Good weather brings fishing variety in Exmouth

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Shane Coles with a Chinaman cod he caught in Exmouth.
Camera IconShane Coles with a Chinaman cod he caught in Exmouth. Credit: Tackle World Exmouth

Through the good weather we have just experienced we have seen many pictures from customers catching everything from reef fish to billfish to bonefish.

The retirees are certainly around, with many keen to wet a line.

Many crews stop on the way into town at Learmonth Jetty.

This week we have had reports of gold spot trevally being caught from this area.

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The lead-up to the high tide is the better time to fish from this area, although the very turn of the low can be good too. The water can be very clear at times and you can often see the fish coming in close.

It is certainly easy to spot squid when they come close.

One customer reported catching nine squid, while other anglers couldn’t get a bite.

It may have been the particular colour jig she was using.

It pays to have a selection of jigs on hand to make sure you don’t miss out.

Junior angler Harry Williams fished in the shallows just outside the marina on the north side and caught lots of butterfish using bait jigs.

He and his family then ventured to the new artificial reef, King Reef, and caught a mixed bag of fish, including a couple of school mackerel, jigging with silver Twisty lures.

Victorian Shane Coles is travelling Australia with his wife and two daughters.

Many Victorian visitors stop in here for a week but end up staying much longer, and some don’t ever leave.

Shane got out with a friend who lives in Exmouth and managed to get some amazing reef species including large-mouth nannygai, Chinaman cod and red emperor.

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