No longer PilbaraBrad

G'day guys and gals

 

well after six years i am leaving the Pilbara.  I have a fantastic job opportunity over in the Queensland Gas industry.  I love this place an honestly didnt think this day would come as soon as it has.

 

Ill be sure to keep you intune with the new adventures that i will get myself into once i am on the east coast

 

had some very memorable times, seven trips to the montebello's, numerous barra trips to remote creeks some with some pretty dodgy characters

 

I have attached a few photos of some of the people i have met and fished with along the way, thanks! it has been great!

 

Cheers

 

"no longer Pilbara"  Brad

 

Jay

 

BW

 

 

MD

 

 

PC

 

Fozz

 

Kelvin8tor

 

Adzy

 

POC

 

LT

JJ

 

Gully

 

GH

 

Daisy

 

pete

 


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Rumours of his death have

Sun, 2011-07-24 15:00

Rumours of his death have been exaggerated........

Good luck mate.....Queensland eh.......you will need to speak slower and end all sentences in eh, eh. Should fit in just fine.

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if only we could link that

Sun, 2011-07-24 15:42

if only we could link that "memories of the way we were" song by Barbara Streisand to play in the background as we read.

Hopefully we can send you off with a bang in a week or 2 B-Dog, gonna miss having my Pilbara connection up north. Bring on a few Qld trips though, I've already got some ideas....

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Where abouts in QLD are a

Sun, 2011-07-24 15:46

Where abouts in QLD are a headin? Im headin over there myself at the end of the year hopin ta get on a gas plant in Gladstone

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yeah mate, staff position

Tue, 2011-07-26 13:41

yeah mate, staff position with QGC, brisbane for 18 months then Gladstone after that.  Passed up an opportunity with Bechtel on the construction side of things in the same area.

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The GLNG job has started up

Tue, 2011-07-26 20:48

The GLNG job has started up for the sparkies ground works i think so gunna start sussin it out ta get over there. will be keen for a fish once ya get up there.

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Looks like you've had a blast

Sun, 2011-07-24 16:19

Looks like you've had a blast mate! Where abouts you headed in QLD? Hope somewhere the fishings as good as your used to..

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Enjoy Qld

Sun, 2011-07-24 16:28

Enjoy Qld and lookout GT's, thanks for the great reports and pics you shared from your NW trips.

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Good luck with every thing Brad

Sun, 2011-07-24 17:45

As mentioned there are some NICE GT there aswell.

Best of luck.

Neels

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Good luck Brad. Fishing in

Sun, 2011-07-24 18:45

Good luck Brad. Fishing in QLD is awesome mate, you'll enjoy where ever you're based.

So will I need to head east for that barra trip mate?

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Thanks guys, I am heading to

Sun, 2011-07-24 19:21

Thanks guys, I am heading to brisbane for the next 16 months, then off to gladstone to work on the new gas plant.  The company is QGC, really looking forward to it.  Be fishing the great sandy straight over the next period, then the GBR, Awoonga and local areas of gladstone for GT's.  Cant wait!

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 Good luck Brad. Look forward

Sun, 2011-07-24 19:37

 Good luck Brad. Look forward to seeing a few reports from Queensland.

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Good Luck

Sun, 2011-07-24 19:48

Great pics, great memories I'm sure. Following the coin while you are young enough, great to see. Good luck and look forward to seeing some Qld fish pics soon.

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Other areas to check out

Sun, 2011-07-24 20:04

Other areas to check out piscatorially Brad, I'm sure you'll be posting canal jacks and Awoonga, Monduran meteries in no time, good luck mate.

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Good luck Brad

Sun, 2011-07-24 20:12

You have to do what you have to do, chasing the money when your young is the way to go, save, enjoy life.  Once again good luck.

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Hi Brad, Where are my

Sun, 2011-07-24 20:28

Hi Brad,

 

Where are my pics?????

 

Maybe I'll see you in Brissy - I'm there for 3 days before Bugatti.

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sounds good kasey, i look

Sun, 2011-07-24 20:29

sounds good kasey, i look forward to it mate

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Okay, will get in touch with

Sun, 2011-07-24 20:55

Okay, will get in touch with you for some XXXX

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Not chasing the money,

Sun, 2011-07-24 20:34

Not chasing the money, lifestyle and family.  We have been away for 14 years now, QLD is home and it is time to settle down, at least for a while

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Good luck with the change and

Sun, 2011-07-24 20:58

Good luck with the change and hopefully the trip home will be what you are looking for.

I have really enjoyed reading your reports and seeing some of your Pic's as you write and take some crackers hopefully you will keep it up from the other side.

All the best Graham

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Good Luck

Sun, 2011-07-24 21:59

Best of luck, missed out on a barra sesh with ya, but look forward to seeing more colossal GT's from ya I'm sure!

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Gladstone gives you plenty of

Sun, 2011-07-24 23:15

Gladstone gives you plenty of options.. gotta be happy with that!! Nice and close to Awonga and lots of offshore options...

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Good Luck QLD Brad

Mon, 2011-07-25 08:28

How time flys mate, can't say you haven't made the most of the opportunities both on & under the briney in the pilbara. Been a real pleasure & great time out fishing & diving with you mate, learnt a bit along the way too. Best wishes to you & the family mate and look forward to seeing how things are done on the east coast. I'm back up where it all began for you at Cape Lambert, lovin working up here again. good luck bud,

Cheers Fozz.

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Sure will miss your barra

Mon, 2011-07-25 08:49

Sure will miss your barra pics Brad, all the best with your move back home.

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nice

Mon, 2011-07-25 12:12

Some ugly heads in that lot, been great PB.  Looking forward to the eastern side pics.

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You can run but you cant hide

Mon, 2011-07-25 12:49

You can run but you cant hide mate!!! Will catchy you over the otherside for sure!

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Better catch up mate

Tue, 2011-07-26 05:52

When do you leave?

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we will mate, not for a

Tue, 2011-07-26 06:48

we will mate, not for a while, ill call

 

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Good to have a few more Pilbara guys over here

Tue, 2011-07-26 21:08

 Gday Brad,

 

I enjoyed all of your great posts on Fishwrecked with amazing pictures, I have been over in QLD now & based in Bundaberg since leaving Port Hedland 6 Months ago. If you are up this way get in contact as 1770/Agnes Waters, Monduran & Awoonga are my new local areas. Speaking of ugly heads....how did Dodgy sneak his mug in those memory lane photos, he made that Barra & soft plastic look mighty fine :-)

 

Good luck with your new job and the trip over

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notice i used a wide apature

Wed, 2011-07-27 08:19

notice i used a wide apature so as to blur out his face!  haha

no worries ill be up that way before too long, cant wait!

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All the best Brad. Loved ya

Wed, 2011-07-27 11:09

All the best Brad. Loved ya photos and loved the fish you and jay caught.

I cant imagine how hard it would be to leave the pilbara. Such a special place.

Look fwd to seeing some posts in the future!!! 

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All the best mate

Thu, 2011-07-28 06:56

as you return to the home land! New username: QLDAAAAAAH

Thanks for one of my best fishing weekends ever, I can still remember that first strike from a barra and also the chaffing!! Mini highlight was that bloody queenie snapping my rod, but I landed it in the end!

I'll never forget it......thankyou.

 

I'd also jump on some property over there quick smart before it goes the way of Karratha (and all indications are it will).

You could sit back in 5 years and not need to work if you set yourself up right!

 

Hope its a smooth transition into the next chapter of your life for both you and the girls.

 

 

 

B

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Oh yeas, that trip was a

Thu, 2011-07-28 17:42

Oh yeas, that trip was a cracker mate.  cant remember exactly how many but something like 20 odd barra from memory and as many dropped.  hahaha, and your chaff, very very funny!

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 Best of luck Brad, cheers

Thu, 2011-07-28 07:32

 Best of luck Brad, cheers for the reports on here over the years, greant news with cracking the oil and gas industry mate all the best and we all still look forward to the trip reports.

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Good luck with the move Brad

Thu, 2011-07-28 17:47

Good luck with the move Brad Im sure we will see a whole bunch of new adventures ahead .And I think you did the right thing keeping the boat .ALL THE BEST

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Hope all goes well Brad, and

Thu, 2011-07-28 17:55

Hope all goes well Brad, and will look forward to the Queensland reports.

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Good luck Brad

Thu, 2011-07-28 18:23

Been a lot of great reports and top photos over the years, always enjoy reading them and hopefully they'll continue.  Best of luck with the move home.  cheers. 

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Thanks kind people il be sure

Thu, 2011-07-28 19:29

Thanks kind people

 

il be sure to get some more queenslanders onto this site, and i will be sure to post some good east coast stuff up on here just as soon as i get a chance

 

 

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you'll miss that place mate 

Sat, 2011-07-30 16:27

you'll miss that place mate  but better things to come. mick the rock star will never be the same ha ha.( private joke)