or Rosedale on the Princes Hwy, then from Longford via Collier Hill from the South Gippsland Hwy.

There is a jetty and good boat ramp.

Holland’s Landing on the north side of McLennans Strait has a van park. The 9km strait holds most species, including estuary perch.

Jones and Blond Bays are good bream areas.

Flathead and whiting are caught on the channel edges.

Flounder spearing is popular in both lakes.

LaTrobe River has carp, mullet and bream. The river is navigable from Lake Wellington to Sale, via the Thompson River, but is not popular.

Ninety Mile Beach extends from Lakes Entrance to McLoughlins Beach in South Gippsland.

In summer there are snapper, flathead and occasional mulloway.

Elephant fish and gummy sharks bite at night.

Snapper are best in Oct/Nov, but bite all summer.

Winter produces salmon.

Good access, travelling south, is at Paradise Beach, Golden Beach, Delray Beach, Seaspray – from Longford – and Woodside and Reeves Beaches further south.

Fishing near Merrimans Creek mouth near Seaspray during flooding produces mulloway.


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Lakes Entrance flathead

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Gippsland Lakes bream competition

Edithburgh, South Australia

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NOTE: Special snapper rules apply in South Australia – more info here.

Edithburgh is on the east side of the “foot” of Yorke Peninsula, about a three-hour road trip from Adelaide.

The town’s small jetty punches above its weight for tommy ruffs and squid. Night fishing is best.

King george whiting are caught from the jetty, and occasional salmon and snapper.

Edithburgh has a modern boat harbour with all-tide multi-lane ramp.

Most local species can be caught at Troubridge Shoals, Tapley Shoal and Marion Reef, but currents can be strong and fishing is best done at the turn of the tide.

This is an area that should only be fished by boat in ideal weather.

Some good KG whiting are caught within the bay.

Gar are dabbed at night in calm summer weather, preferably when there is no moon.

Flounder are speared in shallow areas.

Rocks between Edithburgh and Troubridge Point produce salmon, snook, snapper and squid.

Not far from Edithburgh, the long jetty at Port Giles produces loads of tommy ruffs, chow, squid and slimy mackerel. The jetty has produced snapper in years past.

The jetty is closed when grain is being loaded.

Salt Creek Bay at Coobowie has mostly yellowfin whiting, mullet and flounder.

There is a tyre reef 3km off Giles Point.

Edithburgh GPS Marks

Giles Tyre Reef
Approx 35 02.715S 137 47.483E

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Marion Bay, South Australia

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NOTE: Special snapper rules apply in South Australia – more info here.

Marion Bay is a large bay under the southern “foot” of Yorke Peninsula.

It is one of two places where boats can be launched near the bottom of the peninsula, the other being Pondalowie Bay.

It is not an ideal launch site however, being exposed and only a single lane.

Marion Bay jetty fishes well for squid, gar, tommy ruff and mullet.

The beach within the bay is renowned for an autumn mullet run.

Boaters who want large KG whiting can launch here and go 25km east to Foul Bay, which produces the big fish.

Beaches from Marion Bay east to Troubridge Point produce mulloway.

Big flathead are also caught.

Butlers Beach, east of Marion Bay, has excellent surf salmon fishing.

Marion Bay lies just outside Innes National Park.

Local charter operators visit the many offshore grounds, including further west towards Port Lincoln, where samson, morwong, harlequin fish, kingfish, trevally, snapper, nannygai and sharks are caught, but take note of Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park.

Wedge Island, located in the lower Spencer Gulf between York Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula, is accessible by sea from Marion Bay or by aeroplane from Adelaide and Warooka.

This is a remote location in the wild Southern Ocean and suitably seaworthy boats are essential.

As well as reef fish, southern bluefin tuna can be expected in spring/summer.

Charter operators visit the island and beach-house accommodation is available.

Snapper are spring/summer, nannygai are all year, kingfish are mainly summer/autumn.

Salmon are caught at Wedge Island’s northern beach.

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Ardrossan, South Australia

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NOTE: Special snapper rules apply in South Australia – more info here.

Ardrossan is best known among fishos for its public jetty and ship-loading jetty, but it also has a large, ground-breaking artificial reef nearby.

The Windara Shellfish Reef began as a 4ha reef made of 60 concrete reef balls, limestone, oyster shells and live native oysters.

Phase two in 2018 saw the reef expanded to 20ha.

The reef is expected to grow and provide good snapper fishing when the 2023 snapper ban is lifted.

Ardrossan has a small marina, adjacent to the bulk loading jetty, which is fished by boat but can not be publicly accessed.

Good grounds are located near the marina.

Tommies, squid, snook, blue crabs, salmon trout and mullet are caught from the public jetty, and occasional school mulloway.

Fishing is best in the late afternoon and evening, and early morning, from October until Easter.

A hopper barge was scuttled south-east of Ardrossan in 1984 and is a known big-snapper spot, with slimy mackerel, chow, whiting and mulloway.

Crab raking grounds lie north and south of Ardrossan and gar dabbing and flounder spearing can be done in these places around high tide in calm weather.

Crabs are caught all year but are best from September to April, especially if wading and raking.

March and April are considered best.

The Ardrossan Sanctuary Zone restricts fishing around the Zanoni shipwreck.

Big yellowfin whiting can be caught from the beaches using light tackle and fresh or live seaweed worms.

Ardrossan GPS Marks

Barge 34 31.815S 138 03.784E

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Southend, South Australia

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Southend is at the southern end of Rivoli Bay, with surf, rock, jetty and boat fishing.

A highlight is bush camping near the beach in Canunda National Park , with mulloway (summer), salmon and mullet (winter) and gummy sharks, all a chance in the surf.

Southend boat ramp is exposed. Southend jetty is worthwhile for bread and butter, including squid.

Beachport is at the north end of Rivoli Bay.

Beachport’s boat ramp is poor at low tide.

For boaters, Ringwood Reef is almost 2km long and lies just 6km off Beachport, while West Rocks and Lipson Rock are 4km out.

All produce snapper, trevally, squid, sweep and mulloway, as well as many of the inshore species mentioned earlier.

Beachport has a superb jetty – at 772m (formerly 1.2km) it is the second longest in South Australia, covering a vast expanse of shallow water.

Squid, mullet, salmon, tommies, gar, bream, whiting and mulloway are caught.

The best local fishing beaches are the aptly named Salmon Hole and Glen Point Beach.

The water is often very clear at these beaches, making for good lure fishing. Mulloway are chance off the beaches, but rays are often first to the bait.

Bowman Scenic Drive gives access to much of the coast.

Beachport Conservation Park has great coastal scenery, camping, 4WD tracks and fishing.

Rivoli Bay fishing GPS marks

West Rock 37 31.118S 140 01.577E
Ringwood East 37 32.054S 140 02.473E
Ringwood West 37 32.172S 140 01.746E
‘Three Mile’ 37 31.513S 139 58.443E
Lipson Rock 37 30.767S 140 02.303E
Sherbert Rock 37 31.232S 140 03.839E
De Mole Reef 37 29.661S 140 02.048E

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