Species Diversity in Exmouth's Back Country
Fish remote northwest Australia! Exmouth is one of the planet’s most diverse and untouched wilderness fly fishing destinations. The Ningaloo coastline is a World Heritage Marine Park and Exmouth is the perfect small-town base to explore this incredible fishery. From blue water opportunities to chasing both species of Indopacific permit on the flats – The fly fishing is world class.
Approximately 745 miles north of Perth, daily flights land at Learmonth Airport and anglers regularly book 7 nights/5-day fishing trips, using lay days to capitalize on the best weather and fishing conditions. Non-fishing activities abound and from autumn through spring – the whale watching is a highlight.
Please inquire about accommodations. From self-catered to deluxe award-winning lodges, all accommodations can be arranged by Yellow Dog and we can find something to fit your needs.
Food and Beverages
Water and a packed lunch are included each day on the fishing boat. Exmouth hosts a wide variety of international cuisine ranging from great seafood and terrific Asian options.
Typical Length of Stay
7 nights and 5 days fishing
Anyone traveling to Australia will have to experience swimming with whale sharks, snorkeling the coral reefs, diving with amazingly colored fish, and take time to explore the outback.
Internet is not available on the boat but could be available at your hotel/resort depending on where you go.
How To Get There
Getting to Exmouth is not as difficult as it is time-consuming. Qantas airline services Exmouth through Perth. Upon arrival in Exmouth anglers can have it set up to have a Fly Fishing Frontiers representative meet them upon arrival. Renting a car is the easiest way to get around Exmouth allowing travelers to explore the local area as well.
Arrival and Departure Details/Times
Packages can be tailored to your arrival and departure times. Transfers can be arranged by Yellow Dog.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
Calm offshore conditions allow the opportunity to cast to billfish, tunas and a multitude of species smashing bait balls and capitalizing on the incredible biomass. Closer to shore the flats are home to permit, blue bastards, queenfish, and trevallies. Fishing is generally from the boat and your guides will use electric motors to place you into the perfect position to make the cast. Temperatures are warm through the winter and can be hot through summer – The windiest months are November through January.
You will be picked up in the morning from your accommodation and will head out onto the Gulf or reef side depending on weather conditions. Using a full intermediate you will hunt out permit and other flats species including the elusive Australian bonefish. Later you might hunt GTs in the reef passes or seek out a whale shark and cast to the cruising cobia swimming with her.
Please talk to us to find the right guide and the right fishing experience for you in Exmouth. The diversity is nothing short of exceptional.
Boats and Equipment
True line center console boat and fly fishing equipment can be provided if required.
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person, based on double occupancy, and quoted in US dollars. Trips of any length can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
Day Charter Cost = $1,000 -$1, 100 Australian dollars (whole boat charter) based on the number of anglers.
- Guided fishing 1-2 anglers
- Cold water and packed lunch
- Fishing license
- Equipment and flies if required
What’s Not Included:
- International and domestic airfare
- Transfers, hotels, and meals in Australia