Fishing and tide times for:

Lake Illawarra 🇦🇺

Timezone: Australia/Sydney
Local Time: Sat, 4 Dec 10:31
Coordinates: -34.547 ,150.856
Sun and Moon
The sun will be at it's highest point at 12:47 pm. Today we have 14:20 hours of daylight. For shallow water fishing the twilight periods are often the most productive fishing times, especially on days when a major or minor time will coincide with twilight. In low light conditions predators have better cover for their ambush and often hunt in shallow water.
  • Nautical Twilight begins:
    04:32 am
    Sunrise:
    05:37 am
  • Sunset:
    07:57 pm
    Nautical Twilight ends:
    09:01 pm
  • Moonrise:
    05:12 am
  • Moonset:
    07:58 pm
  • Moon over:
    12:35 pm
  • Moon under:
    12:10 am
  • Visibility:
    0%
  • New Moon New Moon
Next Full Moon in 15 days on 19th December
New Moon is generally a very productive time for fishing. Dark nights mean that many predators feed more actively during daylight hours. The combined gravity of sun and moon during New Moon days has a stronger effect on all water bodies, leads to increased food availabilty and hence better fishing.
  • Distance to earth:
    363,438 km
    Proximity:
    99.2 %
We can compare the current moon distance to it's minimum and maximum distance from earth and express that as proximity. A high proximity means the moon is closer to earth. At 50% it would be at it's mean distance. A high proximity causes big tides, currents and has a direct effect on increased bite times. A proximity greater than 90% indicates a super moon.
Moon Phases for Lake Illawarra
Last Quarter: Sat, 27 Nov - 11:29 pm
New Moon: Sat, 4 Dec - 06:44 pm
Full Moon: Sun, 19 Dec - 03:37 pm
Solunar Clock
Display Settings:
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Best fishing times:
  • minor Time:
    04:12 am - 06:12 am
  • major Time:
    11:35 am - 01:35 pm
  • minor Time:
    06:58 pm - 08:58 pm
  • major Time:
    11:10 pm - 01:10 am

All times are displayed in the Australia/Sydney timezone and are automatically adjusted to daylight savings. The current timezone offset is +11 hours. Green and yellow areas indicate the best fishing times (major and minor). Blue areas indicate high and low tides. The center shows the current moon phase which is a New Moon at 0% lumination. According to the Solunar Theory, today is a excellent day for fishing, but you need to cross check this with the current weather forecast for a final decision. Today some bite times coincide with sunrise or sunset. Those will be particularly good times for fishing and are indicated by sun icons. The next best fishing time ( ) starts in 1 hour and 3 minutes. The gray time indicator displays the current local time.
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Tides for Fishing: Sat, 4 Dec
Tide Clock
H I G H T I D E L O W T I D E 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
The Tideclock displays the tide status and the hours until the next tide. Currently the tide is falling and the next low tide is in 4 hours and 51 minutes.
Tide Graph
02:16 am 08:44 am 03:23 pm 09:22 pm AM PM 6 ft 0.39 ft height hour: 12 2 4 6 8 10 12 2 4 6 8 10 12
Times
Tide Time Height
low 02:16 am 0.89 ft
high 08:44 am 6 ft
low 03:23 pm 0.39 ft
high 09:22 pm 4.46 ft

Tide Coefficient at 08:44 am is 117
Tide Coefficient at 09:22 pm is 66

For fishing, stronger tides are often favourable as they cause stronger currents and more motion on the sea bed. The above tidal coefficients give us an indication of how strong the tides are compared to their average. A value over 90 indicates very strong tides, known as spring tides. A low value indicates weak tides, known as neap tides. The tidal coefficient can range from 20 to 120 with a mean value of 70. A higher number usually indicates better fishing.
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7 Day Fishing Weather
The weather plays an important role in fishing. Wind strenght and direction often determine where you can fish and where fish might be holding. Although high pressure is usually good for fishing, steep pressure changes often trigger feeding frenzies and are great times for fishing. Of course temperature has also a strong effect on fishing and comfort on the water. So make sure to cross check the weather forecast with the solunar fishing times to determine the best times to go fishing. The graph below shows you the 3 hourly weather progression over the next 7 days. Scroll the graph left or right to see more.
Selected Weather Station: Lake Illawarra, Australia
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Date Major Bite Times Minor Bite Times Sun Moon Moonphase Tide Times
Sat, 04 Dec
11:35 am - 01:35 pm
11:10 pm - 01:10 am
04:12 am - 06:12 am
06:58 pm - 08:58 pm
R: 05:37 am
S: 07:57 pm
R: 05:12 am
S: 07:58 pm
moon image
New Moon
low: 02:16 am , 0.89 ft
high: 08:44 am , 6 ft , Coeff: 117
low: 03:23 pm , 0.39 ft
high: 09:22 pm , 4.46 ft , Coeff: 66
Sun, 05 Dec
12:07 am - 02:07 am
12:37 pm - 02:37 pm
05:02 am - 07:02 am
08:12 pm - 10:12 pm
R: 05:37 am
S: 07:58 pm
R: 06:02 am
S: 09:12 pm
moon image
New Moon
low: 03:03 am , 0.98 ft
high: 09:32 am , 6.23 ft , Coeff: 124
low: 04:17 pm , 0.3 ft
high: 10:17 pm , 4.33 ft , Coeff: 62
Mon, 06 Dec
01:06 am - 03:06 am
01:40 pm - 03:40 pm
06:02 am - 08:02 am
09:19 pm - 11:19 pm
R: 05:37 am
S: 07:58 pm
R: 07:02 am
S: 10:19 pm
moon image
Waxing Crescent
low: 03:51 am , 1.12 ft
high: 10:21 am , 6.27 ft , Coeff: 125
low: 05:11 pm , 0.33 ft
high: 11:13 pm , 4.17 ft , Coeff: 57
Tue, 07 Dec
02:07 am - 04:07 am
02:43 pm - 04:43 pm
07:10 am - 09:10 am
10:17 pm - 12:17 am
R: 05:37 am
S: 07:59 pm
R: 08:10 am
S: 11:17 pm
moon image
Waxing Crescent
low: 04:40 am , 1.35 ft
high: 11:13 am , 6.17 ft , Coeff: 122
low: 06:07 pm , 0.46 ft
Wed, 08 Dec
03:07 am - 05:07 am
03:42 pm - 05:42 pm
08:21 am - 10:21 am
11:04 pm - 01:04 am
R: 05:37 am
S: 08:00 pm
R: 09:21 am
S: -
moon image
Waxing Crescent
high: 12:10 am , 4 ft , Coeff: 51
low: 05:33 am , 1.57 ft
high: 12:05 pm , 5.91 ft , Coeff: 114
low: 07:04 pm , 0.66 ft
Thu, 09 Dec
04:17 am - 06:17 am
04:51 pm - 06:51 pm
09:31 am - 11:31 am
11:04 pm - 01:04 am
R: 05:37 am
S: 08:01 pm
R: 10:31 am
S: 12:04 am
moon image
Waxing Crescent
high: 01:11 am , 3.9 ft , Coeff: 48
low: 06:30 am , 1.84 ft
high: 01:01 pm , 5.58 ft , Coeff: 103
low: 08:02 pm , 0.85 ft
Fri, 10 Dec
05:10 am - 07:10 am
05:42 pm - 07:42 pm
10:38 am - 12:38 pm
11:43 pm - 01:43 am
R: 05:37 am
S: 08:02 pm
R: 11:38 am
S: 12:43 am
moon image
First Quarter Moon
high: 02:15 am , 3.84 ft , Coeff: 46
low: 07:34 am , 2.07 ft
high: 01:59 pm , 5.18 ft , Coeff: 90
low: 08:59 pm , 1.08 ft
*bold times indicate best fishing times around sunrise or sunset
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Lake Illawarra is a populated place in AU with an estimated population of 3122 and an average elevation of 13 meters above sea level, located in the Australia/Sydney timezone.

Best Fishing Spots in the greater Lake Illawarra area

Wharf's or Jetties are good places to wet a line and meet other fishermen. They often produce a fresh feed of fish and are also great to catch bait fish. As they are often well lit, they also provide a good opportunity for night fishing. There are 1 wharf(s) in this area.

Bob Grabham Jetty - 6km

Beaches and Bays are ideal places for land-based fishing. If the beach is shallow and the water is clear then twilight times are usually the best times, especially when they coincide with a major or minor fishing time. Often the points on either side of a beach are the best spots. Or if the beach is large then look for irregularities in the breaking waves, indicating sandbanks and holes. We found 45 beaches and bays in this area.

Whyjuck Bay - 1km , Pur Pur Bay - 1km , Moureendah Bay - 2km , Davies Bay - 2km , Kurrakwah Bay - 2km , Windang Bay - 2km , Kiyong Beach - 2km , Warilla Beach - 2km , Windang Beach - 2km , Cudgeree Bay - 3km , Shellharbour North Beach - 3km , Burroo Bay - 4km , Karoo Bay - 4km , Yallah Bay - 4km , Nijong Bay - 4km , Perkins Beach - 4km , South Beach - 4km , Koona Bay - 5km , Haywards Bay - 5km , Pith-Thung-Nar Bay - 5km , Pithungnar Bay - 5km , Griffins Bay - 5km , Shellharbour Beach - 5km , Koonawarra Bay - 6km , Muddy Bay - 6km , Purrah Bay - 6km , Killalea Beach - 6km , Primbee Bay - 6km , Maloneys Bay - 6km , The Middy - 6km , Koong Burry Bay - 7km , Tuggerah Bay - 7km , Joes Bay - 7km , Kully Bay - 7km , Minnamurra Beach - 8km , Boyds Beach - 9km , Jones Beach - 9km , Fishermans Beach - 9km , North Beach - 9km , Port Kembla Beach - 9km , Parkyns Beach - 9km , Bombo Beach - 12km , Black Beach - 13km , Kiama Surf Beach - 13km , Priests Beach - 13km

Harbours and Marinas can often times be productive fishing spots for land based fishing as their sheltered environment attracts a wide variety of bait fish. Similar to river mouths, harbour entrances are also great places to fish as lots of fish will move in and out with the rising and falling tides. There are 3 main harbours in this area.

Shellharbour North Beach - 3km, Shellharbour Beach - 5km, Port Kembla Beach - 9km

We found a total of 98 potential fishing spots nearby Lake Illawarra. Below you can find them organized on a map. Points, Headlands, Reefs, Islands, Channels, etc can all be productive fishing spots. As these are user submitted spots, there might be some errors in the exact location. You also need to cross check local fishing regulations. Some of the spots might be in or around marine reserves or other locations that cannot be fished. If you click on a location marker it will bring up some details and a quick link to google search, satellite maps and fishing times. Tip: Click/Tap on a new area to load more fishing spots.

Whyjuck Bay - 1km , Picnic Island - 1km , Werrang Island - 1km , Berageree Island - 1km , Pur Pur Bay - 1km , Moureendah Bay - 2km , Burroo Point - 2km , Boomerah Point - 2km , Davies Bay - 2km , Bevans Island - 2km , Barrack Point - 2km , Elliott Lake - 2km , Little Lake - 2km , Kurrakwah Bay - 2km , Windang Bay - 2km , Kiyong Beach - 2km , Warilla Beach - 2km , Windang Beach - 2km , Karoo Point - 3km , Lake Illawarra - 3km , Cudgeree Island - 3km , Cudgeree Bay - 3km , Shellharbour North Beach - 3km , Windang Island - 3km , Burroo Bay - 4km , Yangar Point - 4km , Wollingurry Point - 4km , Mogurah Point - 4km , Kurrura Point - 4km , Karoo Bay - 4km , Creole Point - 4km , Yallah Bay - 4km , Nijong Bay - 4km , Perkins Beach - 4km , South Beach - 4km , Penterong Point - 5km , Gerongar Point - 5km , Koona Bay - 5km , Haywards Bay - 5km , Tallawarra Point - 5km , Rocky Point - 5km , Boomberry Point - 5km , Pith-Thung-Nar Bay - 5km , Pithungnar Bay - 5km , Griffins Bay - 5km , Purry-Burry Point - 5km , Shellharbour Beach - 5km , Woo-Roo Point - 6km , Koonawarra Bay - 6km , Muddy Bay - 6km , Kanahooka Point - 6km , Jerretts Point - 6km , Gurrung Goba Point - 6km , Purrah Bay - 6km , Gooseberry Island - 6km , Wollamai Point - 6km , Killalea Lagoon - 6km , Killalea Beach - 6km , Wegit Point - 6km , Primbee Bay - 6km , Bob Grabham Jetty - 6km , Maloneys Bay - 6km , The Middy - 6km , Hooka Island - 7km , Koong Burry Bay - 7km , Tuggerah Bay - 7km , Joes Bay - 7km , Kully Bay - 7km , Coomaditchy Lagoon - 7km , Bass Point - 7km , Minnamurra Beach - 8km , Red Point - 8km , Boyds Beach - 9km , Jones Beach - 9km , Fishermans Beach - 9km , North Beach - 9km , Port Kembla Beach - 9km , Rocky Island - 9km , Big Island - 9km , Rocky Islet - 9km , Parkyns Beach - 9km , Martin Island - 9km , Minnamurra Point - 10km , Stack Island - 10km , Rangoon Island - 10km , Tom Thumb Lagoon - 10km , Northern Breakwater - 10km , Eastern Breakwater - 10km , Martin Islet - 10km , Flinders Islet - 11km , Bombo Beach - 12km , Flinders Island - 12km , Bass Islet - 12km , Bass Island - 12km , Pheasant Point - 13km , Black Beach - 13km , Kiama Surf Beach - 13km , Priests Beach - 13km

Harbours and Marinas Beaches Bays Wharfs Points,Reefs,etc
The following tide stations are near Lake Illawarra
Port Kembla
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