Bernie Island & Coral Bay
Lisa Hill and Ryan Thipthorp travel up the coast to Coral Bay in Carnavon for this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they go fishing for Baldchin Grouper, Rankin Cod and Snapper. The rarely fished Ningaloo Reef is the first stop of the day, where Ryan and Lisa push the boat hard up to the reef edges and drop-offs that line Bernie Island. Using fresh squid baits, Ryan ventures to fish with a handline for the beautifully spotted Baldchin Grouper. After feeding the fish in the marina, our hosts boat out to deeper waters out from Coral Reef, where Ryan demonstrates how to fish the Paternosta rig, resulting in an array of species like Longfin Snapper, Pink Snapper and big Rankin Cod. This is classic Western Australian sea fishing at its best.