landbase canarvon vs shark bay

hey guys

i am trying to make the decision where to go to shark bay or Canarvon!! i will be landbase but i have a 4m dinhgy i have never fished at any of the place before and would love ur pick guys


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Do you have a 4wd Jas

Wed, 2008-09-10 12:41

Tailor Marc can probably point you in the right direction for landbased fishing at Shark Bay.
Whether you want to go to Carnarvon or not may depend on what is happening with the jetty there. I haven't heard much since it was badly affected by a fire awhile ago.
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Interesting

Wed, 2008-09-10 12:41

When you say Shark Bay, you mean steep point etc?  or Denham?

Not sure if the 1 mile jetty has been re-opened in Canarvon (unlikely) but you can still fish around there in a tinny and get mulla's etc. 

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i cant get to steep point

Wed, 2008-09-10 12:50

i cant get to steep point because of the tinny but that was the plan :( so it will have to be denham

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Quobba

Wed, 2008-09-10 12:59

You can't not think about Quobba for landbased awesome fishing !!!!!

Good camping grounds and most places accessable by car!!!

2 mile reef, Whistlers, Garths and Camp rock (good cliff gaff required)!!!

Always someone there at the beach with 4x4 who would drop your tinny in for ya!!!

Better stop or I'll be packing up my gear and going !!!!!

 

 

 

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where abouts is quobba made

Wed, 2008-09-10 13:33

where abouts is quobba made before or after canarvon

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Jas check out this website

Wed, 2008-09-10 13:38

http://www.quobba.com.au/
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Quobba

Wed, 2008-09-10 13:39

Jas, Quobba station is approx 80 click NW of Carnarvon. Here's some info on it:

http://www.quobba.com.au/default.htm

Just click on Quobba station. I haven't been up there for years, but when we did go, as Rod says, the LB fishing was awesome! Well worth a visit!

 

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LOL # 1

Wed, 2008-09-10 13:40

Great minds think alike CoolLaughing

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Always Number 2

Wed, 2008-09-10 13:45

By the way your description has got me keen to get up there.
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It's awesome

Wed, 2008-09-10 13:52

Must be nearly 30 years since I went up there. In those days, you stayed in the shearers quarters - basic accomodation, but adequate for a few young crusty fishos :)

I remember us 3 boys getting stuck into some macs from high rock - awesome fun!

Then there was garths - great fishing platform.

Like I said great LB action.

Looking at that website QS has come a long way facilities wise.

Went we (us 3 boys) went up last time, we spent a week up there and had it to ourselves. Not sure if you could do that nowadays. 

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HEY Colin's

Wed, 2008-09-10 13:54

Did any of you know a bloke by the name of Stan Werrett??

 

 

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Carmen Lawrence Disease Rod

Wed, 2008-09-10 14:01

I can't recall (LOL) him Rod, was he a Carnarvon local?

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Sorry Rod

Wed, 2008-09-10 14:02

Doesn't ring a bell.
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No he was my best mates old

Wed, 2008-09-10 14:09

No he was my best mates old man(mr Werrett)

Then my adopted dad, he did ALL the cool stuff(Stan-dad)

Then I marryed his granddaughter (granddad)

Have video of when he used to go up. He got me hooked on Quobba

 

 

 

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LOL Many roles Rod

Wed, 2008-09-10 14:12

Busy guy LOL! You should try and get the video uploaded - would be great to watch!

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quobba

Wed, 2008-09-10 14:14

leave the tinny and hit quobba by far the best land based game in the country and can catch all the same species as if you were in the boat.
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Not the best of quality! I

Wed, 2008-09-10 14:14

Not the best of quality! I compulated it from 8 tapes that he had!!

Is there a way I can get it from VHS-DISC?

 

 

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Yup - Easy

Wed, 2008-09-10 14:24

If you have a VCR and DVD recorded (which I do) - I've bounced a lot of my VHS tapes to DVD Disk. 

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Quobba

Wed, 2008-09-10 14:59

The southerlies [wind ] have started up here,but you can always find somewhere to fish on shore in the Quobba area,High rock ,Garth's or even Red Bluff offer some pretection as long as the swell is down.
The jetty is still to have work started on it to rebuild after the fire.With a dinghy a few blokes have used them to gain access to the unaccessable outer end to get amongst the mulloway of late.There is a ladder where the shed is on the north side.Been a few reasonable tailor caught from the town beach but haven't heard of anything else of late

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Watch your ass

Wed, 2008-09-10 15:01

on High Rock - i was at Quobba years ago and we fished HR for 3-4 days no probs. Day 5 a monster swell hit from nowhere - lost cameras, $$$ of tackle but luckily all 4 of us held on to either rock or new safety cables a Carnarvon angling club had installed the week before. To make matters worse, Mike Ronnefeldt saw it happen( didn't yell out either) and wrote us up as a bunch of tossers in the West. Absolutely no chance as it happens - the wave looked just like all the others but just kept rising. But all in all, Quobba beats Denham and Carnarvon for me - and we pigged out on Jumbos the mate caught on the reefs close inshore almost opposite the station.

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Thanks for the update Carnarvonite

Wed, 2008-09-10 15:02

Are they going to rebuild the whole jetty? Any idea when it might be finished?
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thanks guys so many options

Wed, 2008-09-10 15:36

thanks guys so many options lol not sure would to do its not till late jan so i have some time to make up my mind lol

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Jetty update

Fri, 2008-09-12 16:48

The first loads of timber for the repairs have arrived,work has started as far as I know on the pontoon needed for the job.
They are going to rebuild the burnt section [I think its 17 bays/piers wide] and do other maintenance thats to be done.Will try to find out when its due to be finished but think its going to be quite some time.
The jetty is still open to the burnt section with the train running most days

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Great News!

Fri, 2008-09-12 17:05

That's great news! Though it might be a long time, it appears clear as to intent and it's not going to rott and be demolished - that would have been a crying shame! 

I fished off it 3 times in my life and loved each occassion - not quobba etc, but still great fun.

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Jetty catches

Fri, 2008-09-12 17:35

Have seen some magic fish come off the jetty--mulloway to 30kg,though most come in the 10-12kg range.Heaps of sharks up to 12-14 feet,mainly tigers.Cobia,spaniards,shark mackeral,heaps of tuna plus all the smaller fish.
A mate demolished an ABU 10.000 18 months back on what we thought was a big cod,was on for over an hour ,no more than walking pace at its fastest run,took 200yds in first walk-not run then slowly worked its way round the end untill spool collapsed blowing the end plates nearly off,and ping its all over

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Carnarvon Jetty

Fri, 2008-09-12 19:41

Yeah, my twin brother went up thre and caught a stonka nocturnal grunter (SPAFWA) = wow on that fish, so what do you think it was? Is there still plenty of Dart of the wood?

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JETTY

Sat, 2008-09-13 14:09

Still a few good dart,yellow fin bream and tailor being caught in the shallows around the start of the jetty,more on the prawning jetty though its a bit of a hassle getting on toit now they have pulled a couple of sections out preventing people getting out to it.I think its due to the insurance risk if someone got hurt due to the lack of maintenance done on it over the years.

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Dart

Sat, 2008-09-13 14:38

Yeah catching those lil flighty guys on light gear was great fun.

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