Eco Beach & Broome

Hi All

Heading to Eco Beach and Broome in April/May 2011 with the Mrs and hoping to get in a little fishing while I am there.

I won't have a boat and will definately catch a charter while I'm there but would like any suggestions on land based fishing.

 

I have heard you can walk the stretch at Eco beach with lures trying for some Queenies etc but unsure of how succsessful this will be.

 

Any thoughts for both Eco Beach and Broome would be awesome as we will be staying about 5 nights at each.

 

Cheers

Pezdog


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go for a search in the

Tue, 2010-11-09 15:21

go for a search in the search section as there have been numerous discussions on broome as well there is a charter company that were sponsors of the site , not sure if they still are tho

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I went there years ago, just

Tue, 2010-11-09 17:08

I went there years ago, just a few weeks prior to it being demolished by cyclone Rosita??
We fished Jacks creek with one of the Eco beach guides. He would take us up there in a Suzuki 4WD as it is about 10km from the resort. We would use livey's to catch barra, jacks and  threadfin salmon. 
At the time I was there nobody was running any offshore charters, but if they are doing it when you get up there, it would probably be worth the expense. Also they used to do flyfishing charters for threadies off the beach.
As I said it has been a while since I've been there, but Jacks Creek was a great place to fish.

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Eco beach should have a

Tue, 2010-11-09 18:07

Eco beach should have a charter operator there that time of year.  Should get barra and threadies in the creeks and worth a walk along the beach on an incoming tide for salmon,queenies etc but be warned they are very eco freindly nowadays. Broome will be worth a trip on a charter , the sails should be firing up around Barred creek by then and the bottom fishing has had time to recoup during the wet. Might even be a barra around still though better chance at a threadie then.

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We stayed at Barn Hill

Tue, 2010-11-09 18:23

We stayed at Barn Hill station (next door) Oct last year and I got talking to a lady who shouted her hubby to a fishing trip based there for his 50th. She said that the guide he had was awesome and got into some incredible fish action and would absoloutely do it again...and again...you get the drift. Other than that there is lots of reefy ground around that area just offshore and would love to get out there on a boat and have a crack.

 

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Mullows

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That would have been Snag a

Wed, 2010-11-10 07:37

That would have been Snag a barra charters but he is no longer operating out of Eco

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Thanks guys   I will

Wed, 2010-11-10 10:57

Thanks guys

 

I will definatley look into a Sail Charter if all is going well!!

Will search around for any more tips in the forums. I just want to throw a few lures around the beaches etc when the Mrs let's me to see what I can get. Any other tips would be great!

PS. Any tips on landbased gear to take would be great.

 

Cheers

Pezdog

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Just a 2.1 spin stick 6-10kg

Wed, 2010-11-10 12:21

Just a 2.1 spin stick 6-10kg and 20 lb braid on a 3000-4000 reel some soft plastics and shallow swimming hard bodied lures(nillsmaster spearheads halco skin deeps etc) walk the beach at low tide and the start of the incoming tide should see you rewarded

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Fantastic thanks guys!   I

Wed, 2010-11-10 13:41

Fantastic thanks guys!

 

I know it's still a while until I go but I am getting pretty pumped already and looking everywhere for ideas.

If anything else springs to mind guys please let me know.

Cheers

Pezdog

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hey pez dog

Thu, 2010-11-18 14:36

paul worsteling from ifish is doing a show from the eco beach resort this week unsure which day

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Cheers

Thu, 2010-11-18 14:45

Thanks scottland

Just googled it and it looks like it is on ONE HD on Sunday at 5pm.

Will be watching with interest. Can't wait to get up there. Still trying to find more info of where and what I should target LB.

Link below:

http://www.ifishtv.com.au/tv-guide-all.php

 

Cheers

Pezdog

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pezdog

Thu, 2010-11-18 15:13

http://www.marinews.com/fishing_details.php?recordid=481

go to the land based section

although the jetty is reeaaly high so a cliff gaff or similar would be handy

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/broome-landbased-help

also a little paragraph that nearly coincide with your dates

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The jetties always worth a

Thu, 2010-11-18 17:25

The jetties always worth a look as is the rocks around entrance point boat ramps with slices for queenies and the occassional tuna or mackie. Walk the beach north of the rocks using mulies for bluenose salmon( you don't need to cast far as they are in shallow water) Gantheame point off the rocks for bluebone but good luck landing them.

Come up the fishing club at Entrance point on the weekend and pick the locals brains they're pretty freindly.

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My god accomadation is

Fri, 2010-11-19 17:58

My god accomadation is expensive in Broome!

Im going up there for 2 weeks in June next yr.. really struggling to find anything self contained for less than $170 a night, no matter how many stars.

Anyone know any places??

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Good luck PattyT your here

Sat, 2010-11-20 08:24

Good luck PattyT your here in the middle of peak season where you will struggle to get accomodation let alone something cheap

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Couchsurfing.org  :)

Sat, 2010-11-20 08:39

Couchsurfing.org  :)

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haha, thanks Billcollecter.

Sat, 2010-11-20 13:18

haha, thanks Billcollecter. Lucky I'v got onto it early. Iv locked down a place for $175pn which will have to do i suppose. Walking distance to the pier which is handy :)

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Itll be a fair walk from

Sat, 2010-11-20 15:47

Itll be a fair walk from anywhere you staying in Broome and carrying fishing gear too.

Where you staying?

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Broome vacation village

Fri, 2010-11-26 14:28

Broome vacation village Marky.. just had a look at it on google maps just then, think i may need to hire a car. haha. What do you think?

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Would

Fri, 2010-11-26 15:04

Would be a good idea mate, as its a long sweaty walk to anything from there. They hire mopeds in town as well mate. Might be cheaper!

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13 nights, 9 days on the

Fri, 2010-11-26 14:31

13 nights, 9 days on the water.... IM PUMPED!!!!!

Now for the long wait, 193 days to  go :(

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Mopeds sound like an idea..

Fri, 2010-11-26 15:11

Mopeds sound like an idea.. dont know how ill go carting around rods on it though. haha. Funny sight.

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Eco Beach

Sun, 2011-02-06 18:24

Hey guys,
I spent 6months working at Eco Beach rebuilding the resort a couple years back,
while heading up the jacks creek can deffintly be worth the trip we found that right infront of the entry to the beach just to the right of the reef structre was as good as spot as any for chasing your big bluenose salmon, I was just using a light Nexuave with a TwinPower 4000 flicking Chrome Twisties and catching Bluenose salmon cast after cast (on a high tide in the afternoon..) with the lighter gear its great fun and if you head over to the reef to the left youv got a good chance for some decent bluebone.. So if your just looking for some fun fishing without having to travel to far or pay for guides this is the way to go. 

Hope This Helps :)

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Steve Starling rates this place as his all time fave!!

Sun, 2011-02-06 19:49

He has a blurb about it on his web site.

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Couple of mates have been out

Fri, 2011-02-18 16:33

Couple of mates have been out with him and they were pretty impressed - good boat, good bloke and they all caught fish. He's been running charters out of Derby for years. Check out his website ....

http://www.barraddictsportfishing.com.au/