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Wallis Lake / Forster

4.6/5 - (7 votes)
32°11'19.31" S, 152°29'57.3" E

Wallis Lake is located approximately 310kms north of Sydney, it is a large complex estuary made up of the Coolongolook River, Wallamba River and Pipers Creek. Forster and Tuncurry are the two towns that surround Wallis Lake where it meets the ocean. It is well known for its oyster leases and Wallis Lake also has some fantastic fishing spots.

Forster, Tuncurry / Wallis Lake Fishing Spots

As with most Mid North Coast New South Wales rivers the mouth is maintained by large breakwalls which provide fantastic fishing opportunities for land based fishing. The Forster breakwall is no expectation however the current can be strong along here so planning around the tides is a great idea. Blackfish love to school along the breakwalls and are very popular fishing amongst the locals. Blackfish, Tailor and Bream can also be thick, particularly in the cooler months as the bream move out to the river mouth for spawning and tailor migrate north. Mulloway are the Barramundi of the south however they do require a bit more dedication and careful planning, neap and change of tides, live bait and dawn and dusk is the best time to target these fantastic fish around Forster and Tuncurry.

Heading further upstream there are some family friendly wharfs that provide fun fishing spots near Forster and Tuncurry. These type of spots are best fished with bait, worms, prawns or yabbies and the main catches are Bream, Flathead, Whiting and Luderick at certain spots. 

Wallis lake is a popular fishing destination, however it’ll require a small boat to make the most of the experience, weed beds, sandbars and complex channels provide great fishing spots in Wallis Creek. The main target fish species in Wallis lake are Bream, Flathead, Whiting and Luderick. The lake has many sandbars and oyster so care must be taken when navigating as the nav markers are few and far between as you head past Yahoo Island. Prawns and blue swimmer crabs are also abundant at times throughout Wallis Creek and Lake.

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Recommended Lures for Wallis Lake / Forster

Click here to find the best lures for fishing Wallis Lake / Forster. 5 stars mean this lure has been hand picked for Wallis Lake / Forster.

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Tailor
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

$8.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

$12.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Skippy Surface Lure

$13.49
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream, Yellowfin Whiting

Squidgies Pro Lobby

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Tailor

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Jewfish / Mulloway

Bream Prawn Vibe

$12.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

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