Western Australia's succulent seafood and freshwater fish is among some of the finest you’ll ever hook, cook and tuck into. Clean, pristine coastal and inland waters provide a veritable feast – from rock lobsters, prawns and crabs, to marron, trout and barramundi.
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Head north to Geraldton for a fascinating rock lobster factory tour. Experience the fresh scent of the open seas, marvel at the sheer size of the catches and follow a rock lobster's extraordinary journey from the processor to the plate.
Discover the delights of the world’s third largest freshwater crayfish at Albany's Marron Farm. Take a tour through the production tanks, filled with koi, rainbow trout, yabbies and, of course, marron. Afterwards, enjoy farm-fresh produce at the onsite café - think delicacies such as moist marron and yabby sushi.
Catch your own feast for the barbie
If you'd rather catch your own spoils, drop a line off the south coast, which has over 600 species of fish in its waters. Or head to the tall timber town of Pemberton - a fisherman's dream. The local rivers and streams are teeming with perch, marron and rainbow trout - around one million are released into local rivers each year.
At the King Trout Restaurant and Marron Farm, located seven kilometres south of Pemberton, you can hire a rod and drop a line in the well-stocked dam. The restaurant can fry up your fresh catch for lunch You can even book a personal fishing guide to introduce you to the best local spots in Pemberton. Just enquire at the local visitor's centre.
Closer to Perth, Golden Ponds offers a relaxed, recreational setting for family
fun seekers seeking a spot of fishing. There are 54 ponds set on 100 lush acres in Baldivis, flush with silver perch, black bream, marron, trout and barramundi. The peaceful surrounds are ideal for canoeing, bike riding or a simple stroll, and fly-fishing is also available for experienced anglers.
In the far north, at Kooljaman at Cape Leveque near Broome, you can pluck a trevelly or mackeral fresh from the ocean and throw it on the grill.
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Dine on the finest seafood fresh from the sea
Tantalise your tastebuds at any of the State's fantastic seafood restaurants or buy fresh from the fish markets in Perth or Fremantle, and ‘toss another shrimp on the barbie’ at a park or picnic spot.
If you'd rather leave fishing to the experts, head to Perth's finest fish markets and select your spoils. Kailis Brothers in Leederville and Sealanes in Fremantle are among the best in the business.
Dine in at The Red Herring, Joe's Fish Shack and The Oyster Bar at Meads for a scrumptious seafood selection and stunning waterfront views.
For fresh fish and chips, you simply can’t beat WA’s top five. Hit Cicerello's in Fremantle, Sweetlips or Kailis Bros Fish Cafe in Leederville, or The Groper and His Wife at City Beach. And when in Broome, be sure to head for The Wharf.