Batemans Bay and the surrounding estuaries are well known for their fishing attractions.
Jetty/pontoon, kayaking , beach and boat fishing is popular ,where you have the opportunity to catch plenty of good- sized fish, such as snapper, bream, flathead and jewfish.
Catch your own fish and take home and put on the BBQ.
Batemans Bay is host to several fishing competitions each year with the Clyde River’s Bream and Tollgate Classic competitions held in February each year.
Several fishing charters operate from Batemans Bay, and will provide you with equipment and local knowledge.
For small children an ideal spot is in the centre of Batemans Bay, under the bridge or off the wharf.
Kayak adventures for everyone from calm waters, rivers, creeks, lakes to the open sea. Paddle away to discover some of the quietest and least touched places on the coast, whilst stopping for swims along the estuaries.
If you do not have your own kayak, these can be easily hired from a number of outlets.
If you think that a tour is more your style, there are a number that operate from various departure points around Batemans Bay.
Whilst kayaking you may encounter birdlife, sea eagles, dolphins, turtles and whales during the migration period from September until November and stingrays.
If you have not tried snorkelling before, why not give it a go, as everything is assessable from family friendly snorkelling in shallow calm waters, to more adventurous trails.
Sunshine Cove Beach, two kilometres north of Denham’s Beach provides some spectacular snorkelling from rocky reefs to seaweed beds where there is always plenty to see.
Maloney’s Beach, five kilometres south of Denham’s Beach is a great place for snorkelling and caters for families with a grassy reserve , electric BBQ’s and a covered picnic area.
Guerilla Bay is another popular snorkelling experience with rock walls, eels, stingrays and many fish varieties being accessible. The area is part of the protected Batemans Bay Marine Park.
If you wish to venture further south snorkelling with the seals off Montague Island is regarded a world class ‘Must Do’ experience.