Shell Beach last week

 Hi all, Got up to Shell Beach for the first week of the school holidays. Another great getaway as a family, and everyone getting the run around by nice sized Pinks. Had some more great weather for the 7 days, the mornings were a little fresh but by around 10:30/11 am the wind would drop away, making for gentleman hours fishing which suited me fine. I picked up the fish of the trip with a Pink that went 5.27kg but my young fella had me worried on the last day when he got a buck that was just shy of mine coming in at 5.18kg. Got a visit by Fisheries on the 2nd last day which would of been better at the start as I didn't realise that the wings don't count to our 5 kg possession limit. Lucky we had eaten a few while up there but unfortunately had thrown away a few aswell. Anyway here's a few pics.


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Nice work

Wed, 2019-07-17 17:44

 Awesome to see the whole family involved in a day on the water . It’s even better when you get outfished by your wife or your kids ! 


 My wife understands why I clean my rods n reels in the shower....


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So tell me

Wed, 2019-07-17 17:49

Am I living the good life or what, kids can run free weather is great no one living in your face, dog can bark as much as it wants.
Thank you western Australia

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 Very nice. Keen to take my

Wed, 2019-07-17 20:31

 Very nice. Keen to take my family there as well sometime. How's the beach launch? Ok for my 5.25 metre platey?

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Yeah no probs at all.

Wed, 2019-07-17 21:04

 Hilly. The beach is really good for launching. There was a crew at the northern end of the beach launching 2x 6.5 metre platey's and never saw them have to hook a second car on.

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 Great family trip there

Thu, 2019-07-18 00:36

 Great family trip there Kirky!


Is that Shell Beach up around Shark Bay? What's the campsite? Been looking for a beach camp to take the kids to



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Gday Kayne

Thu, 2019-07-18 09:02

It is the Shell Beach at Tamala Station. Great spot 

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 well done. some nice fish

Thu, 2019-07-18 19:52

 well done. some nice fish there. gotta be happy when you can get the whole family onto the fish. 


RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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 Thanks Kirky!

Thu, 2019-07-18 23:21

 Thanks Kirky!

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 cool pics man and what did u

Sun, 2019-07-21 17:37

 cool pics man and what did u mean the wings dont count towards fillets can u have them seperate as to your fillets

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Yeah mate.

Mon, 2019-07-22 14:48

Fishing at Tamala it is 5 kg of fillets per person, but the fisheries officer told me that the wings aren't counted in as part of the 5kg limit  

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Calm waters catching pinkies

Mon, 2019-07-22 20:19

Calm waters catching pinkies with the goods that!

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well done kirky. Wings are

Tue, 2019-07-23 12:08

well done kirky. 
Wings are classed as offal and dont count in your allowed fillet limit.

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Good times at the bay.

Sat, 2019-08-03 19:54

 Can I see  Three Bays Island in the background? Great overnight anchoring spot, spent a couple of nights in there.

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Yeah it is Ralph

Sun, 2019-08-04 12:04

We go over to Three Bays and have a little explore each trip. 

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I like the cave on the east side

Mon, 2019-08-05 07:53

 wind has eroded the sandstone away so that a pillar supports the whole roof, or so it seems. Fantastic shapes eroded all over on the softer rocks.