Exmouth shore based fishing

 Hi all, was pondering heading up to Exmouth for a spot of camping and shore based fishing. Never been before. Looking at free campsites and areas to fish. Prefer on beach campsites for four or five days. Any hints, tips or suggestions would be great :-)


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Rangers

Mon, 2024-04-01 11:34

 Exmouth council rangers are quick off the mark to catch free campers and locals are the same when it comes to dobbing them in to the rangers, you can thank the backpackers for that, making a mess where ever they camp and shitting in the bush around their campsites.

Bundegi and all the accesses down the west coast  are good fishing spots at a rising tide. Mullet fillet on a 6/0 , small sinker and out as far as you can then sit back and wait for a spangled emp to take it then the fun starts.

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 Isn't it sad when it gets to

Mon, 2024-04-01 15:40

 Isn't it sad when it gets to that. I can see why though .. any beach or campsite here in the South is ruined by the weekend warrior brigade (the ones who don't drop tyre pressures), that leave rubbish behind or worse still, camp fires still blazing .. and they wonder why they close areas off. So do ya reckon it's better to contact the rangers directly to see where to go? I don't mind being miles out of town as I am self sufficient - no caravan or trailer - just me and my Patrol :-)

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Caravan parks

Mon, 2024-04-01 19:51

 Better off in one of the caravan parks or take a risk on not getting caught

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Try Warroora Station

Tue, 2024-04-02 07:21

 I could help with some advice for land based fishing around Exmouth, but free camping will be difficult! All of the beach accesses around the west side are patrolled regularly down to the entrance to the National Park and you wont be able to free camp in the NP either.

A decent option could be Warroora Station though? You'd still need to pay to camp but its pretty cheap and beach fishing can be good. Last year when I was there with the family I shot down to the beach for a quick fish on sun-down after we set up camp and got 3 spangoes in first 3 casts and back at the camp site within half hour.  

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 That sounds very nice :-) 

Tue, 2024-04-02 10:22

 That sounds very nice :-)  what's the beach like? 4x4 access?

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 That sounds very nice :-) 

Tue, 2024-04-02 10:22

 That sounds very nice :-)  what's the beach like? 4x4 access?

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You can get on and off

Tue, 2024-04-02 11:15

You can get on and off beaches at multiple different locations and majority of the tracks within the station are 4x4. Nothing extreme if you are looking for hardcore 4x4 options but. Fishing is good for spangoes, trevally etc and sharks if you are into that. 

There is a coastal 4x4 track that runs all the way from Quobba/Gnaraloo to Exmouth via Warroora, Coral Bay and Ningaloo Station although I have absolutely no idea what access is like along most of it. There is also a gate between Gnaraloo and Warroora Station but I've always heard mixed reports as to whether it is open or not.... If it isn't and you need to drive back around from Gnaraloo to Waroora, that is a decent treck!

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 Looks awesome at least on

Tue, 2024-04-02 13:44

 Looks awesome at least on youtube .. trying to get a bit more info on times of the year to fish + weather conditions. I like the idea of paying per night and just driving up/down the coast and stopping where you feel like it. Not interested in setting up in a caravan bay next to a herd of others, a bit of solitude and I'm happy. Thanks for the info .. if you can think of anything else then feel free to pass it on.

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 Looks awesome at least on

Tue, 2024-04-02 13:44

 Looks awesome at least on youtube .. trying to get a bit more info on times of the year to fish + weather conditions. I like the idea of paying per night and just driving up/down the coast and stopping where you feel like it. Not interested in setting up in a caravan bay next to a herd of others, a bit of solitude and I'm happy. Thanks for the info .. if you can think of anything else then feel free to pass it on.

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 Saw a video about Dirk

Sat, 2024-04-06 12:16

 Saw a video about Dirk Hartog today. Looks interesting. Anybody know if there is the potential to fish areas that dont need a cliff gaff?