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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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