Impromptu Trip North

G'day guys,

Last week we (Harro, Kane and myself) decided to head north to Exmouth, to chase the sunshine, warm weather and quality fish.

With the weather gods playing their part, we were able to find pockets of good weather utilising the Windy App. This allowed us to fish 5 out of our 7 days.

The first few days we fished the gulf and islands, getting into a few fish. Kane catching his first Coral Trout and Harro falling in love with the Vexed Bottom Meats (it wont be long and I'll have fishing jigs and plastics haha).

With the weather clearing up we decided to head out deep and try and find some Red Gems of the deep. First drop and we were on, landing our first 20kg+ GB. 

After that it was slow going, sounding around, hooking and dropping a small black before finally coming across a small patch of Rubys. From this little school we managed a Darwin Roughy and a pigeon pair of Tang Snappers too (a first for the boat). Last drift of the day Kane managed to catch his first GB, a solid fish at that. 

That fish concluded what was yet another awesome trip up north. I absolutely love that place and can't wait to get up there again!!!!!!!!!

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You have certainly done youselfs proud there

Tue, 2020-06-30 10:59

Well done guys what depth where you fishing

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Some cracking

Tue, 2020-06-30 04:41

fish boys !!

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 Well done. Some quality fish

Tue, 2020-06-30 04:53

 Well done. Some quality fish there. What fish is the second pic . See a trip worth the effort . 


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Tue, 2020-06-30 07:57

 Nice work all round!


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Cheers guys. Meglodon we

Tue, 2020-06-30 08:14

Cheers guys.


Meglodon we fished depths from 15 in the gulf to 350+ for the Rubys.


Faulkner Family, I believe it to be a Darwin Roughy. It's the second time I've caught one up there. Apparently they are quite rare



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350 metres that's one hell of a

Tue, 2020-06-30 22:33

Depth to pull fish fro, no wonder there is an electric reel in use. Again some great fishing you have done guys.

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 Great photos and winner of

Tue, 2020-06-30 08:24

 Great photos and winner of the most colourful shorts goes to?


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Tue, 2020-06-30 08:31

 Great fish and great photos. No idea what that is in the second pic.

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Tue, 2020-06-30 10:56

 Sweet pics, cant say ive seen one of those darwin roughys before, first for me. Have asked Glenn to confirm.


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Nice haul

Tue, 2020-06-30 11:37

That Darwin roughy looks like the love child of a dhu and a nani. Nasty gill plate spike on it! Good work.

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Nice catch

Tue, 2020-06-30 11:51

Crazy haul! I'm really interested in the Greybands - nice to see them.

Yes, Riles is on the money - the second fish is a Darwin's Roughy Gephyoberyx darwinii. They are known from 200-1000+m all round Australia except the extreme far north (Kimberley, NT, FNQ).  I don't get heaps of queries on this species, so don't think it is caught too often. Get to 60cm. @Riles - did you eat it? I'm interested in how you rate it as a table fish. [I tried to attach a map, but failed.... - Fixed - AG]




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 Winner winner winner. Thats

Tue, 2020-06-30 12:43

 Winner winner winner. Thats killer. Dinner sorted for a whileee

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 Nice work gents.

Tue, 2020-06-30 13:11

 Nice work gents.

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 That second photo looks a

Tue, 2020-06-30 17:33

 That second photo looks a Orange ruffie too me just a lighter colour.   Well done, good photos too.

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loved it

Tue, 2020-06-30 19:06

  was an amazing trip quickly organised ,

yeah was awesome to tick some new species for me

the darwin roughy havnt eaten it yet haha still munching ruby haha

also my first tuskfish 

great crew great skipper and fkn awesome week with the lads 

its deffo our pilgramige now haha

pics look mint shayne 

see you boys soon 



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Wed, 2020-07-01 12:58

 350m+ damn


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Glenn, on the subject of Greyband cod-----

Fri, 2020-07-03 08:44

 I won't hijack this blokes thread, I've just started another in the Fish ID sub-forum, could you please take a look?

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Sun, 2020-07-05 17:30

Very nice, some cracker rubies there.


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Thu, 2020-08-27 18:56

 we need to go back brother haha



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