Perth Metro Ballooning

 Afternoon all,

Hoping someone out there might be able to point me in the right direction so to speak. Have a ballooning set up and want to give it a bit of a go ( wind dependant ) probably start of Feb. I'm northern suburbs and wondered if anyone has any ideas of best places to try - 12ft beach rod, Tyrnos 16 with 700m braid/mono onto garfish bait. Looking for air ballooning not Helium and didn;t really want to travel further north than Geraldton for a first outing. Thanks in advance

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hey mate

Wed, 2017-01-11 08:42

hey mate,

I am in the same position looking at having a crack metro, I will be using Helium though.

From what I read Feb-March, early mornings at Wilbinga are a good start with this being the only opportunity for an easterly.

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 Pull an overnighter on one

Thu, 2017-01-12 00:56

 Pull an overnighter on one of the remote beaches north of two rocks and in the early morning start sending out balloons when the easterly is blowing. Off the beach it'll take more work with air than helium but if you're sticking in the metro area helium is often very hard work with all the obstacles around


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 Stuff balloons! Slow troll

Thu, 2017-01-12 09:46

 Stuff balloons! Slow troll off a yak. Haha but above comments are on the money


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 Thanks for the responses,

Fri, 2017-01-13 18:20

 Thanks for the responses, hopefully give it a go in a couple of weeks when all the kids go back to school and i can get a bit of peace and quiet down the beach


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 Mate caught a 15kg mackeral

Sat, 2017-01-14 13:07

 Mate caught a 15kg mackeral of the beach at Floreat last summer. Only problem is the rangers are red hot because they think you might be shark fishing. Might be better to go real early somewere between City beach and Swanbourne when a strong easterly is howling. Good luck might see you down there. I was amazed you can catch such an awsome fish like that off a Perth beach. Any of you other guys have any stories of similar? 



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Innocent untill proved beyond doubt

Sat, 2017-01-14 21:39

I always thought that you where presumed innocent until it was proved beyond doubt that your guilty. just goes to show how out of touch I am with this modern law.

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Metro ballooning

Sat, 2017-01-14 21:57

If you have a 4x4 flat rocks north of two rocks is a good spot, got a 15kg makky off of there a few years ago. No need for helium, with strong easterlies and a 900mm balloon you can get a whole tailor to skip on the surface, sometimes too much! Less chance of scaring people up there and less chance of boats running over your line, still can happen a bit but.



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Where is flat rocks?

Sun, 2017-01-15 12:24

Where is flat rocks is that near Wilbinga? 

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 Is the access from two rocks

Sun, 2017-01-15 16:16

 Is the access from two rocks open again now, I had heard that it was closed for a while for dune rehabilitation, still acceble from Walbinga grove though i believe ?- was going to go down to Club Cap, north of the rock ground and try and send one out from there, any idea of bycatch possibilities ?


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Sun, 2017-01-15 21:56

Couldn't tell you if the Two Rocks access is open again, best way to flat rocks is to chuck a left on the track just past the gravity discovery centre on wanneroo rd, we've always called it military rd but don't know if that is correct. Wilbinga rd access will bring you a fair way north of flat rocks but ballooning anywhere along that stretch of coast should be good. Ive always liked flat rocks cause its an easy spot to launch your balloons, just hammer in a star picket into a crack in the reef with a pvc tube taped on for a rod holder. You'll get plenty of small whaler sharks to keep it interesting, few big ones as well. Club cap should be a goer!



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Mon, 2017-02-06 14:27

 Just wondered where people are getting helium and roughly how much $ 


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Thu, 2017-02-09 10:31

 spot light is alright but doesnt give you much for $$ if you are going to balloon reguarly i reccomend going through boc gas company they are probarly the cheapest and if you are going for macks ,  tuna etc you should defently use helium as you want your bait to skip in and out of the water spending half its time in the air and half its time in the water if you want sharks etc then a normal baloon would be fine and if your balloning soon i reccomend anywhere from north mole to coogee (ammo jetty mainly) good luck mate


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