Bird Rock

Snapper caught near Bird Rock, Steve Cooper

An area on the north side of the outer harbour, opposite Point Henry, from Bird Rock east to an area known as the ‘Quarries’ (due to the large quarry on the shore), produces snapper most of the year. Anglers also fish here for King George whiting, garfish, flathead, gummy shark and snook. The best results have been from Bird Rock (Point Lillias) along the northern shore as far as the Quarries.

Be careful not to venture too close to Bird Rock because it is shallow for a fair way out. This rock used to be a popular land-based option, with anglers fishing the eastern face where it fronts a small bay, casting out about 50 m into a channel that runs north–south along the eastern face.

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