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Flicking for barra in the creeks, trolling in the ocean for game fish, or
bottom bouncing for golden snapper, in the Kimberley you are in for a
treat. Always a game of patience, the wait for that big bite is far more
enjoyable while marvelling at the stunning Kimberley coastline.
With 11m tides not unusual, you don’t want to be stranded up a
creek for 12 hours! The best time to catch the elusive barramundi is at
low tide, when their habitat is drastically reduced. For most other fish,
catch the change in tide to hook into the feeding frenzy.
MURRAY SKEA’S TOP FISHING SPOTS
Leadline Creek, Collier Bay | Great to flick out a lure for barramundi,
mangrove jack and fingermark bream. These predatory fish tend to lurk
behind rocks and around ‘snags’ (branches or tree roots that extend out
of the water from the creek bed). This limestone gorge, littered with
mangrove tributaries, is a great place to escape: the barra remained
elusive but you can be rewarded with some great fingermark.
Raft Point and Steep Island | Head out to the entrance of Doubtful
Bay to troll for pelagic (surface-living) fish. If nothing happens, move
to the easterly point of Steep Island for queenfish.
Glenelg River | “I have seen many Australian rivers, but none
equal this in magnitude or beauty,” proclaimed explorer Lieutenant
George Grey. Head upstream on the hunt for barramundi, or troll
around the mouth of the river for bluebone, mulloway, black bream
and blue nose salmon.
St George Basin | The sheltered waters at the mouth of the Prince
Regent River, is a fishing dream. There are numerous mangrove-filled
creeks that empty into the Basin and you are spoilt for choice. Be
rewarded with fingermark bream and mangrove jack, stay for the
amazing sunset with Mount Trafalgar as a backdrop.
Prince Frederick Harbour | Up the channel, at the mouth of the
Roe River is where you will find barra. The skill is to keep your line
tight, so that the crafty barra don’t jump and thrash the hooks out
of their mouths.
Responsible fishing | The Department of Fisheries have strict limits to
adhere to in terms of the size and amount of fish that you are permitted
to keep. Heavy fines are in place for anyone not playing by the rules.
Murray tries his
luck with the line
off a prize catch
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