Ab day cancelled

Saturday the 12th has been closed to Ab fishing due to predicted dangerous sea conditions??

im confused I had it at 1–1.5m swell with no wind whatsoever until after lunch....don’t care about the boot rubber closure, but was planning for wide bottom bash early.  Am I losing my shit or have they closed for bugger all reason and it’s going to be fine...?

 


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 I was just reading the same

Wed, 2019-01-09 17:24

 I was just reading the same thing, thinking the same thing and logged on to post. If they think the weather is poor Saturday then I'd be suprised if the ab fishery opens at all this season. Not that I was going to bother anyway  

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Whats going on with Fisheries Department??

Wed, 2019-01-09 17:33

What games are they playing here?  All those people going for their morning abalone.... only to be told its cancelled due to bad weather... Low tide.. low swell.. low wind...

Its probably going to be one of the safest mornings of the season so far.. Hate to be a fisheries officer come Saturday

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Got me thinking I must be

Wed, 2019-01-09 17:38

Got me thinking I must be reading the forecast wrong!!  

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 I saw the forecast and

Wed, 2019-01-09 17:40

 I saw the forecast and started planning to take the boat somewhere looked great to me 

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is there a surf carnival

Wed, 2019-01-09 17:42

is there a surf carnival being held somewhere? that would take away huge amounts of lifesaving resources. 

dont forget WA surf lifesaving now have a say whether or not to allow the ab day to go ahead

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Spewing. Just renewed mine

Wed, 2019-01-09 17:52

Spewing. Just renewed mine and my sons licences and this was going to be my only shot this at them this year. Pretty disappointed.  

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Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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Everyone is forgetting the

Wed, 2019-01-09 18:18

Everyone is forgetting the wave period is peaking  Saturday morning.

 

the decision would have been made on that and nothing to do with wind and swell.

 

with the high wave period I suspect they believe there will be a few big sets coming in and breaking in the reefs which as we know can kill a lot of the ab fishers.

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interesting point...looking

Wed, 2019-01-09 18:32

interesting point...looking at the forecast the wave period definitely does increase on sat. as a newbie, was wodnering if someone can enlighten me on the effects of wave period for boating? i always keep a very close eye on swell and wind etc, but so far havent given this much attention.

cheers!

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Doesn’t really affect

Wed, 2019-01-09 18:57

Doesn’t really affect boating, just means there’s more time between the waves and usually means the waves have extra force behind them making them bigger than normal. 

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Go for razor fish

Wed, 2019-01-09 20:01

Instead taste ,heaps better,

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any tips on cleaning &

Thu, 2019-01-10 10:19

any tips on cleaning & prepping Razor fish LJ? We grabbed a couple when snokelling for occys a couple of weeks ago, but couldnt figure out what to do with them once we got them home and opened up.. just looked like a sandy muddy mess haha

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Axe both ends

Fri, 2019-01-11 10:01

Off. Open with knife. In the middle of all the snott is a really nice scallop . Slice up ,garlic butter in fry pan for a few seconds unreal

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Thanks mate! Will defnitely

Fri, 2019-01-11 11:12

Thanks mate! Will defnitely give it a go!

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or

Fri, 2019-01-11 14:44

 throw them in a jar with some spiced vinegar overnight and enjoy the next arvo with a frothy. didnt realize there were many over this way!

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 I guess since they are only

Wed, 2019-01-09 20:49

 I guess since they are only giving a few days per year to catch the abs then  they might as well get the best day possible 

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Just dont have enough

Thu, 2019-01-10 12:08

 Fisheries officers to police the start of maron season and abbs aswell

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 If you cant swim, you can

Thu, 2019-01-10 12:34

 

If you cant swim, you can drown in the bathtub

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They should put Fisheries

Fri, 2019-01-11 08:47

They should put Fisheries staff in the BOM offices. My whole morning out wide tomorrow has been all but smashed on opening up Fishranger this morning

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 I'm literally devastated

Fri, 2019-01-11 09:08

 I'm literally devastated mate, looks like I'll be cracking a red open tonight up there. Be lucky to even check my pots.

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I wimpered. Due to the ban,

Fri, 2019-01-11 09:59

I wimpered. Due to the ban, weather, work, hangover, and a seemingly endless supply of children's birthday parties always at 10 I haven't been in the ocean since Oct!

Ima still launch early and either quickly raid a spot in the 30's or just chuck some lures around inshore

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I’m with you on that. Had it

Fri, 2019-01-11 14:38

I’m with you on that. Had it all planned then checked again at 10am and BOOM, plans up in smoke. 

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Absolute bullshit haha. Plan

Fri, 2019-01-11 14:54

Absolute bullshit haha. Plan B has already been enacted, solo bream sesh in the dinghy

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 Im thinking of trying the

Fri, 2019-01-11 10:09

 Im thinking of trying the crabs down mandurah or the swan does anyone know if the pt Walter ramp is open i heard they were going to be doing it up soon just can't remember when.?

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 Don't know about the ramp.

Fri, 2019-01-11 20:21

 Don't know about the ramp. But I did get a good feed diving in the swan last week

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Fu@kin Joke

Sat, 2019-01-12 10:58

 Sick to death of over regulation at present in this state, imagine if they banned boating if the wind got over 15 Knots. Anyone got a pic of the conditions north of Trigg this morning. Most probably a win for the Ab population.

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 I was fishing till 9am a

Sat, 2019-01-12 13:04

 I was fishing till 9am a little light wind latter in the morning but otherwise could not have been a nicer day bugger all swell. 

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