However, in recent years the combination of drought, fires and rains have devastated local waterways and fish populations. The OzFish Eurobodalla Chapter was established to encourage local recreational fishers to contribute to habitat restoration. Members of the Eurobodalla chapter come from all walks of life but share a passion for their local waterways and protection of one of Australia’s great fishing locations.
We are growing our membership base in Eurobodalla and engaging with others who are interested in the work we do.
With more people involved, we can create better fish habitat which will improve opportunities for all recreational fishers in our beautiful region.
Here, the Traditional owners and Custodians of the land, sea and water are the Yuin people.
The recreational fishing industry is critical to our coastal and inland communities and generates about $300 million of economic activity into the South Coast economy each year.
The one thing these members all have in common is they care about the habitat their beloved target species lives within the pristine Eurobodalla freshwater, estuarine and oceanic bodies.
The Eurobodalla Shire has a long history of recreational fishing with many pioneers flexing their prowess as expert recreational fishers.
In fact, Eurobodalla means “Land of Many Waters” in the local Aboriginal dialect, so if you’re into estuary fishing, you couldn’t find a better place to wet a line.
This is also where Zane Grey frequented during the golden years, experimenting with big game, as well as Vic McCristal, promoting sportfishing and the family fishing scene in the Clyde River.
Eurobodalla has been producing great anglers to this day, including Georgia Poyner who is leading the way for women who fish whilst setting a fine example in promoting the care of healthy aquatic environments.
Eurobodalla is full of beautiful temperate landscapes, including rainforests with streams, rich wetlands with fertile estuaries, deep productive gutters on long stretching beaches, as well as inshore and offshore reefs. All these landscapes make it an attractive place for fish species to visit from both the southern seas and the tropics on an annual basis.
Think of a fish you’d like to eat, or one that will give you a really good fight, and there’s a good chance you’ll catch it around here. And best of all they’re easy to get to, either on foot, in your own tinnie or kayak, or out with a professional charter.
Eurobodalla has been listed as having the highest recreational fishing stats in Australia. So it was only natural that an OzFish Chapter would come about here sooner rather than later.
Every new member will receive an OzFish cap, sticker, facemasks and a $10 BCF Gift Card courtesy of our major partner.