Where is Leschenault estuary?

Where is Leschenault estuary?

Western Australia
Leschenault Estuary is an estuarine lagoon that lies to the north of Bunbury, Western Australia. It had in the past met the Indian Ocean at the Leschenault Inlet, but that has been altered by harbour works for Bunbury, and the creation of The Cut north of the historical inlet location.

Can you swim in leschenault estuary?

Day use area, fishing and swimming in the Indian Ocean. Day use area, ideal for fishing and swimming. The Cut. 11 tent sites accessible by boat or on foot only.

What fish are in the Australind Estuary?

Fish Species caught at Leschenault Inlet

  • Black Bream.
  • Giant Herring.
  • Sand Whiting.
  • Whiting.
  • Yellowfin Whiting.

Who was leschenault?

Leschenault may refer to: Jean-Baptiste Leschenault de La Tour (1773–1826), French botanist and ornithologist. Leschenault, Western Australia, an outer suburb of Bunbury. Leschenault Estuary, an estuarine lagoon to the north of Bunbury, Western Australia.

Where is Whiting in Bunbury?

The Leschenault Estuary’s flats are very productive for those chasing yellowfin whiting on surface poppers during the summer months. Black bream and mulloway can be found in the Collie River, especially along the stretch from Eaton to where the Collie River and Brunswick River meet, known locally as the ‘Elbow’.

Where can I fish in Bunbury?


  • The Cut. A popular land based fishing spot, the Cut in Bunbury produces Tailor, Herring, Mulloway and Australian Salmon in Autumn.
  • Leschenault Inlet. The inlet produces okay fishing for Black Bream, Herring and Whiting.
  • Bunbury Harbour.
  • Back Beach.

Can you catch crabs in Bunbury?

All waters, rivers and estuaries from the Swan River to Minninup Beach (15km south of Bunbury) are closed to recreational and commercial crab fishing between 1 September and 30 November. A new bag limit of 5 crabs per fisher will be introduced for the Swan and Canning Rivers from 1 December 2019.

What fish are running in Bunbury?

Bunbury fishing spots offshore offers anglers the chance at Mulloway, Samson Fish, Pink and Queen Snapper. Bunbury also offers some great land based and estuary fishing spots, Mulloway frequently come in the Cut channel where Mulloway will be feeding at night.

What months are crabs in season?

Normally, the Dungeness crab fishing season starts in November and runs through June of the following year, but fishermen had to wait until March of 2016 to start their 2015-16 season. Commercial and recreational fishermen typically fish for Dungeness crab off the coasts of Southern and Northern California.

Are blue crabs blue?

The blue crab’s shell—called the “carapace”—is a blue to olive green. Shells can reach up to 9 inches across. Blue crab claws are bright blue, and mature females have red tips on their claws too.

How do u cook crabs?

There are three easy steps:

  1. Bring an inch of salted water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Put the crabs in a steamer basket or insert or simply pile them into the pot and let the bottom crabs boil slightly and act as a platform for the other crabs to steam.
  3. Cover and cook 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the crabs.

Which state has the best crabs?

Best places for crab feasts in the US

  • Baltimore, Maryland. Without a doubt, the number one place for crab in the U.S. is Baltimore.
  • San Francisco, California.
  • Seattle, Washington.
  • New Orleans, Louisiana.

What is the Leschenault Estuary known for?

The stunning Leschenault Estuary ( Derbal Elaap) is highly valued by the community for its natural vistas, fishing, crabbing, and other recreational pursuits. The estuary is ecologically significant – home to dolphins and an important migratory route for many species of birds.

What are the best things to do in Leschenault?

Lovely open paddocks with excellent views of the Leschenault Estuary. Walk across the road to access Leschenault Estuary – crabbing, fishing, kayak, SUP or tinny. Pet friendly but must be on a lead as we’ve got sheep on the property. Suits caravans, motorhomes, RVs and vans and camper trailers.

How do I get to Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park?

Take the Old Coast Road from Bunbury to enjoy the views of the Leschenault Estuary before turning into the conservation park. Buffalo Road is sealed to the beach. We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park.

What is happening to the estuaries?

Unfortunately in recent times the estuary has shown signs of distress, with sedimentation, nuisance algae, harmful algal blooms and fish deaths. There is an urgent need to balance growing urbanization and intensification of agriculture with the long-term health of the estuary. The region is very significant socio-economically.


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