Jurien FADs Project

3 FADs were deployed off Jurien on the 15th Jan 2013. Here are the coordinates;

WAUC North 30° 13.0576' S 114° 34.6623' E

WAUC Central 30° 17.5194' S 114° 36.1417' E

WAUC South 30° 21.6075' S 114° 37.2768' E

The idea of a community-managed FADs project originated on FW, and we successfully constructed our initial FAD with purely community resources. The project was managed by Jamie Moir for WA Undersea, after a grant was successfully secured through Recfish West's Small Grant Program.

The project also enjoyed pricing support from Taylor Marine and Jeyco. Storage and transport assistance from Schaffer Loaders.

Fishwrecked members contributed; Browny donated rope. Grantarctic did some welding. Sunshine donated some cash. Sea-Kem got some galvanising done. Southcity104 did some painting

WA Undersea did a lot more than just receive and spend money. We received the following assistance from members; Cameron N-L designed the current FAD. Byron Smith and Raymond Hill did a lot of splicing Ben Kent came up to help us launch (and operated the camera when he had a spare minute).

 

If you contributed and and are as-yet uncredited, just get in touch over the details ;) We still have some leftover bits and pieces up in Jurien and hope to deploy another inshore FAD between the banks, will keep you posted about that ;)

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Yup

Wed, 2013-01-16 08:07

The idea was born here too, credit to everyone who followed up and made it a reality.

 

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/fw-jurien-fads-project-donations

http://fishwrecked.com/image/jurien-fads-what-needed-now

http://fishwrecked.com/image/fishwrecked-jurien-fad-mk1

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/anchors-fads-jurien

 

Can't find the original thread thou :(

 

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 job well done lads.....

Wed, 2013-01-16 08:18

 job well done lads..... grats to all

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Big effort!

Wed, 2013-01-16 09:37

well done Jamie for carrying this for so long for little benifit and providing the whole sportsfishing community with diverse fishing options. 

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this is pretty

Wed, 2013-01-16 09:48

this is pretty incredible....are they staying out year long?

 

Good work Jamie! and everyone else involved

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Great work all.Well done. 

Wed, 2013-01-16 10:04

Great work all.

Well done.  Looking forward to the reports. 

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Congratulations to all those who contributed

Wed, 2013-01-16 10:14

Well done Jamie for coordinating the project.  A lot of time and effort has been expended to achieve the successful outcome. 

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Great job

Wed, 2013-01-16 10:21

Great job Jamie and others

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 Good stuff Jamie. Now to

Wed, 2013-01-16 10:25

 Good stuff Jamie. Now to organise one for down here.

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Yep kudos Jamie & those that

Wed, 2013-01-16 12:27

Yep kudos Jamie & those that helped this project into a reality, amazing stuff.

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Top Effort

Wed, 2013-01-16 13:04

 Well done to all involved.

Now I've just got to swing a trip up to Jurien to fish them.... Hasn't happened in the past 50 + years so I am not counting my chickens just yet, although there were whisperings of a trip with my neighbour sometime soon.... 

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nice work jamie, great to see

Wed, 2013-01-16 18:33

nice work jamie, great to see it all come together.

do you know if they will be placed in the same position every year if it happens?

well done mate

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There is no next year mate,

Wed, 2013-01-16 19:18

There is no next year mate, this is a one-off.

The grant was $6150 and each FAD cost $2048ea, not including the time donated by myself, WA Undersea and Fishwrecked members.

I'm personally out of pocket about $250 by the time they were all done, but its nice to put something back for the community.

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Consumable

Wed, 2013-01-16 19:34

So your not anticipating recovering any of the fads then Till?

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?????

Wed, 2013-01-16 20:31

?????

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If there is some money down

Wed, 2013-01-16 20:59

If there is some money down the track we might pull them up to inspect and replacement, but probably not recover.

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 Kudos to you Jamie for

Wed, 2013-01-16 19:43

 Kudos to you Jamie for making this become a reality and the other members that helped too. Just hope I get a chance to get up there. Maybe a few members to get together for a group outing??

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 Yep brilliant job for sure.

Wed, 2013-01-16 19:59

 Yep brilliant job for sure. Andy let me know when your going I'm keen for a group outing !!

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 Will do Vinnie. As I'm not

Wed, 2013-01-16 20:10

 Will do Vinnie. As I'm not doing Gnaraloo this year due to the big US trip I was thinking of heading up there later in the year for a few days anyway.

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Well done !

Wed, 2013-01-16 19:50

 I'm heading up that way to Green head for the 1st week in March, taking some eastern staters for a fishing adventure...

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 Legendary effort by

Wed, 2013-01-16 20:18

 Legendary effort by Jamie!

 

Well bloody done! very proud of all the parties involved

 

This will benefit all WA fisherman (lino and spearo)

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FADS!

Thu, 2013-01-17 01:24

Gonna hit up the PGFC FADS whilst they are red hot at the moment with billfish/YFT/wahoo etc and if things go quiet I will packup the car and all the fishing gear and make the trip to Jurien

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well done guys,approximately

Sun, 2013-01-20 21:16

well done guys,

approximately how far offshore are these things? i was planning on getting up to cervantes soon so a day trip out to the fads would be perfect.

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Fishwrecked Fad

Sun, 2013-01-20 21:32

Is it called the Fishwrecked Fad?

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Starting from the Jurien

Sun, 2013-01-20 21:33

Starting from the Jurien Marina, 22nm to the 1st FAD, 8nm apart, then 22.4nm back to the Jurien marina, all as the crow flies.

Their names are in the thread. They are named after he major sponsors; WAUC.

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 *likes this* Are they

Mon, 2013-01-21 18:53

 *likes this*

 

Are they labelled with WAUC sprayed on them till?

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We might signpost them but

Mon, 2013-01-21 20:35

We might signpost them but they went out like the pics show.

Its all about the fish right?

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 thats it :)

Wed, 2013-01-23 22:09

 thats it :)

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congrats on getting this done

Wed, 2013-01-23 22:37

congrats on getting this done till, thumbs up!!

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 Awesome job guys on

Thu, 2013-01-24 19:16

 Awesome job guys on implementing this.

Can't wait to get out on the water and try them out.

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 Any reports on how the fads

Thu, 2013-01-24 19:33

 Any reports on how the fads are fishing??

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 We havnt fished them yet but

Thu, 2013-01-24 19:43

 We havnt fished them yet but are hoping to within the next week. Will keep u posted if we hear any reports or how we go when we eventually get back out on the water as it has been so windy here :(

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in another thread whitey said

Thu, 2013-01-24 19:50

in another thread whitey said theres dollys at the nothern fad

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 Definitely Mahi Mahi on the

Thu, 2013-01-24 20:22

 Definitely Mahi Mahi on the Nth FAD, sighted around 30 on Sat, very flighty, less fish on Sunday but more on the chew. Plenty of Spaniyards from the town Jetty to Second bank, Wahoo on the temp change which was around 50m and Marlin lurking west of Greenhead and Leeman from 60 - 120m, also alomg the temp/ current breaks

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Well done Jamie,Great to see

Tue, 2013-02-05 06:22

Well done Jamie,

Great to see this project eventuate.

Congrats to you on the organising, I know its taken a lot of time!

Now just to get time off work to go fishing............

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Ta Browny and thanks for your

Tue, 2013-02-05 06:46

Ta Browny and thanks for your contribution as well.

Yeah the new job must be keeping you busy!

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Current news?

Sun, 2013-09-29 20:31

 Fantastic project and thank you,

does anyone have any current news on the FADS?

Or a fishing report for Jurien, preferably boat based?

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Here

Sun, 2013-09-29 20:35
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Thanks Matt

Sun, 2013-09-29 20:51

 Spewing, I can't believe they didn't even last a year.

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Why is this still in the feed?

Fri, 2016-03-11 19:23

Heading up to Jurien Bay for Easter so clicked on this link. No comment since 2013 and it looks like the FAD project was a short term project that had funding in 2012 and ended in 2013 but this hasn't stopped Department of Fishheries still hanging their hat on the project in a 2015 update"

This is an extract from the above link:

"Examples of some grants that have already been approved include:

  • Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) to be deployed off the WA coast between Cervantes and Jurien Bay..."

 

www.fish.wa.gov.au/fishing-and-aquaculture/recreational-fishing/supporting-recreational-fishing/Pages/default.aspx 

Even RecFishWest makes a mention of it.

Have I missed something and there are actually one or more FADs between Cervantes and Jurien Bay?

Judging by this video there were a success from a fishing point of view...

www.spearfishingdownunder.com.au/tribe/fads-run/

If anyone has an update, I would love to hear it.