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Dean Jensen is a second-generation fisherman in the Cape to Cape area,
hailing from a family that’s been fishing commercially in the South-West for
35 years. Dean runs Legend Charters in Busselton, specialising in fishing and
whale-watching tours. He gives some tips on what’s biting and where.
Squid | Catch them from a dinghy off Quindalup: 8-12m is a good depth to
try. Busselton Jetty is another squid hangout.
Whiting and flathead | If you’re in a dinghy, try between Bunker Bay and
Dunsborough for whiting and flathead. Off the beach, any spot between
Dunsborough and Busselton is good for whiting. Try using pippies dug
from the sand as bait.
Herring | Catch them off the beach in any of the bays. Try burleying
them at dawn and dusk – expecially near a river mouth.
Salmon | In April, May and June, salmon come in close at bays
between Bunker Bay and Dunsborough. They’re also off the west
coast when the conditions are good. Hamelin Bay and Smiths Beach
are spots to try.
Western rock lobsters | They can be found on limestone reefs from
Bunker Bay through to Augusta, but they’re more prolific between
the capes. Dive any of the inshore reefs between the capes – north of
Prevelly, Hamelin Bay, Cosy Corner, Deep Dene.
Abalone | Roe’s Abalone can be found close in, usually in the wash
on granite rocks at Bunker Bay and Cowaramup Bay. Bigger abalone
can be found on deeper rocks. If you see granite on the beach there
will be granite in the water.
Josh Whiteland created Koomal Dreaming to communicate his profound
connection with his land and his people. An Indigenous musician and dancer,
he runs walking, cultural and cave tours, some with accompanying didgeridoo
music. He shares some of his favourite places in the region.
Boranup beach | It’s one of the magic places that takes you back in time,
with the most amazing karri trees backing straight onto soft, white sandy
beaches. There’s heaps of sea life. It’s great for fishing and swimming.
Lake Jasper | Lake Jasper in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park is very
special. The area has a lot of old Aboriginal artefacts and fire pits at the
bottom of the lake, preserved by the water. The lake is fed by one of many
amazing freshwater springs flowing from the Yarragadee aquifer. It’s a
great area for a swim and a camp with lots of peace and quiet.
Injidup | Traditional places are all up and down our coastline in Wardandi
country. Injidup is one of them – it’s named after the inji bush, a
medicinal plant that grows there.
Yallingup | The traditional place of love, Yallingup has wonderful energy
with a perfect location. It has awesome views of the coastline and lagoons
for swimming and beachcombing.
Conto Springs beach
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