16 February 2018 – North 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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Broome Catches

Broome bluenose salmon

Picture: Bluenose salmon can be targeted close to shore and shallow water in Roebuck Bay and Cable Beach.


Reef fishing enthusiasts, who travelled beyond the 30m contour during the recent set of neaps, scored good numbers of red emperor, blue lined emperor, saddletail seaperch and rankin cod. Roebuck Bay has been fishing well for threadfin salmon and fingermark bream. The moorings and other pieces of flotsam within the bay are holding some nice tripletail. Mulloway can be found along the drop offs, deep holes and other structures.

Shore based

A customer of Broome Tackle World caught a dozen barramundi during a single session at Dampier Creek last week. More barra have also been caught from the jetty, which is also producing queenfish, trevally and the odd bluebone. Bluenose salmon can be targeted from shore along Roebuck Bay and Cable Beach. Whiting, yellowfin bream, dart and javelin fish are also common in both areas. The lower and middle reaches of the Fitzroy are producing cherabin.


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!