With the variety of fish species thriving just below the surface of the waterways of Sydney, there is ample choice for fishing spots.
Middle Harbour is a slight misnomer. Actually, Middle Harbour is located to the north of Sydney Harbour, bisected by the Spit Bridge. On the Spit Bridge, it is possible to angle for several species, including flounder, tailor, and yellowfin bream. For anyone in your party who is less inclined to fish, there is a scenic walkway stretching along the foreshore of Middle Harbour, passing through Manly.
Also part of the Middle Harbour network is Roseville Bridge. Boasting a similar array of fish to the Spit, but with the added possibility of sand whiting, Roseville Bridge offers a useful alternative for anyone based further up the Pacific Highway. The bridge is 17.4 meters high, but fishing is possible on either side of it. There is also a conveniently located picnic area, which is a useful addition if you want to sample your catch.
In Sydney's northern beaches, the Narrabeen Lake is a fruitful fishing location. With a variety of fishing spots appropriate for the fly, lure, and bait styles, the Lake can be discovered over a series of trips. Also in the Northern Beaches is Manly Dam - a fishing spot boasting redfin, bass and carp.
Before exploring your own favourite spots, it is advisable to consult Shore Fishing Australia for locations, techniques and rules governing shore fishing in Sydney.