Dunsborough is about three hours’ drive south of Perth, and offers beach, rock and boat fishing. Local fishing store operator Damien Lane says the rock ledges produce salmon in autumn and winter, Samson fish, herring, snapper and mulloway. Some of the more popular ledges include Wyadup Rocks south of Yallingup and Torpedo Rocks, 10 km north of Yallingup. Sugarloaf Rock, south of Cape Naturaliste, is popular but dangerous when a sea is running. Fish caught here include salmon, silver trevally, snapper and Samson fish.
Beach fishing with easy access is available at Eagle Bay and Bunker Bay on the east side of Cape Naturaliste, and these beaches offer shelter from the prevailing south westerlies. The west side of the cape, north of Sugarloaf Rock, is popular when the wind is blowing offshore. Salmon, tarwhine, mulloway, King George whiting, tailor and herring comprise the bulk of the catch.
Blue crabs are caught at the Dunsborough boat ramp. Offshore anglers fishing places such as Four Mile Reef can expect to hook dhufish, Samson fish, yellowtail kingfish, queen snapper (blue morwong), baldchin groper and harlequin fish.