Fishing on Cable Beach with the kids is an ideal spot to learn with calm water and plenty of fish. Plenty of Blue Salmon and Trevally close in and always the chance of a bigger catch if you leave out a set bait while you splash around with the little ones.
Another great thing is you can drive your 4WD straight up the beach. Just head down past the surf club and find a quiet spot to enjoy the sunset! AMAZING!
WILLIE CREEK - BROOME WA
Located only half hour from the cable beach caravan park is an amazing fishing spot called Willie Creek. There is a pearl farm located there that runs tours and is great, but the fishing is unreal. Its a bit of a mission to get there and you will need a 4WD, but it is well worth it.
Barra, Jacks, Trevally, Blue Salmon, Threadfin Salmon and Sharks are all a chance while fishing here. I found the most productive was a slow retrieve with 100mm squidgy slick rigs.
Something worth noting is that you need to fish it on either side of low tide when the current slows down. Get on google maps and go searching for this cracker spot.
WEIPA AND THE CAPE
The fishing in Far North Queensland is outstanding. Everything seems to be in giant proportion and you definitely need to be prepared with some heavy gear. I lost so many good fish by underestimating the size of gear i needed to be fishing with. Its well worth dropping into a local tackle shop and asking a few questions on whats best suited for the type of fishing your doing. Check out the video below where we went out on a mates boat in Weipa and got onto some good reef fish. Beautiful place!
Up the Tip of Cape York, i found stickbaits and squidgy slick rigs produced all the good fish, Trevally and Cod and Queenfish. When using bait, all we could get was sharks and giant catfish.
CAPE RANGE NATIONAL PARK - NINGALOO REEF - EXMOUTH, WA.
If you are travelling the WA coast, then the Ningaloo coastline is a must. The campsites at Cape Range National Park are amazing and pretty much put you right on the beach. They must be pre-booked though, so it can pay to plan ahead. at only $20 a night they are the best value and most amazing camps we've stayed at on our travels.
The fishing here was amazing. It is well worth your while to have a cast net and get a license to use it. Fresh bait worked the best here and produced some cracking fish off the beach while playing with the kids. A small running sinker on a metre of 40lb trace tied to a 5 o hook was the most productive rig. We caught a number of spangled emperor up to 630mm and a few good mangrove jack as well. Flicking 80mm stickbaits over the shallows also hooked a heap of fish, although a bit smaller than the ones nailed on bait.
ST GEORGES BASIN , NSW
I was lucky enough to get out on a charter in St Georges Basin while we were staying in Jervis Bay. And what a charter it was!!!! Greg Reid from Bay and Basin Sportsfishing took me out for a day to chase some big flathead. This bloke is a wealth of knowledge and an absolute ripper of o tour guide. Check out the video below of the day out, and get onto Bay and Basin sport fishing when your in the area. Cheers!