Dane fishing Perth, and appreciate any tips and tricks

 G'day mates!



I just moved here for a 5 month period, and would very much like to go out and catch/release some nice big fish, that won't stand in the way for a good fight!

ANY recommendations in a radius of 50-60 km of Perth?

I was hoping for trout, salmon or any other fish, that could reach a size over half a meter.

Rivers or nice spots on the shore.

and which bait would you prefer?

I will probably invest in a rod with wheel, not too expensive, maybe find something in quokka for about 50-70 dollars.


Hope to get som local expert advices.

See you out there! 


Cheers Simon 

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Hmm, catching a big fish, who

Fri, 2011-07-29 12:47

Hmm, catching a big fish, who doesn’t want that? I don’t think you will get many trouts in 60km radius. You would have to go bit further south. You need a licence for fishing fresh water. Similar story with salmons – you need to go down south. And it might be too late for them now anyway.

Few guys had bit of luck with Mulloways at E shed lately.


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Being from denmark

Fri, 2011-07-29 16:13

I would suggest he is talking atlantic salmon......of which there are none!

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Fri, 2011-07-29 12:49

not sure if this is for real or not !!

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it sure is

Fri, 2011-07-29 15:04

c'mon fellas, help our Danish visitor out.  Welcome to Fishwrecked Simon, hope you get on to some good fish.

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Thu, 2011-08-04 23:47

I'm sure I will. Just bought the basics and now i'm ready to go. Hoping to catch a few breams, skippys or perhaps a tailor in the Perth area. 
- And then i'll definately go south. Just spoke to a guy who's from Pemberton - he said 'no worries mate, you'll catch them aussie salmons down south. The season is on going' :)

Good luck  

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Would some GPS co-ords maybe

Fri, 2011-07-29 15:48

Would some GPS co-ords maybe to make life easier?


Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.

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Fri, 2011-07-29 15:57

-32.292871,115.864204   ;)



FW fishing in WA is pretty lacklustre compared to saltwater fishing. While we do have trout, you'll mostly have to try the dams south of Perth and in the SW region of the state. You'll need a license and be aware of the seasons (some are open all year round, but not all).

The only chance of catching a salmon is if you know someone who stocks them privately somehow. None in the waterways. Australian salmon, a completely different species are a great sports fish in the ocean however, but to have much chance of catching them, you would probably need to head more than 60km out of Perth.


Your best bet is to do some SW fishing, such as in the swan from Bream, or Tailor/Herring/etc from the beach/rocks. Could even try squidding too. Best bet is to search through the FW forums as theres heaps of people on who've answered before. Also a fair few members who wouldnt mind catching up for a fish (try Sherbert and the like and see if they can take you beach fishing north of Perth).   For FW fish, see the above coordinates. With a little more travel and some good contacts there are bigger FW species *cough*.

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the answer to my prayers

Thu, 2011-08-04 23:59

 Hi hlokk,

thanks a bunch for all the tips. That was just what I was looking for! Got in contact with a fisherman from down south, Pemberton, and he told me some nice stories about the aussie salmon. Can't wait to get down there. Until that I will try my luck in Canning River and Fremantle Harbour I guess. 

Good luck! 

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Fri, 2011-07-29 16:02

 Needs to put this man onto a decent amberjack



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try rossmoyne, i caught a 40

Sat, 2011-07-30 15:02

try rossmoyne, i caught a 40 cm bream there using prawn.

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Thanks for the tip!

Thu, 2011-08-04 23:52

Well, I live in Shelley, 100 metres from the Canning River, so i'll certainly try to put a prawn or some blue bait in it :) 

good luck!