Pending Abrolhos trip questions

G'day guys,

I'm planning a trip to the Abolhis Islands weather permitting around the 28th of Feb for 3 or 4 days. I will be taking my missus and kids across on our 8m Trophy WA. We've camped plenty of times on the boat before so have that part covered. Kids are 14, 5 and 3. 

We plan on departing Gero for the Wallabi Group and over the three days, traveling down to the Easter Group, then the Pelsaert Group before the return trip home. I carry 550L of fuel so that mileage shouldn't be an issue. We wish to mix it up with a bit of fishing, exploring the history and a bit of diving too. 

I've just got a couple of questions for those guys that have been there before. I have the Dept of Fisheries listed moorings but I'd appreciate feedback on safe anchorages for overnight on each of the groups. Also, I know it can be quite shallow in areas and I'm wondering if it would be worth the trouble of bringing a small blow up tender for what it's worth. I wouldn't wish to tow it everywhere as I would like to do some trawling so just wondering if the hassle would be worth it to travel to islands to explore and stretch our legs or is access not so bad for boats of my size?

Lastly, what do you know about the pub on Pigeon Island? Give the locals some space or do they welcome visitors for an afternoon beer? Is it still open in the arvo's? Don't want to tread on anyone's toes. 

If anyone else is heading over there around the same time and want to travel across together, let me know. If anyone has any other advice, I'd be keen to hear it. Cheers all. 

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If you don't get a reply PM

Wed, 2020-01-22 17:54

If you don't get a reply PM Rod H....He's a regular over there with his kids etc, knows all the spots.

The search function works also...you can't see the text but type it in there and search.

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 Hey Brock thanks for the

Thu, 2020-01-23 09:31

 Hey Brock thanks for the info on the search function! I had no idea it worked that way. Cheers!

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 Thanks mate. Yep I've seen

Wed, 2020-01-22 19:25

 Thanks mate. Yep I've seen just about all of his posts and done a lot of searching but no real information on my questions. All good. I've kinda planned the trip and chosen anchorage's that's I feel should be safe 

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Hey Mate Ive down multiple

Fri, 2020-01-24 10:40

Hey Mate Ive down multiple trips on my similar size boat. Turtle bay at Walabi is our preferred anchorage and is awesome in all winds except a Northerly or NW. Way less trailer boats up there too. Big sandy bay you can tuck in on the shore in the corners and be sweet. If its North or windy the lagoon at pigeon is shelterd from anything but is all coral. 

Middle groupl Leo's or Morley are great anchorages. Theres also a hole with star pickets on the oposite side of the channel from leos.

I havent stayed down at Pelseart. Heaps more sharks down there make the fishing too annoying

Ive never wished I had a tender but ive also never taken a 3year old! 

Give me a shout for more info 

 

Link to one of our trips

fishwrecked.com/forum/abrolhos-2018

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 Dont forget to register your

Fri, 2020-01-24 10:44

 Dont forget to register your trip woith fisheries before you go. You will get a visit from them whilst over there

www.fish.wa.gov.au/Sustainability-and-Environment/Abrolhos-Islands/Pages/Notification-of-travel-to-the-Abrolhos-Islands-Fish-Habitat-Protection-Area-(FHPA).aspx

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Thanks Stevo81

Wed, 2020-02-19 20:41

 Great info mate cheers for that. Getting close to the long distance forecast. Keeping all fingers and toes crossed for some decent weather.

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