Fishing in Onslow, Western Australia

Onslow is a Pilbara coastal town in WA about 1,386 kilometres (861 miles) north of Perth.  


Onslow is very flat and stark with a population of about 700 people. There are mud flats at low tide and lots of shallow water.

RodFishy

My first experience of fishing in Onslow was disastrous.  Standing in ankle deep water I endeavoured to throw out my line only for the very smart seagulls pinching the bait off the line before it hit the water – every time!  It was funny, and frustrating, at the same time.  I gave up in the end – they were too smart for me.  I did manage to catch a small skate which I released.  My bait was prawns or squid.

The next day was more productive.  I went out to Four Mile Creek and caught a very decent sized smoky grunter and several undersized bream which I threw back. An aboriginal family turned up with the wife just holding a handline and she caught two very nice salmon while I looked on forlornly.  My expensive fishing gear somehow seemed inappropriate.

BeachPoles

Onward to the Groyne where the fishing boats come into Onslow. I got many bites and a reasonable bream but it seemed the wrong tide time for catching fish.  To check out the best tide times to fish in Onslow click the link.  Following this information will increase your catch while fishing in Onslow. 

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