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Strahan’s relaxed pace is perfect for time away from the rat race. Enjoy the sights, catch a train or cruise the gordon river. No matter on the time of year we can assist you with booking any tour.

There are a number of fantastic restaurants and cafes in the area which we are happy to talk to you about so you can make the best choice for your travelling companions.

Alternatively, why not play a round of golf? We are only two doors down from the local golf club.

Click on a link below to learn more on what’s available within the Strahan area.

 

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 Fishing

Brought your rod, boat or net? Strahan offer many hot spots for those who are keen.

Shore Fishing

A popular spot is Macquarie Heads, a short drive out from town located directly opposite the near the notorious Hells Gates entry to the Harbour. The favoured options here are trolling (the most rewarding), spin fishing or bait fishing. A popular spot for the Australian salmon and Sea-run trout are also common from the beach particularly between October and November.

The main fishing from Ocean Beach is for Australian Salmon, sharks and skate. One excellent spot here is at the mouth of the Henty River.

Boating

Macquarie Harbour is accessible to most types of angler, the most practical though is by boat. One of the most sought after fish in the harbour are the many large rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon. These fish are a combination of escapees from the local fish farms as well as a healthy local population.

On the still warmer evenings fly fishing offers good sport casting from the boat toward the shore. Trout sometimes rise throughout a number of bays and it is possible to choose one of a number of fish to cast to.

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During the warmer summer months, the harbour experiences an influx of green water as the harbour level drops. This influx generally attracts schools of Australian Salmon, which can be captured on the edges of this green water and the usual brown water of the harbour.

The harbour at Strahan offers visitors with their own boats a number of launching sites that will cater for all sized trailerable boats. Within Strahan there are two concrete launching ramps, one at Mill Bay and the other at Letts Bay. Macquarie Heads also offers two gravel ramps with quick access to the fishing spots. The variety of species caught within the Harbour include; Atlantic Salmon, trout, Australian salmon, flathead, flounder, small trumpeter, trevally, couta, morwong, cod and mullet.

Popular fishing spots

Ocean Beach, Macquarie Heads, Swan Basin, Strahan Public Jetty, Regatta Point, Lettes Bay, Kelly’s Basin and Cape Sorell.

Important information

  • Macquarie Harbour is the only waterway in Tasmania where recreational gillnetting is allowed at night.  Netting is not permitted in the internal areas of the harbour to protect the endangered Maugean skate.

  • Macquarie Harbour entrance is a no gillnetting area to protect Little Penguins.

  • Great surf-fishing action is available off Ocean Beach or at Macquarie Heads with catches including Australian salmon, mullet and gummy shark.

 

 

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Strahan Golf Course 

As keen golfers ourselves, we highly recommend this course.

The Strahan Golf Club is a nine-hole course, two doors down from Meredith House and Apartments. Take a few hours to enjoy this remote course, with all your equipment available for hire.

Featuring well-kept, watered greens fringed by tall eucalypt trees, the flat course makes for easy walking. Six of the holes have deep hazard ditches, including the par three, fourth hole which requires a lofted tee shot over tall gum trees to a green with front and rear hazard ditches.

The Club has a men’s competition on Sunday afternoons, women’s competition on Saturday afternoons and a twilight competition each Wednesday and Friday during summer.

Green fee players are welcome to enter the competitions. Clubs are available for hire and clubhouse bar is open every day from 4pm.


Course Details:

GREEN TYPE - Bent Grass

HOLES - 9

PAR - 70

AMCR - 67

LENGTH - 5,243 metres