Beach Fishing in Tathra 
Tathra and its surrounding National Parks offer some spectacular beach fishing opportunities where Salmon, Tailor, Bream, Gummy Shark, Whiting and Mullet can be targeted. The northern end of Tathra beach fishes very well, as does Bournda Beach to the south and Middle Beach to the north. For the Bream, Mullet and Whiting it’s best to use beachworms, pippies, prawns or fresh nippers. For the Salmon, Tailor and Gummy Sharks, pilchards, fresh fish fillets or stripy tuna all work well.

Rock Fishing in Tathra 
Visiting fishermen who enjoy rock fishing will be pleasantly surprised with the fishing available from the rocks within Tathra and surrounds. Black and Silver Drummer, Leatherjacket, Groper, Luderick and Banded Morwong can be caught all year round using cunjy, abalone guts or cabbage weed for bait.

There are several spots between Tathra Headland and Kianinny Bay to pursue the above species. From December to May in the same stretches of rocks, using live baits can target Bunito, Kingfish, Tailor and Salmon, tossing lures or using unweighted pilchards. Always remember to sit and watch any potential fishing spots to ensure that they are safe to fish.

River Fishing in Tathra

The Bega River, which meets the sea at Mogareeka Inlet, is a beautiful river system offering vast opportunities for bait fishermen for lure and fly-fishing. Blackfin and Yellowfin, Bream, Dusky Flathead, Jewfish, Whiting, Mullet, Tailor, Estuary Perch, Bass and Luderick can be caught regularly through the year. Within the river system there are excellent areas to pump nippers and bloodworms or catch poddy mullet for Flathead as well as dip netting for prawns on dark nights over summer.

At Mogareeka there is a lovely picnic and family area and boat ramp facilities to allow access to the picturesque Bega River.