Abrolhos with my bro

 Finally managed to get my brother over from NZ for a trip to the islands.

Hes a keen fisho but never been there so I was keen to get him over there as he’s happy just to plod around exploring and mucking around like me.

He flew in on a Wednesday and as the weather just turned it on we packed up and bailed next day once the easterly dropped.

 

Put the pots straight in and sat back for a beer and a chill.

Near glassout next morning jerked the pots for 1/2 dozen then went for troll down to Wreck Point and beyond.

There was bait busting up everywhere, dolphins and tuna but buggered if we could get anything to grab a lure beside a single bonito?

Maybe the light nor’easter?

Back for a feed of cray, and a late afternoon drop. 

Chucked my rod in the holder for a minute to fillet only to turn round to it bent double with drag on hard due to earlier shark-snapped it 

Got the fish though, dhuie about 6 or 7kg. Wings and ribs for dinner

Next a bit more fishing and sharks, still a bit quiet but plenty crays.

Day after, something different and headed to some shallow stuff for a great session on the baldies on light gear.

More crays and wings

Took a run down to Pelsaert Island and we went for a walk a couple of k's along there exploring, and came across squid (not very big) pushed up against the coral.
These were turned into squid mee goreng on the bbq

Plodded away a few extra days, beer ran out before fuel which was very poor planning on my part...

But still almost a week.

Was good to spend some time chilling with my bro, and I hope my 2 boys will still be fishing and talking shit in 40 years time!

 

 

 

 

 

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 Looks like a great trip rob.

Wed, 2018-05-23 19:44

 Looks like a great trip rob. If the weather was anything like Perth’s weather you couldn’t have picked a better time. 

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 Well done. Great way to

Wed, 2018-05-23 20:15

 Well done. Great way to spend the week catching up and catching fish in a magical place. I cant see the place has changed too much over the years since i was out there fishing

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 That's livin 

Wed, 2018-05-23 20:29

 That's livin 

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bloody awesome

Wed, 2018-05-23 22:35

thats the way to enjoy a few days

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  Phukin Magic...how good is

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Phukin Magic...how good is that!..bet the bro was impressed.

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Thu, 2018-05-24 08:04

 We’ve probably both got gout now...

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 That’s awesome mate, I still

Thu, 2018-05-24 05:32

 That’s awesome mate, I still have to get over there sometime 

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 Very cool

Thu, 2018-05-24 09:06

 Very cool.

 Not sure my brother and I would cope this well in a confined space 

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 Haha, we get on pretty well

Thu, 2018-05-24 10:09

 Haha, we get on pretty well and chinwag on the phone regularly plus plenty of shit stirring

Last time he came over we drove up the Zuytdorp cliffs to the wrecksite, back out to the highway and up to Steep Point then down the cliffs to False, camping along the way for a week or 2

That was a pretty good trip as well.

I guess as the years march on you start to realise this will never get easier than right now, and hes got a few years on me 

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Looks like a great

Thu, 2018-05-24 11:35

 Time.

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 Awesome trip mate looks like

Thu, 2018-05-24 16:52

 Awesome trip mate looks like you guys were doing it tough with meals !  Been to long since ive been back there myself gotta get off my arse and get back there one day its to good of a joint

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Thu, 2018-05-24 19:15

 Baldy central, sweet.

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Awesome place over there

Thu, 2018-05-24 20:19

  Must get out there again sometime 

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 Brilliant!

Fri, 2018-05-25 09:37

 Brilliant!

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 Brilliant!

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 Brilliant!

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