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Yallingup to Margaret River

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33°58'16.05" S, 114°59'32.62" E

Margaret River is a beautiful small town approximately 300km south of Perth. Famous for its surf breaks and wine, the Margaret River area also produces some fantastic fishing. Here is your guide to Margaret River fishing spots.

The Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park surrounds Margaret River, from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin there are many great fishing spots to explore, anglers can expect Tailor, Mulloway, Herring and Australian Salmon from the beach. There are several small river inlets worth exploring for Black Bream, upstream Margaret River can produce some good fishing. Fishing from a boat offshore can be very hazardous with massive seas often battering the coastline, however when conditions are good anglers can target Queen Snapper, Pink Snapper, Harlequin, Samson Fish, Blue Groper and Dhufish.

Where to fish at Margaret River

Sugarloaf Rock

Sugarloaf Rock is a great fishing spot accessible for all vehicles, but should only be fished in calm conditions. Fishing at Sugarload Rock anglers can target Yellowtail Kingfish, Samson Fish, Bonito and Southern Bluefin Tuna. Australian Salmon also turn up around Autumn, all fish will take lures cast from the rocks.


Yalling is a great fishing spot with easy access for the beach where anglers can target Australian Salmon and Herring in Autumn, Mulloway in winter, tailor during summer and skippy and herring year round. Yallingup offers great, affordable accommodation at the Caves Caravan park.

Margaret River Australian Salmon
Typical South West Australian Salmon on a Metal Slug, 15g

Torpedo Rocks

Torpedo rocks can be a dangerous fishing spot, however during calm seas produces Salmon and Herring in Autumn. Other species can include Pink and Queen Snapper, Samson fish and the odd Dhufish. There are several hook points available for anglers to tie onto.

Smiths Beach

Smiths Beach produces some good fishing during Autumn for Australian Salmon. Fishing at Smiths Beach can also produce Mulloway in Winter and Big tailor in summer, Skippy, Herring and Whiting are also on offer.

Canal Rocks

Canal rocks provide sheltered conditions for rock fishermen, and also provides shelter for Australian Salmon during Autumn as they migrate north. This is a great time to fish for Aussie Salmon on lures.

Canal Rocks Boat Ramp

Sealed road to boat ramp and cement ramp, relatively sheltered from swells.

Canal Rocks Offshore

Offshore from Canal Rocks produces great fishing for Dhufish, Pink Snapper, Queen Snapper, Bonito, Blue Groper and Bluefin Tuna. 

Wyadup Rocks

Great fishing for Bonito, Southern Bluefin Tuna and Australian Salmon (during autumn), cast lures like metal slugs and sinking sticks baits from the rocks.

Injidup Point

Can be dangerous during large seas, fish with caution for Herring, Skippy, Australian Salmon, Tailor and the odd Mulloway.

Australian Salmon will come in close in these deeper channels.
Australian Salmon will come in close in these deeper channels.

Moses Rock

Four wheel drive access and a long walk, Moses Rock is a great fishing spot that produces Herring, Tailor, Skippy, Mulloway and Australian Salmon during their migration in Autumn.

Cowaramup Bay

Good beach fishing for Whiting, Skippy and Herring. The Point produces Salmon, Skippy, Herring and the possibility of the Samson Fish.

Cowaramup Bay Boat Ramp

Beach launching of small boats during calm conditions only.

Cowaramup Bay Offshore

Great offshore fishing in Cowaramup Bay for Dhufish, Pink Snapper, Queen Snapper and Blue Groper, anglers must remember check the weather and boat with caution as swells can break on reef unexpectedly.

Margaret River Mouth

The mouth of the river fishes well for Mulloway, Tailor, Herring and Australian Salmon during Autumn.

Margaret River

Margaret River fishes fairly well for Black Bream around the snags, further upstream is the better, and it is best fished from a boat as land based fishing can be difficult.

Redgate Beach

Good beach fishing for Australia Salmon, Herring, Tailor and the odd Mulloway which are best targeted at night.

Boranup Beach

Good fishing for Australian Salmon from late Summer to Autumn. Boranup beach fishing also produces Herring, Tailor and Mulloway in the deeper channels.

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Tide Times Yallingup to Margaret River

Surfers Point (0.6km)
Tuesday 24 May 2022

Low - 1:33AM
High - 9:38AM
Low - 5:01PM
High - 6:35PM

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Augusta to Dunsborough Fishing Report

The boats fishing the 20m to 40m depths off Canal Rocks have been doing well catching a variety of reef species including dhufish, pink snapper, breaksea cod, big skippy and samson fish... Read more

Fish currently being caught in the South West region March, 2017

Dhufish Giant Herring Pink Snapper Samson fish Silver Trevally Tailor
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Current Rating Yallingup to Margaret River March, 2017
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Recommended Lures for Yallingup to Margaret River

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, Southern Bluefin Tuna, Tailor

Roosta Popper 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Salmon
Storm Gomoku Fishing Jig


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Pink Snapper, Queen Snapper, Samson fish

Laser Pro 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Salmon, Giant Herring
Storm Fishing Jig for Snapper


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dhufish, Pink Snapper

Skippy Surface Lure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Whiting

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Salmon, Tailor

Laser Pro 120

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Salmon

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2 Comments on “Yallingup to Margaret River” fishing

  • Lyndon Niemann


    Good Morning Folks,
    My wife and I will be visiting Margaret River, towards the end of the year for my retirement (on my bucket list). We will be spending a week in Margaret River. I HAVE A NEED TO FISH. I would be very grateful if some kind fisherman / fisherwoman could please give me some tips on where to go so that I don’t waste my precious time looking for the ‘little fellas’. Many thanks Lyndon

  • Rosy


    Looking for Guided Fly fishing tours with gears and training for 2 pax in South Western WA. Perhaps full day. We are staying in Bunbury and have a car

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