The southern hemisphere's third deepest harbour, no bar to cross, your pick of estuaries - no wonder it's a world record breaker!
Eden is a well-known fishing port, with direct ocean access and shelter from prevailing winds – perfect for all kinds of fishing.
Access: Eden on the Princes Highway, halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, and three hours from Canberra. Ben Boyd National Park can be accessed via Edrom Road, 18km south of Eden or via Haycock Road just north of Eden. The Quarantine Bay boat ramp offers direct ocean access, cleaning and wash down, amenities and lights.
Game Fishing Eden is an excellent spot for game fishing from December to May. Hot currents from the north swirl down, quite often getting caught in behind Greencape, which pushes the warm water in very close to shore. Eden is a well renowned Tuna port having based the Heinz Cannery for many years before it closed. Land based game fishing is also well known down here, fishing from the Pulpit and City Rocks in Ben Boyd National Park. Likely catches are Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and Sharks. Tag and release is encouraged.
Reef fishing in Eden is excellent, as there are so many places to fish with great expanses all the way down to Greencape and Disaster Bay. There is nearly always good refuge to fish in any prevailing winds. With no dangerous bar crossing to worry about and good catches of Snapper, Morwong, Leather Jacket, Nannygai, Flathead and Gummy Sharks.
Wide Reef Fishing Eden has excellent deep reefs from 50-250 fathoms for the keen dropliner chasing fish from Morwong and Leather Jacket to Trevally, Ling and Hapuka.
Sports Fishing there are only two spots on the Sapphire Coast that offer Kingfish in good numbers and they are Montague Island, near Narooma, and Mowarry Point, south of Eden from December to July. These prestigious, hard fighting monsters can be found up to 20kg, which test out the angler and the tackle to the limit.
Estuary Fishing Sweeping tidal estuaries, deep brackish holes and clear rivers mean a bream rod is essential to your tool kit. While a tinny or kayak will get you into some amazing places, your own two feet will do almost as good. Try one of the many lakes systems – Wonboyn, Curalo, Broadwater, Nullica, rivers at Towamba and Yowaka.
Rock Fishing Head to Ben Boyd National Park for your rock fishing fix. Haycock Point, North Head and Green Cape are the hot spots. Rock fishing can be dangerous, never turn your back on the ocean.
March: Eden Amateur Fishing Club Competition – $35,000
April: Eden Sport and Gamefishing Club Tournament – $10,000