Fishing in Broome

 We are planning a holiday up in Broome next year but I have heard you need to travel a long way to get to the fish. Is this the case or people just pulling my leg. I know there is an option of barra but you couldn't do that all the time. Planning the trip for may


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In 6 or 7 trips, we have only

Fri, 2022-05-20 09:49

In 6 or 7 trips, we have only caught a barra once and that was in 2010 in Jacks Creek on the fishing charter out of Eco Beach.

Are you taking a boat? 


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Depends on what time of year

Fri, 2022-05-20 11:44

Depends on what time of year you want to fish Russ, last time I fished Broome it was during the billfish comp and we caught billfish, mackeral and cobia off Barred Creek, to change things up we bottom bashed whilst trolling over any small lumps or coral bottom and caught plenty of small reefie's.
We caught barra and jacks at Willie Creek and just before we left Broome to hit the Gibb we fish around Gantheaume Point for for a few hours catching coral trout and other reefie's. Saw a few triple tail whilst we were out but failed to stay connected and was not really prepared for how much of a fight they put up, they got alot more respect after that day lol.

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No you don't have to go that far

Fri, 2022-05-20 12:00

 Have fished a couple of charters, sails and marlin were thick once you got out wide but bottom bouncing wasn't far at all, we got reds, cobia, red throat etc .....the real issue is the tides and poor launching facilities but that might ??? have improved as it is a couple of years since we were up there

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 From my trips up there Russ,

Fri, 2022-05-20 12:04

 From my trips up there Russ, May is late for barra. They are much more active in the wet when it's hot. I don't know anything about reef fishing in Broome but the sailfish start arriving around then (in pretty close). Roebuck Bay should have started to fire up for threadies too and you don't have to travel that far to target them (not compared to offshore fishing anyway). To get to Crab Creek is about 14km from the beach launching spot, and that's the area where a lot of people fish.