Carnarvon - Miabooyla beach

Hi All, We are stopping in at Carnarvon for the night on our way to Exmouth and were hoping to find a spot to have a bit of a fish. In the past we have gone to the jetty but I believe its now closed. Has anyone got any tips for a spot to have a cast for a possible Tailor or Mulla. I Was looking on the map and come across Miabooyla beach. Has anyone ever fished it(worth a shot?) and if so is it a boggy beach. Thanks in Advance if anyone has any pointers

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Mon, 2018-07-16 14:57

 Miaboolya is just tidal mud flats very shallow nothing much there but mozzies. 

You'd be better off leaving a bit earlier and driving straight thur IMO. 


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 miaboolya has been fishing

Mon, 2018-07-16 15:30

 miaboolya has been fishing pretty weel for some medium sized mulloway at the minute. other wise head out towrads the river mouth drive up the beach and underneath the jetty.

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Had a good night there many years ago

Mon, 2018-07-16 15:43

 Some nice tailor and bonus muddys trying to pinch our mulies!


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 you could try the creek

Mon, 2018-07-16 18:24

 you could try the creek behind the golf course.  Can't remember it's name but recall good fishing 

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 That be Oyster Creek

Fri, 2018-08-24 15:42

 That be Oyster Creek

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Bit sad.

Mon, 2018-07-16 19:02

 cant help with local spots , but your right about jetty , and its a dam shame , looking at the history of the jetty

 on a wet overcast day it looked like a grand lady left to rot.

 The storys that place could tell , from its main job as a import export port for early agriculture and openning up 

  the land in that area , to the fish tales I have read about all through the 60 ,s and 70,s , It was a real hub of activity and social importance.

  Next time a low running cyclone hits the area it will be all over , judging by its decrepid condition.

 MMM no jetty , and the local youth have substance and other problems , related? I let you make up your own minds .

 Town jettys have played a massive part in Wa ,s history and contributed greatly to the social fabric of the area.

 Now with Esperance , carnarvon , and prob heaps more , the state is a poorer place.





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quad , there is a great book

Mon, 2018-07-16 21:41

quad , there is a great book called ''no sundays in the bush '' it was written by a yorkshireman tom carter who came to wa by sailing ship landing in canarvon around the late 1870s s disembarking at canarvon jetty , and the workings of the port and other daily activities there its a very interesting description of his work as a jackeroo and social life in that area working on minilya station , droving sheep from there down to Denham , tamala and onto perth ,

his travels around the state , sailing from freo , to bunbury which took several days into bad weather , then sailing by ship from bunbury at midnight on the high tide for Busselton jetty as it was the best passage back then .. etc

if your interested in the history of wa , this is a great read , highly recommend it



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Thanks Hez

Mon, 2018-07-16 22:14

 Always interested in those that went before us , and made the state what it is today, will check it out.

 At that Carnarvon jetty museum you can very near smell the history of that place.



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 As a young fella we got

Mon, 2018-07-16 20:34

 As a young fella we got kicked off the jetty coz of a ship coming in to moor so we tried miaboolia beach. Got a big spaniard that took everything as i watched in awe as it smashed through the surf with most of my line... all of 30lb. Then spent an hour fighting a good size bronzey until he finally wrapped his tail around the line on the beach... probably just as well as dad and about 10 onlookers trying to work out how to get the gnarly fella up the beach... good memories! Today? Who knows... best of luck!

Tragedy about the mike jetty.