denham/monkey mia

 hey lads

im heading to denham/monkey mia over new years and im keen to get stuck into some bigguns. ive done some research and mostly its shown spots for smaller species like whiting and squid off the jetty but im looking at getting stuck into sme larger species mainly mulloway and mid size sharks and shovellys. has anyone got any advice/spot suggestions? ill be taking the fin nor ffshore 95 wiht 50lb braid and the salt 0/8 with 50lb too as well as the tailor and bream gear so should cover all bases

edit: have a 4by but its not a hardcore one but can handle basic beach ssand havebt really tried it out on real soft sand

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 It can be really windy at

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:07

 It can be really windy at that time of the year.  Are you LB or taking a boat?  There are mulloway off the beach at monkey mia east of the ramp.

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wel it is posted in the and

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:10

well it is posted in the land based section mate 

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 Apologies.  I don't look at

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:11

 Apologies.  I don't look at that detail.  Only in the latest content....

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 I haven't done much land

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:09

 I haven't done much land based up there but suspect there are good spots out along the peron peninsula (4WD required)

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 yepp thats what my research

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:12

 yepp thats what my research has shown too but not sure on how capable the 4by is on real soft sand havent tried her out on that sorta stuff yet

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 It's about 8 years since I

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:16

 It's about 8 years since I did the drive up to the Cape and it's not a difficult drive.  I'm no 4WD expert and we had no trouble. Only got bogged once trying to snatch another vehicle out (in reverse)...

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 Do a search here on

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:18

 Do a search here on Gregories.  Someone posted a report about 12 - 18 months ago.  They did have tinnies but I can't remember any mention of LB or not.

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Peron

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:18

I have not been out to peron for a few years now but we did in a x trail without any problems. It wasn't to bad at all and was no big dunes to get over. What 4x4 do you have? I think if you let your tyres down then it should not be a problem as long as you got a little ground clearance!

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 And I believe there is air

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:19

 And I believe there is air available at the homestead on you way out. Worth checking.

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 i have a long wheel base

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:23

 i have a long wheel base 2005 grand vitara xl7. ive got all terrains and im getting a 35mm lift too so should be fine

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Don't worry bout your 4x4

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:31

Mate them things go mint in the soft stuff 

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 yea it should go alright. it

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:36

 yea it should go alright. it struggled at preston beach but that was with no lift and road tyres and we only got bogged cause we bottomed out cause the ruts were real deep

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Peron

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:28

 I forgot to mention that there are some pretty good grounds for land based fishing at Peron. Take a look on google maps. Well worth a look!!! 

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 Fished peron 6 months ago,

Tue, 2014-11-18 02:25

 Fished peron 6 months ago, road is in reasonable, there are some boggy sections passed the homestead, worst part is that it is a fairly long road in. We caught plenty of smaller fish, mainly blue bone and snapper You will not have any trouble catching sharks, they are all over the place. 

Did see good schools of school mackeral at the Cape but could not get them to take a bait, also saw anothe bloke catch a fairly good size queen fish. If you are going upto the Cape take some extra salted Mulies and a paper for the caretaker at bottle bay, best to get on there good side then see if they will tell you the better fishing spots. Should also mention not only is it windy at that time of the year, it is really, really hot. Good luck.

 

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Dont forget the whiting

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:21

Bloody beautiful big Yellow fin cruise by in schools. Will give you heaps off fun on light gear whilst you wait for the big rods to go off. Then they are awesome to chew on. Threw Poppers, stickbaits and bibbs at them to little joy. Used squid but I changed to Gulp Red Bloodworm and this proved a winner.

We just recently (2 weeks ago) came back from MM and fished the shores for Bread and Butter. Couldnt be bothered with a sety as we were just trying to relax.

However even in shallow whiting country saw heaps off little sharks, shovellies and rays cruise past. I suspect it wouldnt be to difficult to get your arms stretched.

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 howd you go on that side?

Tue, 2014-11-18 19:20

 howd you go on that side? ive read that its good for whiting and flatties

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cheers lads!

Tue, 2014-11-18 13:15

 what tyre pressure were you guys running on the track?

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Peron fishing

Tue, 2014-11-18 13:42

I was up there last Easter. The road into the park is as suggested, 4WD only. There are compressors located near the homestead, on the main drag, to reinflate tyres as you exit the park. I was running at about 20psi. Lots of people tow boats and camper trailers in so you should be ok. There were a few areas where the sand got very soft and the corrugations are more like sand dunes. You just need to pick the right speed and you will be ok. I would suggest a shovel and snatch strap as essential and bog boards as handy pieces of equipment to have if possible. Also found that driving first thing in the morning easier.
As for fishing, our main efforts were up the top of the point around sundown for pinkies, although it did get quite crowded so had to get in early to get a spot where the fish seemed to be. Use strong gear and pull them in fast as it’s a comp between you and the greycoats as to who gets what you catch.
Best bait seemed to be mulie or whiting heads, the latter of which you can purchase by the bucket from the processing plant in Denham, but get in early as they sell out fast.

Hope this helps