Abrolhos 2018

Scored some epic weather back in late April for our annual Abrolhos trip. We normally launch at Gregory and stay at Wallabi group but this trip left from Gero with the plan of exploring/ fishing Palsaert, Easter and hopefully getting back up to Wallabi weather permitting. With the weather being so good it wasnt a problem and we ended up going around the Western side of Palsaert up through Easter before doing a full lap of Wallabi and heading back to Gero. Spent two nights on the pick at Morley Island anchorage which is awesome and were offered a mooring in the lagoon at Pigeon for our night up at Wallabi. We carry 670L under the floor and had 93L left when we arrived back at the ramp at Gero. Travelled 218nm in total averaging about 2.65L/nm for the trip. 

Fishing was good without being unbeleivable and we almost managed our 10kg each of Dhufish, Trout, Spangles and Baldies. Besides one small Tuna couldnt get amongst the pelagics despite coming across heaps of bait and birds. Lost a lot of good fish to sharks too, especially at Palsaert group. 

I installed a new 300AH House Battery system with 150w Solar panel and a 40A DCDC charger to look after the fridge and freezer before we left and the setup worked sweet. Cleaned and Vac-Sealed our fillets down each arvo with the inverter and straight into the feeezer. 

Had the standard visit from Fisheries with an officer jumping on board one day and having a good look through the fridge. He was happy and just reminded us of the 300mm minimum fillet size which he reckons is where most blokes are getting caught out. 

 

Cheers to Rob H for the anchorage advice around the southern groups!

 

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 Looks like a cracker trip.

Mon, 2018-06-25 21:51

 Looks like a cracker trip. Some nice picks from the drone. Love the last pick too. That's what it is all about

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Sweet

Mon, 2018-06-25 21:57

Sweet weather for sure. What drone were you running Stevo?

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 Its my mates drone John, DJI

Tue, 2018-06-26 17:26

 Its my mates drone John, DJI Phantom 3. The loss of quality here with the compressed pics here dont do them any justice. 

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Mon, 2018-06-25 21:57

 Great trip, shame about the poor conditions. 

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 Looks good, great trip-Ive

Tue, 2018-06-26 00:36

 Looks good, great trip-Ive gotta get up as far as North Island now!

Few pics of Leos there!

 

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Great pics

Tue, 2018-06-26 07:32

Looks like a cracker of a trip, great shots from the drone

Cheers

 

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Nice one Steve!

Tue, 2018-06-26 11:05

Nice one Steve!

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  Congratulations...couldnt

Tue, 2018-06-26 12:25

 

 

Congratulations...couldnt ask for anymore than that!! Love that first shot what a drop off.

 

 

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Well done

Tue, 2018-06-26 12:37

Great photos!!  

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 Some epic pics in that lot

Tue, 2018-06-26 12:48

 Some epic pics in that lot

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 Great drone work!

Tue, 2018-06-26 14:02

 Great drone work!

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 Looks like you had a great

Tue, 2018-06-26 14:06

 Looks like you had a great trip, weather & fish co-operating.

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 Cheers fellas 

Tue, 2018-06-26 17:26

 Cheers fellas 

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 well done . some great fish

Tue, 2018-06-26 20:54

 well done . some great fish there and fantastic pics, that water is so clear

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Love the bush chook

Wed, 2018-06-27 07:00

got some great photos there mate and the bush chook tops it off !!!    

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How goods thats , those

Wed, 2018-06-27 08:14

How goods thats , those drones let you take some awesome pics great spot , some nice big rigs over there too doing it tough the poor buggars ! 

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