Has anyone been to dirk hartog in the past few months

 Just wondering if anyone has been to dirk lately 

heading up in a few weeks. anyone got any reports ?

Im more interested in the condition of urchin point shack tho, ive heard rumours that the floor is compleaty gone. 

Last time I went, the timber floorboards had been removed but it had been back filled with sand and carpet was laid on top.  which was a lot better.. but now I'm getting stories from unreliable sources  that it has eroded away and is just a big hole. 

any info will be much aprevated

cheers 

Dan


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Cut out the middleman and

Wed, 2014-06-11 10:35

Cut out the middleman and email the island management direct. If anyone knows they will.

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  Cheers mate,Kieran doesn't

Wed, 2014-06-11 15:02

  Cheers mate,Kieran doesn't know what's going on, as he doesn't  give two sh/ts about that part of the island since the government took  that part of it off him ...hence why I'm asking here  

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Point taken. And you chances

Wed, 2014-06-11 20:04

Point taken. And you chances of getting an accurate answer from the department responsible are close to zipp.

Hope you have a good trip, and post lots of pics.

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 Cheers, will do .. And your

Wed, 2014-06-11 20:26

 Cheers, will do .. And your right,the departments are bad for info also..the amount you pay to camp there you would think they would do some sort of maintanence. it's no biggy tho beats working 

 

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Is ranger Paul managing that

Wed, 2014-06-11 15:37

Is ranger Paul managing that side from steep point or do dec have their own crew managing the island

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dirk

Thu, 2014-06-12 10:12

hey danno

would have loved to be going.  maybe next year.

 

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 Spewing vince . Sounds good

Thu, 2014-06-12 13:02

 Spewing vince . Sounds good mate 

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 Hey mate just got back a

Sun, 2014-06-22 06:38

 Hey mate just got back a week ago and the floor of urchin is same as it was. Still has carpet with sand underneath and no hole. Swell was pretty big for most of the trip and really strong easterlies made fishing hard work. Early morning was the best time we found and late arvo produced a couple of times. 

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 Awesome, cheers pricey. just

Sun, 2014-06-22 07:11

 Awesome, cheers pricey. just the info I was after, I'm actually heading up tomorrow night.what was the track like and did u get nailed by sand flies?

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 Track is same as always.

Mon, 2014-06-23 06:49

 Track is same as always. Really rough in the middle of the island and not too bad across the top where it's a bit sandier. The sand flies were really bad for the first couple of day but once the wind picked up all we had was the occasional mozzie

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 Just touching base on the

Sun, 2014-07-06 14:51

 Just touching base on the trip for anyone interested,

we fished the west and northern end of the island for 10 days and it was tough

if it wasn't the swell making spots unfishible it was the wind blowing the wrong way.. the water was dirty and the fish were really quiet 

When it did clear and got a good day we managed a few  bottom fish of the rocks ranking baldies and a few pinkies if we could get them past the sharks, then spots would shut down...  spaniards were also quiet not getting any on the ballooning gear

took the tinny out to the lighthouse a couple of times, plenty of fish on the sounder and good hookups ..but could not get past the sharks couldn't beat em, even if we full locked skull dragged the fish up.. We moved to shallow depths of 10/15m to see if we had a better chance and still every fished got nailed we moved around a bit but couldn't get away from them so we gave up not wanting to waste fish..I have never encountered sharks like this in the years I've been going up..

All in all was a good trip beats being home in perth and good to get away with the guys and forget about the rat race for a while  

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Hey danno sounds like a

Sun, 2014-07-06 16:09

Hey danno sounds like a pretty average trip, but i just cant help myself, it was music to my ears reading your report.

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 Haha vince I bet it was 

Mon, 2014-07-07 06:42

 Haha vince I bet it was 

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Literally driving back from there as I type,

Sun, 2014-07-06 19:39

And I can confirm the sharks are well and truly out of control up there.  We still managed to get plenty of fish, but some major tactics were required to beat the sharks. We thankfully had awesome weather for our 3 day trip. 

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 Where bouts did you stay

Mon, 2014-07-07 06:40

 Where bouts did you stay scotto

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We were at bernier island,

Tue, 2014-07-08 20:05

 But same same mate

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Cool as scottoSame same but

Wed, 2014-07-09 16:37

Cool as scotto

Same same but different haha  Good to see you atleast got a couple...

what are these tactics you speak of might have to give em a try next time