Swan Cruise

I am thinking of taking the family for a cruise and fish on the Swan tomorrow. Where do you reccommend I launch from?

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belmont has a good ramp

Fri, 2008-07-25 12:41

belmont has a good ramp alfred and nice cruise up towards guildford for some bream , thats where i always go , just watch out for your speed as they are very freindly up that way

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Use the east side ramp at

Fri, 2008-07-25 13:33

Use the east side ramp at Belmont if a 20ft+ boat.  There is a hole on the West side...well was when I used it 1 yr ago.  As Feral said, it is 8 knots from that ramp upstream, so good for a cruise.

If after a feed, I'd launch down near Freo....take the crab pots & squid jigs aswell as the rods.  Lots of fresh water upstream might dampen the fishing.

Cheers Pete

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Yeah just picked some pots,

Fri, 2008-07-25 16:17

Yeah just picked some pots, and rigging floats on now.  How much line will I need in the river?

What do you folks use as bait.  Heard that lamb necks are good, but where do you get them?



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lamb necks

Fri, 2008-07-25 16:27

you should be able to get them at most local butchers as people use them in stews.

net rope length depends on where you are going



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Fri, 2008-07-25 17:14

at Campbells Barracks for a quick run to B'wall reach. Use about 20 m of rope. OR Rocky Bay?