Bedout island

heading up In 7 weeks  hope to be fishing 30km north around the 60m line! 

Question, Is much coral around island or sandy beach? As wanting to drop fuel. Planning on staying for 3 days! Any help would be good 

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 Steamed past it a lot while

Sat, 2016-05-07 20:34

 Steamed past it a lot while shark fishing up there.

If I remember right there is a lot of coral around it.

There may be a way in, but not that i saw.

High tides probably OK though?

Tried google earth?

From what I recall, more tigers around there than anywhere else Exmouth-Cape Leveque


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 Bedout island out from Port

Sun, 2016-05-08 00:01

 Bedout island out from Port Hedland? Plenty of fish around the island. Long steam from Hedland though. You can anchor in close to the island from what I've been told and camp there. I haven't been there myself but my old business partner has and told me. Dodgy on the site may know as he has done a bit of fishing up that way. 


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South side

Sun, 2016-05-08 07:24

Have visited it many times when shark fishing up there like Rob, from what I have seen you can land on the south side where there is a small break in the coral and a little beach.

Was some hilly ground to the east that produce a few big reds on the longline but never bothered to handline fish it as too busy.

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we went up there a couple of

Sun, 2016-05-08 09:55

we went up there a couple of years ago,52nm from hedland by memory,didnt have any spots and ended up fishing in about 30-35mt soon as we found some lumpy spots(not hard)it was non stop for about six hours.we were in the PHGFC comp so we went back in the arvo,there was a couple of boats camped in at the island looked quite tricky to get in there but very protected once you are.also looked like youd clean up on crays and spearing once inside.i reckon you would be able to drop fuel there but you may get trapped inside on a low tide



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went up their a few weeks

Tue, 2016-05-10 13:50

went up their a few weeks ago, their is an easy access beach on the east side you need min of 3.5m of water (bedout island tide chart) to sneak into the beach over the reef. more water would be better but its handy to have a look when its low to see where all the ugly bombies are. we slept on the boat and i think it is a nature reserve for all the sea birds.

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How’d ya go

Wed, 2019-03-13 21:20

G’day Bryce. How’d ya go on this trip? I’m looking at doing it this blue water season for about the same amount of time as you mentioned. Any tricks you picked up for out that patch? I see a couple of mentions for the south side or the east side for camping. Did you stay on the island? Do a fuel drop?


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