Coffin Bay National Park

This park is on the south-western tip of the Eyre Peninsula with very similar country and coast to Albany.  There are many bush camping sites on little sheltered bays which were really well set up.  We felt the way this park and the Lincoln National Park are managed seems very effective yet not too restrictive.  With The Dog sound asleep back in the camper in the caravan park, we were free to explore the park. But for the first few days we didn’t get too far…

Gunyah Beach is a stunning surf beach. We had a full day of gentle offshore breezes, crystal clear aqua water, crashing waves, and MASSIVE schools of salmon. We were in fishing paradise.  Big black patches of salmon were visible up and down the whole stretch of the beach. With every cast we both landed a big fat salmon – each around 60cm and perhaps up to 4 or 5kg; they were fat.  And could they fight! Using silver lures, we were catching more than we could possibly have the strength or stamina to reel in.  All except one were released back to the sea.

At one stage, our fishing was assisted by some sharks that seemed to be shepherding the fish in close to the shore – it certainly made the casting easier!  After catching around 20 each, we were exhausted.  Definitely the best day of beach fishing ever!

Avoid Bay

Avoid Bay

average size for the day

average size for the day

salmon

salmon

dunes

dunes

I'm on

I’m on

dunes to Gunyah Beach

dunes to Gunyah Beach

Salmon run

Salmon run

Avoid Bay

Avoid Bay

Avoid Bay

Avoid Bay

Avoid Bay

Avoid Bay

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