Ningaloo Station

Another  years annual pilgrimage up north has been and gone. We towed the tinny upto Winderabandi Point for a two week stay. We wanted to get back up there before the government gets its grubby hands on it.

Absolutely love this place, but the wind can be a bit tedious especially at this time of year (Boxing Day onwards). And so it was for the first 3 days. However Windi is well sheltered from the southerlies, so spent a few days resting,swimming, and towing the kids around in the ski biscuit. Managed to get out with the young fella on the 4th day. We had to stay inside the reef as it was still a bit windy. We managed a feed of Red throats and a nice Charlie Court for dinner but it was pretty quiet. I only got outside the reef for 1 day, trolled around for a couple of hours for zip, there wasn't even any birds working. Which was a bit of a shame. 

We got a few nice fish off the beach on our last few days. Must admit it was a bit of a fluke though. I had spotted and caught 2 Blue Salmon from a pretty big school right up against the rocks, so I called my wife over to have a cast at them. Her first cast sailed wide of the school, I was in the process of telling her about how far off she was when her rod doubled over and started losing a bit of drag, this was no Salmon. She carefully glided a nice size Spango up the beach!! Stoked. She ended up catching 3 Spangos to my 2. We went down there again on the top of the tide the next day and picked up a couple more and a few more Blue Salmon which cook up pretty good fresh. 

All in all was another great trip to paradise. I didn't do as much fishing as I normally would but still had a great time. Spending quality time with the family in an amazing place. Cheers for reading.

Chris.

 

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 Sounds like a ripper of a

Thu, 2018-01-18 13:54

 Sounds like a ripper of a place. Looks calm as in the photo :) 

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 Any tips for up there. Im

Thu, 2018-01-18 14:15

 Any tips for up there. Im heading there in April. Cant wait. It will be the first time there. Taking up a tinny. Did you take lots of fuel in or day trip it to fill up a few jerry cans. What was the beach like for launching

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 Hey Hilly, yeah with a

Thu, 2018-01-18 15:53

 Hey Hilly, yeah with a southerly blowing it's nice and sheltered on that side of the point. 

Outwide, beach launching is easy as up there, we were running 18psi and didn't have a prob. We always cart all our fuel in, the trailer is full to bursting so it is a really slow trip in. We did a trip into Exmouth though just to break the trip up and it's a lot quicker without the boat in tow. Couldn't wait to get back to the camp after a few hours in Exxy. Pm Ranmar on here regards fishing advice though I've hardly scratched the surface.

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 Thanks mate

Thu, 2018-01-18 17:00

 Thanks mate

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 PM sent

Fri, 2018-01-26 05:59

 PM sent

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Hey Sam

Fri, 2018-01-26 14:38

Didnt receive it mate. Give it another crack. 

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 I sent one to Outwide 

Sat, 2018-01-27 15:48

 I sent one to Outwide 

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 Great report there Kirky,

Fri, 2018-01-26 07:18

 Great report there Kirky, must get there one day!

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 sounds like a great place to

Fri, 2018-01-26 08:38

 sounds like a great place to just get away from it all and geting a few fish is the bonus. pity the winds werent doing you any favors but at least you still got a couple of feeds. its not all about filling the freezer its about having a great time and from the sounds of it you guys did just that. well done

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Yeah

Fri, 2018-01-26 14:40

Spot on Russ. Just a great place to spend time at. Always something different happening each day.