The Best Flats Fishing In Australia

The best flats for fly fishing in Australia - Peter Morse, 'Fishing Wild'

Crazy stuff, flats fishing was the best on this continent, and I know we only scratched the surface - Rob Paxevanos,'Fishing Australia'

Exmouth sports some of the best fishing in Australia. Wilderness Island has been recognised as the “best flats fishing destination in Australia”. Our camp is located 15m from the high water mark with ready access to some of the best fishing opportunities in Australia, right on your door-step.

Golden Trevally, Giant Trevally, giant Herring, Mangrove Jack, Permit, Barramundi, Spanish Mackerel, 1m+ Queenfish, Longtail tuna, Snapper, Cod, Bluebone and Coral Trout are some of the 100 odd species of fish you will come across.

The crew at Wilderness Island have lived over here for years discovering the secrets of the renowned Exmouth Flats fishery. A stay at Wilderness Island ensures that no matter what the wind or weather throws at you, you can continue to fish. Windy days can be spent fishing the prolific mangrove systems and the renowned flats that are protected by the headlands and islands on the eastern side of Exmouth Gulf.

The offshore shoals are very productive with the popular Sailfish, Longtail Tuna, Cobia and Spanish Mackerel. The main aggregation area for sailfish in Exmouth Gulf is just 13 miles from Wilderness Island.

So, whether you are a fly fisherman, sports fisherman or just an avid angler, whether you want a fully guided fishing charter or you want to bring your own boat and look after yourself, we will give you the fishing trip you will remember forever.

Fishing Policy

As Wilderness Island aims to be as sustainable and responsible as possible: we fish for the future. We follow the rule, that there is NO fish taken from the island and surrounding waters by our guests. All guests are required to follow a strict catch and release procedure during their stay on the island and while fishing the surrounding waters. The hosts on Wilderness can offer exceptions for extraordinary occasions during your stay at the island in a reasonable matter.