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SEA Mullet Whiting Tailor NannYgai

Shark Snapper Crabs Prawns Fish Fillets

Orders: (08) 9739 1065

Members of the Mandurah Licensed Fishermen Association

About Wattsies Place

A Long & Proud Family Tradition

Fishing in Mandurah since early 1890’s began with Alfred Loton Watts and wife Ester Watts (Nee Morfitt). They had nine children, their sons Enest Loton who started fishing at 9 years old, Harry and Lenard, all carried on the family trade. Alfred died in 1933, Ernest married Alice Brown. Both Ern and Alice (known as Nin) held a fishing licence and worked & lived on the estuary until they died. Ern & Nin had two children, John & Ester. John went into the family trade of fishing at 13 years of age, he married Diane Blyth. John & Diane both had fishing licences to work the estuary at a time when it was rare for women to have a licence. They lived & worked in their boat in the early years of their marriage. John & Di had two sons, Ashley & Brendon. Ashley went into the fishing trade at 16, Brendon at 14. Brendon married Meegan Shelley who gained her own fishing licence & now works her boat alongside Brendon. They have two sons, Matthew & Christopher. Matthew started fishing full time at 17 and Chris at 15. Wattsies Place began trading approximately 46 years ago under a tree in the front yard of John & Diane’s house, since then the business has grown and prospered as our reputation for fresh seafood has spread.
Picking fish out at our landing
Ashley Watts with one of the family fishing boats (1987)
Mending fishing nets Matthew & Brendon (1999)
Making our own family fishing boats
Ernie (1980)
Ashley bringing in the nets
Our shop and home on the Old Coast Road
Inside our shop, plenty of fresh local fish & crabs to choose from
Monkey Mia (1966) Ernie Watts feeds fresh mullet to Charlie
Ern & Nin with cod (1964)
Making nets, Ern & Nin 1940’s
Buddy the Crab Dog
John & Diane & a bountiful catch
Retail & Wholesale Seafood
Wattsies Place
Our new processing facilities
Our new processing facilities
© Wattsies.com.au 2016
Retail & Wholesale Seafood
Wattsies Place

SEA Mullet Whiting Tailor

NannYgai Shark Snapper

Crabs Prawns Fish Fillets

Orders: (08) 9739 1065

Members of the Mandurah Licensed Fishermen Association

About Wattsies Place

A Long & Proud Family Tradition

Fishing in Mandurah since early 1890’s began with Alfred Loton Watts and wife Ester Watts (Nee Morfitt). They had nine children, their sons Enest Loton who started fishing at 9 years old, Harry and Lenard, all carried on the family trade. Alfred died in 1933, Ernest married Alice Brown. Both Ern and Alice (known as Nin) held a fishing licence and worked & lived on the estuary until they died. Ern & Nin had two children, John & Ester. John went into the family trade of fishing at 13 years of age, he married Diane Blyth. John & Diane both had fishing licences to work the estuary at a time when it was rare for women to have a licence. They lived & worked in their boat in the early years of their marriage. John & Di had two sons, Ashley & Brendon. Ashley went into the fishing trade at 16, Brendon at 14. Brendon married Meegan Shelley who gained her own fishing licence & now works her boat alongside Brendon. They have two sons, Matthew & Christopher. Matthew started fishing full time at 17 and Chris at 15. Wattsies Place began trading approximately 46 years ago under a tree in the front yard of John & Diane’s house, since then the business has grown and prospered as our reputation for fresh seafood has spread.
Picking fish out at our landing
Ashley Watts with one of the family fishing boats (1987)
Mending fishing nets Matthew & Brendon (1999)
Making our own family fishing boats
Ernie (1980)
Ashley bringing in the nets
Our shop and home on the Old Coast Road
Inside our shop, plenty of fresh local fish & crabs to choose from
Monkey Mia (1966) Ernie Watts feeds fresh mullet to Charlie
Ern & Nin with cod (1964)
Making nets, Ern & Nin 1940’s
Buddy the Crab Dog
John & Diane & a bountiful catch
Our new processing facilities
Our new processing facilities