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Bellinger River

4/5 - (6 votes)
30°29'4.64" S, 153°1'51.29" E

Bellinger River is located 500km north of Sydney, it rises within the great dividing range descending 1150ms and is 69kilometers long. It joins Kalang river not far from the mouth, the local town of Urunga is a small town popular with tourists. Commercial fishing is banned in both Bellinger and Kalang River which means there is some really great fishing in the Bellinger River. 

At the mouth of the river anglers can target Tailor, Mulloway, Bream and Luderick along the long break wall. Or take the 4wd beach access from Mylestom down to the northern side of the mouth to target whiting and get some sand worms with the kids. There are some good land based fishing spots in Bellinger River, however a small boat or kayak is required to access some of the better fishing spots.

Fishing the Bellinger River anglers can expect:

  • Bream
  • Flathead
  • Whiting
  • Tailor
  • Mulloway
  • Luderick

Further upstream anglers can fish for Mangrove Jack and up in the freshwater reaches native Australian Bass.

There are some great weed beds to target Bream on a rising tide, and then Flathead on the outgoing tide. There is yabbies beds to pump yabbies and target Whiting. Deep holes for mulloway and further upstream some great structure for Mangrove Jack and Australian Bass.

Fishing offshore from Bellinger River or Urunga, the mouth has an okay bar crossing, but large swells do batter the coast and the sand bars can move over time. The offshore fishing is great.

Where to go fishing near Bellinger River?

  • Bellinger / Kalang Wall

    Along this rock wall can be productive for flathead and bream on the incoming tide as...

  • Bellinger dropoff

    As the tide falls the water runs off the flats through the channels along this sand...

  • Pacific Hwy Bridge

    Bream around the northern bank amongst the snags. Flathead at the mouth of the small channel...

  • Bellinger Bend

    Flathead and whiting amongst the weed beds, falling tide for Flathead.

  • Raleigh Bridge

    Good structure and deep water, Bream, Flathead and Mangrove jack are caught here, live bait works...

  • Bellinger Rail Bridge

    Good deep water here and the pylons provide great shelter for Bream, Flathead, Mulloway and the...

  • Bellinger Oyster Leases

    The oyster leases along are good fish holding structure, Bream and Flathead are common catches, popular...

  • Mylestom Drain

    Fish here on a run out tide for flathead.

  • Bellinger Tidal Pool

    A nice spot to soak a bait with the kids and go for a swim, here...

  • Back Creek

    There are a few good land based fishing spots along back creek, take Yellow Rock Rd,...

  • Bellinger Northwall

    Some great luderick fishing along the northern break wall. Bream and Flathead are also around.

  • Urunga Lagoon Flathead

    The lagoon can produce some good flathead amongst the weed beds on a falling tide, its...

  • Bellinger River Mouth

    The deep gutters close to the river mouth provide some good fishing, access via 4wd from...

  • Bellinger River breakwall

    Fish off the breakwall for Tailor on metal slugs. Mulloway on live baits or lures at...

  • Urunga Lagoon

    This is a great spot to pump for Yabbies.

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Recommended Lures for Bellinger River

Click here to find the best lures for fishing Bellinger River. 5 stars mean this lure has been hand picked for Bellinger River.

Tiemco Soft Shell Cicada

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Bass

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Jewfish / Mulloway
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Bass, Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Lucky Craft Sammy 65

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Bass

Bream Prawn Vibe

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Bass, Mangrove Jack
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Mangrove Jack, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Bass, Yellowfin Bream
The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow suspending lure has great constrast and is good for Barramundi


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Mangrove Jack
Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Mangrove Jack

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