Thevenard 2024

Hey everyone!

Long time reader, first time poster. 

Got our yearly boys fishing trip planned for Thevenard this year! This will be our first trip to Thevenard, heading up in early May for 7 days....not long now! Been a good 8-10 months in the planning getting everything ready to go. I think I've read every thread possible on here, so I've got a good idea on what to expect. 

Heading over with two boats. Going to mix it up between trolling, jigging, plastics etc.

But I was just chasing a few tips/tricks that could come in useful up there? Any lure recommendations etc.?


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Take up several cheap jigs.

Thu, 2024-04-18 18:17

Take up several cheap jigs. They all work up there and you won't be counting the $'s when you get biten off. Pulled in a big golden trev, a mackie and plenty of demersals on a $5 'bargain basement' jig from a local WA supplier (not a site sponsor). Enjoy the trip.

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I'll have to scrounge around

Fri, 2024-04-19 12:53

I'll have to scrounge around some of the bargain bins then!

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Fri, 2024-04-19 07:37

 Take entertainment option for when the wind doesn't play nice.

Not much to do there where you can't fish. 

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 And assuming they still do

Fri, 2024-04-19 07:54

 And assuming they still do it, book in for their bbq dinners. Reasonable value, and bloody good to have a break from organising your own dinner after filleting and bagging fish (hopefully) each evening.

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Yep, we're booked in for

Fri, 2024-04-19 12:54

Yep, we're booked in for their "Dinner Under the Stars" for two of the nights we're there. 

I'm sure there won't be a dull moment with the boys though....

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 Its one of those places

Fri, 2024-04-19 15:42

 Its one of those places where you can have the trip of a Lifetime or be a tad disappointed.

stayed at Thev one year and whilst the fish weren't climbing on the boat it seemed like whatever we caught was AAA quality and size.

last year stayed in Onslow and just drove out each day and whole trip was plagued by huge masses of floating weed all the way out past Rosily and Penguin bank... never seen anything like it and hope to never again, we caught fish but it almost impossible to troll for Mack's etc..

Also full Moon about time of eclipse and bite was badly off.

We stayed for 10 days got 5 perfect days 5 windy ones, having stayed on island tho you'll still be able to fish on lee side, dont be afraid to berley especially on the slack of the tide.

When on the boat if you getting sharked too much treat em like blowies and keep moving, theyll follow your boat so dont idle away fron the spot, open it up for 10 minutes then start trolling again or drop down.

Also dont underestimate the value of 4- 5 metres over reef but be ready to skull drag with heavy leader or you'll get bricked by big Rankins estuary goldband 8 band etc... got my best results for coral trout trolling not dropping in 15mtrs water Onslow side of island. Same goes for Big Mackies shark and Spanish.

Hope you have a ball but keep perspective, just being able to go you're already way ahead.... the fish are a bonus 

good luck


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Fri, 2024-04-19 20:51

Keep it simple.

2oz or 2.5oz Hard Head Leadhead Jigs, vertically jig, troll or spin. If things are real quiet add a bait strip to the hook and bottom bounce.

Will catch everything and anything. 


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