Official Report - OVER NIGHT Fishing Comp supported by the Tackle Shack

Official Report - OVER NIGHT Fishing Comp supported by the Tackle Shack

Date: Saturday 22 October / Sunday 23 October 2011

Rondevu  point: Tackle Shack

Time: leave Tackle Shack at 1pm, then meet with fellow anglers at 10th Light Horse Trail, Wanneroo.

Rules: Fishing from arrival at Wilbinga until 0800am Sunday morning. Prize giving at Rondevu point Wilbinga 0900am.

All anglers arrived at the Tackle Shack, fairly spirited, with tales of the big one they lost and the big one they were going to catch overnight with showings of traces and hooks, sinkers and tackle equipment that may be used for 1000 pound monsters, and in-between we had a Welshman who seemed quite graceful in show casing how far some rods can bend. Bruce from Tackle Shack were kind enough to show case his bbq skills in supplying much needed energy for the anglers, in the form of bbq ribs and sausages.

We moved in convoy to meet fellow anglers at the 10th Light Horse Trail at about 2pm. We arrived at the Wilbinga destination and within an hour the rain started and it soaked us for a good hour and a half. Quite a sight as most fisherman were diehard, spread along the beaches, in their attitudes to try get the first catch of the day.

A lot of action between 5pm and 8pm as the fish came on the bite with some good sizes in both the edible and non-edible classes. From about 10pm we had the “older folk” that enjoyed their hot chocolate before being tucked safely and “cozy” into their swaggers.

At 3am some action as stingrays and a lost tailor were caught. Then arrived 430am when most anglers got up to get ready for the tailor bash. No sooner than 5am and the first tailor were caught with the old boys Sherbie / Colin showing some skills in bagging 2 tailors each quickly.

By 730am we were packing and getting ready to head to the Wilbinga Prize Giving Rondevu Point.


All anglers that participated in the competition side of the event had to complete a Record that identified the species caught with records of the length and time caught. The winners were identified by the amount of species and size. 8 Species in total: Sharks, Stingray, Tailor, Mulloway, Herring, Silver Bream, Flathead and Whiting.

Total fish recorded on the day:

Bronze Whaler x 4

Shovel Nose Ray x 1

Blue Spotted Eagle Ray x 2

Gummy Sharks x 2

Port Jackson x 2

Black Smooth Ray x 1

Tailor x 2

Whiting x 2

Competition Prize Winners;

Well done to all prize winners. It was a close call between the first three places.

1st Place   $200.00 and a set of Hella Spotlights

Blou Walvis (name now changed to Blue Whaler)

2nd Place   $200.00


3rd Place   $150.00


Our thanks to all anglers who took part in the Over Night Beach Fishing Competition supported by Tackle Shack.  We would like to say thank you to Tackle Shack for their support in this event and Uncle Sherbie for his diehard dedication and RAGBAG for his knowledge in these types of events.

Now for the next one!!



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Well done

Thu, 2011-10-27 21:44

Well done John, nice accurate report and that photo with the shark is a cracker

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Jip - that is a cracker of a

Fri, 2011-10-28 06:45

Jip - that is a cracker of a shot, thanks to Redbucket and his missus as she was taking all the photos on our side early in the comp.



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Thu, 2011-10-27 21:52




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thanks sherbs

Thu, 2011-10-27 21:51

Thanks sherbs , the tackle shack and everyone else involved with putting the comp together aswell as the fisho's that came out and made the first comp of the season a success .

Well fished john to take out top spot .... nice pic of the bronzie btw.

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Well done guys

Thu, 2011-10-27 21:54

Great fishing guys, And a great night had by all 

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 Thanks for the write up

Thu, 2011-10-27 21:57

 Thanks for the write up John, and props for winning the comp! Dead keen for some more comp action like that. Hopefully catch something noteworthy next time! haha. Thanks to everyone involved in the organising and running fo the comp, had a good time.


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Good work guys and a great report

Thu, 2011-10-27 22:05

It shows that effort under difficult conditions can be worthwhile. Sorry I could'nt be part of it.


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Well done

Thu, 2011-10-27 22:08

Well done guy's, Great to see some good fish were caught and a well organized comp, spewing i couldn't be there .

Maby next time .


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sounds great guys, but i want

Thu, 2011-10-27 22:33

sounds great guys, but i want to hear about who got pissed and made a c#*t of them selfs?

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Well done guys!

Thu, 2011-10-27 22:58

Well done guys!

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 Was a good night, was good

Fri, 2011-10-28 07:43

 Was a good night, was good to meet everyone, will have to do it again some time!

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good onya

Fri, 2011-10-28 09:16

Good onya fellas, looks like a good evening/event.


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Look's like a great night

Fri, 2011-10-28 12:46

Sucks that I could not make it.



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Great work guys! sounds like

Sat, 2011-10-29 11:29

Great work guys! sounds like an awesome night

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Wickid stuff. Its great to

Sun, 2011-10-30 13:48

Wickid stuff.


Its great to see some things like this starting to happen. It shows just how much people are keen to get out there and meet up for a beach bash.


Nice one!!