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Australia's best flyfishing
Western Australian Salmon arripis truttacea
aka: Australian Salmon Western


The Larger of the two species known as Australian salmon or kahawai. As with it's smaller cousin found on the East Coast, this species provides an important mainstay of saltwater fly fishing in the South Western parts of Oz from Esperance, through Perth and offshore to Rottnest Island.

There are two species in Australia, Eastern and Western, both can be found in the Southern waters with the Western Australia variety growing somewhat larger.


The favourite method is to locate visible schools on the surface or wash areas around headlands, and cast to them during their periods of feeding frenzy.

Sessions of 10 or more fish aren't uncommon and once a school is located, it can mean hours of fun.


Target Western Australian Salmon in the following locations:

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