New to Western Australia

I have been fishing for about a year or 2 and have some idea at what I am doing. However I learnt everything I knew in South Australia and have just moved to Western Australia. I decided to go out yesterday and have a fish at Two Rocks with only lures and got nothing. Thats when reality hit me. I have no clue what I should be using to catch fish here. I used metals mostly but also used some soft plastics as well. I live near Quinns Rocks so anywhere around there would be great. I have all the gear e.g. rods, reels, hooks, sinkers. I just dont know what to use, where to go and how to fish here. Any help would be much appreciated!!


ozmos's picture

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Try baits

Wed, 2013-01-30 18:54

 Try fishing baits at your local beach.  Whole pilchards on gangs or pilchard pieces on medium size hooks.  I'm having more luck on windy days than calm ones atm. 


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Plenty of reasonable fishing

Wed, 2013-01-30 19:59

Plenty of reasonable fishing spots near to Quinns mate. Burns Beach a little south or Yanchep to the north if your can travel, nothing that's too far out of the way.

The humble pilchard is usually the bait of choice for most anglers, whether you use them unwieghted (particularly if your fishing rocky places like Burns) or with a star sinker to anchor it in choppy conditions (which are generally the better times for chasing tailor) Things like berlying up when you first hit your location are a good idea whether your tossing peices of mulies or pre made stuff...that'll at least bring in stuff like whiting and herring, which are fun to catch and also make great baits for tailor and bigger stuff like mullas.

I've found it best to keep it simple...also if something is not working then have a crack at something else...whether its one location thats not producing or whatever. Don't be afraid also to have a chat with others you see out fishing. You'll find there are those who are only to happy to help out and can give you some valuable local knowledge.

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Two Rocks

Wed, 2013-01-30 21:00

Best time to go chucking metals about in Two Rocks is at first light off the beach right next to the big rock [northern one]. Tailor if they are there usually bite until about 1/2 to an hour after the sun is fully up. Try the big gold raiders and crank as fast as you can.