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 3000 people. The nearest town south is 400km away, while the nearest town north is nearly 500km away.
FISHING CHOICES - 41 SPECIES Exmouth is recognised as Western Australia’s premier game fishing destination. 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 an incredible variety of blue ribbon sport fish, and the nearby Continental Shelf edge provides Australia's best game fishing for all six Aussie billfish species (blue, black and striped marlin, broadbill swordfish, sailfish and shortbill spearfish), plus wahoo, dolphinfish, yellowfin and bigeye tuna. In short, a fisho's paradise!
The 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 Spanish)
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 manna 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 a restaurant and licensed bar that can accommodate up to 350 people. All profits from the clubhouse are returned to the EGFC and its members.
Objectives The Exmouth Game Fishing Club Incorporated is a non-profit organisation that is run by volunteers to promote and encourage recreational fishing in all its forms (game, sport and fly) by providing a venue for those of all ages to interact in a friendly, knowledge-rich environment. The EGFC encourages and participates in the study of saltwater game and sport fish for the betterment of the sport, and fosters junior participation in the sport of saltwater game fishing. The EGFC is affiliated with the respective sporting associations of the Western Australian Game Fishing Association (WAGFA), The Game Fishing Association of Australia (GFAA) and the International Game Fishing Asociation (IGFA).
Exmouth Game Fishing Club Po Box 121 64 Madaffari Drive Exmouth WA 6707 Ph: 08 9949 4567