Lord Howe Island Fishing
The fishing around Lord Howe Island is widely regarded as some of the most diverse, most extensive and most exciting in the world. The entire island is surrounded by the Lord Howe Island Marine Park, which protects the water and its inhabitants. It also helps that there is no commercial fishing anywhere in the region.
The result is a place where you can fish for dozens of exotic species using several different fishing methods over a range of terrains. Local outfitters know where all the hot spots are located for big game fish like wahoo, yellowfin tuna and Lord Howe kingfish. Just 30 minutes from the pier by boat is a protected game fishery where schools of black, blue and striped marlin live.
Besides all this amazing deep-sea fishing, Lord Howe Island is a paradise for sport fishing along the shore and in the shallow reefs. This is where the world’s most southerly coral reef is found, and it is packed with dozens of exciting species of fish like the silver drummer, trevally and bluefish. The sight-casting in the shallow lagoon of the reef is outstanding.
There are more than 10 licensed fishing charter companies operating out of Lord Howe Island. They offer everything from full-day and half-day trips to completely private fishing adventures. Tackle and gear is included with every trip so you don’t need to worry about bringing your own rod.
For those who prefer not to venture out in a boat to go fishing, the island has plenty of prime spots on the shore’s beaches and jetties where it’s permitted to fish. This island has a healthy attitude towards fishing, including a welcome catch-and-release philosophy, alongside a genuine love of a tasty fish fry on the beach.