How busy is your local ramp during the ban?

Lancelin has been dead hardly any visiting boats, shows just how big a hit it is for small country towns. 

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not ramp related but we were

Thu, 2023-03-16 08:19

not ramp related but we were trolling west end and beyond on Saturday and Sunday - i would say both days were textbook dead flat little swell and it was really weird not seeing many other boats out!

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Do any good? The slow start

Thu, 2023-03-16 08:48

Do any good? The slow start to the pelagic season is not helping either. A lot of local boats were trolling at the start of the ban, but with not much to show for it most are just sitting back and waiting now. 

Our local club struggling to get enough boats to hold a comp. We have one scheduled Saturday, hopefully we can get the numbers to go this time. 

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mate of mine got a nice size

Fri, 2023-03-17 11:36

mate of mine got a nice size Wahoo just off the west end - quite surprising as they are usually in much deeper water

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Nice, I lost one out of

Fri, 2023-03-17 15:13

Nice, I lost one out of Lancelin in only 20m. Something that still pains me everytime I think about it still . It was a massive fish probably around the 30kgs, after an epic fight I had it at gaff range was nearly to put the gaff in one last lunge under the boat, I had a clip on the lure it must have been chewing on the clip, fish swam off with the lure, the clip had opened up. 

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My first trip out last week

Thu, 2023-03-16 10:27

My first trip out last week in a few months, finally getting on top of a few motor issues.

Was late Sunday arvo but still evident of cars down the back end of the carpark telling me it was a busy day early.. Cockburn

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we were out past rotto on

Thu, 2023-03-16 10:41

we were out past rotto on saturday at the fads, and i can say PLENTY  of boats out. were at least 4 boats at every fad, and usually 2-3 divers in the water.... ramp was pretty busy, but weather ws amazing.

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 Went out from Hillarys

Thu, 2023-03-16 10:52

 Went out from Hillarys Sunday morning about 7am, ramp was busy but not manic.  Upon return at about 10 it was busy and the car park almost full. I think if the ban wasn't on it would have been overflowing !

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 Went out from the beach ramp

Thu, 2023-03-16 11:03

 Went out from the beach ramp in Safety Bay on Saturday and out of 12 bays, half were free at 9 and again at 12 when we got in.

 

Woodies was choccas on Sunday when we launched at 10 and still pretty full when we came out at 3

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 Mary street pretty empty

Thu, 2023-03-16 11:12

 Mary street pretty empty monday

 
 

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 Very busy down south with

Thu, 2023-03-16 12:17

 Very busy down south with lots of freezer fillers coming down

Dhuis been getting fuckn pumped since raising the bag limit,some boats with 6-8 dhus 10kg plus.Starting to head down that slippery slope me thinks.

 

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 Who would have thought that

Thu, 2023-03-16 12:22

 Who would have thought that would be the case......

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 Probably part of the greater

Thu, 2023-03-16 12:37

 Probably part of the greater plan to cut the southern limits too 

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 Yep have similar

Thu, 2023-03-16 22:28

 Yep have similar thoughts.the south has healthy fish stocks and happy fishers so why set this time bomb,cunning buggers giving Recs the rope to tie own nooses

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thats quite concerning :/

Thu, 2023-03-16 13:19

thats quite concerning :/

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Windy Harbour

Thu, 2023-03-16 14:46

My local is getting absolutely smashed with the freezer fillers coming down to catch south coast limits. Something has to change soon to look after the place! The only thing that helps is the boatramp and the constant bogging of their vehicles, I would hate to buy them as most get filled with water.

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 Absolutely. It's just

Thu, 2023-03-16 14:50

 Absolutely. It's just shifted the effort. 

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Haa sounds like what it used

Thu, 2023-03-16 14:58

Haa sounds like what it used to be like here, have not seen a good sunken 4wd for a while. People need to do a little homework the method is different to a concrete ramp. You cringe after they get pulled out and open the door, when the water fall comes out. 

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The cut

Fri, 2023-03-17 17:30

The cut had fair few, but most were in estuary which is normal, only saw two other boats outside which turned out to be a nice day on water.

fisheries were at ramp, only not compliance but what they told me was research, first time in over 4 decades that I have ever had fisheries research approach me, apart from what did you catch, how fat out, was how many times have you been fishing in last 12 months, well mate not as much as would normally, oh why? Really, because someone shut down the Demersal season, oh well that's not us that's compliance we're research 

 

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Margaret River is dead

Fri, 2023-03-17 16:48

Been out a couple of days where otherwise it would have been packed out at 5am (weekend, flat, no wind), and now even at 8am there are heaps of parking spots.

Not sure whether the new rules are good or bad for here, I've been potting for crays and trolling for tuna.  We'll see how the dhuies get slain when the ban lifts.

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Bailed out

Sat, 2023-03-18 14:12

 I sold my boat last month. Very sad but losing enthusiam esp after the changes. I'll think about buying a new one when i retire.  

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bent street

Sat, 2023-03-18 14:49

 bent street at safety bay was full last weekend had to park on the road  side about 300 meters from the ramp. Not much parking to start with but usually you can get a space.

 

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Pt peron

Sun, 2023-03-19 16:38

 50% full yesterday

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Pt peron

Sun, 2023-03-19 16:38

 50% full yesterday

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 Carlisle Beach ramp was

Mon, 2023-03-20 12:51

 Carlisle Beach ramp was similar...so 6 cars there yesterday. Mainly jet ski's in the afternoon when we retreived. 

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Jurien

Mon, 2023-03-20 12:58

 Came through Jurien on the way back south on Saturday and the town was heaving!! Couldn't believe how busy it was..... Not sure how many people were out fishing though. 

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Pt peron yesterday

Mon, 2023-04-03 09:15

 2 ramps out for repair!

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