Shark Bay trip 2021

 Are thinking of a trip to Shark Bay, Denham in Oct 21.

Whats the weather like that time of year, will be taking a 5.5m  CC up.


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Fri, 2021-02-05 11:27

We went to Shelter Bay in October last year....delayed from April to then because of Covid.

In 2 weeks we were there, 2 days that passed as OK, 3 days that were rough as shit but we still fished and the rest were unfishable.

South easterlies that time of the year can be horrendus.

This website might help.

Scroll down to the wind section
















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Accommodation booked out

Fri, 2021-02-05 12:06

 If you are thinking of going during school holidays think again. We tried to book RAC Monkey Mia for ther first week and it was booked out all of the holidays. I expect Denham will be the same. That was back in Oct 2020 when we tried. We are now going week before school holidays.


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 I was there end of

Fri, 2021-02-05 16:33

 I was there end of September/start of oct had 4 glassoffs, 2 mediocre days, 4 days on land, SE winds blowing right up the bays are trip breakers, everyone says to go April-august but we got fine weather while we were there, if u can't get on the boat there's plenty of land based/tourist options to spend your time in a pretty shit part of the world


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 Was there last October.

Mon, 2021-02-08 13:09

 Was there last October. Every day had 20-30knot southerlies. Made fishing and the crossing to DHI incredibly difficult. There was good weather either side of our trip but not enough to make me think twice about planning for that time of the year again. 


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Go any month that doesn't end

Mon, 2021-02-08 19:02

Go any month that doesn't end in R. Even then you will lose a few days.

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Shark bay 2021

Wed, 2021-03-10 11:12

 Well we have booked a house for the 2 weeks up there in sept to i will have a bigger boat than I have taken previously I will be able to get further out...only problem is I am not seeking anyones marks or spots just some general advice in regards to what depth,distance I would be looking at to get a good bag of snapper,bluebone or anything edible

Any info would be appreciated 


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I would also recommend

Fri, 2021-03-19 09:53

I would also recommend checking out Monkey Mia near Denham/shark bay. Loads of dolphins







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Bloody dolphins

Fri, 2021-03-19 17:39

Anchor on a spot and have dolphins all around you eating any undersize fish that gets tossed back and to make it worse, teaching its calf to do exactly the same thing

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 Better than sharks eating

Wed, 2021-03-24 13:24

 Better than sharks eating hooked fish I guess!