Good day out in sunny Esperance

 Finally got around to beach launching the Barcrusher yesterday out of town and it paid off. Caught nearly our bag limits for 2 people in under 2 hours after we found a beaut drop off in 40m and spent another 4 hours sounding around and marking spots for next time. 

Home in time to fillet, clean up and watch the Eagles win! 

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 Beautiful part of the world

Mon, 2018-04-09 13:33

 Beautiful part of the world and a great haul. Those nannys are delicious.

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Looks like the roos

Mon, 2018-04-09 13:39

Looks like a couple of roos dropped in to see how you got on.

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Great haul

Mon, 2018-04-09 14:22

 +1 for the Nannygai, great eating fish.  

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Haul

Mon, 2018-04-09 14:34

 Great haul Woody!

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 Great catch mate well

Mon, 2018-04-09 16:13

 Great catch mate well done! 

I envy your catch, but I certainly don’t envy the filleting ahead of you! Haha

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 Yeah mate, took us few beers

Mon, 2018-04-09 18:31

 Yeah mate, took us a few beers to do them all. 

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Good stuff Woody

Mon, 2018-04-09 16:50

 I 'll have to catch up next time I come down.

Going north in 2 weeks and catching up with stimpy in Exmouth fro 10 days

 

 

 

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 Yeah Al for sure. Just had

Mon, 2018-04-09 18:29

 Yeah Al for sure. Just had to cancel my Warroora/Exxie trip because work is finishing up here in June...spewing! Wouldve been up there same time as you guys.

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 Top catch mate. Man that is

Mon, 2018-04-09 17:05

 Top catch mate. Man that is one pristine place down there. Gods country!!!!!!

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Black Bum

Mon, 2018-04-09 18:12

That looks like a thumping Black Bum in there (just below the Harlequin).

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 Yeah it was a cracker! Pity

Mon, 2018-04-09 18:34

 Yeah it was a cracker! Pity the nannies weren't that big, actually released about 10 or 12 that were easily size but not worth keeping at that size I reckon. Its a good thing they release so well unlike the BA which need some help with getting back down.

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Bight Reds

Mon, 2018-04-09 22:12

The Bight Reds do release well.

This is a plus when you catch undersize ones, but a bastard when a big one shakes the hooks just under the surface and heads straight back down...!

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 awesome catch . them nannys

Mon, 2018-04-09 18:36

 awesome catch . them nannys are great eating. would love to be able to score like that

just curious, not having a go but what is your daily catch limits down there now . i know there more than south of augusta. 

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 Fair question Russ for sure

Mon, 2018-04-09 18:55

 Fair question Russ for sure - Each licensed fisher is allowed 5 fish in the demersal mixed bag (BA, queens, harlies etc) and then 8 Nannygai. 

So there there was 2 of us fishing, both with RBFL licences so technically we could of came home with a mixed bag of 10 and 16 Nannygai. As it was we had 10 and 13. 

First time I've actually came close to catching my bag limit of both.....weather is normally too crap or I'm working!

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 well done. didnt know the

Mon, 2018-04-09 18:57

 well done. didnt know the nannys were diff, spose like kgs out of metro 

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Nice work

Mon, 2018-04-09 19:06

there woody was an awesome window in the weather over the weekend for Esperance ! 

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 Did you fillet the Nannies?

Tue, 2018-04-10 07:09

 Did you fillet the Nannies? They are a bastard lol, but as others have said top kwoll.

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 Good stuff Woody, I'm trying

Tue, 2018-04-10 14:33

 Good stuff Woody, I'm trying to pick the background and work out how far around you went...

 

I'll be back down there maybe next Feb now we have the van and i'll have a decent roof topper...

 

We are spoiled for choice in WA, it is a long haul to head North or as far East as i've seen you previously but both are very worthy!!

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 Kangaroos are a dead

Tue, 2018-04-10 18:56

 Kangaroos are a dead giveaway....this place cops the toursists more than anywhere else in Espy but few know how good the fishing can be out there

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 Top stuff mate, good reward

Tue, 2018-04-10 16:37

 Top stuff mate, good reward for limited fishing days.

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what are those ones at the

Tue, 2018-04-10 16:53

what are those ones at the top? Queen snapper?

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 Looks like it, something for

Tue, 2018-04-10 18:12

 Looks like it, something for the neighbours lol.

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 Yep thats right. They are ok

Tue, 2018-04-10 18:54

 Yep thats right. They are ok if bled and gutted straight up and trim off the red flesh when filleting.

Plus one random skippy caught in 40M

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 Epic part of the world ! and

Tue, 2018-04-10 21:08

 Epic part of the world ! and how good is a good beach launch, best WA feeling

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Nice haul ps they are Nannies

Wed, 2018-04-11 21:07

Nice haul

 

ps they are Nannies or Nannagai - they are Bight Redfish

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nice work I found the queen

Thu, 2018-04-12 07:21

nice work

I found the queen snapper good eating, might be better because of the colder water.

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