Onslow has some great little fishing spots suitable for experts, novices, kids and the more competitive types. Boat charter bookings are available through the Onslow Beach Resort and are not to be missed while you’re here. 



Boat and fishing charters from Onslow to the Mackerel Islands

With Onslow being the gateway to the Mackerel Islands, you’d be raving mad not to experience one of their customised boat charters, for which we can organise your bookings.

Available daily from Onslow at the *Beadon Bay Jetty, charter types include fishing, whale watching and island hopping. The marine life out there is extraordinary.

The Mackerel Islands expert crew really know their stuff when it comes to these waters, and what makes these charters extra special is that everyone gets a piece of the action due to small, personalised groups.

Whether you’re a beginner or the most experienced fisherman, the fishing action around Onslow and the Mackerel Islands is world-class, and certainly among Australia’s best. Huge giant trevally, enormous queenfish, jumping tuna and of course Spanish mackerel are just some of the species you’ll see.

Seriously, if you love all things ocean, just do it.

*For guests staying at The Onslow Beach Resort, a free drop off and pick up service to and from the jetty can be arranged.


Spots like Four Mile Creek and Beadon Creek groyne are great little areas to get in amongst the creeks and throw in a line.

The Groyne

For the more serious fisherperson in the family, why not try a spot of fishing off the town groyne? On the back side of the groyne there is a safe beach for swimming, especially for children.

The Wharf Area

The Wharf at Beadon Creek is an interesting place to watch fishing, prawning, charter and work boats from the islands. There is a filleting table provided at the boat ramp.

Four Mile Creek

Four Mile Creek is a fantastic spot for fishing, crabbing and a picnic. There is a shelter and BBQ available.

Onslow’s infamous mud crabs are well worth the effort. All you’ll need is some nets or a scoop and dinner could be yours! Five Mile Pool and Three Mile Pool located within a short distance from the townsite provide a great habitat for these little critters. Blue Manor crabs are also often found in Beadon Bay, hire boats are available to explore. (TBC)



Take a day trip to the Mackerel Islands and get out on the water with the mega fun plaka hire boats. The boats accommodate 3 people, and are perfect for crabbing in the creeks, flicking lures and exploring the local coastline.

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For bookings, call (08) 9184 6586 or email reception staff at the Onslow Beach Resort.

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