Fishing Spots for Kids in Perth

Love to fish? We have the best fishing spots for kids in Perth! It’s a fun and (almost) free activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family! Whether you like to fish in the Swan River, or by the ocean, we have you covered with our big guide. So grab your rods, tackle and bait and see what you can catch…


Fishing Spots North of Perth

Chidley Point Reserve, Mosman Park

Chidley Point Reserve is right on the Swan River in Mosman Park. The best fishing spot has to be from off the little jetty. Once the kids have tired of fishing, there’s a large grassed area with lots of trees for shade. It’s a lovely picnic spot. Common fish include Mulloway, Tailor and Flathead. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review. 


Riverside Gardens, Bayswater

At Riverside Gardens in Bayswater, there is a small jetty, beach, and often a yummy coffee van too. Once the kids have had their fill of fishing (maybe they’ll snag a Mulloway), they’ll love a play on the fully fenced playground. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review. 


Moore River, Guilderton

Head out of the metro area to the seaside hamlet Moore River, Guilderton. Close enough to Perth for a day trip, this riverside and coastal spot is a popular spot for an action-packed family day out. Canoe up the Moore River and hook black bream upstream. When the river mouth is open, you may be able to fish for herring or mulloway. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.

Moore River Guilderton


Hillarys Boat Harbour

A popular family day out, Hillarys Boat Harbour is also a good spot for fishing. The best fishing spots?  Head to the break walls to find herring, garfish, small tailor and tarwhine. Fishing from the north wall or off the boardwalk you’re most likely to catch bream and whiting. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review. 

Hillarys Boat Harbour Playground


Lilac Hill Reserve, Caversham

Go fishing at Lilac Hill Reserve, the famous cricket ground just outside of Guildford. The beautiful spot on the Swan River is a good spot for fishing. Even if you don’t catch a bream, you might be lucky to spot a turtle or two.


Fishing Spots South of Perth

Rockingham Foreshore  

Drop a line from the foreshore jetty, there’s herring, whiting, snapper, mulloway and evening squid. If you’re very lucky, you might hook a tuna or Spanish mackerel. Mangles Bay and Palm Beach are also popular fishing spots in Rockingham, where you can fish off the beach or the jetties. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.

Fishing Spots for Kids in Perth


Point Walter, Bicton

Fish off the jetty and kids will be delighted to catch species like black bream, flathead, flounder, tailor, herring, pilchard, mulloway, silver Bream, yellowfin whiting, crabs, river prawns and king prawns. You’ll find a playground, change rooms , picnic facilities and a café here. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review. 

Point Walter Reserve


Woodmans Point, Munster

Another popular ocean spot to take kids fishing in Perth is Woodman Point. Little ones might catch herring, tailor, salmon, snapper, garfish, skippy, whiting, flathead and squid.


Wayman Reserve, East Fremantle

Wayman Reserve in East Freo is a good spot for a summer fishing trip. The Swan River spot is relatively quiet and a little beach is  great for a paddle. The kids will have a great experience trying their hand at fishing and spend a bit of bonding time with parents. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review. 

Wayman Reserve, East Fremantle


Fremantle Wharf, Fremantle

Set up your rig in front of E-shed Markets. And if you don’t have any luck catching any Tailor and Herring for dinner, be sure to drop into the delicious Gage Roads Brewery nearby. Find out more in the Buggybuddys review.


Even if the kids just end up catching blowies – they’ll still have a whale of a time fishing in Perth.

Have we missed your favourite fishing spots for Kids in Perth? Let us know in the comments below!

Find more things to do with kids in Perth here. 

About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" has enjoyed an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures with Simply PERTHfect. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too! Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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  1. […] 44. Does your dad LOVE fishing? Throw in a line to the ocean or Swan River! See our guide to fishing spots in Perth here.  […]

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