Trip to Walpole / Nornalup






Just got back from an extended weekend break from Walpole/Nornalup.

We head down that way at least twice every year, and have done so for over 20 years now. This time we took my Mum down for a break from covid reality Perth! (She's 84 and just LOVE'S her fishing!!)

Fishing was awesome to say the least.

(As I've recently sold my boat, we were shore based but it mattered little.)

Over the 3 days I estimate over 200 bream, with anything under 27-28cm released. (plus some over that when we had enough for dinner + some take home's!)

The biggest was stonker at a tad over 38cm (mum's!), with another slightly under that (mine!), and the missus's was level pegging with that. (we enjoy sharing the spoils!heehhe)


Also caught tailor, herring, silver bream and a juvenile salmon all in the same spot.

One of Western Australia's best family fishing spots I reckon - have never failed to get a good feed in over 2 decades!

(Have even caught a couple of giant herring from the Frankland River 2 & 3 years ago.)


Anyway enjoy the piccs, and think of them grilled whole with Asian spices as thats how we cook them - Yummo!




I just love Exmouth: Its a quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem!

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davewillo's picture

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 Some very fat bream there

Thu, 2021-05-06 15:41

 Some very fat bream there Browny. Well done!

beau's picture

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That's some awesome fishing

Thu, 2021-05-06 15:49

That's some awesome fishing right there


sea-kem's picture

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 Bloody beautiful! Great

Thu, 2021-05-06 16:59

 Bloody beautiful! Great report Browny


Love the West!

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 Well done. Sounds like you

Sat, 2021-05-08 20:36

 Well done. Sounds like you all spent quality time down there with some great fishing to make it better


RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together