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Fishing charters, self drive boat hire, fishing tackle and bait outlets in the Ballina, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads region. 

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Fishing Charters, Boat Hire, Tackle and Bait

The Northern Rivers region is great for deep sea, beach casting and estuary fishing, and the many rivers and dams provide numerous opportunities for catch and release fishing.

Look out for "Fishing the Tweed River & Coast" and "Fishing the Three Rivers" (Evans, Richmond and Brunswick rivers), which have maps of the rivers and estuaries, tide charts, fishing spots, boat ramps, NSW Fisheries information on sizes and bag limits, and more.  Pick one up from the local Tourist Information Centre or most outlets below.

A recreational fishing fee, (ranging from $5 for 3 days to $70 for 3 years) is payable in NSW.  You can buy one at the outlets below, or check the NSW Fisheries site for exemptions.  QLD Dams require a permit, check the web site at QLD Fisheries - Recreational Fishing for details.  Please note that take limits and sizes differ between NSW and QLD online reservationsBook* selected tours and activities below or search for more options.

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Tweed Heads

National Code of Practice for Recreational and Sport Fishing Updated

"The National Code of Practice for Recreational Fishing addresses four main themes with an emphasis on respect, responsibility and sustainability".  See also RecFish National Code (PDF) New (15/2/20:

Fisheries compliance Updated
NSW statewide
1800 043 536

Ballina Boat Hire
(02) 6681 6115
Ballina Fishing and Whale Watching Charters
(02) 6681 1833
Ballina Fishing Park
(02) 6686 2210
Dave's Bait Shop
(02) 6686 2481
Johno's One Stop Bait & Tackle
(02) 6686 3968
Peter's Bait & Tacklee
(02) 6681 6868
Brunswick Bucaneers Boat Hire
Brunswick Heads marina
Byron Bay Charters
Brunswick Heads marina
0400 946 066
Byron Boat Charter
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 5474
Cabarita Bait and Tackle
Cabarita Beach
(02) 6676 3111
VG's Mobile Boat Hire
(02) 6674 0146
Warren Markwell's Seafood
(02) 6674 1134
Coomera Houseboat Holidays
(07) 5502 6200
Fingal Charters
(07) 5524 1868
Kingscliff Bait and Tackle
(02) 6674 1390
Lennox Head Bait and Tackle
Lennox Head
(02) 6687 7682
Ecopark catch 'n' release fishing
(07) 5546 4407
Murwillumbah Gas - Fishing Tackle and Bait
(02) 6672 3864
BP Murwillumbah (JH Williams & Sons)
(02) 6672 1313
Pottsville Bait and Tackle
(02) 6676 0588
Anglers Warehouse
Tweed Heads
(07) 5536 3822
Aquatic Blue Charters
Tweed Heads
(07) 5599 4104
Cushy Fishing Charters & Scubacat
Tweed Heads
0418 631 076
Mangrove Jack's Sport Fishing Safaris
Tweed Heads
015 594 989
Sea Master Fishing Charters
Tweed Heads
(07) 5524 8849
Scenic Fishing Tours
Tweed Heads
0418 763 482
Tweed Heads Rowing & Aquatic Club
Tweed Heads
(07) 5536 2844
Tweed River Bait and Tackle
Tweed Heads
(07) 5599 5520
Berger Houseboat Holidays
Tweed Heads South
(07) 5524 3222
Tweed City Disposals and Camping
Tweed Heads South
(07) 5524 5070
Tweed Endeavour Cruises
Tweed Heads
(07) 5536 8800
Tweed Tackle & Marine
Tweed Heads South
(07) 5523 3535
Tweed River Boat Hire
Tweed Heads South
(07) 5524 3507

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