Tips for fishing at Augusta

Heading to Augusta for the Australia Day long weekend. It's for a family wedding but that can only consume one afternoon and evening!

Have somehow never even been there so have no idea where to wet a line or even any landmarks or the lay of the land. If there is any advice out there it would be much appreciated. I'm thinking the usual estuary species like flatties, whiting, bream etc. but open to any suggestions on targets species, spots and techniques.

Cheers!


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Tue, 2020-01-14 14:03

The Blackwood River anywhere around the town is a good place to start. The area outside the Color Patch Cafe fires for King George regularly, as does the dead water which you need a boat or kayak to get to. Your best bet is drop into Augusta tackle shop Extreme Outdoor Sports they have a handy flyer on spots to have a crack. Bait is usually key for fishing here, but you will pull King George off the flats with small poppers, at times, if you persist. If you are bringing a boat, your options are endless. Go to Ringbolt Bay, berley up, fish light line, and you never know what will come and beautiful spot too. The current really rips on the color patch and sand bank land based at the mouth, so a heavier star type sinker is a must at times depending on tided. Bream are everywhere. Good luck, hope this helps.

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And huge yellowfin whiting

Tue, 2020-01-14 15:06

Near the bridge to Malloy Island, also some really good blue nose bream in that area of an evening  

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Good whiting

Tue, 2020-01-14 21:51

At the mouth next to the boat ramp good yellow fin, and also 28-36 cm kgs off the town jetty early morning. Blood worms worked well. Black bream are thick around Molloy island.

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SHAPPENS

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Thanks for the advice so far

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:50

Thanks for the advice so far fellas!

No boat so just landbased and really just looking to have a bit of fun. Do the yellowfin whiting here hit surface lures here like in mandurah or is it largely just a baitfishing option. I note Savarna's comments above regarding KG's on poppers but wondering about yellowfin in the shallows.

I was only planning to take my 2 - 4 kg outfit that I use for all the small stuff. Is it worth taking something heavier taking into account the currents that have been referred to? I don't have true beach fishing gear but have a range of spinning gear around 7 foot mark. Maybe a 6kg outfit that i run 20lb braid on?

Cheers

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Drop a live herring into the

Wed, 2020-01-15 09:58

Drop a live herring into the Augusta Marina and hang on for dear life. I had 20lb line as we'd been salmon fishing and had no chance of stopping the steam train that hit me

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 There's some big sambos 10m

Wed, 2020-01-15 10:18

 There's some big sambos 10m off the beach when your snorkling

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Davewillo

Wed, 2020-01-15 11:23

If you can get across the river mouth in a canoe there’s sand flats where you can use poppers but the spot I told you about has a deep channel running along the edge of the beach, I use a paternoster rig and blood worms. Trick is to cast out only a few meters on the edge. There’s a few salmon trout about also, as for anything big in the river I’m not sure but there’s a few big resident sting rays that a quite friendly and can be hand feed, they cruise in around ya feet while filleting ya whiting.

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Davewillo

Wed, 2020-01-15 11:23

If you can get across the river mouth in a canoe there’s sand flats where you can use poppers but the spot I told you about has a deep channel running along the edge of the beach, I use a paternoster rig and blood worms. Trick is to cast out only a few meters on the edge. There’s a few salmon trout about also, as for anything big in the river I’m not sure but there’s a few big resident sting rays that a quite friendly and can be hand feed, they cruise in around ya feet while filleting ya whiting.

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 Thansk for the tips

Thu, 2020-01-16 16:17

 Thansk for the tips everyone. Sounds like I need my light outfit and something capable of casting a decent sinker when the current is running hard. I'll take a selection of gear and then see the guys at Extreme Sports for some current advice.

Cheers!