Wading and landbased Fly Fishing

Hi Guys,

 

i am Christof from Austria and joined your forum today.

 

I am a fly fishing fanatic and will spend my time from 15th of November for about three weeks at your place in WA. We will go by 4WD from Perth to Exmouth and back to Perth.

I am doing some research now for several weeks and i am trying to find some good spots for wading and landbased fly fishing. We will not care what fish we can ( or trying to) catch and will release them all of course. 

 

Can you all please help me and give me some of your favourite spots, where we canfish for GT', Golden travelleys, queenfish, bonefish or permit, or anything else with fins?

 

thank you very much and contact me if you want to fly fish in Austria at  www.pro-guides.com

 

cheers    Christof


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welcome aboard Christof, not

Mon, 2009-09-07 05:08

welcome aboard Christof, not too sure on where to flyfish but i do know you get trevs of all sorts and bonefish in exxy, There is a few fly fishos on here and im sure they can help and there is a few on here that live in exxy (exmouth) including mr fishwrecked himself Adam , good luck with the info hunt

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Hiya

Mon, 2009-09-07 10:37

Hi Christof,

Instead of replying to your email, I'll post here.

Around Exmouth there are plenty of spots for everything you are targeting. Having a fair few gun fly fisho mates, I know you'll be chasing bones and permit. Best places to try for bonefish are on the westside of Exmouth down in the national park, around tulki, pilgramunna and sandy bay. (be careful of sanctuary zones, you will need to do some homework on these as well - http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/hotproperty/property/marine-parks-and-reserves/ningaloo-marine-park.html

You will also get plenty of trevally of all sorts in there, plenty of small fish and the occasional spangled emperor.

For permit, blue bastards and queenies - best place is the bottom of the gulf, which is between Wapet Creek and Bay of Rest (you will need to know how to 4wd) and look in the shallows on a rising tide. Plenty of fish to be had there if you are in the right area.

These are all shore based options, best bet is to try and get on with a local guide - Brett Wolf from truebluebones is an excellent fly fisho and tries his hardest to get you onto fish. He's not cheap, but still, it might be worth it if you really want success.

Cheers,
Adam

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He's not cheap, but still,

Mon, 2009-09-07 10:43

He's not cheap, but still, it might be worth it if you really want success.

Itll be even more expensive if he doesnt catch much Laughing  Hed be better off cutting the holiday short and spending money on a guide.

 

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thanks

Mon, 2009-09-07 14:57

Hi Guys,

 

thank you very much for your information, sounds great and i am looking forward to fish around in this beautiful area.

I did my homework already and have a plan of the sancutuary zones, as i have seen they are quite good signed at the beaches and i think we will manage that.

I have had already contact with Brett and we will book him for one or more of the first days. Because we are also Guides we know how important it is to get knowledge of the locals...:)

Can you also give me some information about some places at Shark Bay, Kalbarri or Coral Bay? We are travelling with our girls, so it is not only a fishing trip (right now, let's see what will happen) and we will have several stops on the way to Exmouth...

Check out a video on our website, which you will like. It is about fly fishing for Roosterfish & co in Costa Rica  http://www.pro-guides.com/2713.htm

it was great fun and i hope to make a nice video of our "down under" experience as well....

 

cheers   Christof

 

 

 

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perth/exmouth

Sat, 2009-10-03 10:01

Hi Christof

I'll pretty much be doing the same thing but I'm getting there 10 days after you so we might actually run into each other. Haven't been up to Exmouth either and I only have 9 days to fish. Will be booking accommodation as soon I we can figure out how many of us can make the trip.

Unfortunately are not getting a guide as job commitments mean last minute changes are highly probable. We are just going to bum around and may throw someone into the water for chum if we don't run into anything.

Spend a day or so in Perth to recuperate if you have the time. I was there for a couple of years and it's a nice place to spend with your family.

Also I think the SAMBO jigging season kicks off when you are there. You gotta try it when you are in Perth. Ask around and see if you might be able to get out on someone's boat for half a day while your family is out shopping or sleeping late- you can be back by lunch.

Have fun and seeya down under!
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Cristof, Pm sent.

Sat, 2009-10-03 18:43

Cristof, Pm sent.

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summery of 3 weeks around Exmouth

Tue, 2009-12-15 21:09

Hi,

 

have been fishing for about 3 weeks around Exmouth. We fished only with flies and tried many different spots around Exmouth and the Cape Range Park.

Fishing was difficult, strong wind every day and few fish close to the shore... but we got nice Queenies, Trevs and Emperors. Beautiful area and lots of potential, next time we will get a boat and i think that will work even better.

Very nice trip and we will come again, for sure!

 

tight lines and merry christmas

 

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video

Wed, 2009-12-16 01:10
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great vid

Wed, 2009-12-16 08:42

Great vid guys, had been wondering where the queenies had got to, should be lots around this time of year and it looks like you found them.  Pity about the weather, it is the windy time of year though.

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about the wind

Wed, 2009-12-16 14:03

when is the best time of conditions? what about january/february, what is the wind like in this time?

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Jan/ feb

Wed, 2009-12-16 14:07

Jan and Feb are cyclone season and maybe one in March but a bit unusual around then.  Best time of year is March through to July, I would try and come May/June - waters a bit colder but still plenty of fish.

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thanks for the info

Wed, 2009-12-16 14:32

ok... not the best time for me to travel... my main season starts in middle of march and difficult to spend more than a week abroad...

but let's see... there is always a possibility!