Beach Fishing Onslow

Beach Fishing

Fishing in Onslow

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 little critters. 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
  • Jetty Fishing Onslow

    Jetty Fishing

  • Four Mile Creek: fishing, crabbing, picnic, BBQ area, shaded shelter
  • 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.


Boat Charters Onslow

Onslow is the gateway to the Mackerel Islands, home to the Pilbara’s fishiest waters.

Fishing Charters Onslow

Boat Charters from Onslow to the Mackerel Islands

Surrounded by coral reefs, 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.

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.

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.

Rankin Cod Onslow

Rankin Cod


Fishing Charter Prices

Departing from Onslow – full day charters:

  • Own line $395 per person
  • Share line $545 per 2 people

Departing from Mackerel Islands (Thevenard) – full day charters:

  • Own line $350 per person
  • Share line $500 per 2 people

Book the whole boat:

  • Up to 10 people (max 6 lines)
  • $3,000 ex Onslow
  • Sailfish


  • $2,500 ex Thevenard

All charters include:

  • Up to 8 hours on the water
  • Morning tea, lunch, water, soft drinks & ice
  • Top quality Shimano fishing gear, bait & tackle
  • Overhead reels, spinning combos & game rods
  • Fish cleaned, filleted & bagged
  • Hotel pick-up if staying at the Onslow Beach Resort

Boat charter bookings are available through the Onslow Beach Resort tour desk or contact us below. We also offer whale watching tours (July-August) and island hopping tours.



Whale Watching Onslow

Whale Watching Tours

Tel: +61 8 9184 6444
Email: [email protected]

Onslow Beach Resort