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Gnoorea

2.7/5 - (3 votes)
20°50'35.7" S, 116°22'12.38" E

Gnoorea Point and 40 Mile Beach are 40 minutes south of Karratha. It is a designated camp ground with no facilities. Campers are required to have a chemical toilet, the closest fresh water is at the turn off from the NW Costal Highway. The beach is popular with travelling anglers as the fishing spots here can be really good.

The main species caught along 40 mile beach is Threadfin Salmon, Trevally, Queenfish, Bream, Grunter and the odd Tuskfish.

Land Based fish at Gnoorea

Barndar Creek

The best land based fishing spots are at the point, to the north of 40 mile beach. Here anglers can expect Trevally, Queenfish, Threadfin Salmon and the odd Barramundi.

Gnoorea South

The creek to the south is a good spot to explore land based for Mangrove Jacks, Grunter, Bream, Threadfin and Dusky Flathead. Further to the south is another small creek that is worth exploring on low tide for Mangrove Jacks. Fishing around the mouth of the creeks on a incoming tide is a good way to catch some Threadfin Salmon.

Offshore Gnoorea

Small boats can be launched from the beach, navigating offshore should be done with caution as there are plenty of shallow rocks. Not far offshore from Gnoorea Point and 40 Mile Beach the water is scattered with rocky reef. In the clear shallow waters 4-6m anglers can target Grass Emperor, Spangled Emperor, School Mackerel, Trevally, Queenfish and Cod.

The small creeks in Regnard Bay are all worth exploring for Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. Threadies are caught here all year around. Remember that Threadfin Salmon are often caught in fairly shallow murky waters, so try working an area where clear and murky waters meet. In the deeper holes of the creeks are plenty of Cod and Mangrove Jacks. Working the mangroves with Killalure Flat Rats is deadly on these fish. Threadfin Salmon will also take a likely to these lures.

Where to go fishing near Gnoorea?

  • Offshore Cleaverville Grass Emperor are the main catch, however Tuskfish, Jewfish and Coral Trout are all a possibility. A sounder is definitely a must, but small boat anglers do not have to travel to far offshore for good fishing, 1-2km.
  • Cleaverville North Creek The odd Threadfin Salmon, Mangrove Jack and Barramundi. Best fished on an incoming tide.
  • Cleaverville North A fish is a bonus in this beautiful spot.
  • Cleaverville Beach The beaches and rocky headlands are well worth a fish for Trevally, Queenfish, Bream, Flathead and Cod over the rocks. A soft plastic slowly worked over the rocks is a great way to tempt some big cod into smashing a lure.
  • Cleaverville Creek Salmon The 2 eastern arms have a series of bends with deeper holes, during neap tides there is a good chance of Threadfin Salmon using vibes and soft plastics jigged along the bottom.
  • Cleaverville Creek Rockbar Rock bar close to 2 feeder creeks, this is a interesting scenario for fishing. There are cod and Mangrove Jack around here.
  • Cleaverville Creek Mangrove Jack, Cod, Trevally and Threadfin Salmon. Working the snags with soft plastics and deep diving hard bodies is a sure way of hook some Mangrove Jack throughout this creek. There is also a lot of small Trevally around opposite the boat ramp on the left of the southern creek.
  • Cleaverville Creek Mouth Best fished during neap tides. Poppers and metal slugs will hook Trevally and Queenfish. Soft plastics to bounce along the bottom of the deep channel for Threadfin Salmon and the odd Jewfish. In the shallow waters of the mouth Bream and Flathead can be targeted. The bream move onto the shallow as the tide rises, try using small hard body minnows slowly cranked over the shallows. Flathead lay in wait on the out going tide, they are suckers for pink lures.
  • Nickol Bay The small river mouths and feeder creeks are all worth a cast on the outgoing tide for Threadfin Salmon, Barramundi and Flathead. On the incoming tide work the feeder creeks again and move up into the shallow creeks, work shallow diving lures around likely looking snags.
  • Nickol River Nickol River is shallow but holds Mangrove Jack, Bream, Flathead, Threadfin Salmon and small pelagics. Try working and deep holes with soft plastics for Threadfin Salmon on neap tides. On the sping tides work the small feeder creeks with shallow diving lures on both the outgoing and incoming tides for Threadies and Barramundi. Work the mangroves further upstream with hard body lures for Mangrove Jacks.
  • AirPort Creek Accessed from Hearsons Cove beach launch, Airport Creek has Threadfin Salmon and Mangrove Jacks.
  • Mermaid Sound The sound can be accessed from the Witnell Bay boat ramp. Mermaid sound has deeper waters and reef which is good for bottom bashing Coral Trout, Emperor, Tuskfish, Trevally and Queenfish. There is a submerged pipeline running down into Witnell Bay, fish hold on the pipeline, use a sound to find it and drop down some soft plastics.
  • East Lewis Island If it is a calm day its best venturing out further to West Lewis Island. East Lewis has Emperor around the rocks on a run out tide but you need to work a long section of with soft plastic plastics to find some. Trevally, Queenfish and Cod will all be a by catch.
  • West Lewis Island The western side of the island some good rock and reef fishing. There are big Mangrove Jacks hiding deep in the rock holes, they can be tempted with soft plastics but they are hard to pull out of their holes.
  • Cyclone Moorings Always worth a cast for Cobia and Triple Tail that hang out around these isolated cyclone moorings.
  • West Intercourse Island Trevally and Queenfish around the rocks. Barramundi, Black Jewfish and the odd Threadfin Salmon in the deeper holes during neap tides. Try using soft vibes and soft plastics plastics slow jigged off the bottom.
  • West Intercourse Island Around the small creeks work the mangroves with hard body lures for Mangrove Jacks. Threadfin Salmon are also caught around the murky waters, try the small feeder creeks on the incoming and outgoing tide. The odd Barramundi are also caught.
  • Miaree Pool If heading into Karratha from the south, stop at Maitland / Miaree Pool to flick some lures. The freshwater pools hold Mangrove Jack, Tarpon and the odd Barramundi.
  • Nickol River Accessed via four wheel drive only, take caution navigating the salt flats as they can be boggy. The River mouth has Threadfin Salmon, Bream, Trevally, Queenfish and the odd Barramundi
  • Watering Hole The Watering Hole is a proposed no fishing zone. It is generally dirty water that has few Whiting, Bream, Flathead and small Trevally.
  • Hearsons Cove All vehicle access, Hearsons Cove is a beautiful beach, however doesn’t hold too many fish. Try flicking the shallow mangrove flats on an incoming tide for Whiting.
  • Boat Passage The boat passage has some good mangrove forest and deeper holes which hold Mangrove Jack. Try casting shallow diving lures and slow sinking soft plastics over the flats on an incoming tide. The Mangrove Jack often come out to forage in the shallow waters. The flats are also home to Bream, Flathead and Trevally.
  • Conzinc Bay Conzinc bay has nice clear water which is great for sight casting to fish like Trevally and Queenfish. Anglers can also expect Cod, Bream and the odd Emperor. There are also some blue bastard fish that live in and around these clear water bays.
  • Witnell Bay Accessed for most vehicles however be careful of the large rocks on the track in. Along the rocks anglers can expect Trevally, Queenfish, Flathead, Bream, Cod and the odd Emperor.
  • King Bay Well worth exploring for Trevally, Queenfish, Bream and Cod. A four wheel drive is required.
  • Barndar Creek Barndar Creek is well worth exploring for Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. Threadies are caught here all year around. Remember that Threadfin Salmon are often caught in fairly shallow murky waters, so try working an area where clear and murky waters meet. Mangrove Jack further upstream close to the deeper holes.
  • Gnoorea South The creek to the south is a good spot to explore land based for Mangrove Jacks, Grunter, Bream, Threadfin and Dusky Flathead. Further to the south is another small creek that is worth exploring on low tide for Mangrove Jacks. Fishing around the mouth of the creeks on a incoming tide is a good way to catch some Threadfin Salmon. It is bloody muddy!
  • Gnoorea Point The best land based fishing spots at Gnoorea, here anglers can expect Trevally, Queenfish, Threadfin Salmon and the odd Barramundi.
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Current Rating Gnoorea November, 2016
3.7/5 - (48 votes)
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