Lord Howe Island is the kind of place to go on honeymoon - and sneak a rod or two into the luggage. It's definitely one of the best island holiday locations in Australia if not the World. It's quite an expensive location but definitely worth it. Fortunately (or unfortunately if you are on honeymoon) the fishing is excellent.
Summer is generally the best season. But it rains an blows a lot all year round - be prepared for any type of weather.
The island is large and you get around by bicycle. A lot of the island shoreline is inaccessible - very rugged volcanic rock.
The lagoon is sheltered and easy to access - fishing can be a bit slow here if you are shore based.
From a boat the lagoon fishing is brilliant - but there are no boats for hire. There are paddle-skis for hire.
Guided fishing should be booked very far in advance. Shore-based, thebest option is on the east side at Clear Place - a safe paltform butcan be crowded at times. The Old Gulch is also excellent but access isblocked at the top of the tide.
Offshore fishing charters are all about catching enough kingfish tofeed the island's residents and visitors. Other game fish can betargetted on specialised guided fishing trips that should be bookedwell in advance. Ball's Pyramid is a spectacular rock monolith to thesouth of Lord Howe, where there are plenty of yellowtail kingfish.
Between fishing sessions there is a lot to enjoy, plenty of walks,natural history, birding, island tours, tour of the kentia palmnursery, boat trips, beech going, organised picnics, fine dining,scuba, snokelling, and watching the fish feeding time at Ned's Beach.
Lord Howe has an airport and is serviced by flights from Sydney and Brisbane. (Luggage allowances are very restricted.)