Exmouth Fishing Australia


With more than 150 species of fish and excellent beach weather all year round, Exmouth fishing is fishing heaven! You will very rarely, if ever hear of anyone who’s fished these waters and come away empty handed.

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In addition to exceptional offshore sport fishing, this premier fishing destination on Australia’s west coast also offers incredible land based fishing opportunities.

Lots of Excitement in Store for the Entire Family

Land based Exmouth fishing is the perfect opportunity for the entire family, from the youngest to the oldest, to get out there and spend the day together.

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I’m not sure what I love most of a day spent like this - fishing with the family or cleaning and cooking our catch at the end of the day! Land based fishing in these waters can produce anything from the giant Trevally to the spangled emperor and more.

Beach fishing, squid fishing and mud crabbing are also popular in these waters. While beach fishing turns up some amazing reef species, offshore fishing in Exmouth produces a spectacular variety of estuarine species.

10 minutes fishing off the beach at Exmouth

If you love the idea of going out on a boat to fish for the biggies with the best charter company in Australia just head over to Exmouth Billfish Charters And you will be almost guaranteed to catch some great big fighting fish.

Species of Fish

150 species of fish call these waters home. That’s a long list! Some of the more popular species you may expect to catch while fishing in Exmouth include:

  • Barramundi
  • Sailfish
  • Giant Herring
  • Blue Marlin
  • Black Marlin
  • Giant Trevally
  • Golden Trevally
  • Coral Trout
  • North West Snapper
  • Sailfish
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Red Emperor
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Blue Bone
  • Mangrove Jack

Tips for Fishing in Exmouth

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To have a productive day out fishing, you will need to use different techniques depending on what fish you wish to catch. If you’ve set your sights on Trevally and Queenfish, which are sportfish, you will need to use high speed spinning tactics with metal slices. However, if you are going after reef species such as Blue Bone or Spangled Emperor, you will be more successful if you fish after dark using slower retrieves and soft plastic lures. You don’t have to over-plan your day though. The huge variety and the sheer abundance of fish almost guarantees a catch.

Exmouth is known thru out the world as the very best fishing spots for catching large game fish and fishing off the beaches is also superb as is fishing off the piers and wharves.

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15 minutes to bring this one into the beach at Exmouth

Highlight of Exmouth Fishing

The Gamex Tournament, which is held every year in March, is a huge draw for fishing enthusiasts from all over the world. This is the place to see first hand the record breaking catches that you may have only heard about before. There is a ‘Tag and Release’ policy in place during the tournament.

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Western Australia’s North West town of Exmouth is abuzz with fishing enthusiasts and locals eager to see or take part in the

  • Gamex fishing tournament
  • next staged here 10-17 March 2012
    More details to follow as they become available.

    Next upcoming tournament:

  • Australian International Billfish Tournament 2012
  • 19-23 March 2012
    Details to follow when available

    Exmouth Classic 2012No date announced yet
    More details will follow as they become available.

    If you would like to enter or see the tournaments head over to Exmouth Game Fishing Club where you should be able to find everything you need to know.

    Exmouth is a real game fishing hotspot, one of Australia's best, with more than 40 different game fish available, including six different species of billfish.

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    It is also an amazing holiday objective enabling visitors to experience the Ningaloo Reef and the glorious Cape Range National Park.

    “The rugged national park features spectacular gorges, wildlife and magnificent wildflowers, while Ningaloo Reef is the the world’s best and biggest fringing reef and is famous for its beautiful tropical fish, colorful coral and the biggest fish in the world, the whale shark.

    The town also celebrates the annual migration of the huge whale sharks to the crystal clear waters of the Ningaloo Reef. Exmouth is also preparing for the Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival which will be held from May 28-29.

    And if you need to find some great accommodation when fishing in Exmouth you will find some great stuff at fishing accommodation in Western Australia And when you arrive there you will find accommodation at a number of other great fishing destinations in Wa with more being added each day, Enjoy!

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