Best Fishing Spots in Augusta, Western Australia

The best spots to fish and the best bait to use in Augusta, Western Australia

In February 2014 we took our caravan down to Augusta – about 320 kms south of Perth for a fishing trip with friends. Augusta is on the south west tip of Western Australia where the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse stands at the junction of the Indian and Southern Oceans.

Our first day of fishing was in the estuary of the Blackwood River where it flows into Flinders Bay and the Southern Ocean.  Armed with prawns and mullies as bait we caught a few undersized herring and a sizable salmon. There were lots of bites and the fishing certainly kept your interest.  The setting was very picturesque.

Fishing In Augusta

The next day we fished off the rocks at Skippy Rock into the Indian Ocean.

The fishing was very interesting with many bites with the mullies being the best bait as the prawns tended to be too soft.  We caught many edible salmon and a good sized trevelly (or skippy) – hence the Skippy Rock name.  The rock was very safe and a pleasant and fruitful fishing day was enjoyed.

Top 10 Fish to Catch in Augusta, WA

  1. Herring
  2. Bream
  3. Skippy
  4. Yellowtail Kingfish
  5. Mulloway
  6. Salmon
  7. Whiting
  8. Flathead
  9. Samsons
  10. Snapper

Top 7 Fishing Spots in Augusta, Western Australia

  1. Dead Finish - Herring, Cobbler, Silver Bream, Yellowtail Kingfish, Yellow fin Whiting, KG Whiting and Skippy.  
  2. Colour Patch - Near the shops at estuary mouth you can catch Whiting, Flathead, Bream and Herring.
  3. Ellis St Jetty - All the others mentioned plus big skippys. 
  4. Ringbolt Bay - Squid from the rocks plus Whiting and Herring.
  5. Deepdene - You will need a 4WD but great beach fishing is your reward. You can catch Herring, Salmon, Bream, Whiting, Mullies, Tailor and even a shark on a good day.
  6. Hamelin Bay - Try the beach or travel further along to Caves Rd (you need a 4WD) to catch some great salmon when in season.
  7. Skippy Rock - Here you can catch skippy, hence the name, Salmon at the right time of year, Herring or even Samsons, Yellowtail King fish and Snapper if you have larger rigs. 

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