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33°52'1.05" S, 121°53'40.48" E

Esperance is the last large town before heading towards the South Australia border. Esperance Fishing Spots are fantastic, with locations that are relatively untouched, and with a four wheel drive it is easy to escape to a remote fishing location. The fishing at Esperance is fantastic from the beach, rocks and not far offshore, with several sheltered boats ramps.

The beautiful Twilight Beach

The beautiful Twilight Beach

Beach fishing Esperance

Beach fishing in Esperance is fantastic when the Salmon are running, they can be targeted all year round, however best times are March to April and September to October during their migration. Esperance also provides great beach fishing for herring, trevally and whiting.

If you fish only one beach in Esperance, Roses beach approximately 34km west of Esperance produces good size Australian Salmon all year round.

Salmon fishing is good all year round with fish from 2-5kg regularly taken, however from September to October and just before Easter the Salmon fishing is even better, and the average size is 5-8kg.

The Herring run follows after the Salmon run, but the Herring fishing is best in Summer around Esperance – Herring are available all year around.

Fishing from the Rocks around Esperance

There is some fantastic rock fishing spots around Esperance, however great care must be taken as large waves frequently smash the coastline. Anchor points are provided at several locations particularly around the western side of Esperance.

Boat Fishing Esperance

There are 2 sheltered good access boat ramps, Esperance Fishing Boat harbour Public Ramp and Bandy Creek Boat Harbour. From here the Recherche Archipelago is not from offshore and the island reefs provide great fishing for Pink, Red and Queen Snapper, King George Whiting and more. Remember the southern oceans can be very dangerous.

Tanker Jetty offers some fantastic fishing in Esperance

Tanker Jetty fishing is rather famous amongst keen anglers in the South West, its structure provides shelter to small prey which attracks many larger fish species including, Herring, Skippy, Whiting and Squid at night.

Fishing Tanker Jetty

Fishing the Tanker Jetty with medium sized lures can produce Bonito, Snook and the occasional Samson fish. During the Australia Salmon run March to May many will be found hanging around the Jetty, cast metal slugs and stickbaits for a fantastic fighting fish.


Good fishing for Salmon, Skippy, Herring, Silver Bream, Whiting and Flathead.

West Beach Esperance

West Beach Esperance beach fishing for Australia Salmon, Skippy, Herring and the odd Mulloway.

Chapmans Point

Chapmans Point fishes well for Australia Salmon, Skippy, Herring and the odd Mulloway.

Salmon Beach produces Salmon fishing from April on

Salmon Beach produces Salmon fishing from April on

Salmon Beach

Named Salmon Beach for a reason, Australian Salmon regularly haunt this beach

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Goldfields / Esperance Fishing Report

Esperance Fishing Report May 30, 2017

Boats The crews who put in the miles and ventured well east of town scored bigger nannygai than those who worked the waters south of Woody Island. The waters east of town... Read more

Fish currently being caught in the Goldfields / Esperance region May, 2017

Australian Salmon Black Bream King George Whiting Pink Snapper Silver Trevally Southern Bluefin Tuna
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Current Rating Esperance May, 2017
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Tide Times Esperance Lovers Beach (2km) Wednesday 18 Sep 2019


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Recommended Lures for Esperance We're still working on the equation for the best lures, so please be patient!

Twisty 55g

Suited for the Area.
Good for: Australian Salmon, Giant Herring, Silver Trevally

Laser Pro 120

Suited for the Area.
Good for: Australian Salmon

Roosta Popper 160

Suited for the Area.
Good for: Australian Salmon

Twisty 70g

Suited for the Area.
Good for: Australian Salmon

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream

Skippy Surface Lure

Suited for some Fish Species.

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream, Whiting

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream, Whiting
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream

Laser Pro 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Salmon, Giant Herring
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream

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Have a question about Esperance fishing spots or lure technique?
  1. James Deaken

    What is the best lure for Australian Salmon around esperance?

    • Luke Van Lathum

      Any of the halco slices like the twistys work well for salmon. They will also take surface poppers and sinking stick baits, poppers around 10cm.

  2. Pendwe

    Where can you get abalone from?

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