Coastal Fishing Experience
Margaret River’s Aboriginal owned tourism company, Cape Cultural Tours, has added a unique coastal fishing tour to their range of Cape Naturaliste indigenous experiences.
Djiljit is a traditional word meaning ‘fish’ and the new Djiljit Coastal Experience sees visitors fishing with traditional Wadandi custodians in the spectacular seascape of Meelup Regional Park, and the Capes region.
“The local Aboriginal people named Meelup ‘place of looking at the moon rising’ because the full moon appears to rise out the sea. Wadandi fish by the phases of the moon, and the crystal
clear waters here are home to herring, salmon and bream,” said Josh Whiteland.
“Your guide will pass on the stories of the ‘boodja’ country – during a walk along the pristine coastline. It’s common to see dolphins, whales and schools of fish from the coastal ridge,
depending on which of the six Aboriginal seasons we are in.”
“Visitors learn how these seasons influence what the Wadandi gather and hunt as the guide explains the area’s flora and fauna and teaches you how to prepare your fish and forage for your salad. Ultimately, everyone enjoys a BBQ lunch on location!
The Djiljit tour will operate February to May annually and is suitable for couples, families and small groups and includes all fishing gear and beach towels, a BBQ lunch cooked on location
served with refreshments and Margaret River Region beer and wines.
Image credit; Cape Cultural Tours Margaret River