Help for the New Guy!

Hello All!

 My name is Eddie and I've moved to Perth from the USA about a year ago.  I was a keen freshwater fisherman in the US, but I'm slowly learning the ropes on the saltwater side.

 I don't have a boat, but I've got a good mate that has a 6.5meter boat.  He has mainly used as a pleasure-craft, but he's also interested in doing more fishing.  So he's fairly competent with his boat, but knows little about fishing and nothing about where to go.

 So this is where you come in!  I'm sure I'll have plenty of more specific questions in the coming months, but for now:

What advice would you give for two newbies trying to break into shoreline and offshore fishing in WA?  Let me hear your best tips, advice, and things to watch out for!

 thanks in advance!

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i'm north of the river.  I

Fri, 2008-02-08 12:44

i'm north of the river.  I live in Ballajura and the couple of times we've been out we've left from Hillary's boat launch.

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Fri, 2008-02-08 12:59

hey eddie have a bit of a crack off of rotto mate or head out off on two rocks or mindarie always some good areas around there you should have a little bit of fun probabl;y a little better off of two rocks but mindarie is ok as well

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I would launch from Ocean

Fri, 2008-02-08 13:00

I would launch from Ocean Reef or Mindarie. Hillary,s is too over populated. Just head Nth West use a patanosta rig with braid line around structure at the 30 meter mark and if you are like me you will catch nothing !.

But its a start and you just keep leaning from there.

Good luck.

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Welcome Eddie

Fri, 2008-02-08 14:44

I hear that 3 mile off Mindarie is a good place to try if the conditions are right.
You are just around the corner from me and very close to the Tackle Shop in Malaga. Pop in there and I am sure they can help you with some info.
Also the guys up at Compleat Angler in Joondalup (a fishwrecked sponsor) are not far away and they always have some great advice.
If you are interested in some landbasad advice for north of the river, let me know and I will see if I can help.
Apart from that, there are some really helpful people on this site with some great knowledge.
Just put up some specific questions and I am sure they will try and help you out.
Good luck
Colin Hay


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go out on a fishing charter

Fri, 2008-02-08 15:18

go out on a fishing charter they will teach u some great stuff on how to fish for different species, u cant steal there spots but u can pick there brain and usally there the best in the game plus u get a great days fishing win win

plus welcome to the site mate

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Welcome to the site Eddie

Fri, 2008-02-08 18:05

Cant Help you much on spots north of the river as I'm south but as the others have said ask the specific questions and you'll get a heap of answers
as I said welcome to the site.........and australia!

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Eddie - 1st Step Correct!

Fri, 2008-02-08 20:52

Hi Eddie

First step is to find the very best Fishing forum in WA, congratulations you're here! There is a lot of very good people here, willing to help enormously. Laughing 


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