Quobba Gear List

 Heading up to Quobba for the first time in a couple of weeks. Never fished anything quite as extreme or remote before and would hate to get up there and realise I've forgotten heaps of stuff. Wondering if anyone had a list from previous trips I could take a look at? Tried searching but couldnt come up with anything.

Understand it's a dangerous place and will be taking a harness and rope. Have a cliff gaff, plus a rod and reel for spinning, ballooning and bottoming. All the usual tackle for Metro fishing but I have never ballooned before so that will need a slightly new array of tackle which I don't have yet.

Any help much appreciated!!


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Sinkers

Wed, 2015-05-13 18:59

When you think you have too many sinkers think again because they will disappear in no time if you are doing any bottom fishing. Same goes for hooks.

Don't think about fancy rigs for bottom fish because they don't last long enough to matter.

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a whole lot of lead head bucktail jigs

Wed, 2015-05-13 19:11

for the sharkies

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 Talking fishing tackle or

Wed, 2015-05-13 19:31

 Talking fishing tackle or general camping / survival gear?

 

I can email a list of stuff we take to steep point...

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 That would be awesome if you

Wed, 2015-05-13 19:36

 That would be awesome if you could! Im talking everything, not done more than a couple of nights without being able to get more supplies or pickup essentials I've forgotten. 

Email is  

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 email sent :)

Wed, 2015-05-13 20:05

 email sent :)

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 Nothing has come through yet

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:18

 Nothing has come through yet bud? 

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 Bugger.  I am having trouble

Thu, 2015-05-14 20:59

 Bugger.  I am having trouble with my email.  everything bounces back.  I'll try and sort it.

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 No worries man thanks!

Thu, 2015-05-14 21:09

 No worries man thanks!

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 Will take heaps of sinkers

Wed, 2015-05-13 19:37

 Will take heaps of sinkers for sure! 

Lead head bucktails on the list now too thanks!

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Hooks

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:58

Circle hooks will not snag as much as normal ones. Fishing from the rocks, I would use ball sinkers on the bottom & a changeable loop (paternostra) with 2 x snelled 4/0 - 5/0 circle hooks. Good tough wearing 80 - 100lb leader & hang on lol.
If you can get hold of some harnesses to keep you safe then all the better. A harness eliminates the use of a life jacket. (but good to have just incase)
I can't see the point of falling into the water & floating around waiting to be rescued.......
That's my tips.
cheers & stay safe

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 Thanks Deckie! Good tips! I

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:24

 Thanks Deckie! Good tips! I have a harness already so will be taking that for sure, may grab a lifejacket as well.

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 Giant  tremblers an killer

Wed, 2015-05-13 20:13

 Giant  tremblers an killer vibe lures for trevally they went nuts for them last time was up gold colour worked best 

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 invest in a wear all the

Wed, 2015-05-13 20:13

 invest in a wear all the time life jacket, the inflatable kind .   ~$50 at whitworths.  and then the trick is to wear it :)

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Blue Shed

Wed, 2015-05-13 20:29

On your way through Carnarvon drop in to the "Blue Shed", the tackle store down by the boat harbour, they can supply inflatable life vests for use while you are there. I am not sure if a deposit is needed or how much but will try to find out

Pretty sure you are not allowed to camp willy nilly on Quobba station, Red Bluff has a ranger and there are chalets at the main homestead. The Blowholes camp site also has a ranger and I think its $5 a night but you have to supply everything, water included

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if you need a life jacket or

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:31

if you need a life jacket or two telomac tackle on the way into town have them free of charge for use up at quobba.the boys there both fish and can point you in the right direction

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Emailed List

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:24

 I have emailed you my list. Covers everything from food to clothing to fishing gear and extra. After 6 trip pretty well covered. Don't worry about jigs as no shark mackerel until Nov/Dec. 

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 Good stuff thanks Iceman! 

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:23

 Good stuff thanks Iceman! 

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 Great list! Exactly what I

Thu, 2015-05-14 20:04

 Great list! Exactly what I needed! 

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Gopro (or other action

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:30

Gopro (or other action camera) - nothing like being able to relive the trip when your supposed to be working or experiencing crap weather :-)

You'd also be surprised what you didn't see/notice at the time when watching back footage

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 Wish I had to coin to get

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:21

 Wish I had to coin to get one for this trip! Must be able to get some amazing footage.

 

I gave a gopro to a mate before I came over to Oz, regretting that decision now!

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 Go pro Definitely worth it

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:53

 Go pro Definitely worth it see my link below I'm getting another always spot something I didn't see when watching back footage just learning how to shoot for editing purposes too so getting much better at it

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