LOCATION AND ACCESS Exmouth is located on Latitude 21 degrees South on Western Australia’s coastline, approximately half way between Perth and Broome. Access to Exmouth from north and south is achieved through daily air services, good quality highways and spectacular coastline, if bringing your vessel by sea. Anglers come from many regional and metropolitan areas in WA, as well as interstate and overseas. Anglers have the choice of bringing their own boat, hiring a local boat, chartering a local operator or fishing from the shore in this World Heritage listed area.
Exmouth has a population of around 2000 people. The nearest town south is 400km away, while the nearest town north is nearly 500km away.
FISHING CHOICES - 41 SPECIES North West Cape is recognised as Western Australia’s most prestigious destination for Game Fishing. Anglers are fortunate enough to have at their disposal a choice of two outstanding fishing grounds. The first of which is Exmouth Gulf with its fish rich shallow water, mangrove lined creek systems and numerous shoals and scattered reefs. The second is the West Coast of North West Cape where the fringing Ningaloo Reef is home to premier species like marlin, broadbill & sailfish.
Exmouth Game Fishing Club was formed by keen fishermen in the early 1970’s and currently boasts a membership of almost 500. The visiting angler has the opportunity to target and capture any of the following 41 species of Gamefish from the waters that surround Exmouth:
Mackerel (Broad Barred)
Mackerel (Narrow Barred)
Trevally (Big Eye)
Trevally (Gold Spot)
Tuna (Big Eye)
Tuna (Kawa Kawa)
Tuna (Large Scale)
Tuna (Long Tail)
In addition to the pursuit of the much sought after game fish species listed above, anglers can expect to secure a feed of prime table fish, such as spangled emperor, red emperor, coral trout, cod, blue bone, bream, whiting, and many more. Of course, then there is options of targeting blue manner crabs, mud crabs, squid, prawns and five species of rock lobster. Clubhouse The EGFC constructed a clubhouse, located at the Exmouth Marina with spectacular views overlooking the Exmouth Gulf in 2010. It is one of the prime locations in Exmouth. The EGFC host all events from the clubhouse and run Nemo’s Café and Sand Bar, licensed for 350 people. All profits from the clubhouse are returned to the EGFC and its members.
Objectives Exmouth Game Fishing Club Incorporated is a non-profit organisation that is run by volunteers to promote and encourage recreational fishing and sportsmanship, in all its forms (Game, Recreational, Fly, Diving) by providing a venue for those of all ages to interact in a friendly knowledge rich environment. EGFC promote salt water game fishing through club and interclub competitions. EGFC encourage and participate in the study of saltwater game fish for the betterment of the sport and foster junior participation in the sport of salt water game fishing. EGFC maintain affiliation with the respective sporting associations of WAGFA, GFAA and IGFA.
Exmouth Game Fishing Club Po Box 121 64 Madaffari Drive Exmouth WA 6707 08 9949 4567