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A haven for nature lovers and anglers, the inlet boasts a variety of 37 species of fish
with many popular angling species such as
King George Whiting and the prized Black Bream.

For details about the "where's" and "how to's" and "what's biting",
you're just going to have to ask Jeff & Rob.
 

King George Whiting

Easily the largest of the whiting family, the King George is found across the cooler southern areas of Australia reaching from NSW to north of Perth.  It has a silvery body, which is dusky yellow above and has irregular oblique rows of small bronze or brown spots on the back and upper sides.

The eating quality of King George whiting is renowned throughout Australia.  It is a fish with a delicate flavour and texture.  One of its prime qualities is that it retains its flavour after being frozen.

 

 


Black Bream

The Black Bream is found in the estuarine and inshore coastal waters of southern Western Australia.  Dawn, dusk and night fishing for bream provide the best results.  Entrances to estuaries find bream hiding in deep holes and channels during low tide, but can be caught on flats at high tide.

Bream are a tough fish.  They are built to handle salinity and temperature changes which would kill oceanic fish species. 

Catching them is an interesting exercise, they pick the bait up and will swim off a short distance with it in their mouth and then stop, spit it out and move it around.  They will do this maybe three or four times before taking it property, strike early and you'll lose the fish.  It goes against all your fishing instincts and it's an agonising wait, but it's probably the single biggest reason why people miss hookups on bream.

From a bait perspective it pays to go fishing with a few options, they like river prawns, mulies, bony herring just to name some of the bait options for catching this wily critter.

 

Silver Bream

Reasonably common in small to moderate sized schools in sandy areas adjacent to coastal reefs, and often found in estuaries.  Occasionally they will school with skippy and King George Whiting.  They are distinguished by their silver colouring, yellow fins and more rounded head.  The Yellow collor of the fins fades with age.  They make good eating.

Generally caught when fishing for bream.  Use the same gear and bait.

 

Skippy

Very abundant in schools in coastal waters, often entering estuaries.  Colour variable:  silver to silvery-blue under water, often with yellow stripe along mid-side.  Also known as silver trevally.

This is a popular recreational fishing species, the flesh is good eating but id does not keep as well as other fish.

When hooked up it puts up a fight equal to or better than most fish its size and will take most baitfish.  Use a line and hook according to the size of fish sought..

For More information and other fishing tips
the following web sides may be of interest:

Department of Fisheries - WA

Fishing Western Australia

Fishnet WA

Recfish West
 


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