Denham

G'day all,

We are hoping to go up to Denham in the July School Holidays.

Just wondering if anyone can spare some tips on spots to try for both beach and boat fishing. Will be taking the mrs and kids out on a few occasions so will be trying around the place fairly close in, but will also hope to venture a bit further out and about. Obviosly wind direction will play a major part in where we can and cant go.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Scott


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take some squid jigs for

Sun, 2010-05-30 17:35

take some squid jigs for denham jetty its squid mania kids will have a ball

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Try fishing around little

Sun, 2010-05-30 17:39

Try fishing around little lagoon, but instead of fishing in the actual lagoon try the channel feeding in, this is just about the only place you could ever be absolutely sure of catching a flathead. At times I have been able to stand on the shore and watch flathead sitting in the water less than 30 cm away.

Fishing off the jetty isn't great but there are more than enough undersized fish around to keep anyone entertained and every now and then you get a good golden trevally that makes the effort worthwhile, also a great spot to fish real light gear (I use 3lb line on a bream flick rod) for a bit of sport, also makes it fun when one of the big (70 cm+) long toms take a liking to your bait. For fishing off the jetty nothing beats catching snook using lures and using them fresh as bait. Often you see people down there but the only people catching anything are using fresh snook fillets and with the plague amounts of these fish around just about anyone can get one.

On the water the best in close places are really quite close and without revealing too much, I have caught plenty of decent (40-50 cm) black snapper during the day in water that is shallow enough that I have seen flathead sitting on the bottom. Also great fun watching people come back in with only 1 or 2 fish after travelling miles when you can get a good reliable feed in really close. Also during the night you can get some decent pinkies within 2 or 3 km of the boat ramp.

As for further out there is tons of info on it around this website so i won't repeat it. I do know how hard it is to get info on in close fishing however and all my info has been gained over 3 yrs worth of holidays and a lot of fishless days spent scouting out the area. 

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Try fishing around little

Sun, 2010-05-30 17:39

Try fishing around little lagoon, but instead of fishing in the actual lagoon try the channel feeding in, this is just about the only place you could ever be absolutely sure of catching a flathead. At times I have been able to stand on the shore and watch flathead sitting in the water less than 30 cm away.

Fishing off the jetty isn't great but there are more than enough undersized fish around to keep anyone entertained and every now and then you get a good golden trevally that makes the effort worthwhile, also a great spot to fish real light gear (I use 3lb line on a bream flick rod) for a bit of sport, also makes it fun when one of the big (70 cm+) long toms take a liking to your bait. For fishing off the jetty nothing beats catching snook using lures and using them fresh as bait. Often you see people down there but the only people catching anything are using fresh snook fillets and with the plague amounts of these fish around just about anyone can get one.

On the water the best in close places are really quite close and without revealing too much, I have caught plenty of decent (40-50 cm) black snapper during the day in water that is shallow enough that I have seen flathead sitting on the bottom. Also great fun watching people come back in with only 1 or 2 fish after travelling miles when you can get a good reliable feed in really close. Also during the night you can get some decent pinkies within 2 or 3 km of the boat ramp.

As for further out there is tons of info on it around this website so i won't repeat it. I do know how hard it is to get info on in close fishing however and all my info has been gained over 3 yrs worth of holidays and a lot of fishless days spent scouting out the area. 

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cheers

Sun, 2010-05-30 17:52

Thanks for the quick reply Aidan and brg. I did note a few good comments in the other posts about Denham, so will take note of the good advice.

 Cheers.

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if your staying at the blue

Sun, 2010-05-30 21:02

if your staying at the blue dolphin caravan park neville the manager has some co-ords he gives people plenty of black and pink snapperon 6 mile reef

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you could try the bent peg

Sun, 2010-05-30 21:37

you could try the bent peg and around that area on the change of tide or it is impossible to hold bottom.you get some nice pinkies and mullaway out there as well as blacks

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thanks guys. we are stayng

Sun, 2010-05-30 22:08

thanks guys.

we are stayng at blue dolphin so i will have to catch up with Neville. Keen to get into some blacks as they were pretty good on the tooth.

 

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Bent Peg.

Mon, 2016-05-30 13:09

I keep hearing this place mentioned in posts.
Can anyone tell me where it is or, dare I ask, "the secret co-ordinates".
I am taking up a tinnie so it may well be out of my range.....

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 If you head out of denham

Mon, 2016-05-30 13:14

 If you head out of denham towards the channel that takes you around to south passage / steep point, its the shipping channel marker to the north as you cross the shipping channel.

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Thanks.

Mon, 2016-05-30 13:21

Thanks randall, that is the one I was thinking of just needed to clarify....

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 Only fished there once for

Mon, 2016-05-30 16:40

 Only fished there once for the big donut, so maybe its not that one 

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Hey Deckie,Pretty sure these

Mon, 2016-05-30 13:25

Hey Deckie,

Pretty sure these are the co-ordinates:

  Bent Pin  25 57.118 113 21.048

 

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Cheers.

Mon, 2016-05-30 13:40

Cheers Saint, I will check it out when I get home....

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Sheez

Mon, 2016-05-30 14:17

That spot last time up there was massive. Caught about 20 BIG fish including some epic double headers that had us all excited.
Problem: Cant eat NW blowies!!!!

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