Loonies/Flatrocks vs White Hills/Preston ???

Hi guys,

 

We've been in Perth 2 years now and love the fishing and beach access close(ish) to Perth.

 

Have fished the beaches North of Two Rocks (Flatrocks, Loonies etc) a number of times and nearly always caught something.

 

Was looking for a change of scenery and was interest in peoples comments on White Hills, Tims Thickett, Preston options.  Have never been to any of those spots and wanted to know how they compare to the beaches North of Two Rocks.  Do they fish as well, are there more people, is weed a problem, what to target etc?

 

Would appreciate any comments.  Since I'm not from WA, the NoR/SoR rivalry isn't an issue! ;)

 

Cheers,

 

Drof

 

PS - Obviously have 4WD and happy to use it.


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Tims Thicket/White Hills.

Mon, 2011-08-29 14:57

Hi mate,

Ive fished the area around Tims thicket/White Hills a fair bit.

As you go down the entrance track of Tims Thicket you will enter the bay. As you make your way left you will notice a reef that extends from the southern point of the bay. Fishing this area will ussually produce Tailor, herring and Tarwhine. Throwing Halco Rooster poppers (105mm) over the white wash in this area has accounted for plenty of Tailor over the years. In season the salmon will school here too. Travelling further south along the beach there are plenty of gutters and reefs to keep you occupied and soaking a larger bait in these gutters ussually results in a mulloway or shark. Though persistance is the key.

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Blake,Thanks for the advice. 

Mon, 2011-08-29 16:19

Blake,

Thanks for the advice.  Sounds like it will be worth a trip down there to see what it's like.  As I said, tend to head to Loonies area if I go anywhere, but am looking to try something else and Whitehills is around the same travel time (espeically by the time you get into Loonies etc).

Planning on heading down this Saturday.  Weather should be alright, just worried about weed getting blown in after the wind on Thurs/Fri.  Guess it might be good for some reworking of holes etc though!

Thanks,

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quiet

Tue, 2011-08-30 16:19

I did an overnighter up there last night with a few other guys and in between the weed it was very quiet and only one tailor was caught this morning. not even a stingray. On that note I would check out whitehills maybe there is a few more fish around there at the moment

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Quiet everywhere Rig depending on the situation.

Tue, 2011-08-30 18:29

 I get around like the Leyland Bros LOL. Some days they are on and others you can't even get a line in the water (you know about that LOL).

As for the question at hand I have fished north and south for many years. I have great results everywhere depending on.... conditions..... Preston was one of my favourite overnighters. There is a spot about 4kms south along the beach from the town (just before the reef) and it produced some good action. Salmon will be there at the right time of year and Tailor are always on the prowel albeit not as big as what we see north this time of year.

Whitehills is and has been rough as guts to get to but like any other promissing spot it can turn it on. Some nice Mulloway taken from there over the years and it has reef structures great for popping. Tim's Thicket has been an old stomping ground and I can remember some memorable moments popping inside the reef with Salmon swimming between my legs and Dolfins backing up to keep them in. Some major feeding frenzies there LOL. 

Further north toward Falcon has been a good provider as well. Tailor and some really big Mulloway. North of Mandurah at San Remo produces some massive Mulloway at the right times.

OOOpsss I've given away all my spots LOL.

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Thanks Rig,Unusual for it to

Tue, 2011-08-30 16:34

Thanks Rig,

Unusual for it to be so quiet around that area, but the weed can be a killer too.  Where were you?  I've had quite a bit of success at the very Southern end of the long beach (near the start of the limestone section, not far North from the shacks).  Do loose a little bit of gear in there, but also tend to do alright.

Have decided to give Whitehills etc a go, just to see how it compares.  Hopefully there won't be too much weed, or at least be able to find some clear spots.

Will report back.

Cheers,

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SHhhhhhhhhh,you're giving

Tue, 2011-08-30 18:37

SHhhhhhhhhh,

you're giving away all the secrets

We did ok again. Not as good as the week previous, but we did good. Perfect weekend.

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Tue, 2011-08-30 20:10

Envious fisherking, I suppose you have to have a bad trip every now and then we have had a good winter. This morning my reel kept giving me grief I nearly threw the wholecombo in the water instead I packed up early and went home. Gonna give the north metro a crack tomorrow if its not raining. Yesterday the wAter was unusually clear we had 5 rods out and heaps of burly, even the pickers were quiet.
We were about 400m from geriatric lagoon which is about 10 min north of the shacks. We had a good time drew and Jeffee paid us a midnight visit and jeffree ate all our food, good laugh

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If any one finds a dummy

Tue, 2011-08-30 20:47

In the sand???? Rig drop it Or should i say spat it

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next time

Tue, 2011-08-30 21:05

next time i will take it out on you!

and yes if anyone finds a blue dummy its mine!

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I think I need to go

Tue, 2011-08-30 21:10

I think I need to go searching for "geriatric lagoon". Only really have 3 "go to" spots up there. Maybe I need to spend more time searching & less time fishing.

I've only fished Whitehills once & didn't do any good. One of our "crew" knows Binninup area pretty well so we may have to get our arses out that way a bit more this year.

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Excuse me Norti boy

Tue, 2011-08-30 21:30

 You mind your manners and leave our lagoon alone. Heaven forbid we need somwhere to rest our weary bodies in peace.

Binningup is getting a bit desperate mate unless you like burning up unnecessary fuel. It's a great spot for small boat craft as you can catch some nice Duies etc in close. Plenty of actio north of there bearing in mind comments about patience and perseverence 

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lol. I'll leave some Zimmer frames for you.

Tue, 2011-08-30 21:54

Liking the sound of small boats & dhuies at Binninup though.

Just for the record, I'm no young pup either having just turned 43.

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Something for you sweetheart

Tue, 2011-08-30 21:55

 https://picasaweb.google.com/112129413021742293230/FishPics?authkey=Gv1sRgCMn9yIy5vK6loQE#5646646887605418482

 

 

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Lol. Should I be worried?

Tue, 2011-08-30 22:00

Lol.
Should I be worried?

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No but I am getting a bit worried

Tue, 2011-08-30 22:02

 Heaven forbid... Never knw what you will find in geriatric bay LOL

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old guys

Tue, 2011-08-30 21:21

you will know when your at generatric lagoon fisherking. just have a sniff around and it has the stench of old men and denko rub, brut 33. there may even be a skeleton on the beach.

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Hahaha

Fri, 2011-09-02 19:51

Hahaha

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lmfao. Noice!!

Tue, 2011-08-30 21:24

lmfao. Noice!!

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Just thought I would report

Mon, 2011-09-05 10:30

Just thought I would report back.  We did head out as planned over the weekend, but due to the weather, went North (a good decision as it turned out).  Will have to leave Whitehills etc for another time.

Managed 6 good size Tailor in a new spot we found around Flatrocks/Loonies.  Arrived pretty late (10am), had the first fish on the second cast (105 Roosta) and 5 more over the next couple hours on 1 oz Richters.  6 caught, released 4.  Brilliant day.

Thanks for all the advice to my original post.

Cheers,

Drof

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Pipidinny

Fri, 2011-09-16 01:32

Pipidinny can really fire for big tailor at times... although your not supposed to drive on the beach there anymore(what ever) i recall a night last november where me and 3 mates caught about a dozen between us all over 60cm the biggest been about 80cm.