Sandy Cape report

 G'day all, been a while since I posted here. Thought I'd just quickly share my recent trip to whats become one of my favourite destinations behind Kalbarri. Got up there Tuesday just gone for the school holidays thinking it would be busy but nope, it was an asbolute dream, plenty of spaces and was able to set up right near the main beach access. There were quite a few day trippers and groups of offroad enthusiasts coming by during the day for some fun and it seems to me to have grown in popularity since my first visit in 2015. The weather was perfect (except for Wednesdays drizzle) and only light arvo sea breezes. For those who haven't been up for a bit, the place now has a food van so if you get bored of the old instant coffee swill you bring with you can you can grab something a little better from there plus you can also get bags of ice if a ten minute drive to Jurien is too much of a bother.

The first morning was a bit discouraging as I failed to land anything and also had to call it quits due to the rain sweeping in. There was quite a bit of seaweed lurking about as well which did not help (fishing the back beach would've been an absolute chore on all but the last day) but the next day things picked up, pulling up five decent sized tailor. The following morning saw six landed, lost a couple more and the sizes got progressively bigger before todays morning shenanigans. Took my wifes friends teenage son out back for his first ever tailor adventure and whilst I was essentially landing a fish each cast, the poor sod (whose no slouch himself) kept dropping them. He finally landed a couple to take the morning tally to twelve (kept four), with one 50cm specimen, with the bite lasting longer than the previous days. Lost several horses that I just couldn't bring up over the reef even with 30 pound mono and my trusty 12ft penn. I'll land one of them one day.  Plus I finally broke out the old Smiling Jacks on my spin rod and landed my first fish on a lure ever which was quite exhilarating. Got enough feed for a few days plus some fillets to provide temptation to any hungry mullas.  Cheers. 



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Good fish there and great

Sun, 2018-04-22 09:00

Good fish there and great read, 


 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

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Sun, 2018-04-22 10:36

 Nice fish, quite partial to fresh tailor pan fried. Generally if I can’t eat them the next day, I let em go.


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 well done. any chance to get

Sun, 2018-04-22 12:59

 well done. any chance to get away for a fish is better than not at all. gotta be happy with the catch in the end . 


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Cheers. Damn straight, even

Sun, 2018-04-22 17:31

Cheers. Damn straight, even if I ended up with stuff all, I cant think of anything better than been out there wetting a line enjoying the outdoors at its best away from the mad rush of the city.

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 1st fish on lures. You will

Mon, 2018-04-23 16:17

 1st fish on lures. You will never forget this day.

 From then on it is just countless $$ spent on lures you would hardly