Merimbula Lake

Merimbula Lake – South Coast NSW

Catching dusky flathead is the name of the game at Merimbula Lake. Merimbula town is forms around the Lake which is the hub of recreational activity. A newly developed boat ramp (Fishpen Rd) and a series of artificial reefs, make fishing within the Merimbula Lake a great experience.


Where is the Merimbula Lake? – Located not far from the heart of town. Can’t miss it

Boat Ramps – Fishpen Rd (Refer to Map)

Boat Hire – Hire a boat from the wharf opposite the pub (not far from the bridge).  Good boats allow you to fish the top lake properly.

Where to Fish? Best spots are usually around the channel near the entrance. Low tides give you easy access and there are some great flathead, bream and trevally.

There is great sand spit behind the top lake boat hire, you can fish for some top whiting, and flathead on an  incoming tide.

There is an artificial reef (GPS -36.899117, 149.888588) put in the lake which is starting to come together fine.

If you fish up the back of the lake around the leases near the houses at Millingandi you will find good whiting and bream which love scrimps and live worms.   

Dominate Fish Species – Dusty Flathead, bream, luderick, trevaly and whiting. 

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