Mandurah Five fathom bank

 Hi evryone,

I recently upgraded to a bigger boat, I am seeking advice from the fish wrecked commuinty on the five fathom bank and associated reefs in the mandurah area. 

In particular how far out are these reefs and any dangers i should be aware of. 

Another question how do the mandurah artificial reefs fish?


Thanks guys 

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 best bet get yourself a good

Sun, 2017-12-17 11:00

 best bet get yourself a good navionics card for your gps, it will show all associated reefs and dangers .


RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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Web app

Sun, 2017-12-17 11:19

You can also have a look at the navionics web app. All the reefs and structures are usually marked. When you zoom in on an area you can use the sonar button on the left to show greater detail of the contours. 

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Web app

Sun, 2017-12-17 11:37

 Cheers zOOm - great application and the sonar button is impressive.

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Mandurah Artificial Reef....

Sun, 2017-12-17 14:17

 ....been there twice, microjigging only, for some wrasse, pike, and extremely small flathead. Anchoring and berleying might raise a few of the transient types, such as snapper, sambos and skippy.

Back edge of the FFB is about six nautical miles from the town cut at its nearest point. Look for broken ground, as opposed to the main reef itself...less snags and wrasse! Again, anchor and berley is good, but I do equally well drifting with a sea anchor. Same species as above, plus a better chance at dhuies and king george.

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 Early morning sun up has

Sun, 2017-12-17 18:17

 Early morning sun up has been the only time I've caught dhues on the fathom from mandurah. Id recommend mixing it up a bit and launching from dawesville or port kennedy/rocko as well. I've had more success fishing the fathom from both those locations and its only a few mile instead of 6 or so