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The shoreline of Western Australia offers some of the best fishing
spots found anywhere on the continent. Fishermen who live in and near
Fremantle and Perth can enjoy the abundant waters of the Swan River,
which is more likely an estuary than a river and has several top fishing
The holiday towns of Bunbury, Mandurah, Denmark, Albany, Busselton and
Esperance provide the fishermen an opportunity to land a wide variety of
fish from estuary, rock, offshore locations and beaches.
Perth and the Swan River
The Swan River has many estuary beaches, jetties, landings, channels
and bridges which provide a superb fishing throughout the year. Almost
free from pollution, great fishing in the river can be had as far up as
Guilford. The famous spots to take flathead and flounder are in Bicton,
Point Walter and Freshwater Bay. The abysmal water at Devil's Elbow and
Blackwall Reach produces large jewfish and tailor. From Mosmans to
Claremont jetty, fishing will take jewfish, winter black bream and
tailor. The spot for flathead is in the bank of Karrakatta and
Peppermint Grove and Crawley to the Narrows is best locations to yield
bream, tailor, catfish and jewfish. Anglers From Applecross to Como
usually try to yield for bream, jewfish and tailor. Good fishing
locations for small jewfish, bream and catfish is at the Canning Bridge
to Riverton and from the Narrows Bridge to the Causeway . The Swan River
is also plentiful with great stocks of prawns and the popular blue
swimmer crabs which are yielded in large quantities during summer.
The seawalls, which extends to the sea on either side of the bay
entrance are a favorite location with land-based anglers. The main
catches during winter are herring, bonito, tarwhine and trevally, while
herring, tailor and jewfish are productive in the summer. Some other
famous fishing regions north from Fremantle include Leighton where
Spanish mackerel are found, Cottesloe where beach fishermen takes tailor
and herring, and the City Beach which is productive for herring, tailor,
jewfish and tarwhine. Scarborough Beach, Triggs Island, Swanbourne Drain
and Sorrento are also hot fishing spots.
This is a protected area known with boat anglers. Behind Garden
Island, an incredible catches of jewfish, salmon and tailor are made.
Near the Kwinana industrial complex is a famous area to yield tailor,
while the shipping channel provides snapper. The 'hot spots' for
herring, trevally and tailor are in Rockingham and Palm Beach. From the
coast of the Sound, whiting and sea pike are yielded from several
vantage points including the Naval Base and Woodman Point groyne.
Is one of the famous fishing locations close to Perth, where beach
fishermen will yield good quantities of herring, tailor and jewfish. The
huge estuary provides great boat fishing for flathead, bream and
whiting. Good spots for jewfish are nearby Madora and Golden Bay.
Waikiki Beach is bountiful of whiting and silver bream. Shoalwater Bay
and Peron Peninsula fish well for herring and tailor.
Is known for its good stocks of blue manna crabs which are taken in
numerous quantities by holidaymakers during the summer. This location
also provides good estuary fishing for catfish and whiting and deep-sea
fishing for snapper and jewfish is excellent.
Is one of the most famous locations in the southwest for
holidaymakers, for having safe, protected water. It is also the base for
anglers who are wishing to fish nearby spots of Bunker Bay, Dunsborough
and Meelup where they can yield several quantities of whiting, garfish
Cape Naturaliste to Augusta
This expanse of coastline provides some of the finest rock fishing in
Western Australia. Spots such as Cape Leeuwin and Deepdene are extremely
dangerous for it is swept by huge seas. Wyadup, Margaret, Canal Rocks,
Cowaramup and River are the legendary fishing spots in the region. The
main catches in the area are pike, samson fish, herring, trevally,
salmon and sharks.
Nornalup Inlet and Denmark
At Walpole and Nornalup, some of the largest black bream in the state
can be yielded. The area also offers good yields for snapper, jewfish,
groper and sweep.
Is located on the scenic waters of King George Sound, Albany which
was once the site of a whaling station and is now the base for game
fishermen seeking for giant white pointer sharks and large tuna.
Princess Royal Harbour offers an abundant fishing for herring, flounder,
whiting, flathead, catfish and young salmon. Fishermen at Middleton
Beach and Cheyne Beach can land salmon, trevally and herring. The area
is plentiful of bays and inlets, where jewfish, tailor, bream and
snapper are taken regularly.
This is a famous holiday haven for people from the gold-mining region
around Kalgoorlie. Flathead and salmon can be sought from the beaches.
Rock fishermen will be able to catch samson fish, kingfish, trevally,
luderick and herring. Boat anglers can also take blue groper, snapper,
sea kingfish and sweetlip in the offshore rock platforms. Hopetown and
Bremer Bay are the top fishing spots.