Fishing the South

 Hi All,

Long time reader, first time poster.

I been reading through the advice on fishing around Denmark area and some great info on this site. We are heading down to Ocean Beach Holiday Park towards the end of March, and i have been noting down some of the places i'd like to try for a fish. Ranging from Peacful Bay down to Albany. Im normally a boatie, but since im towing the camper trailer, will have to stick to beach and rock.

Will be targetting Salmon and would love to try for some bottom fish from the rocks.

I havent done rock or beach fishing in years, so would appreciate setup (Rod, reel, line and Rigging) ideas so i can prepare myself.

PS: Just out of interest, is there anywhere nearby to hire boats for the day?


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Three tips

Tue, 2020-01-21 09:45

Life jacket,life jacket,life jacket off the rocks!!


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 Another tip rock fishing

Tue, 2020-01-21 09:50

 Another tip rock fishing down south. Don't take your eye off the ovmcean. Get some big waves turn up from nowhere.  Good length of rope and a sturdy tie down point is a bonus too. Tie yourself to the rope for safety. The rocks can get very slippery 


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I am just pushing out of

Tue, 2020-01-21 10:02

I am just pushing out of Albany. I had the boat but you can hire a dinghy here for $88/4 hours and we caught some nice squid, KGs and big sand whiting just off Middleton Beach. I tried the drop offs around Gull Rock for a huge sandie and a tiny hezza!


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 Thanks for the rock fishing

Tue, 2020-01-21 10:09

 Thanks for the rock fishing tips, safety is at the top of my list!


Cheers for the dinghy hire info as well!

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 And a PLB, pocket size that

Tue, 2020-01-21 22:22

 And a PLB, pocket size that slips into your PFD and only circa $300... it'll make a lot of people happy if you happen to use it should you fall in!

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Tue, 2020-01-21 10:14

 is a relativly safe spot to set a livey and wait for a sambo or shark. herring are usually thick there. 

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 Just got word from the Mrs,

Tue, 2020-01-21 13:11

 Just got word from the Mrs, and looks like we may be staying in a chalet instead, which means i can take the dinghy down!

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Heaps of good whiting and squid at Emu Point

Wed, 2020-01-22 07:47

And a perfect place for dinghy fishing as protected in most winds 

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Stunning spot, I just got

Wed, 2020-01-22 11:12

Stunning spot, I just got back yesterday and am already planning the next trip for May. We caught two absolute honker squid off the boat ramp jetty at night within 10 mins while the Mrs and daughter waited in the car after dinner at the Squid Shack.

I've love to get out in the water with a spear and a torch as it looks like prime cobbler ground but it was just too windy even around the point.


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