Geraldton Fishing

Geraldton Fishing

As a coastal city with a major seaport in western Australia, Geraldton is a great place for fishing. Aboriginal people from the Murchison-Gascoyne region helped early settlers find permanent water sources and worked in the fishing, pastoral and pearling industries. It is unknown when the Aboriginal people first began exploring and living in Geraldton, although it is known that they were on the west coast of Australia for 40,000 years. During the 17th and 18th centuries, European mariners had a tendency of finding themselves shipwrecked on the islands that are 37 miles out from Geraldton. The plentiful reefs, numerous wrecks, and rocky bottom off the coast, make Geraldton a top fishing destination in Australia.

Geraldton fishing offers beaches with deep channels and rocky points. Large Mulloway like to hang around the reefs. Around the rocks and pylons at Geraldton Harbour, you will find an abundance of Black Bream. Other fish you could catch while inshore Geraldton fishing are Herring, Sand Whiting, Skippy, Spanish Mackerel, Tailor and Tarwhine. You can fish for Skippy and Tailor nearshore too. If you venture offshore, your most likely catches are Baldchin Groper, Coral Trout, Dhufish, Pink Snapper, Samson Fish and Tuna. A 12.6-foot Hammerhead Shark was caught at Geraldton, proving there is enough food for some of the largest predators. Offshore trolling can produce Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish during much of the year.



Top Geraldton Fishing Spots

  1. Reef
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  2. GRLD-008
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  3. GRLD-009
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  4. MD Reef
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  5. GRLD-006
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  6. Reef
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  7. GRLD-007
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  8. GRLD-003
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  9. Ledge
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  10. GRLD-001
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Geraldton Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Geraldton, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Striped Mullet

  2. Striped Mullet

    There is a 32% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 8 Striped Mullet counted.


  3. Baldchin Groper

  4. Baldchin Groper

    There is a 8% catch rate for Baldchin Groper, based on 2 Baldchin Groper counted.


  5. Spanish Mackerel

  6. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 8% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 2 Spanish Mackerel counted.


  7. Tiger Shark

  8. Tiger Shark

    There is a 8% catch rate for Tiger Shark, based on 2 Tiger Shark counted.


  9. Yellowfin Tuna

  10. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 8% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 2 Yellowfin Tuna counted.


  11. Black Bream

  12. Black Bream

    There is a 4% catch rate for Black Bream, based on 1 Black Bream counted.


  13. Blue Marlin

  14. Blue Marlin

    There is a 4% catch rate for Blue Marlin, based on 1 Blue Marlin counted.


  15. Bluefish

  16. Bluefish

    There is a 4% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1 Bluefish counted.


  17. Cobia

  18. Cobia

    There is a 4% catch rate for Cobia, based on 1 Cobia counted.


  19. Coral Trout

  20. Coral Trout

    There is a 4% catch rate for Coral Trout, based on 1 Coral Trout counted.


Recommedations above based on 14 species of fish and 25 fish counted for September around Geraldton.

To date, there are 13 species of fish and a total of 24 fish counted for Geraldton and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 5/1/1879 (143 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 7:39:20 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Geraldton Fishing Reports

  • Geraldton Fishing Report
    3/6/2022 6:06:18 PM - Offshore there have been reports of Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna. Spanish Mackerel and Samson fish have been encountered at many of the nearshore reefs. Dhufish, Mullow


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Top Geraldton Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Geraldton Sports Centre
    The only specialist fishing tackle store in the Midwest with 50 years of local fishing experience.

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Top Geraldton Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. West Coast Boat Hire & Charter
    West Coast Boat Hire has Vessels suitable for outright Hire & also on Charter with a Skipper onboard-Conducting Crayfish Tours, Fishing Charters

  2. Offshore Charters WA
    We are a Geraldton based WA Quality Tourism Accredited Business. We specialise in fishing, crayfish tours and eco tourism charters offering a unique and unforgettable ocean experience.

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Top Geraldton Marinas

  1. Batavia Coast Marina
    The Batavia Coast Marina is located in Geraldton in the Midwest region, 424 kilometres north of Perth. Geraldton is the windsurfing and kitesurfing capital of Australia, and the Abrolhos Islands are a popular destination for fishing and diving. The m

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