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Geraldton

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28°46'43.66" S, 114°36'54.14" E

Located 420km north of Perth is Geraldton, a popular holiday spot. Geraldton fishing spots can be very productive. The land based fishing around Geraldton provides great opportunities for anglers. From Protected beaches with deep channels, to rocky points and small rivers, a spot will fire up around Geraldton all year round.

The main target species from the shore is Tailor, Mulloway, Herring, Sand Whiting, Tarwhine and Skippy. Offshore fishing around Geraldton produces some fantastic fishing for Pink Snapper, Dhufish, Baldchin Groper, Coral Trout and Samson Fish.

Small boats can be easily launched from some of the beaches, where anglers can fish close inside the protected reefs. Not far offshore, Big Mulloway laze around the rocky reefs, and at night the Mulloway patrol along the beaches. Tailor hunt the rocky points and beaches at dawn and dusk.

Geraldton Fishing Spots – Land Based

Geraldton has some great land based fishing options. It is fairly easy to find a secluded beach to spin for Mulloway, Tailor and Herring. To get away from the crowds, to the north of Geraldton is Cape Burney where there are a series of 4wd tracks that offer some great secluded fishing spots. This area is protected from larger swells, which makes the fishing more comfortable and less weather dependent.

Further north past Drummond Cove anglers can explore 4wd tracks to find relatively protected hidden spots like the tracks south of Coronation Beach.

Recommended fishing gear for land based fishing Geraldton

Essential lures for fishing around Geraldton are Metal Slices, medium to small poppers, Mulloway lures and soft plastics of all sizes for Bream to Mulloway. The best tackle is a medium weight beach rod at least 8ft in length combined with 3000+ plus size reel. This setup will cover most species in Geraldton such as Tailor, Herring, school Mulloway, Bream and whiting.

For anglers targeting big Mulloway, an upgrade in tackle is necessary. A heavy 9ft+ rod combined with a 3000+ spin reel, 20lb+ line with 40lb+ leader would be the minimum for big Mulloway spinning. There are many rocky outcrops for Mulloway to wrap lines around.

Cape Burney

The Waigen Lake at Cape Burney holds some small Black Bream. The Lake often floods into the sea and this can be a good time to fish for Mulloway and Tailor, however the beach at Cape Burney is exposed to large swells. For most of the year anglers can access south of Cape Burney, here numerous 4wd tracks weave through the sand dunes. Where there are breaks in the rocks, which form deeper channels are the better spots to fish, they usually hold Mulloway and Tailor. North of Cape Burney 4wd tracks lead to more protected beach fishing spots. Small boats can also be launched from many locations here giving anglers access to some great fishing inside the protected bay. Mulloway, Tailor, Herring and Whiting can all be taken from the beaches here. A slight sea breeze is best for Tailor and Mulloway, also dawn and dusk are great times to fish.

Geraldton Harbour

The harbour holds Black Bream around the rocks and pylons. They can be jigged or a lightly weighted soft plastic grub cast beside a pylon is an affective technique for the bream here. Mulloway, Tailor and the odd Samson Fish has been taken here, mostly at night.

Port Grey

Inside the reef of Port Grey is a great place for small boats, provided the conditions are good. There is protection from larger swells. Mulloway, Tailor and Herring all lurk around the reefs. Mulloway can be jigged from the bottom with large soft plastics. Metal slices are affective on Tailor and Herring.

Separation Point

Heavily fish in summer, there is still a good chance of chopper tailor using metal slices. Whiting also lurk around here. Fishing Separation Point also produces the odd Mulloway, however there are better spots.

Point More

Fished heavily in Summer for Tailor, there are still plenty to catch. Also a great place to target whiting.

Chapman River

The Chapman River holds a few small Black Bream. When the river opens to the ocean is a good time to target Mulloway. However Mulloway and Tailor can be targeted around the beach all year round. Look for deeper channels from the ocean into the beach at low tide, as big Mulloway will use these channels to come closer to shore on high tide.

South Drummond Cove

A fairly well protected beach that has a deep channel between the sand the reef. This provides an ideal environment for Tailor, Herring, Dart and Mulloway. Try the high tides, dawn and dusk for Mulloway.

North Drummond Cove

The weed can be a pain around Drummond Cove, making it almost impossible to fish. When the water is clear Herring, Tailor, Whiting, Dart and Mulloway move around the beaches of Drummond Cove.

Coronation Beach

Heavily fished during the day for Tailor and Herring, Coronation beach still produces some good fishing. At night big Mulloway come close in shore and can be targeted on shallow running hard body lures, big soft plastics and vibes. Tailor are best targeted at dawn and dusk, a light sea breeze is best.

Offshore Geraldton Fishing

Geraldton some a great places to fish close in shore for small boats. Good inshore spots produce Mulloway, Tailor, Herring, Baldchin Groper and the odd Cobia, Pink Snapper and the Dhufish. Further offshore is the best bet for Pink Snapper, Cobia, Dhufish and Mackerel.

Some good spots for small boats are north of Cape Burney near Tarcoola Beach inside the reef. Here anglers can target Mulloway and Tailor.

Where to go fishing near Geraldton?

  • Coronation Beach At night big Mulloway come close in shore and can be targeted on shallow running hard body lures, big soft plastics and vibes. Tailor are best targeted at dawn and dusk, a light sea breeze is best.
  • North Drummond Cove The weed can be a pain around Drummond Cove, making it almost impossible to fish. When the water is clear Herring, Tailor, Whiting, Dart and Mulloway move around the beaches of Drummond Cove.
  • South Drummond Cove A fairly well protected beach that has a deep channel between the sand the reef. This provides an ideal environment for Tailor, Herring, Dart and Mulloway. Try the high tides, dawn and dusk for Mulloway.
  • Chapman River The Chapman River holds a few small Black Bream and even the odd Mangrove Jack. When the river opens to the ocean its a good time to target Mulloway. Look for deeper channels around the mouth of the river for Mulloway and Tailor also.
  • Point Moore Fished heavily in Summer for Tailor, there are still plenty to catch. Also a great place to target whiting.
  • Separation Point Heavily fish in summer, there is still a good chance of smaller tailor using metal slices. Whiting also lurk around here. The odd Mulloway, however there are better spots to target Mulloway.
  • Port Grey Inside the reef of Port Grey is a great place for small boats when conditions are good. There is protection from larger swells. Mulloway, Tailor and Herring all lurk around reefs. Mulloway can be jigged from the bottom with large soft plastics. Metal slices are affective on Tailor and Herring.
  • Wandina Good beach access to target Mulloway and Tailor. 4wd required.
  • Cape Burney When the lake opens to the sea is a good time to fish for Mulloway and Tailor. South of Cape Burney 4wd tracks lead to some great isolated fishing locations. Whiting, Tailor, Herring and Mulloway can all be target along this stretch. Look for the deeper channels and gaps in the reef.
  • Waigen Lake Waigen Lake holds some small Black Bream.
  • Geraldton Harbour Black Bream around the rocks and pylons. They can be jigged or a lightly weighted soft plastic grubs cast beside a pylon are affective techniques. Mulloway, Tailor and the odd Samson Fish has been taken from here also, mostly at night.
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Recommended Lures for Geraldton

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Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

$8.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream, Flathead

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Tailor

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

$12.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Jewfish / Mulloway
Storm Fishing Jig for Snapper

GOMOKU SLIM JIG

$10.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dhufish, Pink Snapper, Spanish Mackerel

Squidgies Pro Lobby

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

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

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream

Bream Prawn Vibe

$12.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Giant Herring, Silver Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Tailor
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

$9.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Flathead

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2 Comments on “Geraldton” fishing

  • Garry Ronan

    says:

    Haven’t been fishing for a while, can anyone recommend where I might catch a Taylor or Mullaway or two this arvo.

  • byronzerangue1

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    It could be bait casting, saltwater or fly-fishing, in any event the fisherman will probably make the most out of their experience. One from the factors that may play into this decision may be the type and size of fish you will be looking to catch with all the rod. You will be surprised in the distance it is possible to cast your bait having a comfortable volume of effort.

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