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 Blog Author
12 November 2018 - Hi Craig, it depends how far north of Scarborough you want to go. Ideally you would go as far a Exmouth and Coral Bay for excellent fishing but if you are looking for something a bit more local you might want to try Hillarys, Mindarie, Two Rocks, Yanchep and just keep going. Do you have a boat?
Comment posted by Craig
12 November 2018 - What are the good beach fishing spots north of Scarborough
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.

Post your comment!

  (Email will not be shown)
The following characters cannot be used - / " ! \ ' ; :
Anti spam Captcha:
captcha image

Fishing Blog

08 June 2017 - Fishing at Green Head and Point Louise near Leeman, Western Australia Green Head is approximately 14 kms south of Leeman. It  read more...
07 June 2017 - Fishing spots near Dongara and Jurien Bay - Cliff Head, WA Cliff Head is approximately 37 kms south of Dongara or  read more...
07 June 2017 - Fishing spots in Kalgan River, Albany, WA If you want a place where kids can catch fish, Kalgan R read more...
28 February 2017 - Best fishing spots in Exmouth, Western Australia Best fishing spots in Exmouth, Western Australia Accor read more...
21 April 2015 - Fishing at Salmon Holes, Albany, Western Australia Fishing at Salmon Holes in Albany - April 2015 Just af read more...
21 April 2015 - Fishing at Shelley Beach, Albany, Western Australia The salmon run was on in Albany over Easter and beyond  read more...
02 April 2015 - Top 30 Fishing Spots in Darwin Northern Territory Australia Fishing in Darwin and around the northern territory is  read more...
11 March 2015 - Fishing in Denmark, Western Australia In February 201 we set off from Perth to Denmark (5 hou read more...
11 March 2015 - Fishing in Augusta, Western Australia Augusta fishing in February 2015. It takes about 4 read more...
23 December 2014 - The best spots to catch yabbies in Perth What the hell is a yabby? // A yabby in Aust read more...
22 December 2014 - Best Places to fish in Perth and what you can catch Fish Found in Perth, Western Australia If you are look read more...
17 December 2014 - The Best Fish and Chips in Perth, Western Australia Top 24 fish and chip shops in Perth.  Here is a li read more...
17 December 2014 - Blackwall Reach is one of the best fishing spots in Perth! Blackwall Reach, Perth, Western Australia –  read more...
16 December 2014 - Top 21 Fishing Spots in Perth Australia Fishing in Perth is great at any time of year but the s read more...
15 December 2014 - The Best Barbeque Seafood, Grilled Fish and Shellfish I thought about writing a blog post about the best ways read more...