It was hot and windy, over the Christmas break so few hires went out. But things have changed now and the wind seems to have settled down with a more predictable calm seas or an easterly most mornings making it worthwhile getting out.

    

The Murchison River has flooded from the dumping of rain mid-January but has virtually stopped now and starting to clear up. This will set the mackerel and tuna alight and the mulloway will be coming in to the river to spawn.

Frank landed this 5.2kg tailor around midday Wednesday 31st at the river mouth in the dirty water!  Anything is possible when the river is like this.

New Management

February can be hot but so can the fishing. Mackerel and tuna are patrolling the edges of the dirty water just out the front. Paul & Raelene, the new managers, are offering a great deal this February on boat hire. See the big discounts below.

https://www.facebook.com/MurchisonBoatHire/

bookings@murchisonboathire.com.au

www.murchisonboathire.com.au

Emu Springs Monitoring Station

The following graphs show the water level at Emu Springs on the Murchison River.

The link is below FYI

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDW62402/IDW62402.508021.plt.shtml

 

This is how it looked after the cyclone and local rain. Peaked at about 4.5m and then started to come down.

A steady drop in the level up until today 31st January. The river estuary is already starting to clear up, with blue water pushing in on the high tide already. There was no rain in the catchment area from the Broome Drenching Low that has now passed over Meekatharra.

When the weather is good so is the fishing

      

James with a pinky and a few fish in the esky made up their catch this month.

 

 Kalbarri Offshore & Angling Club Local Comp.

20th January 2018

The river was flowing choc milk, making it quite hard to fish.

Frank did well from the beach and junior member Tom was pleased with his boat caught snapper

Despite the choc milk river, bream were on the chomp and Jeva’s went 1.02kg.

Steven had a good day in his new boat.

A couple of videos from my trip to France and Mauritius

These are more of a family type of videos with no fishing in them except a short spell in Mauritius.

Skiing French Alps Family

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5UUdbA75n4&t=26s

Christmas in Antibes 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUzsLQHvaLE&feature=youtu.be

Mauritius New Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTqByy2FSwg&feature=youtu.be

    Need a boat for up north?

Remember the boats can be delivered out to the turn-off for free for those heading north. Just pre arrange and ring me from Geraldton and I will meet you there. You are then required to return the boat to Kalbarri, but pick-up can be arranged for a fee of $200.00.

 

Popular Northern Destinations

 Thevenard Island

Island Manager: 9184 6444.

The accommodation is open again and Direction

Island is always open and still a good option and bookings can be made.

bookings@mackerelislands.com.au

Check out the website: www.mackerelislands.com.au

Ashburton Resort

Ashburton Resort. Phone 9184 6586 email: admin@ashburtonresortonslow.com.au

Website: www.ashburtonresortonslow.com.au

Gnaraloo Station

Gnaraloo contacts for accommodation:

Barbara: 9315 4809

Email: bookings@gnaraloo.com.au

Website: Gnaraloo.com.au

Steep Point

  Steep Point Ranger for booking campsites.

Phone: Paul Dickson – Steep Point 9948 3993

http://www.sharkbay.org.au

Email: Ranger@steeppoint.com.au

Dirk Hartog Island

Kieran Wardle:  08 99481 211   Mob: 0407 383 449

www.facebook.com/dirkhartogisland

http://www.dirkhartogisland.com/

Game, Bottom and Beach Fishing Action

These links will take you to my Youtube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiVvKy5Bp2fsZOGUnGPbhzg

And other videos showing some great action taken from my boats and also a very good mulloway from the beach.

Triple tuna hook-up

Dhuie and snapper

Beach mulloway

Exmouth Marlin

Day in the life of Cray fishing

Gnaraloo 2013

Snorkelling Gnaraloo

Cobia and bait ball Kalbarri

Triple Tuna Sundae

Archived Newsletters

You can now view all my past newsletters in my Blogs.

www.murchisonboathirefishing2011.blogspot.com

www.murchisonboathirefishing2012.blogspot.com

http://murchisonboathirefishing2013.blogspot.com.au/

http://murchisonboathirefishing2014.blogspot.com.au/

http://murchisonboathirefishing2015.blogspot.com.au/

And now 2016 onwards on my new website: www.murchisonboathire.com.au

From 2017 they are on my website

They are quite long URL’s so add them to your favourites.

 

3-day weather forecasts, www.buoyweather.com go to virtual buoys, pick the location you want.

 This is the one I go by!

Life’s too short to safely remove the USB!

Laurie