Frequently asked questions

What rods will I need?
For flats and inshore fishing an 8/9wt rod and reel will be ideal. For tuna, offshore and larger pelagic fish a 10wt and for billfish a 12wt. Large arbour reels should be loaded with a minimum of 200m of backing.

What lines should I bring?
For wading you’ll need a WF full floater. When fishing from the boat you’ll need a clear intermediate sinking 30ft head for the flats and a fast sinking 30ft head for dredging flies in deeper water.

What flies should I bring?
Well weighted and slightly larger flies work well in Exmouth, the list below should cover most situations:
– Clousers in size 1/0 and 2/0, olive, tan, chartreuse, grey and all white
– Surf candies in size 2/0, pink over white, all white, grey over white
– Prawn / shrimp fly in tan, olive green and naturals, spawning shrimps
– Crab flies, merkins, alphlexos, Gav’s crabs in size 1/0, tan, white and darker brown
– Deceivers in size 4/0, 4-6 inches long, pink / tan / grey over white and all black
– Poppers, NYAPs in size 4/0

How will I get from the airport into town?
The transfers are complimentary for guests staying in the guest house. Alternatively, there’s a bus shuttle service which will transfer you directly into town to your place of accommodation. This will need to be booked directly with Exmouth Bus Charter¬†and costs around $40 per person each way.

Will we need a hire car?
There are two bicycles available at the house to get around and this works very well. On the rest days if you would like to visit the National Park or to go fishing on your own, you will need a hire car to get around, there are multiple hire car options available: Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget.

Are there restaurants and a supermarket nearby?
Yes, the guest house is an easy walk from the shopping centre and most restaurants. Bicycles are available for guests to get around.

Do you supply equipment and flies?
Anglers are encouraged to bring their own equipment, however if required, top of the range Orvis rods and reels, plus flies are available at no charge.

Do I need a visa to come to Australia?
The laws are different for each country so it’s best to visit the Australian Immigration website. Processing times will vary so please finalise all visa requirements well in advance of your trip.

What’s the best time of year to come?
There is always fishing in Exmouth, it’s a 12 month season. During the summer months the daytime temperatures are very warm and the area can experience cyclones from late November to late March. Fishing is generally less pressured and water is warmer during this time.

April through to October is generally the busiest time of year in town. Whale Shark Season starts at the beginning of April and the towns population virtually triples for 6 months. During this time the daytime temps are lovely and moderate and there’s no cyclones.

What about non fishing partners and families?
No problem, the guest house is spacious enough to sleep 6, however it’s more suited to 2 – 4 guests. Non fishing partners or family members are welcome to come out on the boat during the day. There’s an information booklet in the house that has local attractions, suggested restaurants, eco-tours and other things to do in the area instead of coming out on the boat. There is no fee for non fishing partners or families staying in the house.

How do I book a trip?
If you wish to make a booking or inquire about available dates, please email me here. or phone +61 401 858 193.

What are your terms and cancellation policy?
See the terms and conditions page

Do you cater for lure and light tackle spin fisherman ?
Yes but not often. Anglers will need to bring their own gear.