Exmouth fishing is widely known as some of the best fishing in Australia. People come from all over the world to drop in a line, take out the boat or book a fishing charter. Once a year the town has mad keen fishos driving and flying in for the GAMEX Game Fishing Tournament.
Here’s a helpful list of information that will get you started to knowing all about Exmouth fishing spots, fishing seasons, fishing zone information and fishing tips!
Everything you need to know about fishing in Exmouth before dropping in a line and catching dinner while you are on holiday in Exmouth!
Exmouth Fishing – BYO Boat!
There’s plenty of spots to launch a boat around Exmouth. Some of the places are beach access and others are full boat ramps.
Heres a list of easy boat launching areas.
- Town Beach
- Learmonth Jetty
Exmouth has exclusion zones for all types of fishing please get to know the exclusion zones to avoid fishing in areas that are protected.
Exmouth has some of the best beach and shore based fishing in Western Australia. Bundegi jetty is a popular shore based fishing area, with all types of fish to be caught from GT’s to whiting. A perfect place for kids and families to fish safely from the shore and off the jetty, bait up and head down on high tide for some family fun.
A popular fishing spot is the marina. If you prefer a bit of rock fishing head down and throw in a lure or bait up with some prawns. Mangrove Jacks are often caught from the marina, a great fighting and tasting fish.
Western Australia has rules and zones for fishing. Know your zones before you head off. Cape Range National Park is a world Heritage Protected area and strict rules apply. The department of Environment and Conservation, Department of Fisheries has a brochure outlining the fishing zones that can and can’t be fished in. If you would like more information contact:
Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) Exmouth District Office
22 Nimitz Street (PO Box 201) Exmouth WA 6707
Phone (08) 9947 8000
There’s a huge variety of fish species in the waters around Exmouth and the Ningaloo coast.
Get to know your bag and size limits to avoid any fines. The Department of Parks and Wildlife as well as the Department of Fisheries have brochures with bag and size limits in the recreation fishing guide.
- Take note of the tides. A high tide is often the best time to go fishing.
- Lure and bait fishing is popular in Exmouth so pack both.
- Take care around the water and keep a close on the kids.
- Keep sun smart! Nothing worse than burning in the hot sun.