Hamelin Bay

Unfortuntately I was left to cop the photos & stories of Fish caught by my Dad, Uncle & Cousins over the past week from their trip to Hamelin Bay.


Let my boat go in Dad's capable hands Saturday 23rd for the family to use on the annual trip south. 

First day down they reported a couple tuna & a small Dhui & Black rock fish?

second day out they come back with a nice mixed bag of Tuna / Snapper / Harlequin / Nanigui & couple Dhuis.


I've had continual issues dialing in the Lowrance Elite9ti, and now looking at upgrading to a new Sounder unit. However, my Cousin was able to dial it in & they got on to a few nice fish as a result.


unfortunately the weather didn't allow them to fish everyday & they had to spend later part of last week at the camp or the Karridale Tavern.

one return they caught another nice Dhu & dad even a Grouper on jig.


will definitely be booking my annual leave for next years pilgramage

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sunshine's picture

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Couple of really nice nannies

Tue, 2019-03-05 15:00

And two different species of tuna? 

bunfish's picture

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 thats what i thought, but

Tue, 2019-03-05 15:10

 thats what i thought, but dad claimed all SBT?

i thought two of them looked more like Skipjack with the blue lines running the bottom half of the fish back towards the tail.

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2 Striped/skipjack tuna and a

Tue, 2019-03-05 20:34

2 Striped/skipjack tuna and a southern bluefin. Stripies make great bait


Coastrunner's picture

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How was the ramp ?

Tue, 2019-03-05 17:26

 Last time I was there it was a mission.

scano's picture

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That ramp

Tue, 2019-03-05 21:16

Always is a mission coast runner. Never a dull moment and farkin dangerous at times. That’s the reason the fishing can be so good at times, very hard to get in and out,even if you do have a good understanding on how to launch and retrieve your boat quickly. Seen plenty of mishaps at that ramp in the past that’s for sure.




bunfish's picture

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yes, the ramp has caught a lot of people

Wed, 2019-03-06 09:34

Over the past few years we've had a pretty good system with 3 of us putting the boat on the trailer,

one already with the winch cable to hook the boat & holding boat in line, one on the winch and one on the oposing side holding boat,


only takes a small bit of swell and the sand can go from around the side of the ramp, making it like a big suction hole off the sides when a wve hits.

as said, have seen plenty of trailers picked up and pushed off that ramp, just have to take your time and be cautious with approach.

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 sounds like they had a bit

Tue, 2019-03-05 19:10

 sounds like they had a bit of fun without you. not fair . a few nice fish there for sure. hope you get a share . def diff tuna there. well done to them 


RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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 Yep terrible ramp.Lucky to

Fri, 2019-03-08 20:38

 Yep terrible ramp.

Lucky to catch a fish, they've done well.

Fuck all Crays either. 

However... Excellent stingray fishing and often you can berley up a couple of Euro backpackers.