Boat fishing numbers down?

Over the last 6 months worth of boat fishing outitings (at least once a fortnight) in fantastic boating weather and I've noticed very few boats out (Cockburn snapper run aside).

Are there less people fishing from boats these days? maybe due to rising fuel prices and boat ownership costs?

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numbers down

Tue, 2018-09-18 12:25

I for one have done far less fishing than previous years .Time poor and when I do get time the weather doesn't play ball

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I'm retired and weather has been major factor

Tue, 2018-09-18 12:33

Never seen a winter season so crap for boating and I avoid weekends when a couple of days have presented 

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Weather has been crap so my

Tue, 2018-09-18 12:42

Weather has been crap so my refit has taken a long time. Cannot wait to get back out there.

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Definitely very quiet at the

Tue, 2018-09-18 12:42

Definitely very quiet at the ramps the few times I've managed to get out in between terrible weekends weatherwise this winter. It's been bloody great


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 Been way too busy with work

Tue, 2018-09-18 12:52

 Been way too busy with work and taking family out camping so haven’t had the boat out for ages.

Hopefully shoot over to the montes this weekend to make up for it. 


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Wed, 2018-09-19 19:31

 Nice perk dodgy.


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Haven't been out in the big boat

Tue, 2018-09-18 13:29

In ages. Last fish was at Tamala back in the July school holidays. Hopefully getting out tomorrow for a go. 

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 crap weather and work has

Tue, 2018-09-18 13:34

 crap weather and work has got me stuffed. 

 most weekends havnt helped weather wise.


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  Not down here at the boat

Tue, 2018-09-18 13:52

  Not down here at the boat Ramps-the weekends have been very busy. Even the overflow parking has been full. The Rockingham Rangers have been having a great time,issuing Parking Infringement fines on vehicles/trailers parked on the grassed verges.  But maybe all this is because the snapper ban will come in soon.


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 Running from the bottom of

Tue, 2018-09-18 15:02

 Running from the bottom of the sound is nicer than from woodys when it blows

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 Yeah have to agree the

Tue, 2018-09-18 19:32

 Yeah have to agree the weather hasn’t been that great however there has been a few really nice days too and seems quite to me or maybe I’m just fishing the less frequented areas. I always launch from point Perron 

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always quite

Tue, 2018-09-18 20:26

during the winter months, just wait until the cray run starts and the weather warms up and the ramps will be crazy

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always quite

Tue, 2018-09-18 20:26

during the winter months, just wait until the cray run starts and the weather warms up and the ramps will be crazy

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Started in the summer

Tue, 2018-09-18 21:33

for me. Didnt even get accross to Rotto last summer.

Combination of weather and work unfortunately.

Water temp along the coast ( south of Perth ) this year was also a bit differen to last year.

This appears to have affected both the weather and the fishing......for me at least! 

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 Would agree i think apart

Wed, 2018-09-19 19:27

 Would agree i think apart from the regulars posting fish photos seem to be down over past 12 months


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 i seemed to have spoiled

Wed, 2018-09-19 19:38

 i seemed to have spoiled myself with a few trips up north and now finding it hard to get motivation for metro fishing

 sat auskick, sat tee ball, sat cricket all for the young bloke also takes an effect but im fine with that

 ill find my mojo again


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