Learmonth Jetty – Fishing and Exploring

Learmonth Jetty – Fishing and Exploring

Learmonth Jetty is 40kms south of Exmouth. A great place to throw out the line.

Learmonth was named after Charles Learmonth. Charles was a wing commander for the RAAF. He died in a plane crash on the 6th of January 1944. Charles saved lives by radioing a fault with his Beaufort bomber before he crashed. He was flying in formation with the two other Beaufort bomber who got immediately grounded. Thanks to Charles Learmonth's quick thinking he saved the lives of the other pilots and crew.

Learmonth still has a RAFF base and the Learmonth Jetty was built during WWII. After being destroyed by a cyclone the jetty was rebuilt with a robust platform for fishing.

Fishing at Learmonth Jetty, Exmouth

Exmouth offers a great range of fishing. Learmonth Jetty offers one of the best places to shore fish. The kind of fish that you can expect from shore fishing off Exmouth far exceeds most places in Australia. Learmonth Jetty offers a range of fish to be caught. Including:
  • Queenfish
  • Trevelly
  • Flathead
  • Whiting
  • Brim
  • Squid
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Shark Mackerel
  • Mack Tuna

Best Bait to use at Learmonth Jetty

Hardyheads can be found in the shallows around the jetty. Easily caught to be used as live bait for the bigger fish. Otherwise lure fishing can be popular here with sight casting for the bigger schools of fish. Watch for the schools of squid swimming by that will take a squid lure.

The water around Exmouth is pristine and clear. Making a fishing trip to Learmonth Jetty a fun day out for the kids. They have a clear view of the fish swimming by. In a good day Mackies can be watched slicing up and jumping through the waters as the chase the bait fish under the jetty.

A great place to fish if going on a boat at Exmouth is not something planned.

Things to do around Learmonth Jetty

If fishing isn't really your thing, enjoy a day exploring the local history around Learmonth. There are two areas off the side of the road with information about the area.

Take a swim! Clear waters and sunny days are perfect to loose yourself on the beach at Learmonth Jetty. Theres also plenty of shells for the kids to collect.


Checkout some of these blog posts and websites from people who have fished at Learmonth Jetty... [embed]http://vimeo.com/53254918[/embed]

Other Interesting Blogs

Dog on Holiday Ningaloo

Pets on Holiday – Perth to Exmouth

Pet Friendly Accommodation from Perth to Exmouth! Planning on a road trip to Exmouth with family, kids and pets to Exmouth? Need a place or two to stop at along the way that can accommodate everyone?...

Read More

Exmouth Ride Sunday 2nd July 2017

Exmouth Ride Sunday is proud to take part in the world wide charity Ride Sunday.  This year motorcyclists in Exmouth can hop on their bikes and ride for their favourite charity.  The event will take...

Read More
Snorkelling Ningaloo Reef - Turquoise Bay

Snorkelling Ningaloo Reef Adventure!

  [gallery size="medium" link="none" ids="2905,2911,2907"] Snorkelling Ningaloo Reef Adventure was written by a family who stayed with us and wanted to share their experiences at  Turquoise B...

Read More

Pippa Middleton honeymoons on the Ningaloo Reef

Pippa Middleton Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews booked into the honeymoon suite at Sal Salis wilderness resort. The resort is an exclusive glamping experience where the outback meets ...

Read More

Exmouth Ningaloo Centre

Opening in 2017 Exmouth Ningaloo Centre is a state-of-the-art attraction currently under construction located on Murat Road.  Completion is expected by April 2017 which coincides with the start of th...

Read More

Things to do in Exmouth during October School Holidays

Things to do in Exmouth during October School Holidays are plentiful in and around town.  In October the sun is very warm as is the water at Town Beach.  Take the children down to the beach for a ...

Read More