Beach Fishing Onslow

Beach Fishing

Onslow has some great little fishing spots suitable for experts, novices, kids and the more competitive types to throw in a line.

Onslow’s famous 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 tasty shellfish. Blue Manna Crabs are also often found in Beadon Bay.

Fishing hotspots include:

  • Sunrise Beach: fish, swim, snorkel, collect shells, boat ramp, beach shelter
  • Sunset Beach: fish, swim, shell collecting, shaded picnic area, fish cleaning facilities, sunset viewing
  • Four Mile Creek: fishing, crabbing, picnic, BBQ area, shaded shelter
  • Jetty Fishing Onslow

    Jetty Fishing

  • Secret Creek: recreation area and coastal access
  • Ashburton River: fish, swim, picnic, bushwalking, camping
  • Beadon Creek: fish at the Groyne, safe beach for swimming especially for children at the back side of the groyne
  • The Wharf: filleting table at the boat ramp, watch fishing, prawning, charter and industrial work boats
  • Mackerel Islands Resort: fish, snorkel, family friendly, island holiday

Our staff will be able to help with directions to get there and further information.



Fishing Charters Onslow

Ferry from Onslow to the Mackerel Islands

Surrounded by coral reefs and home to the Pilbara’s fishiest waters, the Mackerel Islands are renowned for some of the biggest and best fish species in Australia, and are an iconic bucket list experience for any fishing enthusiast or visitor to the region. Located 22km offshore from Onslow, as the gateway to the Mackerel Islands, Onslow is the perfect base to explore the islands and reefs. Launch your own boat from the Onslow Boat Ramp, Beadon Creek Road, or take the ferry service across, operating twice a week for a convenient 3 or 4 night island stay.

One of the best ways to experience the incredible fishing action is on a Mackerel Islands Fishing Charter. Our experienced skipper and guide can take you to our favourite fishing spots such as the famous Rosily Cay, or let you in on some of our secret snorkelling bays, home to an abundance of fish life and crayfish.

We’ll get you to the best fishing grounds in the Pilbara fast, in comfort and style, for the fishing experience of a lifetime. Our boat, Island Escape, is a brand new, custom built 11m twin hull LeisureCat, powered by 300hp Yamaha outboards, and equipped with marlin poles, toilet/shower and the latest electronics.

Rankin Cod Onslow

Rankin Cod

Try out bottom fishing, trolling, stick baiting, GT popping, deep and shallow water jigging, catching top quality species like Red Emperor, Rankin Cod, Gold Band, Coral Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Yellow Fin Tuna, Amberjack, Jobfish, Pearl Perch, Giant Trevally, Queenfish,
Ruby Snapper, Marlin, Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.

Update: Mackerel Islands Fishing Charters are not operating for the 2022 and 2023 seasons due to Covid related issues. The Mackerel Islands are one of the best fishing destinations in Australia. While we aren’t operating charters this season, we make it easy to create and book your own fishing trip instead, with everything you need for the experience of a lifetime.

We’ve got you sorted with 2 and 3 bedroom beachfront cabins, boat moorings, fuel, ice, bait, tackle, filleting station, bbq’s and secure parking. Bring your own boat and target GT’s, red emperor, coral trout, ruby snapper + more. Or hire one of our plaka boats from the island (with a recreational skipper’s licence), beach fish, jetty fish, snorkel for crays, or join a Seafari event. Contact our team for details! Ph (08) 9184 6444 or email [email protected] or visit the website.





Mackerel Islands bookings for accommodation and ferry transfers are available through the Onslow Beach Resort tour desk or contact us below.

Tel: +61 8 9184 6444

Email: [email protected]



Onslow Beach Resort