Fishing

Fishing around the Lennox Head region

Being a coastal & river region, the Northern Rivers has many great fishing spots.

Lennox Head

Anglers can wade out from the southern end of Seven Mile Beach across the reef of exposed black rock to fish for bream, mackerel, snapper and the occasional big jewfish.  For the more adventurous (or foolhardy) there is a spot just south of Lennox, near shag rock, known as ‘The Spike’. Some people have lost their lives fishing from these rocks and others have been known to rope themselves to a metal pole thoughtfully driven into the rocks as a safety measure for anchoring anglers when a freak wave breaks across the exposed rock ledge.
In the right conditions, boats can be launched from the southern end of Seven Mile Beach through a break in the reef known as ‘The Moat’. With a boat it is possible to go outside and fish the pinnacle reef located just off the Point.

Boat Ramps

  • Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina
  • Riverside Drive, West Ballina
  • Boatharbour Road, West Ballina – includes fish cleaning table and tap
  • River Street & Emigrant Creek Lane, West Ballina – includes fish cleaning table and tap
  • Brunswick Street, Ballina
  • Cawarra Street, Ballina – includes fish cleaning table
  • The Spit, Kingsford Smith Drive, Ballina – includes fish cleaning tables and tap
  • Seven Mile Beach (southern end) boat ramp south end vehicles permitted for launching and loading boats, no parking on the beach, includes fish cleaning table
  • South Ballina Beach Village alos have a fish cleaning table and tap (for registered guests)

Fishing Licenses

When fishing in NSW waters, both freshwater and saltwater, you must carry your recreational fishing licence or a receipt showing your payment of the recreational fishing fee, at all times. This includes when spear fishing, hand lining, hand gathering, trapping, bait collecting and prawn netting, or when in possession of fishing gear in, on or near these waters.

 You can apply online at Service NSW 

You can also purchase a fishing licence from any of the following outlets

  • Ballina Visitor Information Centre – 6 River Street, Ballina
  • Ballina Bait & Tackle, Ballina West Shopping Centre