May 2018

May 2018

The mackerel have been awesome one week and dire the next, he water has been green and then clear again, it has been a strange season. The bottom fishing has been quite good and I was pumped to win the biggest dhuie for the year in the local fishing club. It went...

March 2018

March 2018

The big event this month was the Kalbarri Sports Fishing Classic. I entered with Eric Oswald in Eric’s 5.3m boat. Eric fished it last year winning Men’s Meritorious. This year despite the atrocious weather, we won Champion Boat Game Under 6m, Eric picked up Highest...

January 2018

January 2018

  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...

November 2017

November 2017

          Breaking News It seems that everything has happened this month. The 7.8m boat and Fishing Tour Operator’s Licence has been sold to Joe Liprino, Daniel Culloton & Murray Killen who will be operating the boat as a charter, workboat and boat hire out from...

September 2017

September 2017

        A good month for me! Getting away on a fantastic trip to the Great Barrier Reef on a Nomad Charter trip. Details below and video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOMu0NS5lHw School holidays are pumping up here, but the first week was washed out by bad...

July 2017

July 2017

     Quite a bit of rain and windy conditions this month, which kept the boats a bit quiet. However when it was good it was very good and those getting out had success. Mackerel are still present when conditions are right with the odd tuna lurking around.       It was...

June 2017

June 2017

   This month’s warm days are continuing will little rain. I can’t remember when it has been this dry with exceptionally calm days. Fishing had been quite slow due to the very strong current flowing down the coast. The fish seem to hide in their caves and holes during...

May 2017

May 2017

   I have just returned from a 10 day camp-out up Exmouth way. 4 guys and myself had a ball catching mackerel, tuna, coral trout, trevally, cods, red emperor, barracuda, spangled emperor etc. and some stuff never seen before. Totally isolated, we had to take all our...

April 2017

April 2017

                                       A busy month due to the school holidays and Easter at the same time. Town was packed and all my boats and accommodation were booked. However the weather was not too good over Easter and the water was very green and weedy, so very...

March 2017

March 2017

The Murchison River has stopped flowing and is slowly clearing up. The river fishing around town has been spectacular  as all the fish have moved down stream to get away from the fresh water, and hanging around the jetties and boat pens. Quite a few bream over a kilo...

February 2017

February 2017

  The Murchison River came down in a brown chocolate milk colour about 10 days ago. Not a big flood, most of the river species are still getting caught and there was no fish kills that sometimes happens when a lot of fresh water floods down. The fresh water floats on...

January 2017

January 2017

The Christmas/New Year cyclone put a real damper on the weather, limiting getting out for a fish. Some did manage, however it was only after the blow was over. So very disappointing for all those holiday makers who wanted a boat. Over the last week or so a strong...

December 2016

December 2016

It’s the crazy season again! Bookings for the Christmas break are filling up fast and next year looks busy already! Crays for Christmas We put the pots in a little earlier than usual on the 8th Dec and on the 9th got 1 cray, then 2, went mulloway fishing, then 6, 5,...

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter

The demersal ban on at the moment has kept things quiet again this month, but the wind keeps blowing so not much point going out anyway. I am preparing my cray pots, ready to put them in next week. We are not expecting a “run of the whites” this year and early...

October 2016 newsletter

October 2016 newsletter

The demersal ban on at the moment has quietened thing up! But not to worry, it gives me time to do some minor maintenance to keep everything sharp. My new website is close to completion, big change from what I have now, so I am looking forward to getting it uploaded...

September 2016 newsletter

September 2016 newsletter

  More time in Perth this month so have had to turn back a few hires and charters, but when I have been able to get out we have had some good fishing. A few good fish again this month aboard by charter boat. The fish are still hitting the deck despite the cold water...

August 2016 newsletter

August 2016 newsletter

I have spent a lot of time in Perth this month so not a lot to report. Those that have been getting out have done very well. One local got his personal best red at 12kg, a nice fish! Lui Palamara with his PB. Tracey and Phil were back for a second shot at getting into...

July 2016 newsletter

July 2016 newsletter

A stunning sunset over the Murchison River this month, the best month for great weather and when dhufish, snapper and baldchin groper aggregate into shallower water to spawn. Geoff and Meredith got into a few fish during the last charter, Baldchin groper for Meredith...

June 2016 newsletter

June 2016 newsletter

   Those that hired boats and caught fish did not send photos and I have had to spend a fair bit of time in Perth, so fewer hires and charters. Shark Bay turns it on Arthur Hall reports on his trip to Steep point. 7 mates booked a camp site at Shelter Bay, Steep Point...

May 2016 newsletter

May 2016 newsletter

A fairly steady month for the boats but not many fish being caught! Those going out of Kalbarri have been doing it tough with poorer than average weather and a week Leeuwin Current restricting good catches of mackerel and tuna. However after the last big blow and big...

April 2016 newsletter

April 2016 newsletter

Some very nice fish this month, caught from both the charter and boat hires. The weather has turned and we are getting cool mornings now, but the Leeuwin Current is still flowing bringing the warm water south and good fish with it. Spring and winter are the best times...

March 2016 newsletter

March 2016 newsletter

  Fishing has been a bit slow lately, but it sure turned on for Easter! Multiple charters and all boats hired, saw most catch quite a few fish. We bagged out most days on the charter with some really nice fish. Weather has come good now and its all go for the season!...

February 2016 newsletter

February 2016 newsletter

It’s been hot here this month and so has the fishing. The weather has been extraordinarily good & those getting out are getting good fish. The tuna are big and of the 4 we have hooked, the score is fish 4 - boat 0! I am going to have to fish heavier tackle than...

January 2016 newsletter

January 2016 newsletter

After a monumental computer crash - hard drive failure just before Christmas, I now have it back complete with all my data. But it was not right and problems persisted. So in the end I had to reloaded windows and all my programs again. That is why this newsletter...