Kalbarri Report

I spent the last few days at Kalbarri, I left the boat at home and just dedicated to landbased which proved to be a good move as the southerly didn't let up.


When I could find clear water the tailor were going mad with some memorable popper sessions catching and releasing 20 big fish 2kg+ including a bust off not far from my feet on a 6kilo+ fish that will take some getting over.  Most of the tailor were released so I only have a photo of a few I kept after one session.


I tried my luck on the luchtime high tide and caught my biggest landbased sambo so far.  It took a bit of getting in and at first I thought it was a big eagle ray but it kept me guessing.  I have caught heaps in the boat but as I release them I have never weighed one.  Anyone wanna guess how big this one was I am thinking a bit over 15kg????


Apart from that didnt see or hear of any mulloway being caught

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Wed, 2012-02-29 09:42

Great effort Justin. I'm green with envy. Let's hope the S-Bend turns it on this weekend.


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bit under 15 maybe

Wed, 2012-02-29 09:52

Not that it means much, thats a better fish than most catch from the shore , and as long as

it was a great experience, thats what counts.

Kalbarri still fishes well for tailor, last couple trips have been great, but in my opinion

Kalbarri has lost some of its small town charm , as I have had some bad experiences up there

with accomadation, lately.Long story , but will be spending my dough at Albany, Greenough, and

s bend , long before I visit barry again.




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Nice workWhat did you get

Wed, 2012-02-29 10:35

Nice work

What did you get that sambo on?


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Wed, 2012-02-29 10:42

I caught the sambo on that bottom tailor in the bottom pic (60cm) snelled it up and cast it out.

Quad I stayed in my fishing clubs house good accomodation, with a filleting table, chest freezer and cheap as chips, cheers on the size imput just wondering out of curiousity

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top effort as always rig,

Wed, 2012-02-29 12:28

top effort as always rig, gets me anticipated with excitment for my end of april trip up there.

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top effort mate

Wed, 2012-02-29 15:42

 id say a bit under 15 but for landbased its great well done


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Nice sambo

Wed, 2012-02-29 15:53

Nice Sambo rig . Size looks about right to me , would have givin ya a hard time from shore .

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Nice one m8

Wed, 2012-02-29 16:38

No mackies LMAO


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Nice work

Wed, 2012-02-29 17:11

Fair effort baitcasting a 60cm 'chopper' rig!


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Wed, 2012-02-29 17:51

If I had of ballooned herbie my gardie would have ended up on the cliffs at steep point

He he yeah it wasn't the longest cast I have ever made big John but it didn't need to go far and landed in the right spot. I'd nearly call it a "greenback" at that size

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 well done, sounds like it

Wed, 2012-02-29 19:58

 well done, sounds like it was a great trip away. looking at the sambo altho its hard to tell from the angle , im guessing around 12kg.great effort whatever it weighed


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Geat work mate! Some stunning

Thu, 2012-03-01 15:37

Geat work mate!

Some stunning landbased captures this summer. They just keep on coming...

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green backs yeee

Thu, 2012-03-01 15:42

nice green backs brother! good ol oyster! some of my best captures of different species have been fm there its an amazing little stretch of water thru there! unfort now because the water is so dirty the tailor have stopped but if you are persistant you will hook onto some good mullas of the reef! just watch the swell and the high tide it can give u a kiss that youll never forget hehe! hopefully the water clears up for the classice this weekend


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 Nice one Justin, thats a

Sat, 2012-03-03 18:33

 Nice one Justin, thats a solid effort getting that Sambo in. 


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solid landbase capture!

Sat, 2012-03-03 20:08

solid landbase capture! Congrats!


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sambo round the 15kg mark as

Tue, 2012-03-06 14:52

sambo round the 15kg mark as i caught one on the last surfcaster trip to sbend north of lucies and was about the same size.. theyre are good for a couple of solid runs,,,see u at the next meeting

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Tue, 2012-03-06 16:25

Hey rig, my mate was up there on the weekend and pulled in a mulleway around the 120cm mark. From the photo he sent me I thought it was bigger but he reckons about 120.