Cockburn Sound boat park

Was manning 6CL this afternoon and there were almost traffic jams as both CPBA and Woodies ramps about mass exodus toward the rock walls and the D9 .....manic......come on how did everyone go given the impending crap weather as it was flat as a tack when I left after 5 

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Decent Swell this morning

Mon, 2017-09-18 19:31

Quite a few boats parked around the leading lights between Carnac and Garden Island last night - no snapper biting by 8PM last night when I came back in.

This morning a big swell was coming through over 5FB and it was quite uncomfortable out there with the drift far too significant to catch much out deep. It started becoming calm by around 1PM, however I didn't see anyone at the boat club catch any decent fish this morning.


Hope the fishers tonight do better than me.


(I heard a 4.7m boat flipped over at Rottnest around 11AM. Everyone was okay but they were looking for help to get their boat upright again)


 "Grey Ghost",  670HT Barcrusher with 150 Yamaha, based at Cockburn PBC.

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Yes a small inflatable overturned

Mon, 2017-09-18 19:45

 Was righted fairly rapidly but don't think they got the motor restarted .   Saw the swell pumping out wide and almost closing out between GI and the Sound a race track it was that flat 

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When it's like that do you really need to go out

Mon, 2017-09-18 23:27

When the seas are like that you really should stop and think do I really need to be out there in such seas.

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Two Rocks

Tue, 2017-09-19 21:34

Two Rocks Sea Rescue was heading out there to help out. Sounds like Rotto Police onto it pretty quickly and DOT Officers heading over to Rottnest to investigate as well. 

Do DOT have to investigate all significant incidents on water, Sunshine? Seems like a bit of excitement over a 4.7 rubber ducky tender boat flipping over next to the island.


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Mon, 2017-09-18 19:48

 I was going to go out this evening but my back is still a bit sore. Going to have another crack in the morning. Got a boat load of berley on board, so hopefully I can sound up a school.


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Was watching

Mon, 2017-09-18 21:58

Rock walls this morn and late arvo . Some nice fish caught. Morn and night. Heaps of boats out . Nice weather for it .

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 I'll be heading out this

Tue, 2017-09-19 07:22

 I'll be heading out this break after no luck last week. I haven't landed a pink this year but this week is my week haha

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Cockburn Sound boat park

Tue, 2017-09-19 09:13

I was anchored off the wall last night, against my better judgement, but number one son wanted to see what all the excitement was about. Didn't see any fish caught along the section we were fishing ( probable reason why to follow!), but the guys that headed out between the islands had better success. Big cheerio to the absolute spud that came through about 730pm at 10-15knts BETWEEN our boat and the rock-wall ( we were anchored about 25m off , I hope you enjoyed untangling my braid from your prop you muppet.) Another clown in a ski boat felt the need to roar in and out between the gaps in the boats at pace making a hell of a racket. We all know common courtesy ain't so common any more, but those 2 efforts from a pair of oxygen thieves were just plain dumb.

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 Only a matter of time before

Tue, 2017-09-19 10:22

 Only a matter of time before a yak or tinnie is wiped out. Its an absolute circus down there this year.


 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

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Correct lights

Tue, 2017-09-19 21:26

It is amazing how many boats on the ocean at night, and moreso in the canals at Christmas time, don't even know what navigation lights they should have on at night while moving and also while anchored. As for passing boats on the wrong side and ignoring navigation markers, I'm surprised the Water Police aren't out there fining skippers - more money to be made than a hidden speed camera on a country road.


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I wonder what happened to common manners and sense

Tue, 2017-09-19 11:52

Some times I look at what is happening on the water and just wonder who or what is going to save some of these bloody fools from killing themselves or poor innocent parties.

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 Slightly unrelated but where

Tue, 2017-09-19 23:45

 Slightly unrelated but where do you guys launch when fihsing cockburn? Public ramps.



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 Woodman Point... 8 lanes,

Tue, 2017-09-19 23:49

 Woodman Point... 8 lanes, free parking! Best save these comments for they crayfishing thread 

(13 lanes if you include Cockburn powerboat club) 

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In the lanes marked for

Wed, 2017-09-20 06:00

In the lanes marked for launching...... ;)