Golf at The Retreat - Wisemans Ferry Golf Course

Fishing the Hawkesbury

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Fishing in Wisemans Ferry is a relaxing family affair and with our local knowledge, we can help with the best fishing spots!

The Wisemans area is renowned for its prime mud and sand flats ideal conditions for catching flathead especially around the lower Wisemans area across the ferry and about 5km upstream. The rocky broken structure is also a feature along the Singleton Road area and attracts many bream for the eager fisherman. A bait of Millet strips is a must for both of these.

Many “big old jewies” ranging from 20kg plus have been caught between the reaches of Wisemans Ferry and Spencer as deep holes provide ideal conditions for the jewfish. Bait fishing with the Hawkesbury prawns and squid are best for the jewfish.

The Wisemans surrounds are also well renowned for their prolific mud crabs through the summer months and this year the word is the mudcrabs are devouring fresh fish frames and mullet fillets.

The Retreat’s pick of spots to fish are:

  • Off the Wisemans Ferry beach
  • Along Singelton Rd
  • At the mouth of Webbs Creek

Why not indulge yourself with a serious sports fishing experience with Sydney Sportfishing Adventures (SSA) which offers full and half-day charters using lures and live baits on Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury River. Your Guide Dan Selby has over ten years of experience chasing everything that swims in these two diverse estuaries. From Bass in the freshwater reaches of the Hawkesbury to the hard fighting Yellowtail Kingfish in Sydney Harbour and Broken Bay and everything in between.

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Or you can hire a tinnie locally from Able Houseboats to explore the different areas.

Discover the Hawkesbury

The area around Wisemans Ferry is steeped in early settlement history so before you come you might find it interesting to learn something about it and the interesting places you can visit by looking at the following links:

About Wisemans Ferry, St Albans and the Forgotten Valley (PDF)

Ferry Facts (PDF)

Visit the World Heritage listed Convict Trail

Cycling Around Wisemans Ferry

Local Vineyards

Working Local Sheep Station

Other Local Attractions