Exmouth Fishing Report #27

Fishing Report #27 - July 26th 2006 - Courtesy of Scott Forbes - EGFC

Jonathon Masel was up from Perth during the week and experienced both the highs and lows of marlin fishing. Jonathon was fishing from one of the Bluewater hire boats out from Tantabiddi and managed to successfully catch and release black marlin up to an estimated 80kg as well as Yellowfin Tuna, wahoo and big dolphin fish. However it was a case of the one that got away that Jonathon will remember for a long time. For three and a half hours Jonathon fought a large marlin on 24kg stand up gear before the line suddenly parted.

Carlo Ferrara was another up from Perth enjoying Exmouth’s excellent fishing at the moment. Carlo has been taking his 6m Kevla-Cat boat aptly named “Cat Whiskas” out around Helby Bank and has been having a ball on a huge variety of fish species. Fishing with lightly weighted baits Carlo has picked up spanish mackerel, rankin cod, big coral trout, jobfish as well as plenty of good size spangled emperor.

Big bream and whiting have been keeping anglers fishing along the shoreline in the gulf happy with many reported good catches coming in during the week. Queenfish are also being caught along the beach at Bundegi with the morning high tide period being most productive.

Over 20 anglers competed in the Family Fun Fish day over the week-end thanks to Network Video and Exmouth Tackle, Camping and Outdoor Supplies. The longest mackerel went to angler John Stevens aboard 9 Lives while the longest whiting was left vacant. The heaviest snapper went to Dirk Clatworthy and the heaviest red emperor went to Kurt Decker. There were three boats in second place for the most variety of species category with 13 different species, but Reel Obsession took it out with 16 different species for the day and loads of photos to show for it. The weather was sensational with glassy conditions out the front of the Yacht Club for the presentation and BBQ. The winners enjoyed sifting through their bags of fishing goodies valued at over $100 and we hope that next time some whiting angler from the shore will join in too for just $5 and the chance to brag and win lots.

[img_assist|fid=30448|thumb=0|alt=Barry's Yellowfin Tuna - EGFC|caption=Barry Taylor with one of the smaller yellowfin tuna caught off Exmouth]

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we trolled for a while one

Fri, 2006-08-04 23:07

we trolled for a while one of the 2 days we were there, only got mackies tho! wanted a tuna for something different, but cant say i was dissapointed catchin the macks :P