Has anyone been to Yalata or the Dog Fence Beach??

Hi Crew

 

I am in the initial stages of planning a trip to this area and interested in hearing from anyone who has been there

 

cheers


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I work

Sat, 2012-10-27 13:57

with a bloke who used to live in Streaky Bay. They used to do 2-3 trips a year to Yalata/ Fowlers bay/Dog fence.

Any questions you have I could ask him and feed some info back to you

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 I hear alveys are the way to

Sat, 2012-10-27 14:20

 I hear alveys are the way to go rig 

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Been there plenty

Sat, 2012-10-27 14:25

 What do you want to know?

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Yes,  Ive been there many

Sat, 2012-10-27 14:29

Yes,  Ive been there many times from the SA end...very harsh place to fish but if you are wanting to catch yourself a big mulloway ..this is the place to do it. I also find there are just as many fish caught during daylight hours ..and you will need to sleep sometime.. daytime its just too hot in summer! You can catch bait of sweep, rock cod, and sometimes Salmon for bait but surprisngly the salmon arent always reliable up this way during summer. I used to leave the main road 17 odd KMs from Yalata (wa side) and follow the major tracks to the beaches. there is also a large lagoon neaar that holds big skippy, snapper, flathead, KG whiting etc . Its a great place to escape the heat,swim and get some bait too.cast some soft plastics about or cast baits into the milky waters that push in on the incoming tide.  But you will have to find your way over the big dunes, be careful , one mistake and your vehicle will stay there for ever. Drive west from there right up to the head of bight where the cliffs start.There are tracks all the way.  I forget now but maybe about 50kms to 70 kms ??  ,varies from open beaches to holes with surrounding reef. Deep water in close. Sorry cant be more accurate with locations I forget now, but do some exploring its not difficult. You will need to get permission form the aboriginal people who run the area, not sure if you need to pre organise or not. This area is some of the most difficult and harshest places I have ever fished but it drew me back many times. Its not uncommon to go fishless for several days whilst waiting for your big one to come along. Just  ask if I can help with anything else,hope this helps.   

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Yalata

Sat, 2012-10-27 15:29

 Thanks fellas I will send a few pm's today or tomorrow with regard to a couple of questions I have

 

Flangies I can't wait to see you and your alvey in action, for 10minutes before you switch back to o/h or egg beater

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pm's sent

Sat, 2012-10-27 16:44

pm

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Puck yeah

Sun, 2012-10-28 19:18

 That'd be a good trip rig.

 

I was just youtubin it to have a look, after you bought it up. Some donkey mullas. 

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Forum

Mon, 2012-10-29 09:28

 There is a south oz forum that I was put onto by another fw member it's called fish SA .  It has so much info if you join it up on what they call the far west coast beaches.  Some of the biggest mulloway I have ever seen

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Yalata Info

Mon, 2012-10-29 10:02

Your post got me doing some checking. Try this article Rig http://www.fishingworld.com.au/news/silver-in-the-suds

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Done

Mon, 2012-10-29 10:10

 Yeah I have already read that thanks Vince, it's a good article

Are you up for it?

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I would be but....

Mon, 2012-10-29 10:37

In the process of moving house (to Pingelly). New job up there has only been going 7 weeks and I need to do a year before annual leave. I do get 4 day breaks but that would not be enough time. I was planning Esperance around Xmas to catch up with the Brother. Yalata is certainly something he would be interested in also. He is in Kal and has a massive off-road camper. Time to start planning the next trip!

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Mint! I love that remote

Mon, 2012-10-29 10:54

Mint! I love that remote fishing shit.

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Crew

Mon, 2012-10-29 12:29

 It looks like I already have a few interested parties myself and i am not going to organise s trip for 10+ people too much stress, but if anyone wants to tag along when we are going I will post the dates when I am certain but it's looking like early November 2013. Plenty of campsites and gutters  I ai

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Rig

Mon, 2012-10-29 13:25

I have responded to your PM mate.

Cheers

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Cheers

Tue, 2012-10-30 05:38

 Yep cheers for that mitta, I sent you an email back yesterday arvo

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Tue, 2012-10-30 11:10

Rig I have a mate that lives in Ceduna who used to fish there quite often. He said the fishing is well worth the trip but the crowds weren't which is why he rarely goes anymore. The popularity of the spot has gone through the roof now that everyone knows what you can catch there. Hope you're a people person!!

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People

Tue, 2012-10-30 12:21

 Yeah I am a people person ha ha.  Can't imagine it would be much different to steep point at certain times of year

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Definitly keep me posted Rig.

Tue, 2012-10-30 22:20

Definitly keep me posted Rig. Yalata sounds very tempting just for the road trip factor! Mega Mullas would just be a bonus :-)

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 Yeah now I'm jelous I want

Tue, 2012-10-30 22:57

 Yeah now I'm jelous I want to go

a few of the blokes in our club did a trip down there for an open boundary  weekend 

they all got big mulloway one went 46 kg

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Now ya talkin

Wed, 2012-10-31 05:29

 46kg now your talking!!!!

Bitten I am fishing that beach you saw me at last time on Friday night.  Come for a fish if ya want

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spewin just got back to

Thu, 2012-11-01 13:15

spewin just got back to work

be home in 4 1/2 weeks will you still be there waiting for a mullo?

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 I think you should catch a

Wed, 2012-10-31 17:49

 I think you should catch a mulloway in your home state first rig?

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And he hasn't ???

Sat, 2012-11-03 20:30

what sort of post is that? I'd fly to the east to caatch a megga Flathhead. Is that a crime?

 

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Maybe no alcohol allowed...

Fri, 2012-11-02 17:33

Maybe no alcohol allowed...

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Don't worry

Sun, 2012-11-04 00:13

 Don't worry vince, as you know plenty of tossers on here

 

Yep pale ale no booze there aboriginal land 

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Yalata

Tue, 2012-11-06 11:39

We booked our December trip in March this year to camp in December (next month) @$12 per head per night-Booked again a bit latter for last month -October @$20 per- Sand hill camping only in selected ""fenced"" areas. Last year we weiged a 44kg Mully. Alternativly you can camp on the beach at the Dog Fence free ( and drink alcohol) -Last year the ranger said lots of fishos at the dog fence so at least at Yalata --only 50k as the crow flys -- you get a spot vertually to yourself. A quad bike is used by those in the know. One site a climb of 36meters back up the sand is a bit harsh-but with fish a bit easier ! Complete bush camp. Some phone coverage from top of the sand hills. -Time is your friend driving on the rough rocky sections of "the red gate road" starts about 52k west of Yalata. We take frozen squid pillys Saris and fresh salmon /tommies from Fowlers bay. Because of rocks nylon is preferd over braid. We have seen a very deep gutter only 15meters from shore (try a hand line ? ) Hope that helps with your planning..... Cheers

http://www.yalata.org/camping.htm

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