Steep Point
Steep Point
 

STEEP POINT IS...

Approximately 900 Klms north of Perth City in Western Australia and, is reputed to be one of the finest land based game fishing locations on the planet.
The narrow barred Spanish Mackerel being the most popular sought after species from the rocks.
This magnificent pelagic can range in size from around 6 kilo's to 35 - 40 kilo's and are 5 star eating quality.
Some of the biggest Tailor, ( Blue Fish ) in the world are caught here.
Nothing quite beats the thrill of experiencing a 5 or 6 kilo Tailor take a popper lure from 2 or 3 metres up on a rock ledge.
Hang on and have some fun.
Steep Point is currently managed by the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions and lies within the proposed Edel Land National Park which extends to just south of False Entrance and encompasses much of Belefin Prong.
Limestone cliffs rising 200 metres above the Indian Ocean on the western side of Edel Peninsula are backed by sweeping white sand dunes and secluded beaches on the eastern side.
A good condition 4WD vehicle with a decent ground clearance is needed to navigate the tracks and a tyre pressure of 18 to 20 PSI is recommended.
Campfires are not permitted and Pets are no longer allowed at Steep Point and Edel Land.
Facilities in this remote area are limited to pit toilets at the Steep Point and Shelter Bay camping areas.
You will need to bring in all you need for your stay and take all your rubbish out with you.
Remember to make sure you have sufficient fresh water, food and fuel.
Access to all camping sites is controlled by a permit system and advance bookings are required.
Sites are very popular so booking well in advance is recommended.
Camping fees apply and a permit needs to be completed and returned.
You can obtain the camping permit here.

Lots more information on the Steep Point and Shark Bay areas in general can be found here

Small Gallery

A few great images of what you can expect to experience on a visit to the Point
"Gallery currently under construction"
Cliff Gaffing
Flying Gaff

A "Flying Gaff" is most commonly used at the cliffs to retrieve the catch.
Its a little bit tricky to master and, having "mountain goat" like foot skills is also handy.
Team Effort
It takes two

It takes at least two people to bring your catch to the top. Your "gaffman" better be experienced and quick too as the resident sharks are always waiting below for a free feed.
Mack Attack
Spanish Mackeral

Spanish Mackeral are usually prolific at Steep Point, along with a vast array of five star eating quality selections of fish.
Snapper - Cobia - Kingfish - Spangled Emporor, to name a few
 

CONTACT

Steep Point Ranger. 
Locked Bag 1000 Denham W.A 6537
Ph: 08 9948 3993 - Fax: 08 9948 3963
Email: ranger@steeppoint.com.au
Office hours 9am - 4pm Daily
For more information on the Shark Bay area
please contact
www.sharkbay.org
 
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