Help some Texans fish around karratha

 So me and few friends will be visiting near Karratha at the end of this month for work and we have a few days off to maybe go fishing. The problem is we have no idea where to go or any of the basics of fishing that area.  We also won't have any fishing gear.

If possible can y'all answer a few basic questions.

1. What kind of fishing license do we need?  I read somewhere that if fishing from land we don't need a license but wanted to confirm.

2. We are also interested in booking an offshore charter and on another thread I found that 2 charters in the area are Oceanic and Aqualand charters. Does anyone have emails for either of them, or does anyone know of any other charter services near Karratha? If so can you get me an email?

3. If there are no charters we thought about packing reels and buying some cheap rods when we get there.  The problem with that is we have pretty limited traveling ability so can yall recommend some spots near Karratha that are fairly easy to get to?

If I can search and get a little more info I might have some more questions but if anyone can give me any leads I would appreciate it.

Thanks guys.



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A couple of google searches

Wed, 2017-01-04 11:44

A couple of google searches would help you get in contact with a charter and that's definitely the way I'd go with limited knowledge of the area. As for the licence you don't need one landbased, only when recreationally fishing from a boat so I believe you wouldn't need a licence for the fishing charter either. I would double check that before booking though, I'm sure the skipper would be up to date on the rules

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Land based of Karratha is hit

Wed, 2017-01-04 11:45

Land based of Karratha is hit and miss, and very much tide based. Purely using rod and reel landbased no licence.
Go to the search bar on the left hand side and search Karratha, dampier, Point Sampson.
Will give you some chance. The crossing at Point Sampson can sometimes entertain at the right tide.


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 Book a charter mate, easier

Wed, 2017-01-04 13:11

 Book a charter mate, easier and safer and they will put you on the fish !!


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 Could be wrong but I don't

Wed, 2017-01-04 14:50

 Could be wrong but I don't think there are any charters running from Karratha, Dampier or Samson anymore

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Google Skipper Brad

Wed, 2017-01-04 16:53

 Google Skipper Brad 

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 Thanks.  So far the few

Thu, 2017-01-05 06:39

 Thanks.  So far the few charters I've found that run out of the area I have not been able to contact through email.  I can try calling but we are 14 hours behind yall so it's difficult to call.  I may try a few numbers I've found.

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Sun, 2017-01-08 08:36

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Like crasny1 said, landbased

Sun, 2017-03-19 08:48

Like crasny1 said, landbased fishing is very much tide dependant. But during mid-high tide, point samson is great for some light tackle landbased fishing. Queenie's, GT's, flathead and cod are some of the variety you get up there. If you have access to a kayak, paddle out and cast along structures like pylons and you never know what you might come up with.