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Perth; Southwest

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 grounds.

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.

Cockburn Sound

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 and herring.

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.


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