Dirkhartog Island work stay

Spent a week on dirk hartog island 2 weeks ago.

The first day looked sensational at cape inscription and i managed a hour or so to drop the tools, rig up, tumble down the cliffs and fish a ledge which looked the goods. Landed 3 baldies, along with a many colourful pickers. Even had a big mackie dash in to sniff a whole crab!

Big swells the next day finished the west side fishing but walking the beaches out the front of the homestead in the arvos turned it on with light tackle.

Loads of xl whiting, 50cm flathead, yellowfin bream and the occasional sized snapper. Big tailor cruised through as well but was bitten off every time.

Shark city at night but i wasnt keen to toast the certate on them.

accommodation was good and meals were great.

The place has some inerseting history aswell. The book shelf has some great books in account of the island. On the low tide theres bottles, and porcelin everywhere, found one bottle dating 1890.

definately return for a trip soon!

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Mon, 2010-07-19 11:39

Mate the conditions in that last photo look unreal....

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good to see you were still

Mon, 2010-07-19 11:50

good to see you were still working while fishing. Laughing. looks like a great place to stay.well done on the fishing

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What a horrible job ey Tony?

Mon, 2010-07-19 12:26

What a horrible job ey Tony? Tongue out

 

Must be pretty fun getting baldies LB though. I bet the number landed is nowhere near the number hooked though. Looks like next time you need some very short wire trace and go hunt out some big greenbacks. Both the sand beaches and the reefy west look like ideal spots for them.

 

Was that reefy ground in the second last pic where you were getting the baldies? Catch and release or fillet and release? hehe.

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Mon, 2010-07-19 12:49

tip down, max drag hook up lift and crank! Was using 20lb braid / 50lb leader. Many unstopables. Landed 3 and presented one to the cook for dinner. All other fish were released. Found some great ground in the chopper!!

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Problem was you could only

Mon, 2010-07-19 12:56

Problem was you could only fish it from the chopper?

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Heh ill ping you from above!

Mon, 2010-07-19 13:00

logged some great coral counrty and loads of bombies. no boat was safe! we were pinging them at 3000ft

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nice flatty

Mon, 2010-07-19 14:46

nice flatty

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Some nice pics there southcity

Mon, 2010-07-19 15:03

That would be one place that is high on my must visit list.

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Sounds bloody lovley!

Mon, 2010-07-19 17:34

Sounds bloody lovley!