Bunbury and Dunsborough Artificial Reefs, Western Australia

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The Bunbury and Dunsborough Artificial Reefs were installed in Geographe Bay in 2013/14.

The two reefs each consist of 30 purpose-built, 10-tonne concrete modules located within 5km of shore and almost directly in line with boat ramps, providing relatively safe fishing spots for boaters in Geographe Bay.

The reefs have pink snapper, dhufish, silver trevally, yellowtail kingfish, samson and more.

The location of the diving wrecks HMAS Swan (A) and Lena (B) are also shown on the map above.

There is good fishing elsewhere in this region. Busselton’s shallow beach has spotted and yellowfin whiting, flathead and flounder.

Boaters chase crabs and squid in the shallows.

Busselton’s long jetty is famous, with bluefin and yellowfin tuna, bonito, samson fish and mulloway all possible, with john dory around the pylons. The end of jetty is a sanctuary.

The Capel River river mouth has mulloway after rain.

The river has small bream, with tailor at the mouth. Peppermint Grove Beach south of Capel River produces tailor, whiting, herring, flathead, flounder and trevally.

Forrest Beach has most surf species, with mulloway after rain opens up the creeks.

Bunbury has The Cut at the mouth of Leschenault Inlet with landbased fishing for small mulloway, tailor, herring and salmon.

The inlet has blue crabs in summer, with spotted whiting, bream, flounder, flathead and herring. Harbour breakwaters have tailor and mulloway, with bream and whiting in the harbour.

Mulloway at night.

The Preston and Collie Rivers have bream.

The Collie has small mulloway.

Back Beach, south of the harbour breakwaters, has herring and tailor, with salmon in autumn.

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Busselton jetty

Bunbury snapper

Spearfishing Dunsborough

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