Fishing Map Geraldton; Northwest Australia

 

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Geraldton; Northwest

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Geraldton; Northwest

During winter, many holiday anglers are heading to the tourist towns of Geraldton and Kalbarri then proceed their journey to Shark Bay, Broome and the Kimberley region.

Along the coastlines of the country, you can have the most challenging fishing experience where you can find variety of most favorite species such as tailor, salmon, jewfish, whiting, tarwhine, samson fish, snapper, turrum and trevally. The reef and rock platform fishing in the Cape Cuvier region can produce some of the most spectacular catches in the country. Land-based anglers do their fishing on the high cliffs facing the Indian Ocean, for they have greater opportunity to land large game fish including marlin, Spanish mackerel, northern bluefin tuna, queenfish, sailfish and sharks.

Geraldton

Flat Rocks nearby the Greenough is a local 'hot spot'. It is excellent to fish for tarwhine and whiting at the beach. There are more than 6 kilograms of tailor fish are taken regularly in the south of the Greenough River.

Houtman Abrolhos Islands

The centre of Western Australia's crayfish industry, have become a hub for game fishermen chasing Spanish mackerel, sailfish and wahoo. Trevally and large tailor are also abundant around the islands. During off seasons, professional cray men take visitors to the islands to fish for jewfish, samson fish, snapper, turrum and golden trevally. Reef fishing is also popular near the Pelsart Islands.

Horrocks Beach

A popular holiday resort in the north of Geraldton, where the main catches are whiting, tailor and jewfish. An excellent reef fishing in the bays of Geraldton and Kalbarri will yield snapper and trevally.

Kalbarri

At the mouth of Murchison River there were abundant stocks of whiting, jewfish and tailor. Oyster Reef, Red Bluff and Bluff Point are the legendary spots for huge tailor and jewfish. Other local 'hot spots' include the Cutting and Chinaman Rock. From March to May, rock fishermen use balloon rigs to float baits offshore for Spanish mackerel.

Shark Bay

This wide breadth of water can be dangerous for inexperienced boat anglers. It is a top location for snapper which move towards the bay from March to September. On April to June, dolphinfish, turrum and yellowfin bream also visit the bay.

Carnarvon

An excellent spot for jewfish which is readily accessible for land-based anglers. There are also plenty of snapper and javelin fish. Good-sized tailor can be taken from the town jetty and the area is famous for its large mangrove crabs.

Point Quobba

A fish habitat protection area, uniquely situated in the migratory path of numerous species. This remote fishing spot attracts fishermen from all over Australia. It is a rough region where the central desert suddenly ends in jagged cliffs and reefy beaches. Blowholes is the local 'hot spot' where it is possible to land over a dozen Spanish mackerel in a day. Most of the species taken are the mackerel, tuna, queenfish, snapper, jewfish, norwest snapper or spangled emperor, trevally, cod, marlin and sailfish.

Cape Cuvier

The steep rocky cliffs and gigantic waves make this coastline extremely dangerous. But a good spot for rewarding catches of snapper, tailor, mackerel, jewfish and tuna. Anglers with heavier tackles can yield in a large Spanish mackerel, northern bluefin tuna, dolphinfish, barracuda, marlin and sharks.

Broome

The big tides in this area make fishing really difficult. Favorable spots are the local rocks and the deepwater jetty about 6km from town, which is famous for its big runs of threadfin salmon and whitfish. Good catches of mangrove jack, trevally, cod, barracuda and threadfin salmon will be in the nearby creeks. Reef fishing is excellent for mackerel, queenfish and turrum. Quondong Point, James Price Point, Coulomb Point and Hunter's Creek are some of the 'hot spots' in the area.

Cape Leveque

It became popular for anglers to use balloon rigs from the shore to yield mackerel, turrum, barracuda and sharks. The beaches which run south and east from the Cape are the best spots.

Derby and Wyndham

Saltwater fishing in this region is being restricted by the terrain and the lack of roads. However, for offshore game boats, the waters are prolific. There's an abundant stocks of barramundi, threadfin salmon, catfish, mangrove jack and large mangrove crabs in saltwater streams of the region.

 

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