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Shark Bay and Cape Peron

3.6/5 - (47 votes)
25°56'17.83" S, 113°38'9.8" E

Shark Bay is a World Heritage Site located 800km north of Perth in the Gascoyne Region of Western Australia. It is home to one of Australia’s most abundant marine ecosystems. The marine life combines the warm tropical waters of the north with the cold waters from the south. There is a huge range of fish species. Shark Bay fishing spots are endless, from shallow sand flats and weedbeds to rocky islands and drop offs.

Shark Bay is regarded as one of the best sports fishing locations in the world. Land based anglers can target Mulloway, Tailor, Whiting, Bream, Flathead, Spangled and Grass Emperor, Trevally and Pink Snapper.

Typical small Pink Snapper from the rock ledge near Goulet Bluff
Typical small Pink Snapper from the rock ledge near Goulet Bluff

Offshore the options for fishing spots in Shark Bay are massive. It can sometimes to confusing knowing where to fish first. Pink Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Emperors, Baldchin Groper, Tuskfish and larger fish like Cobia and Yellowtail Kingfish make up for most of the catches.

The key to success when fishing Shark Bay, Denham and Cape Peron is soft plastics. Finesse style clear soft plastics work the best in the rich clear waters.

Nanga

At the base of Peron Peninsula is Nanga campground. There is a boat ramp here that provides access to good waters for Pink Snapper and Emperor. From the shores of Nanga Beach anglers can target Tailor, Whiting, Bream and Flathead.

Goulet Bluff

Anglers can access slightly deeper waters from Goulet Bluff for Tailor and Mulloway. Bream, Whiting and Flathead are also abundant.

Whalebone

The shallow waters of Whalebone Bay have Bream, Flathead and Whiting. The odd pelagic and Tailor and also a possibility at dawn and dusk.

Eagle Bluff

Eagle bluff is a great point for targeting Tailor and Mulloway particularly at dawn and dusk. Both fish will come in close to the point in search of food. Bream, Flathead and Whiting are also abundant.

Denham

Denham is a great place to setup a base to explore Cape Peron fishing spots. Land based anglers can target Whiting and Bream all day long from the beach. The Denham jetty is a popular spot and catches of Mulloway, small Pink Snapper, Tailor and Whiting.

The boat ramp at Denham provides smaller boat access to some deep channels where anglers can target Pink Snapper and Mulloway.

Little Lagoon

A few minutes north of Denham is Little Lagoon. The lagoon is home to a huge population of Yellowfin Whiting. Flathead and Bream are also regular catches in the channel that connects to the lagoon and bay.

Monkey Mia

Famous worldwide for dolphins, Monkey Mia is also a great place for fishing. There is access to a deeper channels where anglers can expect Tailor and Mulloway in low light periods. The sand flats are home to Whiting, Flathead and Bream.

The boat ramp at Monkey Mia is a great place to launch the boat and fish for Pink Snapper, Mulloway and Emperor in the Deeper Channels. Check with Fisheries if fishing for Pink Snapper is permitted.

Big Lagoon

Big Lagoon is accessed via a four wheel drive heading north towards Cape Peron. The land based fishing here is exceptional. Anglers can target Flathead, Bream and Whiting all do long, however caution is advised as it is home to lots of stonefish. Tailor are also on offer, the best time to target them is at dawn and dusk.

The Yellowfin Whiting population is huge, they're a great fish to poppers and small soft plastics

Cape Peron

Accessed via a long rough four wheel drive track, Cape Peron has some fantastic remote fishing. There are several camp grounds along the western side. The land based fishing here is great, anglers can expect Bream, Whiting, Tailor, Tuskfish, Snapper and Mulloway at night.

Gregorys Bay

A fantastic camp spot, the fishing here is also great. The small reef provides shelter and is also full of Bream, Whiting and Tuskfish. Dawn and dusk tailor smash bait fish around the reef. At night Mulloway come in close to the beach for a feed also.

Where to go fishing near Shark Bay and Cape Peron?

  • White Island

    Please seek further information before fishing here. Snapper schooling area, special rules apply.

  • Freycinet Island

    Pink Snapper off the rubble bottom, use soft plastics.

  • Gregorys Bay

    A fantastic camp spot, the fishing here is also great. The small reef provides shelter and...

  • Big Lagoon

    Big Lagoon is accessed via a four wheel drive heading north towards Cape Peron. The land...

  • Monkey Mia

    Access to a deeper channels where anglers can expect Tailor and Mulloway in low light periods....

  • Little Lagoon

    A few minutes north of Denham is Little Lagoon. The lagoon is home to a huge...

  • Denham

    Land based anglers can target Whiting and Bream all day long from the beach. The Denham...

  • Eagle Bluff

    Eagle bluff is a great point for targeting Tailor and Mulloway particularly at dawn and dusk....

  • Whalebone

    The shallow waters of Whalebone Bay have Bream, Flathead and Whiting. The odd pelagic and Tailor...

  • Goulet Bluff

    Anglers can access slightly deeper waters from Goulet Bluff for Tailor and Mulloway. Bream, Whiting and...

  • Nanga

    At the base of Peron Peninsula is Nanga campground. There is a boat ramp here that...

  • Dulverton Bay / False Entrance

    Access to this spot is rough a good four wheel drive is necessary. Camping is allowed...

  • Crayfish Bay

    Approximately 25km south of Steep Point, Crayfish bay is home to massive Tailor, they can be targeted...

  • Shelter Bay to Steep Point

    Good fishing for Whiting, Bream, Tailor and Mulloway at night. Past Shelter bay the beach has...

  • Blind Inlet

    Walk the flats for Whiting, Bream and Flathead close to the mangroves. There is also good...

  • Giraud Point

    Anglers are most likely to encounter Bream and Whiting with the odd Tailor and small pelagics...

  • Nannas

    Mostly Whiting, Bream and Flathead along the beaches of Nannas.

  • Three Bays

    A scenic camp spot, Three Bays fishes well for Whiting, Bream and Flathead. The odd small...

  • Bara Head

    Directly north of Tamala Station is Bara Head. Here anglers can expect Tailor, Whiting, Bream, Flathead...

  • Channel Drift Fishing Steep Point

    Drift out of the channel with soft plastics for large Pink Snapper, Cod, Coral Trout, Cobia...

  • Shark Bay Flats Fishing

    During the incoming tide Bone Fish, Herring and some Pelagics move onto the flats. Lots of...

  • Steep Point Pelagics

    Keeping in mind the swell, this point off Dirt Hartog Island fishing great for large Pelagics...

  • Lowtide deep holes Dirt Hartog Island Fishing

    During low tide fish away from the rock walls in the deeper holes for Sweet Lip,...

  • High Tide Popper Fishing

    During the incoming tide throw poppers along the rock face for Snapper, Big Bream, Emperor and...

  • Black Snapper

    Black Snapper just out from the point.

  • DHI / Shelter Bay Rock

    Experience fish action at the tidal change. Pink Snapper, Black Snapper, Emperor and Cod all caught...

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Current Rating Shark Bay and Cape Peron November, 2016
3.7/5 - (26 votes)
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Recommended Lures for Shark Bay and Cape Peron

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Squidgies Pro Flickbait 110mm

$9.99
Suited to Shark Bay and Cape Peron.
Good for: Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, Spangled Emperor

Skippy Surface Lure

$13.49
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream, Yellowfin Whiting
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

$9.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Mangrove Jack, Queenfish

Laser Pro 160

$16.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Spanish Mackerel

Roosta Popper 160

$15.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Coral Trout, Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, Tuna

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Tailor

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Spanish Mackerel, Tailor
Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

$12.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Mangrove Jack
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

$8.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Spangled Emperor, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Storm Fishing Jig for Snapper

GOMOKU SLIM JIG

$10.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Coral Trout, Giant Trevally, Grass Emperor, Pink Snapper, Queenfish, Spangled Emperor, Spanish Mackerel

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

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

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 100mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Spangled Emperor

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2 Comments on “Shark Bay and Cape Peron” fishing

  • Steve Farley

    says:

    HI.Coming to Denham in 3 weeks with Caravan, Not a brave 4wd and beginner at fishing so any tips for some success would be much appreciated.
    Regards Steve

  • Jay Zam

    says:

    Hi. What is fishing like in shark bay/Denham in January?

    Thank you

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