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 indications are that there will be a lot of bigger crays around when their soft shells have started to harden.

Shark Bay Spearfishing trip

Hi Laurie,

Just a brief rundown of the weekend we took the Murchison Boat Hire 6.5m up to Shark Bay. Seeing that the wind and swell was down on the Saturday. Matt, Flynny, Clint and myself left Dunsborough on the Friday morning for a very quick trip up to Shark Bay.

 

All four of us are keen spear fisherman and already knew the spots we wanted to get to. We did pretty well enough on the first day getting plenty of coral trout on the boat and a few others mixed in as well.

It was however unusually quiet for spanish mackerel and tuskfish which are normally a given on most of the spots we frequent and we really had to work to find fish this time.

We camped at the bottom of Whithnell’s Point beach and woke up to a glassed out bay. We made the most of that morning bagging a few more fish before the winds picked up in the afternoon when it was time to head back to the Old Denham Pub.

So in 4 days we managed to go from Dunsborough to Shark Bay to Turtle Bay, camp on the island and come all the way back! I think everyone was pretty buggered for work on Tuesday to say the least!

Cheers  Hugh

Kalbarri Sports Fishing Classic

Entry forms are near completed and can be downloaded from:

 www.westernangler.com.au

www.murchisonboathire.com.au

http://www.kalbarri.org.au/whats-on/events/event/87474-kalbarri-sports-fishing-classic

There will be other sites but they are yet to put it up. The booklet is in production and pdf will be available in a few weeks.

Thinking of entering this friendly fun comp and need a boat, book one now!

They usually all get booked up quite early.

 Kalbarri Offshore & Angling Club Local Comp.

19th November 2016

The demersal ban kept most boats ashore but the river and beach fished well.

   

Austin landed a 1.02kg bream and Beau got one at 1.16kgs

Franks big tailor went 4.35

and James shows one of his 3 bream.

All bream are kept alive and returned to the river!

Need a boat for up north?

Remember I will deliver a boat 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.

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/

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

Remember if you rent our accommodation in Kalbarri you get big discounts on our boats.

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