Scott’s Spots

June 30, 2023

A gulf in class – Scott Coghlan on the magnificent wilderness fishing on offer in Exmouth Gulf

It’s one of WA’s great fishing destinations and if you truly want to sample wilderness fishing at its best without having to go too deep off the grid – head no further than Exmouth Gulf.    With its fish-rich…

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May 05, 2023

Scott’s south coast gems

The south coast is a delightful part of the world, especially at this time of year. Autumn truly is the time to enjoy everything it has to offer, with the best weather of the year featuring still, warm day days and…

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November 02, 2020

Scott’s Spots – the best fishing locations across our sensational State

Since May this year, Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan has taken Recfishwest members to some of the best fishing locations WA has to offer in his incredibly popular weekly column — Scott’s Spots. (more…

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October 23, 2020

Scott’s Spots – the Rowley Shoals, a remote and pristine fishing paradise

Only a few hundred people a year get to visit the Rowleys due to distance and weather, which is perhaps why the Rowley Shoals remains one of the iconic fishing destinations of Western Australia, writes fishing…

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October 16, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Kalgan River, more than just one of WA’s finest bream fishing locations

Albany’s Kalgan River has long had a reputation as one of WA’s finest bream fishing locations, but actually has more to offer than just trophy blacks. Western Angler Editor Scott Coghlan reflects on some of his…

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October 09, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Kuri Bay, a pearl in the Kimberley’s fishing crown

A stunning bay encompassing the Kimberley’s exhilarating surroundings, Kuri Bay is a must visit fishing location for all mad-keen WA fishers, writes Western Angler Editor Scott Coghlan in the latest edition…

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September 25, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Walpole, a wonderful fishing wilderness

Walpole might be a small town but it has big reputation among recreational fishers for a good reason, writes Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan in this week’s edition of Scott’s Spots. (more…)

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September 18, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Kalbarri, a fishing jewel in the Mid West crown 

Kalbarri is one of the real fishing jewels in the Mid West crown. Located 570km north of Perth, the popular holiday town has plenty to offer visiting and local anglers of all persuasions. Whether you are an avid…

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September 11, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Rottnest Island, more than a place for quokka selfies

Rottnest Island has been described as WA’s biggest fish aggregating device, writes Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan in the latest edition of Scott’s Spots, with plenty of fish — from bread-and-butter…

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August 28, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Waroona and Harvey, two tranquil settings

As we approach the start of spring, Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan explores some of the Peel and South West regions’ quality freshwater fishing locations in this week’s edition of Scott’s…

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August 21, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Kununurra, a remote treasure in WA’s vast Kimberley

A mere 45km from the Northern Territory border, remote WA town Kununurra provides a terrific base to explore parts of the vast Kimberley – WA’s northernmost region. Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan…

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August 14, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Esperance, more than just spectacular scenery

In the latest edition of Scott’s Spots, Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan takes us to Esperance to highlight the popular tourist destination’s incredible fishing. From casting a line along its vast…

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August 07, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Montebello Islands, a magnificent destination

If you are rugged up and shivering through the cold in the southern half of the State at the moment, you’re probably dreaming of WA’s warm northern destinations. In this week’s edition of ‘Scott…

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July 31, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Steep Point, one of the greatest fishing locations on Earth

When it comes to iconic West Australian fishing spots it is hard to go past Steep Point at the extremities of Shark Bay. In the latest edition of Scott’s Spots, Western Angler’s Scott Coghlan heads to…

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July 24, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Broome, long a favoured destination

In this COVID-19 world, West Australians are discovering the joys of travelling within their own State. Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan details the world-class fishing on offer at the famous Kimberley coastal…

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July 17, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Carnarvon, exciting fishing action in a fine destination

In this week’s edition of Scott’s Spots, Western Anglers’ Scott Coghlan reminisces on his days as a young boy fishing in Carnarvon. The trip down memory lane will flood your mind with images of…

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July 10, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Pemberton, your South West escape

Nestled among the dense Karri forest, the picturesque town of Pemberton offers a unique freshwater fishing experience for Western Australian anglers, writes Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan in the latest edition…

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July 03, 2020

Scott’s Spots – Mandurah, the underrated fishing gem

With a variety of species on offer in its wide array of aquatic environments, the coastal town of Mandurah, has a little bit of something for everyone. Read what Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan has to say about…

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