West Cape Howe

Hi Guys.

Anybody got any website links to the tracks and fishing spots in West Cape Howe???

OR pics from fishing expaditions down there.

Particularly interested in "The Steps"

Precious little turns up on Google.

Have been told about great fishing at the steps over the last 5 years.I last went to Albany 2 years ago,it was on the cards to fish there but ended up having to rescue a workmates vehicle from Bornholme on the day the weather was best to fish there,after that we got the normal south coast crappy weather.

The same said ex workmate has been fishing there with another workmate,a few weeks ago and last weekend,they managed a Queenie last weekend(the pair of them couldnt manage to buy a fish in a fish mongers emporioum!!!!)

Would like any info,Im ready to visit the south coast again.


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 The Steps is a great spot

Mon, 2011-01-24 19:50

 The Steps is a great spot mate. Fished there a bit myself over the years when the conditions allow. Just make sure you know what the swell and tide is doing and have a good look at where you'll be fishing before you step out on the rocks as they can get slippery when wet. 

Have caught plenty of bonito and salmon off there in the past and seen my old man land a solid sambo and nice queenie before. Heard of a few kingies and sambos being landed there over the years. Nice deep water but can steal a few of your rigs.





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Watching this thread.

Mon, 2011-01-24 20:05

I am going to keep my eyes peel'd about this thread, thanks for posting up Andy.

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i did absieling there last

Mon, 2011-01-24 20:44

i did absieling there last year with school which was pretty sweat, how high are the steps? as the spot we sieled at was pretty high about 100m only went down about 50 though, not too sure if you would want to fish of that high with that antartic breeze

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 The steps is a good spot to

Mon, 2011-01-24 21:01

 The steps is a good spot to get started, relatively safe in the right conditions and although it cops a flogging it does produce good fish, make sure your fishing it in no larger than a 2 meter S/SW/W swell and Easterlies are the best wind especially if your into ballooning...


The last big king I landed was from the above spot... ;)



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 Dont give out all your

Mon, 2011-01-24 21:03

 Dont give out all your secrets Jack 




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 The steps, a secret? Maybe

Mon, 2011-01-24 21:14

 The steps, a secret? Maybe 40 years ago...haha 


Elora Danan, you're a fan of the late Elora Danan im assuming?

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Thanks people.Andrew

Tue, 2011-01-25 20:37

Thanks people.