Jun 272016
Fishing Boats

Australia is a great country full of excellent fishing and holiday spots. Why not combine the two? Our last blog talked about a few amazing Aussie fishing spots, and this week we are featuring a few more.

Fishing in Western Australia

The famous Ningaloo Reef is an amazing area for fishing. It is home to hundreds of different fish species. Exmouth is just a short distance away and a nice place to holiday with plenty of holiday accommodation options including the local caravan park where you can stay awhile.  Anywhere around the Exmouth region is a good place to throw in a line. Camp Range National Park lies along this piece of coastline and camping is allowed. You can even put your boat in from the beach at the National Park.

The whole of Northern Western Australia coastline presents great fishing opportunities. These areas are largely isolated which is probably part of the reason that the region is teeming with fish. The Dampier Archipelago is renowned for Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Spangled Emperor, Scarlet Sea Perch, Snapper and many more tasty fish species.  Karratha has a number of accommodation options including parks for the caravan.

The South Coast of Victoria

Gippsland on Victoria’s South Coast has plenty of excellent fishing spots too, including the Lakes Entrance area. Lakes Entrance is a delightful little town and a nice spot to stay while you explore the diverse fishing spots around the place. This area is also home to the scenic Gippsland Lakes and you can catch Bream, Flathead, Trevally and other species here.  You will find local fishing stores where you can get the good oil on the best spots to go.

New South Wales Fishing

South West Rocks is a lovely holiday spot and another great fishing location. It is situated approximately 450 kilometres north of Sydney and is a picturesque village. It’s a nice place to have a break as it’s not a tourist mecca and you will find it a quiet and friendly place to enjoy some time out.

Jindabyne is also popular for fishing during summer and you can catch Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout and Atlantic Salmon. Streams run down from the Snowy Mountains, the air is clean and crisp and the surrounds are picture perfect, all adding up to a nice place to visit. Lake Jindabyne isn’t open for fishing during the winter season.

Wherever you are in Australia, the folk at Watson’s Marine wish you many happy fishing trips. Please come and visit us and check out our wide range of boats, trailers and boat supplies. There are some great specials available as well as competitions to celebrate our 50 years in the boating industry.

Jun 132016
pate alloy boats

One of our favourite things about being in the boat sales business is that we get to meet keen fishermen and women from all over Australia. We sell our Vindicator Quality Aluminium Boats & Trailers right across the country and it’s great to chat with fellow fishing enthusiasts from other places. It seems we all agree on one thing: we are lucky to live in this wonderful country surrounded by beautiful beaches, wide open seas and great fishing spots. You all know we love fishing our local Fraser Coast, but we thought we’d share some of the other fishing locations around Australia –

Fishing in Far North Queensland

Far North Queensland is renowned for its good fishing and the city of Cairns is a well-known destination for those who love to throw in a line. Because of its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the area is home to a wide variety of fish species. If you are not a fishing boat owner, there are plenty of fishing charters that can take you to the best spots on the Reef.

Catch a Barramundi at Kakadu

Kakadu in the Northern Territory is a National Park so you will need a permit to fish here, but this area is simply stunning and offers up the best Barramundi you will find anywhere. Alternatively, there are tourism companies who have the correct permits to take you out for a day’s fishing in this natural wonderland.

Broome and 80 Mile Beach

The remote area of Broome in Western Australia is another excellent spot for fishing. The small population coupled with the out-of-the-way location mean that there are loads of fish to be caught in and around Broome. 80 Mile Beach, about 350 k’s south of Broome, is also an idyllic spot to spend some time. Take your beach rod and you will probably snag a salmon for your supper.

Wherever you are situated, Watson’s Marine can supply you with our aluminium boats and boat trailers to ensure you many happy years fishing. If you’d like to share your favourite fishing spot, we’d love to hear from you.

More fishing spots next time!