Something fishy: Port, a boating and fishing wonderland

School holidays are an exciting time in Port Stephens, particularly along the waterfront where the action is fierce.

Boat ramps are busy with families taking the opportunity to explore the mighty expanse of the port.

From Soldiers Point, the boating options are numerous with Tilligerry Creek inviting those who wish to target crabs and flathead.

Karuah River, which extends way up stream to the hamlet of Allworth, is a boating, crabbing and fishing wonderland.

Karuah is a town to visit by boat. Tie up at the excellent jetty and wander through Longworth Park to the oyster sheds.

Watch the oystermen at work and sample one of their awesome oysters.

That reminds me, the Karuah Timber and Oyster Festival is on October 20.

Swan Bay, Carrington, North Arm Cove and Fame Cove are all adventures waiting to happen.

Exploring the mighty expanse: Salamander Champion eight-year-old Emily Pearson with her Stockton Beach bream caught on pipis.

Exploring the mighty expanse: Salamander Champion eight-year-old Emily Pearson with her Stockton Beach bream caught on pipis.

For those who launch at Shoal Bay ramp or Little Beach it is a short trip across the port, up the Myall River, past Pindimar to the towns of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest.

On just about every occasion, when crossing the port, you will be accompanied by a pod of local dolphins.

Safe boating, enjoy your holiday and come again.

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