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 Geraldton. They are experienced, enthusiastic and welcome your patronage. We wish them every success.
Also Paul and Raelene Leatham have taken over management of the remaining 3 boats, both 6.5m boats and the 5.3m boat & will continue to operate as normal out from Kalbarri. This is a great result for Kalbarri and you, the customer, as it would have left a big hole in the tourism market if we had sold all the boats elsewhere.
Tamala Station Campout
I just got back from a short trip up to Tamala Station at the bottom of Shark Bay Probably not the right time to go, but sometimes you can’t get away any other time! It was windy but when we got out in the dinghies we did catch fish.
Tamala Station, right at the bottom of the Frecenet Inlet. We camped at Camp 1 at Prickly Point. Probably called as there were lots of double gees, flies, mosquitos and goats. However it was all manageable and quite pleasant.
The wind kept things cool and quite chilly at night, kept the flies and mosquitos away, but the goats fondness for water kept us vigilant!
Our camp was very comfortable, lots of shade, plumbed in water, generator and 3 fridge/freezers.
Sue’s biggest snapper at 760mm and another on soft plastics.
Snapper were the only fish of size we caught and all were on soft plastics in a couple of metres of water. Seems Nuclear Chicken was the colour of choice for the soft plastics taking the biggest snapper of 760mm. But we all caught snapper on other colours, sizes and shapes
Fish like this were exhilarating on light flick rods in shallow water. Paul looks very happy with his and mine about the same size.
More often the fish were just over the 500 minimum size with a few smaller ones that went back.
When the wind was up and an incoming tide, Wayne and I thrashed the water with fly outfits.
Wayne came up with the goods, another snapper on a Crazy Charlie.
I have made a short video of the trip, now on Youtube
A frequent hirer, Chris Roos, was up in Kalbarri this month with his new boat. Tisk tisk, he should hire one instead! However he got into some nice fish, but had to release the category 1 demersals
The Demersal Closed Season ends on the 15th December. The reefs will be replenished with new and hungry fish & the mackerel and tuna will have arrived by then! Get up here, hire a boat and get amongst them!
Kalbarri Offshore & Angling Club Local Comp.
19th November 2017
Carlos got a big tailor and Jeva’s bream was over 1kg.
Bite of the Month
Only a couple of hires this month and no one catching any remarkable fish, I have awarded Bite of the Month to Sue who caught this 760mm pink snapper out from Tamala Station this month. Landed in a couple of metres of water on soft plastics using her light flick rod! Yes it went like a rocket!
I award Bite of the Month to someone who catches the best fish of the month from one of my boats.
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
Denham, Shark Bay
The 6.1m boat is permanently stationed in Denham now.
Brad & Sarah 0498 008 874
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.
Check out the website: www.mackerelislands.com.au
Ashburton Resort. Phone 9184 6586 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gnaraloo contacts for accommodation:
Barbara: 9315 4809
Steep Point Ranger for booking campsites.
Phone: Paul Dickson – Steep Point 9948 3993
Dirk Hartog Island
Kieran Wardle: 08 99481 211 Mob: 0407 383 449
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.
You can now view all my past newsletters in my Blogs.
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!