Top 21 Fishing Spots in Perth Australia

Fishing in Perth is great at any time of year but the summer months November to March are best. Perth's fantastic weather is perfect for early morning and twighlight expeditions. Here is a list of the top fishing spots in Perth and the fish you can catch at each of them.  Here in Perth we have a lot of jetties to fish off along the Swan River.  You will get some great catches along the river, jetty fishing is fun for kids also and the view isn't bad either.  If you are lucky enough to have a small boat, dingy or canoe you can also catch plenty of fish cruising around the river and estuaries.  

Enjoy Perth fishing and don't forget to throw the little ones back in.  Fish for the future in Perth, WA. 

  • Narrows Bridge to the Causeway – Small jewfish - dhufish, bream and catfish
  • Bicton – flounder and flathead
  • Point Walter – flounder and flathead
  • Freshwater Bay – flounder and flathead
  • E-Shed Markets in Fremantle – Tailor and herring. Very few blowies and a decent variety of fish.  Great for kids.
  • Devil’s Elbow – tailor and jewfish - dhufish
  • Blackwall Reach – tailor and jewfish - dhufish
  • Mosmans to Claremont Jetty – In winter black bream, tailor and jewfish - dhufish
  • Crawley to the Narrows – Bream, catfish, tailor and jewfish - dhufish
  • Karrakatta and Peppermint Grove – Flathead
  • Canning Bridge to Riverton – Small jewfish - dhufish, bream and catfish
  • Mandurah  - Under the old bridge in the main part and prawning or crabbing in the Peel Inlet.  Or go crabbing in the estuary.
  • San Remo (just north of Mandurah) – Tailor,  whiting,  gummy
  • North and South mole in Fremantle – Bream, Herring, Garfish, Mackerel, Skipjack and Tailor. Rock fishing but not suitable for children.
  • Woodmans Point, Munster – Herring
  • Swan River – Mulloway season is coming up plus tailor, bream and flathead
  • Scarborough Beach – Herring in the morning, whiting all year, tailor from sunset and squid in winter
  • Fishing Boat and Success Boat harbours in Fremantle – Bream, Herring, Garfish, Mackerel, Skipjack and Tailor
  • Cockburn Sound – Ocean fishers will find supplies of squid, as well as Herring, Snapper and Whiting
  • Fremantle – Bald-Chinned Groper, King George Whiting, Pink Snapper and Samson fish frequent the off-shore reefs
  • Rottnest – Marlin and sometimes even tuna
Comment posted by Bob
11 March 2017 - Mindarie marina is good for catching big fish. Wear a wet suit and get health insurance.
Comment posted by Robbo
22 October 2015 - Hi can anyone tell me any good spots to take a 12ft tinny for catching big fish
Comment posted by MarcJoo
20 October 2015 - Thank for you.
Comment posted by ethan
19 April 2015 - thanks i needed to no where to fish in perth
Comment posted by Blog Author
24 February 2014 - Hi Misty, thanks for your comment. You certainly can crab in the Swan River. Drop nets off a boat are the best but you can also try a scoop, nets off the jetty or even diving. Check out my full blog post on this topic for more details.
Comment posted by Misty
21 February 2014 - Can you crab at the swan river? With crab nets?
Comment posted by Sarah Montgomery
12 February 2014 - It would be great if you could do an article about fishing spots in Perth for kids. I would love to read that.

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