Steep Point quick trip and a new PB for me!

We'll I've just got back from a quick trip to Steep Point!

Harry (Fishing WA), olaf (Harrys brother) and myself had plans to fish for 3 days at Steep Point (quick trip) staying at Shelter Bay. We launched from Denham and meet up with some of Harrys mates and was good to meet another FW member Johnny ...... cheers for the mozzie/fly head net mate

We fished shallow water pink snaper, trolling for squid, bottom bouncing for redthroat/robo's/pearl pearch etc and troll for spaniards!

Every day we got fish and the easterly wind was up every morning but from noon on its was glass. The flys and mozzies were really bad so if your heading up soon a mozzie/fly head net and bushmans a MUST!!

The standout was some big pinks in 8m of water (geez they fight hard) and a epic session on trolling for macs were we left them biting. All mac's were 8-15kgs with the biggest being 25kg plus which was my PB. I was stocked as it was on 10kg mono and the Halco 160XDD did the damage. The fish measured approximately 1.5m and a very girthy fish!

I've put up a few pics courtesy of Olaf Baumann and it wont be long before Harry and myself head off to film the New Series 16 of Fishing WA (some exciting & new stuff coming up)

* If your going to Steep Point and need any gear or pointers we're happy to help!

Cheers Ryan Thipthorp
(Oceanside Tackle and Marine - Owner)


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yee har

Sat, 2015-05-02 15:58

That's a hooter Mackie Ryan.


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well done

Sat, 2015-05-02 16:13

Well done Ryan and co. looks like an epic trip

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 That is a stoner!  what

Sat, 2015-05-02 17:59

 That is a stonker!  what colour halco?


Fish! HARD!

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 Nice fish and great setup 

Sat, 2015-05-02 18:21

 Nice fish and great setup 

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Sat, 2015-05-02 19:52


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Corker Mackie, nice one mate.

Sun, 2015-05-03 09:22

Corker Mackie, nice one mate. Flies are bearable with fish like that being landed.

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Sun, 2015-05-03 09:40

Congrats on the PB, horse of a fish. Glad you were able to get into some fish. Steep Point is even higher up the bucket list now. 


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We'll done

Sun, 2015-05-03 16:28


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Was a great trip

Sat, 2015-07-04 03:14

Hi Ryan very good trip... should of left the camp a bit earlier though few big waves on the way home we all had a blast thanks for the help top few days

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 What a fatty of a mackie,

Sat, 2015-07-04 03:17

 What a fatty of a mackie, good stuff