Arguably some of the best land based fishing in Australia occurs at Steep Point. Mackerel, trevally and even sailfish are caught off Steep Point’s cliffs, especially during summer. However this fishing requires special equipment to float baits offshore and to haul fish up the cliffs.
Boat-based fishing is also popular in this area with many people launching boats from Shelter Bay. The South Passage has strong currents and tidal movements and can be treacherous. Take all necessary precautions and ensure you have all the required safety equipment.
Fishing from the steep cliffs along Shark Bay’s western edge is dangerous and not all of the people swept from the cliffs have been seen again. Make sure you know what you’re doing and take the necessary precautions to stay safe.