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.

From the remote Rowley Shoals, situated about 260km west of Broome on the north-western Australian coast, to the Kalgan River near Albany in the State’s south, Scott’s Spots has explored the many amazing fishing opportunities across the State.

Delving into his personal fishing experiences and knowledge, the Scott’s Spots series provided an expert overview of some of WA’s most iconic fishing locations and some of those less well known ones off the beaten track.

At Recfishwest, we want fishers to get out there and experience WA’s fantastic fishing that WA. We’ve consolidated all of the articles from the Scott’s Spots series to help you start planning your next fishing adventure!

Great Southern and South Coast

Bream are one of Scott’s favourite species. Picture: Western Angler

South West

Harvey Dam is home to many rainbow trout. Picture: Recfishwest

Perth and Mandurah

Mid West


Denham boasts plenty of terrific tailor. Picture: Western Angler


Golden trevally can be targeted near Steep Point.


Scott loves chasing queenfish during his northern adventures. Picture: Western Angler

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