16 February 2018 – Gascoyne Coast Fishing Report

Welcome to Recfishwest’s weekly fishing report, brought to you by Recfishwest’s fishing expert Joachim Azzopardi and thanks to John Curtis for his Mandurah & Surrounds report.

Keep your eyes peeled for Recfishwest’s Tip of the week, see below!

Your Fishing Photos

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Exmouth Catches

Exmouth spangled emperor

Picture: How about these colours on this spango?! Great shot thanks for sharing @dan.coughlan.


Billfish enthusiasts have been encountering big numbers of sailfish in the upper areas of the gulf as well as off the west coast. Black marlin are being found in excess of 100m of water while bigger blue marlin are in 500m and beyond. Yellowfin tuna and wahoo are being located in a range of depths and areas and there are plenty of dolphin fish also about. Spanish mackerel are being caught in better numbers south of Tantabiddi and near the Muiron Islands.

Shore based

The access points along the west coast are worth a visit late afternoon and evening for spangled emperor, which are ordinarily close to shore in numbers during this time of the year. Queenfish and trevally are also about the west coast as well as the gulf beaches. Yellowfin whiting are in excellent numbers south of the marina. Learmonth Jetty has squid, trevally and garfish.


Swanfish 2018

Picture: Visit www.swanfish.com.au or visit the facebook page for more event information.

Register for Swanfish!

Not long to go until Swanfish 2018! (24 – 25 February)

You may have heard there are going to be some changes this year to Swanfish, one of those changes is we are offering FREE fishing clinics for registered participants. We are offering four clinics across two locations on Saturday the 24th of Feb, but please be aware that PLACES ARE LIMITED!

Bookings are essential!

What you need to bring:

  • Rod and reel, tackle and bait
  • Suitable sun protection
  • Your Swanfish Fishing Clinic Booking Confirmation

What we will provide:

  • A first class education on river fishing. Tips and techniques, including popular species, advice on tackle, best baits and lure fishing secrets
  • Sunscreen
  • All fishing clinic participants will receive a voucher to spend at your local Getaway Outdoors store!

How to Book:

  • Complete your Swanfish registration at http://www.swanfish.com.au/register.php
  • Send us an email at info@swanfish.com.au letting us know your Swanfish Order Number, the number of clinic attendees and your contact details
  • Await confirmation email

Get your registrations in now!