Fishing in Denmark, Western Australia

In February 201 we set off from Perth to Denmark (5 hours) to check out the Wilson Inlet fishing at Denmark.  We stayed at the Denmark Rivermouth Caravan Park on Inlet Road in our van ($35 a night) – a very pleasant van park it was too.  (We had called into the inlet just after Christmas and people were catching fish aplenty at that time.)

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We arrived at the fishing spot next to the road just a short drive from the Caravan Park about 9am and began fishing.  We had been told prawns were the best bait but we could not buy any in Denmark because of a shortage.  We opted to use raw chicken meat with great success.  We also tried squid but they constantly bit more successfully on the chicken.  A running sinker was best.  

We could see schools of whiting every so often passing our fishing spot.  Many other species of fish were sighted regularly and often.  A very large flounder visited our fishing spot but was not interested in our bait.  Don’t site yourself too close to the trees as your tackle can get caught in them very quickly.

We ended up landing five largish whiting during the morning and were very pleased (see above).  Fellow fishers next to us got eight and they were using only squid for bait.  Everyone was getting fish.

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We went back again after lunch but only got lots of bites but nothing of note.  Seems the morning fishing was the time to catch a feed. We ate two of the whiting that night and they were absolutely delicious.  We also had the other three with friends the next night and the fish was just as delicious.  Just put in a covered fry pan with a little butter and cook quickly. Fresh is certainly best.

 

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