cost of a day out fishing

 after seeing that other thread about cost of boating. how much money do you put into the economy on an average day out all inclusive.

i know we used to allow around $150 for the fay out which covered fuel for car and boat, bait , ice , food and drinks . sometimes it would go to around the $180 mark . but in saying that how much would it cost to go out for dinner and a movie or taking the family out for the day. i think boating would be the cheaper option


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 For us landbased a typical

Fri, 2017-12-08 19:41

 For us landbased a typical day is about $100-120 for 2 of us. For myself and a weekend down south from Perth it's about $400/500 I'll spend


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Food and drinks I"d have

Fri, 2017-12-08 20:09

Food and drinks I"d have consumed anyway and I make my own ice using balloons and work pays for my car fuel so that's all null and void. If I head out to the 40's of Hillarys I am looking at $30 fuel and $10 bait as I'm doing alright with the jigs and $9 parking. Cheaper than taking the family out to lunch at a cafe.


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Question about the Ice making

Sun, 2017-12-24 18:21

   So you fill the balloons with water in your freezer ?

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Going out for whiting in the morning

Fri, 2017-12-08 20:16

 car fuel minimal less than $10 ,Leeuwin parking $12 ,bait from freezer nil, another 30 fat whiting each for me and two mates, priceless,

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Fri, 2017-12-08 20:50

 Float out with the morning easterly: Free

Float back in on the doctor: Free

Being a greenie and having no means of killing a fish: Free

Boating can be as cheap or as expensive as you want.

Heard of someone that put 3000 litres of diesel in to get to the abrholos and had to fill up again to get home.

WA has the second highest boat ownership per capita in the country so there are all levels of expenditure going on.

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Sat, 2017-12-09 12:48

"Heard of someone that put 3000 litres of diesel in to get to the Abrolhos and had to fill up again to get home."
Thatd be entertaining but Im guessing maybe an urban myth.
There is nowhere to fuel up out there except maybe the old carrier boats but it'd be a major drama for them to organise that!


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They might be referring to

Fri, 2017-12-15 08:45

They might be referring to Geraldton - We have refueled in Geraldton post abrolhos trip - Baileys Marine have a pump in the marina next to the Port.
Its a little further to add to the trip but you don't have to carry fuel (bladders) or even if you had capacity the extra weight

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 Was $200 a day but with fuel

Sat, 2017-12-09 14:31

 Was $200 a day but with fuel prices up at 1.40-1.50 now will probably be $220 $240 a day


$25 for car

$10 parking

$30 bait (if used)

$150 boat fuel

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 $200 split between 2 blokes

Sat, 2017-12-09 15:32

 $200 split between 2 blokes usually bag out with dhu and Kg so i would say it costs nothing if you take into account how much fish costs. Cost kicks in when i get home and open the fridge lol


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Sat, 2017-12-09 16:21

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Don't forget servicing

Thu, 2017-12-14 18:04

I have twin 150hp 4 stroke Yamahas. Average cost for a full 100 hour service is $1,600. Average trip for me is 5 hours. That's just used $80 in servicing for the trip.

I know some of you will say service them yourself, and there elements of this I could do (like the fuel separators), but I get a professional to do it.

BTW, not complaining at all...this is my lifestyle and I'll continue doing it at (almost) any cost.

Average trip for me is $200 plus servicing

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 Add on iinsurance, to the

Sat, 2017-12-16 18:54

 Add on iinsurance, to the service costs I'm in the twins dept, have a seperate tow vehicle, insurance, rego, etc, all the fishing gear costs, also bought a holiday house to store the boat and use as a base.  Not to mention other boat costs BOAT.   I'm not adding it up, I'm just going to enjoy it