Exmouth marina, gulf good for shore anglers

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A black marlin about to be released after tagging.
Camera IconA black marlin about to be released after tagging. Credit: Tackleworld Exmouth

The water activities around Exmouth for the last week been nothing short of exceptional, with all sorts of reports being made instore from people who have experienced some amazing sights while fishing.

Keen divers got in and swam with some of the sharks, while Bird’s Eye View got some amazing photos with the micro lights estimating 80-100 tiger sharks feeding in the area around the carcass.

We know there’s no shortage of sharks in this region and seeing this clearly justifies our statements.

Of course the tiger sharks are not what anglers would call problematic; it’s the various whaler sharks that are in overwhelming numbers compared with previous years that concern the future of fish in this area.

The town is quieter now after the school holidays but the fishing is continuing to heat up.

Big blue marlin are already crashing teasers, along with good numbers of black marlin and striped marlin.

Sailfish have started to seriously fire up in the gulf, with double-figure days being encountered by boats heading out from the marina and Bundegi.

Anglers fishing from the shore have had more success in the gulf, with queenfish and whiting still high on the catch list.

The marina has javelin fish and cod, along with the usual bream.

Mangrove jacks are also starting to become more active as the water heats up.

Prawns and squid are the preferred baits, while a half-mulie, unweighted, also gives a good result.

Exmouth’s Game Fishing Club is holding the annual Billfish Bonanza next weekend, with the major prize a $2500 accommodation and car-hire package from Exmouth Escape.

It is a three-day tag-and-release event for billfish that is ideal for first-timers.

If you need a hand, drop in to the Tackleworld store and ask us for help any day.

There have been copious reports of whales and manta rays in the gulf, along with the incredible interactions with tiger sharks that have been feeding on a whale carcass close to shore.

Keen divers got in and swam with some of the sharks, while Bird’s Eye View got some amazing photos with the micro lights, estimating 80-100 tiger sharks feeding in the area around the carcass.

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