dongara fishing

my wonderful missus came over from work yesterday to inform me that she has booked a one week stay in dongara for the 6th april

ive heard the Sbend, marina wall all good places to go, does anyone know anywhere alse, land based. we dont have a 4wd.

also what fish usally run there this time of year?cheers


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Ypu should get some good tailor and possibly some

Fri, 2009-03-27 08:36

Mulloway there this time of the year. You won't need a 4wd drive for S bends and thast is definately worth a crack.
The Greenough River mouth is not far away and that can be woreth fishing, especially on the rocks on the south side of the river mouth.
I would definately give the marina a crack as there are some real good fish caught inside and outside of the rock walls.

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cheers colin. now just gota

Fri, 2009-03-27 08:44

cheers colin. now just gota convice the girl to let me do a full nighter while were up there

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What a wonderful missus

Fri, 2009-03-27 09:49

Gee I wish my missus would do that LOL. Yeah, I agree with Colin. S-Bends is full on value for great Tailor and Mulloway this time of year. The guy at the caravan park has a mud-map that will show you where you can go without 4x4.

I was brought up up that way as a yongster and apart from surfing in Dongara and chasing the local girls, I did a lot of fishing from the marina. A great holiday place. Enjoy.

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they have changed owners

Fri, 2009-04-03 12:55

about 7 times so they no longer have maps
but just go see any of the residents at the park and they will show you the good spots
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One of my favourite spots too Vince

Fri, 2009-03-27 09:56

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Fri, 2009-04-03 08:36

what line is suggested to use?for something bigger then tailor? ill probly be fishing off the marina most the time

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I would probably use 20 to 30 lb braid main line with

Fri, 2009-04-03 09:35

4o to 60 lb mono leader. If you are fishing off the marina you might want to go with 60lb to help protect against abrasion from the rocks.
If you are fishing inside the marina, you could probably downsize a bit.
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cheers colin were off tomoro

Fri, 2009-04-03 09:40

cheers colin



were off tomoro cant wait!

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Good luck See if you can get hold of a tide chart for the area

Fri, 2009-04-03 09:45

it helps to be able to fish the tidal changes, special if you are chasing Mulloway.

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ok will do :D ive already

Fri, 2009-04-03 09:58

ok will do :D ive already told the missus i wont be leaving until i get atleast a decent size tailor.. she told me i better start looking up the bus time tables :|

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Lol They use to run the bus on a daily basis I think

Fri, 2009-04-03 10:01

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hahah hope so. she doesnt

Fri, 2009-04-03 10:05

hahah hope so. she doesnt sound to positive on me catching anything.. ill be happy with a few good herring and whiting... whiting make good live bait off the marina?

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Whiting and herring are both great baits

Fri, 2009-04-03 10:19

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under a balloon or let them

Fri, 2009-04-03 11:26

under a balloon or let them free swim?

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Try both

Fri, 2009-04-03 11:45

If you are no using a baloon, make sure you have some weight as they may swim straight back to the rocks.

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Float at night or near

Fri, 2009-04-03 12:34

Float at night or near dusk/dawn.  Kepp in mind in daylight it may pay to set the bait a bit deeper on/near the bottom.  1 hour either side of a change of tide (either high or low) is great for mulloway as they tend to roam a bit more when the current is  not as strong and whole up in an eddy when it is running. if current running target very close to structure.  near the edge of lights is good at night, they often sit just off in the dark section waiting to pounce on a baitfish near the edge of the lights.

 

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thanks paul and colin for

Fri, 2009-04-03 12:43

thanks paul and colin for the help, hopefully ill have a few good pics up next sunday!

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Pleasure Scott Hope the fish gods are on your side

Fri, 2009-04-03 13:20

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late quick undate on dongara (easter)

Thu, 2009-06-18 21:47

our first night there. heaps of these at the northern wall.



this was about the 3rd night in fishing inside the marina around the jetty. think it is a hairtail.


finally the gf would let me fish later then 830pm...until 10pm caught my first and only mulla....released...

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we went to lucys.. beautiful weather...long walk (2wd)




everything was going smoothly until my 3rd cast with my set line...


this snapped my rod. gf wanted to keep it...even longer walk back to the car carrying the wobby

second last days feed.this was caught at the jetty. north rockwall



last night in port penison and the fish were jumping just out of cast range..



the day we left. weather was like this all week.

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it was a hard life, fresh fish for breakfast lunch and dinner. heaps of whiting, 3 1sts for me (undersize) mulla, dart and a hair tail. my gf also caught her first tailor.

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It might be worth a crack on the marina wall when the weather

Fri, 2009-06-19 08:15

settles down scott. Or even on the inside. There have been quite a few good mulloway caught around there recently.

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yea when we were there a few

Fri, 2009-06-19 08:39

yea when we were there a few good hook ups happened in the marina but they were lost there was also mass amount of juvey snapper and saw a small school of kingys.



3 or 4 mulloway were caught on the jetty on the north wall and so was a shovelnose. heaps of whiting and a few mullet there during the day and at night tailor,herring,snook, squid.



the south beath was also holding tailor and mulloway and heard that some net fisherman caught 3 kingys one morning.



the north beach at night caught a few soapies around 30cm. had a few good hits then ran out of bait.also a few dart  was around.



some tailor and snook on the south wall.gf hooked onto something massive there one night, almost pulled her in but lost it as her drag wasnt set right.



lucy beach there was reports of dhuies and snapper being caught there. when we went we were only there for about an hour before my rod snapped on a wobby. and with the small line caught a bull herring, a good whiting and a crayfish.

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Sounds like you had a great time mate

Fri, 2009-06-19 08:57

I hope to be heading up that way some time soon.

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Heading up there next

Fri, 2009-06-19 10:12

Heading up there next weekend should be good chasing big mulloway and snapper from shore

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dongara/port denison is

Fri, 2009-06-19 17:43

dongara/port denison is awsome. stayed at the BIG4 caravan park and they let us know where the fish was biting (one fo the managers is a rec fisherman.) but sinkers my be abit hard to come across up there.