Whether you’re and avid angler are just in for a bit of rest and relaxation, Kamay Botany Bay National Park has some great fishing spots of both its northern and southern headlands. 

Fishing in Botany Bay
  • Types of Fish
  • Rules and Regulations
  • IPA’s
Top Spots
  • Best Places To Fish
  • Bare Island
  • Brown’s Rock
  • The Leap
Getting To La Perouse And Kurnell
  • Location and Address
  • Maps
  • Parking and Entry Fees
  • Camping and Accommodation
Fishing Reports
  • Tides4fishing
  • Fishing Sydney
  • Explore Australia

Fishing In Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Types of Fish

  • Flathead
  • Bream
  • Drummer
  • Luderick
  • Snapper
  • Tailor
  • Trevally

Check the Environment and Heritage Website for more details (Website)

Rules and Regulations

Recreational Fishing in salt and freshwater requires a valid licence to be carried with you at all times. For info on how to get a licence, contact the Department of Primary Industries (Website).


Intertidal Protected Areas

There are several intertidal protected areas around both headlands of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. These regulations on these areas relate to the removal of intertidal invertabrates. See the Department of Primary Industries Website for more information (Website Link).

Top Spots

bare island

Bare Island

The rocks around the island are a favourite fishing spot, particuarly on the eastern side and facing Congwong and Little Congwong Beaches. It’s only a short walk from the parking loop as well (Read more).

browns rock la perouse

Brown’s Rock

A smallish but great little spot on the southern headland of La Perouse between Little Congwong and Henry Head. Check our full write up for all the details (Read more).

the leap kurnell

The Leap

With parking at the top off Cape Solander Drive, the Leap has some good spots for rock fishing and a spectacular view. (Read more).

Getting To Kurnell & La Perouse Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Location and Address


The southern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park is in the Sutherland Shire suburb of Kurnell. Captain Cook Drive runs the length of the suburb directly into the park. From the city follow the signs to Cronulla and then Kurnell.

La Perouse

The northern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National park is in La Perouse, about 20 minutes form the city at the south end of Anzac Parade.


Parking and Entry Fees


Parking in Kurnell part of the national park costs $7. There is a large parking area at the visitor’s centre and several smaller ones at key points along Cape Solander Drive.

La Perouse

While there is no parking inside the park there is plenty around it at Cann Park and Anzac Parade in the loop. This can fill up during the summer weekends and school holidays.


Fishing Reports

  • Looking for up to date information on tides? Try tides4fishing.com.au for charts and timetables(Website Link).
  • Scotty Lyons from Fishing Sydney has a report (Website Link).
  • And there is another short report at Explore Australia (Website Link).