G’day guys, 

Does anyone know where the whiting are biting at the moment ? 

And what technique are you using ? Iv heard some people swear by using surface lures and others say live prawns or worms. Also day or night ? 

Thanks in advance guys 



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boat or shore based ?

Wed, 2018-01-03 09:28

 in a boat- anywhere you can find sandy areas, and then work your way around until you find them

yes, there is a keen group of anglers now chasing whiting on poppers inshore, and even in the river(s) in the vicinty of Perth

These whiting popper-anglers are, I believe only in shallow, wade-able water depths

go to your local (decent) tackle store and ask them


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Whiting Popping...

Wed, 2018-01-03 12:32

 ...best places are Peel/Harvey (Mandurah) or Leschenault (Bunbury/Australind) inlets, with the Swan a viable, but tougher option. PM me if you want to follow up on this!

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 Hey mate,What type are of

Sat, 2018-02-24 11:13

 Hey mate,

What type are of poppers are you using?.Heading down to South Yunderup to have a go




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Mon, 2018-02-26 12:00


For poppers anzthing in the 50-70mm range is ok, stuff like a sugarpen. 

Anything clear usually does better, clear with a tinge of pink at the moment is the go probably due to the large number of prawns in the river, so match the hatch.

Usually run a heavier fluro leader as you want the lure to track dead straight, something like 12-15lb. 

Go with a constant retrieve, if that doesn't work maybe look to change it up a bit. If it's really calm a walk the dog style might be the go.

Best of luck!




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Tue, 2020-07-28 19:59

 I've found a running sinker rig with lightest weight as possible, size 10 long shank hook with chicken, works well. Hillary's Marina and fishing beaches are good spots.