From Cape Naturaliste in the north to Cape Leeuwin in the south, there are many great fishing spots to explore in the Margaret River Region. From beach fishing, to river fishing, to fishing from a boat, we have you covered with this handy guide below! Read on to find out our favourite 10 fishing spots in Margaret River.
What Fish Can You Catch at a Fishing Spot in Margaret River?
There is fishing from the beach, where you can catch Tailor, Tarwhine, Mulloway, Australian Salmon (in season) and Herring.
There is also the Margaret River, worth exploring for Black Bream, and Blackwood River, which produces Black Bream, King George Whiting, Blue Swimmer Crabs, Skippy, and the occasional Flounder and Flathead. The upper reaches of the Blackwood River also produce Trout and Marron.
If you're lucky enough to launch a boat near Margaret River, offshore fishing will be a lot of fun, but can also be very hazardous with dangerous seas, however when conditions are good, anglers can target Queen Snapper, Pink Snapper, Harlequin, Samson Fish, Blue Groper and Dhufish (our favourite!).
If you're into spearfishing and diving, the region is very good for Crayfish as well. A full list of species in the region can be found here.
As always, if you are looking for accommodation look no further than here, where you will find the best accommodation in the region!
Read below to find out our favourite Fishing Spots Margaret River!
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Good fishing for Australian salmon from late summer to autumn. Boranup Beach fishing also produces Herring, Tailor and Mulloway in the deeper channels. Accessible by 4WD track.
Location: Grace Rd, Boranup
Canal Rocks provide sheltered conditions for rock fishermen, and also provides shelter for Australian Salmon during autumn as they migrate north. This is a great time to fish for Australian Salmon on lures.
Location: Canal Rocks Rd, Yallingup
Popular with both rock and beach fishers, Cosy Corner offers Skippy, Herring, Australian Salmon when in season, Yellowtail, Kingfish & Samson Fish.
Location: Cosy Corner Rd, Hamelin Bay
Good beach fishing for King George Whiting, Skippy and Herring. The point produces Australian Salmon, Skippy, Herring and the possibility of the Samson Fish.
Location: Cowaramup Bay Road, Gracetown
A very popular spot for Australian Salmon in Salmon fishing season. Fish the beach in front of the caravan park or take the 4WD track further up Caves Road. Local beaches in the area are also good for Herring and some produce jumbo Tailor & Mulloway regularly.
Location: Hamelin Bay Rd, Hamelin Bay
Margaret River Mouth
This is a great spot for a fish if you're staying in Margaret River, Prevelly or Gnarabup. The mouth of the river fishes well for Mulloway, Tailor, Herring and Australian Salmon during autumn.
Location: Rivermouth Rd, Margaret River
Good beach fishing for Australian Salmon, Herring, Tailor & the odd Mulloway which are best targeted at night.
Location: Redgate Rd, Redgate
Known to produce some good fishing during autumn for Australian Salmon. Fishing here can also produce Mulloway in winter and big Tailor in summer. Skippy, Herring and Whiting are also on offer.
Location: Smiths Beach Rd, Hamelin Bay
Great fishing for Bonito, Southern Bluefin Tuna and Australian Salmon (during autumn), cast lures like metal slugs and sinking sticks baits from the rocks.
Location: Wyadup Road, Yallingup
A great fishing spot with easy access for the beach where anglers can target Australian Salmon and Herring in autumn, Mulloway in winter, Tailor during summer and Skippy and Herring year round.
Location: Yallingup Beach Road, Yallingup
Don't forget to get the required fishing license if you need one (you will need one for fishing from a boat and freshwater fishing), check you're not fishing in a Marine Protected Area, know the recreational fishing rules and respect the bag and size limits. By following the rules, summarized here, you help to ensure there are fish for the future and the generations to come.