Any Whitehills - preston beach reports

Hi Guys

I am heading down this weekend for an overnighter hopefully the winds have dropped a bit by then.

I expect there should be plety of herring/whiting and maybe some choppers around.  Has there been any Mulloway or Sharks of late?

cheers

Rig


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ill be heading down this

Mon, 2011-02-07 18:51

ill be heading down this weekend would be keen to see if anyone has been down there?

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What day

Mon, 2011-02-07 20:05

Are you heading down

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Have been fishing a bit south of there

Mon, 2011-02-07 20:08

and getting a few just undersize choppers, sand whiting and just undersize mulla,s. Good luck!!

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Thanks fellas

Mon, 2011-02-07 20:28

Thanks for the feedback barneyboy.
Sherbs Saturday There is a start time of 2pm but there will be a meeting before that at about 1pm probably at the Miami bakehouse in falcon. I will clarify this on Wednesday night. Do you want to go in a real car you can come in mine if you like or take your own up to u.
Jas04 if you see a White GQ patrol with blue spotties possibly with a seedy looking 70yr old lol say G'day

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hey mate yeah will do i will

Wed, 2011-02-09 16:57

hey mate yeah will do i will be heading down around the same time so on if i see you on the way down i will say hello i usually stop about 5km down a nice mulla would be nice lol

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Let me know how this one goes please

Wed, 2011-02-09 17:00

Im going from whitehills to preston on the 19-20th.

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Looks like I may be doing an

Thu, 2011-02-10 20:11

Looks like I may be doing an overniter sat,Tims Thickett area.

If you see a few Landies,thats us.LANDYANDY numberplate on my black D2.

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No worries

Thu, 2011-02-10 20:44

Hope there's a few fish around

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good luck fellas i will tell

Fri, 2011-02-11 14:24

good luck fellas i will tell you how i go fingers crossed a big mulla

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Hey guys me and a couple of

Fri, 2011-02-11 20:50

Hey guys me and a couple of guys from work are heading to preston beach on saturday, look for a black suzuki grand vitara, license plate 1ASK 188, please drop by and say gday.

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Hey guys me and a couple of

Fri, 2011-02-11 20:50

Hey guys me and a couple of guys from work are heading to preston beach on saturday, look for a black suzuki grand vitara, license plate 1ASK 188, please drop by and say gday.

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no worries

Sat, 2011-02-12 07:26

no worries

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Did anybody have any

Sun, 2011-02-13 15:09

Did anybody have any luck??????

HEAPS of small sand whiting smashing the bait where we were,will make for good fishiing when they grow up a tad more.

I got a few fat herring and a couple of undersize skippy,and a couple of banded sweep.There was no sign of anynthing big,no tailor,muloway or sharks.

There were heaps of people out there never seen as many 4x4s on a beach,plenty of the usual tossers screaming up the beach as fast as possible.

Andrew

 

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Small stuff

Sun, 2011-02-13 20:49

Hey landyandy
I saw you when I was leaving, looked like you were too heading south along the beach I was in a White patrol blue spotties heading north. I was running extremely late for the weigh in and couldn't stop, sorry.
I caught 20 odd herring and a couple of gardies I released heaps of chopper tailor and yellow fin bream. I also spent an hour or so with a monster ray and caught 3 sized blue manner crabs! Of the other 20 fishers from the club they went pretty much the same a few people caught flounder but no sized tailor. I had a balloon out for nil also

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hey mate,How do they run

Mon, 2011-02-14 17:46

hey mate,

How do they run the weigh in side of things? Say someone catches a larger fish they want to release is there a way of recording the size with a photo on a brag matt or something and counting that? So If you got your ray in would that have counted for anything? Just curious...

Cheers

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Despite catching littlies I

Mon, 2011-02-14 17:37

Despite catching littlies I enjoyed a great nite out with a mate.Even putting my back out yet again didnt ruin the outing.

We went out via Preston Beach,just for a look see.

When I was a young bloke we used to fish south of Preston,north of Myalup,never been North of Preston.GREAT STRETCH OF BEACH between Tims/Preston.

Was the Discos first decent beach run since upgrading the ECU/exhaust/intercooler.Im real impressed with the power,effortless even in the boggy stuff.

Andrew

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Weigh in

Mon, 2011-02-14 21:18

Alright with the weigh in all fish must be gutted and gilled then weighed on theclub scales. If you catch a fish outside of competition times such as my steep point mackie it gets tricky but if you use your own scales they can be compared to club scales and brag mats can help. Basically you can weigh in what you wish, rays are not eligible but sharks are. We have 1 comp a month with 2 locations s metro based event for those who can't travel and a away trip setes close sometimes far. Our last 1 was at whitehills our next 1 is at bluff creek we go to Cervantes a bit rottnest, steep point are some other spots frequented by the club. If you or anyone else want to tag along to a club event to see what happens let me know always welcome. I have only been a member for under a year but I am really enjoying it. If you want to know more about comp rules this is only a rough explanation toucann contact me.

Andrew that bit of coast was looking fantastic on the weekend, looks like a nice rig you have there don't see many ksndies that colour. What motor does yours have? If your going again let me know if your keen for a group fish

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thanks for the info mate

Tue, 2011-02-15 00:00

thanks for the info mate sounds like fun!

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RigMine has the TD5,2.5lt

Tue, 2011-02-15 16:32

Rig

Mine has the TD5,2.5lt 5cyl diesel.Would like to get it dynoed,should be putting out over 200kw with the mods Ive done,101kw is standard.

Wich Fishing Club are you with???
Andrew

 

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wow

Tue, 2011-02-15 21:18

thats one hell of an improvement,  When my patrol eventually dies(still a while off) I will need to upgradeto another decent 4wd which is hard to find these days.  The new troopie is 1 option but a bit $$$$$ with the V8 diesel.  The landrovers seem pretty good how do they go on the highway as a standard car, are they hard to overtake/tow etc?

I am with the Surf Casters Angling Club, pm me if you want any more info about it

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Do you think the weather predicted for sunday

Fri, 2011-02-18 09:27

Will make the fishing fire on saturday evening?

 

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Hi RigI also have a TD5

Fri, 2011-02-18 15:57

Hi Rig

I also have a TD5 Defender,the Mrs steers that one.

Couldnt reccomend the Defender,always wanted one.Noisy,poor aircon,cramped driving position,roof leaks when it rains,its a modern Series Landy.Ride/economy/brakes are exceptional,it has ABS and Traction control.

The Discovery is a different story,quiet,excellent climate control and comfortable driving position.

As for towing,they tow really well,the TD5 is renown for its torque.They are fine to overtake with,plenty of go even in stock form.

The downsides.You will have electronic issues,everybody does.Ive got my own diagnostic gear and can plug a laptop in so I have that covered.There is no dealer support,the ONLY country dealer in WA is in ALBANY!!!!!!! Only 2 dealers in town,both owned by Barbagallos.There arent many specialist Landrover mechanics outside the metro area either.

When it comes time to upgrade,have a look at a diesel Disco3.A lot of 4x4 for the money,electronics seem to be sorted since the D2.Ford Territory is about to start using their V6 diesel motor/gearbox.

Andrew

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forget it

Fri, 2011-02-18 17:51

I will stick with Nissan then, that sounds like a head ache you have on your hands there Andy

 

Sarcasm I think the fishing should be decent especially with a light seabreeze should fire things up

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Me and a few guys caught

Wed, 2011-02-23 07:54

Me and a few guys caught close to a hundred choppers I guess, mostly under size but we caught maybe 15 size ones between up, I caught a 4ft shovenose and heaps of whiting and a few herring, Had a balloon out and had two bigs runs but lost them both after only a short fight. Good fun, we had the berley going and you should of seen all the herring, tailor, garfish and whiting at our feet.

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Me and a few guys caught

Wed, 2011-02-23 07:54

Me and a few guys caught close to a hundred choppers I guess, mostly under size but we caught maybe 15 size ones between up, I caught a 4ft shovenose and heaps of whiting and a few herring, Had a balloon out and had two bigs runs but lost them both after only a short fight. Good fun, we had the berley going and you should of seen all the herring, tailor, garfish and whiting at our feet.

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thinking of heading down

Mon, 2011-03-07 18:21

thinking of heading down whitehills/preston beach way for the first time. any tips/good spots to try?

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reef or gutter

Tue, 2011-03-08 17:50

just drive along until you see some structure like fringing reef or a nice gutter,  a bit of berley goes along way down there

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Plenty of herring

Mon, 2011-04-04 11:23

went down friday for a night, just heaps of herring, got done by a stingray (i think) on ma herring rod :(, caught a few blue manners following ma bait in but no tailor or mulloway