All the Billfish action
The rain front welcomed by many locals after a long, dry stint did not damp the fishing spirit as people headed out to enjoy wetting a line.
The weather before the rain hit was perfect.
It was glass up and down the coast, with fish biting hard and reports of unusually high returns.
Avid young anglers Zac and Jake Owens from Perth came up for a camp-out in Exmouth with their dad on the long weekend and managed to get into some mudcrabs in the gulf, along with several bream in the marina, with the biggest being 34cm.
The tide was high and conditions perfect, with no wind.
Anglers trying their luck at reef fish have been rewarded this week, with reports of gold band and red emperor coming in easily.
Sharks have continued to be an issue for many anglers, but some people are slowly gaining the upper hand.
The issue of sharks in the North West has been a hot topic lately and there is no doubt that anglers who have fished here consistently over the decades can give valuable information on the prevalence of sharks in the area.
We hope there can be some changes with this issue in the short term to benefit all involved.
GTs have been the talk of the week for anglers with heavy gear.
Winter is usually the best time to target these species from the shore.
Despite the increase in anglers over the years, the fish and their brutal force has not changed, with many of them still blitzing gear and giving fishers a hard time.
Jake and Zac Owens, aged 4 and 6, of Mindarie in Perth with a couple of Exmouth muddies caught in the gulf on the long weekend.