Whiting

There are three main species of whiting that west aussies love to catch.  These include:

  • King George Whiting
  • Yellowfin Whiting
  • Sand Whiting

Where to catch Whiting?

Whiting can be found as high as Onslow, all the way down around to around the south coast until South Australia.  They usually inhabit shallow sand patches, edges of weed banks and limestone gravel like ground.

Therefore if you’re chasing Whiting then you’ll do well in most locations including coastal beaches, rock walls, jetties, inlets and estuaries.  Such areas include:

Perth and Surrounds

  • Marina and Harbour Walls
    • Two Rocks Marina
    • Mindarie Marina
    • Ocean Reef Marina
    • Sorrento Marina
    • Fremantle Harbour
little beach area next to two rocks marina boat ramp
Small beaches and the inside walls of Perth marinas are often hold Whiting
  • Mandurah beaches, marina and estuaries
  • Rockingham beaches
  • Rottnest Island beaches

South West

  • Busselton Jetty and town beaches
  • Dunsborough beaches and boat ramp jetties
  • Augusta beaches and estuaries
  • Albany beaches, jetties and estuaries
  • Denmark beaches, inlets and estuaries
  • Esperance beaches, inlets, jetties and estuaries

How to catch Whiting?

Whiting can be caught via a number of fishing methods.  This includes baited rigs, soft plastics, lures and even fly fishing! Check out the below video of a great whiting fishing rig…

How to tie a Whiting rig

How to prepare and cook whiting?

There are a number of different methods to cook whiting from frying, oven baked or battered.  Check out the below videos showing you first how to prep your Whiting and then a nice way to cook them.

How to scale, fillet and debone a Yellowfin Whiting
Baked Whiting Recipe

Rules and Regulations

If you plan to head out and catch a feed of Whiting be sure you’re aware of the latest rules and regulations including how many you can catch, size limits and possession limits.

Whiting – http://rules.fish.wa.gov.au/Species/Index/24
King George Whiting – http://rules.fish.wa.gov.au/Species/Index/129

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