In the Leeuwin Curren
The Abrolhos Islands are located approximately 60 kilometres west of Geraldton, on the Western Australian coast and are made up of 122 islands clustered into three main groups extending over 100 kilometres north to south which are the Wallabi Group, Easter Group and Pelsaert Group.
The Abrolhos are in the stream of the Leeuwin Current which runs from North West Cape at Exmouth, south along the WA coast to Cape Leeuwin where it curls eastward along South Australia and flowing all the way to Tasmania. The current creates a meeting place for tropical and temperate marine life and is the southernmost place where true corals will be found in WA. It also means that the water temperature at the Abolhos is often several degrees warmer than on the coast itself which means that tropical species thrive here – providing us with fantastic reef fishing as well as sport and marlin fishing a little further offshore.