Anyone looking to spend a lovely afternoon in Sydney and fancies a bit of fishing then this post is for you! Last weekend I took the 325 bus out to Watsons Bay and traipsed down to Camp Cove and threw a line in just North of Green Point Reserve.
The bus route is a great way to see Sydney's East with stunning views back towards the city as the bus winds it way up into Vaucluse and Dover Heights. The houses are all huge and shiny with big walls and video cameras - gated communities is not the campervanning way - but somehow it still feels pretty relaxed.
The beach at camp cove is pretty nice - a lovely sheltered bay that sees walkers go by, sun bakers lounge and the odd boat drop anchor just off shore. Captain Cook landed here for a night when White Australians first arrived before - not realising there was a fresh water spring back behind the beach - continued on into Sydney Harbour and settled down near The Rocks.
If you're fishing there's a few rocks so you'll need to cast out 10 - 20m and reel in quick, but there's plenty of fish (if all a little small in my case) to keep you entertained. Nothing worse than not catching anything!
So if you're looking to get a line wet or to see a different angle of Sydney and a beach that's not Bondi, why not try Camp Cove out at Watsons Bay. There's even a ferry from Circular Quay to get you there.