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Exmouth Flyfishing in Exmouth

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Exmouth may well be Australia's fly-fishing heaven.  Land and boat based fishing is excellent all year round, except peak cyclone season during February and March.  Being a peninsula it offers some options for flycasting in winds from most directions.  Only the worst winds and cyclones put the flyfisher completely out of business.

The variety and abundance of fish is amazing.  From an offshore point of view, the North West Cape is the nearest point on the Australian mainland to the continental shelf, a good explanation for the abundance of marine life.

A good proprtion of the shoreline can be accessed with two-wheel drive vehicles, although a four wheel drive will expand options quite significantly.  Flyfishing visitors can expect to achieve reasonable success - even unguided.


Exmouth has good boat launching facilities.  Exmouth Boat Harbour is 2km south of the town with concreted boat ramps within the marina. Other boat ramps are located 12km north of town at Bundegi Beach, and at Tantabiddi 35km from town just north of the Cape Range National Park boundary. Other small boat launching areas are available from campsites in the park, although these generally require four wheel drive vehicles.

Exmouth also boasts the world famous Ningaloo Marine Park - the coral reef in some areas is only metres from the shoreline, providing excellent snorkelling.  There are sanctuary zones where no fishing is pemitted.


Fishing is generally good all year, but it's best to avoid peak cyclone season during February and March.

There are good facilities for tourists including camping and other reasonably priced accommodation in Exmouth.  Boat hire and fishing charters are also avilable.

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