Bremer Bay, Western Australia

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Bremer Bay has some of the best beach salmon fishing in WA’s south coast.

There is also some bream fishing in the Bremer River’s Wellstead Estuary.

A 4WD is needed to reach the best surf beaches, but for the family fisho with a 2WD vehicle, Short Beach has a sealed road and good salmon fishing.

Fosters and Reef Beaches require high-clearance 4WD. They produce large salmon and trevally, with a chance of mulloway.

Many rock platforms in this area drop into deep water and produce samson, kingfish, pink snapper and mulloway.

There is a boat ramp in the lower Bremer River at Muirs Point, suited to small boats.

The estuary entrance beach has mulloway when the bar opens.

There is a marina boat ramp at Fishery Beach.

A 4WD track leads 17km north of Bremer township to Gordon Inlet, with bream in the upper river for cartopper and canoe fishos.

Further north, beach launching is inside Point Ann at Cheadanup, located on the rabbit-proof fence.

This is part of Fitzgerald River National Park.

Boaters who go wide will find pink snapper, nannygai, blue morwong, kingfish, samson and more.

Bremer Bay is about 180km by road from Albany.

There are other public boat launch sites at Two People’s Bay, Cheynes Beach, and Cape Riche.

Fishing gear for Western Australia

These recommendations are for landbased fishing for WA's temperate species.

Bluewater boat-based fishing requires different gear from that listed below, although the same rod-reel combos can be used for temperate and tropical regions.

In WA's northern rivers and estuaries, a baitcaster combo is recommended for barramundi and threadfin fishing, along with specialist barramundi lures, however spinning reel combos can also be used.

A 3-6kg spin outfit is the ideal all-rounder for WA's temperate estuaries and sheltered waters, chasing bream, flathead, herring, small salmon, skippy and whiting. See eBay listing here.

For chasing wary bream and whiting in clear water, such as the Swan River, a 1-3kg spin outfit is ideal for estuary whiting, bream and bass. See eBay listing here.

A heavier surf rod is needed for surf mulloway, snapper and gummy shark fishing. See eBay listing here.

This surf rod can be matched with this spinning reel ... eBay listing here.

Or try this heavy surf rod-reel combo for large mulloway or rock fishing. See eBay listing here.

For boat fishing, a short rod/spinning reel combo loaded with 10kg line is ideal for general reef fishing in water to around 20m deep, and can also be used to cast lures to pelagic fish. See eBay listing here.

Metal slice lures are ideal for tailor, kingfish and salmon in the surf and off the rocks. See eBay listing here.

Soft plastic grubs are good all-round lures for bream and freshwater species. Listing on eBay here.

Jig heads are needed for unrigged soft plastic lures. Listing on eBay here.

Squid jigs are useful in Western Australia, especially in Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay. Listing on eBay here.

Star sinkers or snapper leads are generally used on a paternoster rig for surf and boat fishing. For most other fishing, ball sinkers are used, as part of a running sinker rig. Listing on eBay here.

Hooks in mixed sizes (suggest 1# or #2 for whiting, 6# or #8 for garfish, 4/0 for tailor, salmon and flathead, 11/0 for large mulloway). Listing on eBay here.

Ganged hooks (joined chains of hooks) are used when fishing pilchard baits for tailor. Listing on eBay here.


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Fosters Beach salmon fishing

Bremer Bay spearfishing

Bremer Bay snapper

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