Explore Kununurra and the surrounding areas with a fishing rod in hand.
It's in the name itself - the name Kununurra is derived from the word “Goonoonorrang” in the language of the local Miriwoong people, meaning 'river'. Which can only mean one thing - there is water and there is fishing to be had.
Lake Kununurra is a fishing hotspot with over one million barra released into the lake since 2013 as part of a landmark restocking programme, offering anglers an incredible wilderness fishing experience with over 55km of waterway to explore. Recfishwest and the Lake Kununurra Barramundi Stocking Group have created an online resource for anglers keen to bag a barra - including tips on where to fish and the gear you'll need. Find more information here and watch the clip below for how to best target barramundi in Lake Kununurra.
Approximately 36km out of town, along the Carlton Hill Road, fish from the banks of the mighty Ord River at Skull Rock Campground.
Towards Wyndham, there are some great fishing spots off Parry Creek Road including Mambi Island and Buttons Crossing. There is a boat ramp at Mambi Island, and both spots permit camping.
Along the Gibb River Road, the Pentecost River is considered one of the best spots in the area to go barramundi fishing. The crossing is located just before Balanggarra Home Valley.
If you are heading to Lake Argyle, throw a quick line in along the way at Spillway Creek. You can also fish from the foreshore of Lake Argyle or join a fishing tour out on the water.
Being Northern Australia, there is always the potential for crocodiles to be present in any waterway. Check out local information and ask the Kununurra Visitor Centre for up-to-date information about safe fishing areas and road conditions.