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Fishing

ROCK FISHING

Esperance has a magnificent coastline and rock fishing is a popular activity. However rock fishing poses significant dangers because of slippery rocks and rogue waves. If you intend to go rock fishing during your time in Esperance please follow these safety guidelines:

Visit a local tackle shop or the Visitor Centre and ask where is safe to fish.

Lengths of rope are available to tie onto rock bolts with. Rope is available free of charge from local tackle shops.

Tell someone where and when you are planning to fish, and try not to fish alone.

Read warning signs at your fishing location.

Familiarise yourself with your fishing spot prior to fishing. Note location of rock bolts and angel rings.

Wear a life vest, light clothing and shoes with non-slip soles.

Have rope available to tie yourself to a rock bolt.

If someone is washed into the water do not jump in. If an angel ring or other flotation device is available provide it to them and call 000 to summon help.

If you are swept into the water do not panic. Swim away from the rocks and attract attention.

Please stay safe during your visit to Esperance.

LOCAL FISHING GUIDE

ROSSITER TO STOCKYARD CREEK 4WD ONLY. Species: Salmon, skippy, herring, sand whiting, salmon trout, flathead, gummy shark.

CAPE LE GRAND, HELLFIRE BAY, THISTLE COVE, LUCKY BAY & ROSSITER  Access to all areas by car. All places within the national park. Species: Salmon, skippy, herring, sand whiting, salmon trout, flathead, gummy shark, snook, gardie, groper.

DUNNS ROCK & VICTORIA HARBOUR Species: Salmon, skippy, herring, sand whiting, salmon trout, flathead, gummy shark, shark, rock varieties around headlands.

WHARTON BEACH Accessible by car. 4WD beach areas. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, flathead, gummy shark. Rock varieties around headlands and yellow eyed mullet in small bays.

DUKE OF ORLEANS BAY Accessible by car. Picnic area provided. Narrow strip of land leads to an island where most fishing is done. Species: herring, skippy, snook, gardie, flathead, sand whiting, groper and rock varieties.

MEMBINUP Accessible by car at most times. 4WD beach area. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, flathead, gummy shark. Rock varieties are found around headland.

ALEXANDER BAY Predominantly 4WD. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, sand whiting, king george whiting, gummy shark & rock varieties.

BLACKBOY CREEK & TAGON HARBOUR Access to Thomas River by car. To Tagon – 4WD. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, sand whiting, gummy shark & rock varieties.

CAPE ARID 4WD required. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, sand whiting, gummy shark & rock varieties.

POISON CREEK 4WD access only. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, gummy shark, shark, tailer, & rock varieties including groper.

POINT MALCOLM to ISRAELITE BAY 4WD access only. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, flathead, sand whiting and king george whiting, gummy shark, gardie, sea mullet, mulloway & rock varieties.

WEST BEACH, BLUE HAVEN, SALMON BEACH, FOURTH BEACH, OBSERVATORY POINT & NINE MILE Along the Great Ocean Drive. Access by car. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, sand whiting, yellow eyed mullet, gummy shark, flathead & rock varieties.

ELEVEN MILE, THIRTEEN MILE & PLUM PUDDING Accessible by car most of the year except Plum Pudding which is 4WD. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, tailer, gummy shark, rock varieties & flathead.

WARRINUP Access by car most of the year. Species: salmon, skippy, salmon trout, tailer, sand whiting, gummy shark, shark & rock varieties.

YOUNG RIVER Access 4WD through private property. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, sand whiting, gummy shark, shark, tailer. Estuary fishing includes most of the above trapped in river plus black bream.

MARGARET COVE Access by car but would recommend 4WD. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, gummy shark & rock varieties.

MUNGLINUP Several miles of open beach, small bays and rock headlands. Access by car. Species: salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, sand whiting, tailer, gummy shark, flathead & rock varieties.

TANKER JETTY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Species: herring, skippy, squid. Fishing rig: Use a light line (max 12lb breaking strain). Small hook (5/8) and light sinker, just sufficient to ensure that the wind does not blow the line out of the water. Skippy feed deeper than herring so a heavier sinker can be used for them. Bait: squid, mince or river prawns. Use berly/pollard.

Fishing charters are also available in Esperance. Please ask for brochures at the Visitor Centre:

Esperance Diving and Fishing, Duke Charters, Black Jack Charters.