First look! King Reef boasts 28 species in 28 days

Exmouth’s newest fishing playground is the fastest developing artificial reef in WA with 28 species calling it home within 28 days!

Juvenile red emperor, Rankin cod, spangled emperor, tuna, estuary cod and sailfish are just some of the species on offer at the reef which was deployed in early August 2018.

All these fish are available for families in small boats to access, especially when the winds are up on the Western side of the Cape and people can escape to the Gulf to enjoy some great fishing only 10 minutes from the boat ramp.

Fishing King Reef

The reef configuration was designed in a way to maximise both fish production and the area available for people to fish. There’s no point building a fishing reef, if only a few boats can fish it. Drifting baits, trolling deep diving lures or jigging next to the structures with metal jigs or soft plastics are all good methods used to catch yourself a quality fish.

More importantly, drop into the local Exmouth tackle stores to make sure your gear is up to scratch, especially if your fishing around the steel structures – as once a decent fish hits your lure or bait, you’ll need to lock your drag up, steer the fish away from the structures and muscle that fish back to your boat.

Need the Coordinates? (These are also available on our Artificial Reefs webpage)

King Reef is only a 10 minute boat trip from the Exmouth Marina! Click for larger image.

Check out the PerthNow story here!

Click here to read more about the reef and its location!

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