Talking to Carnarvon locals you will soon find out that quite a few people have actually chosen to live in Carnarvon because of its top quality fishing.
From the beach, you are best casting a line for tailor or mulloway. From a boat, try your luck with snapper or groper. You can also catch Blue Manna Crabs between May and August.
Head south of town and the fishing and crabbing spots include Oyster Creek, Uendoo Creek, New Beach, Bush Bay, and Gladstone. To the north, there is spectacular fishing on offer at Miaboolya Beach, the Blowholes and Quobba Coastline including Gnaraloo and Red Bluff.
Popular shore fishing spots in town include One Mile Jetty in the Heritage Precinct and The Fascine. Held in May / June each year the Carnarfin is a very popular fishing competition.
If by chance you are unsuccessful with your fishing ventures, there are plenty of dining options in town where you can taste the local catch at its freshest.