when will it end

 ive had enough of this southerly wind. its been almost relentless over the last couple of weeks. 

im assuming everyone else has had enough of it as well. 

the old freo doc is good to cool things down but gees , give us a break.

have many been getting out there for a fish 

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 Let it blow, let it blow,

Sat, 2018-01-27 21:41

 Let it blow, let it blow, let it blow ( to the tune of Dean Martin) lol

I'm hoping like hell the forecast for late next week is correct.

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Plenty to

Sat, 2018-01-27 21:47

Do in close . Occy, squid, good old herring , mully fishing, or go inland ,camping , Redfin, yabbies, hunting , sometimes wonder how work fits in :). Agree weather has been crap, really enjoyed herring fishing other day had a ball.

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Thurs and friday

Sat, 2018-01-27 21:52

Definate dhue bash days .

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 some of us work days, im

Sat, 2018-01-27 22:08

 some of us work days, im hoping for light winds in the evening. looks ok wednesday night if it stays the same. only day we can get out is sundays atm

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Shift work

Sat, 2018-01-27 22:11

Does have benefits. Also down falls .

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  Should drop off end of Feb

Sun, 2018-01-28 04:40

 

 

Should drop off end of Feb / march...then turn NW 35-50knots 

 

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March april and may

Sun, 2018-01-28 06:46

 Are coming

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Last couple of WEEKS?

Sun, 2018-01-28 09:25

 Hardly stopped blowing here since last October. You 'usually" get your bit of a lull close to the rivermouth early morning to pull the pots, and that's it. Did more 2 day pulls than usual on the crays because we couldn't be **rsed going out in that crap. We did see a glass off on 5th January as we were driving out of town heading for Perth, first one for longer than we could remember. Water has been dirty and stirred up, swell never really let up, very, very few mackerel have been caught so far.

I've seen years like this before, when I was crayfishing. Makes the going very hard. Try working 20-25 mi NW of Kalbarri, all January, in a 42ft boat in that shit.  It usually happens when you get a heat trough forming up just in from the coast--bloody hot inland, howling on the coast from the south. If it moves west, great hot weather. If it stays just in, look out. If it gives you any hope, I can remember one  where it was like this all the way to almost the end of March (26th ?), and we were really over it. Then suddenly we had a good day, and it stayed like that for the rest of the season. Unbelievable. Very good reds run.

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 Winds will drop if I lift my

Sun, 2018-01-28 09:33

 Winds will drop if I lift my boat out, or if I go back to work...

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Sun, 2018-01-28 09:38

 Yep, that’s usually how it works Wal.

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 Well, with all due respect

Mon, 2018-01-29 15:26

 Well, with all due respect walfootrot...

 

You should pull your boat out and fuck off back to work.  Then we can all go fishing again. 

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 I'll second that lol

Mon, 2018-01-29 18:29

 I'll second that lol

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 Have you gone back to work?

Thu, 2018-02-01 12:53

 Have you gone back to work?

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 Thinking about it, but looks

Thu, 2018-02-01 13:27

 Thinking about it, but looks like we will have a fish over the next few days. So the boat stays in and i am off work

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 I reckon it's great I've

Sun, 2018-01-28 15:36

 I reckon it's great I've been to crook to fish lol , should get the all clear in a couple of weeks tho .Looking forward to that after 3 months out.

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 Same here mate, my boat is

Sun, 2018-01-28 21:17

 Same here mate, my boat is high and dry, so seeing all the bad weather softens the blow a little bit. Looks like things are starting to around end of this week tbo

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 started to look ok this

Sun, 2018-01-28 22:04

 started to look ok this evening, put the boat in for a short trip out . 

weather looking reasonable towards the end of the week atm.

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I will take the blame.

Mon, 2018-01-29 07:56

Shouldn't have bought the new tub. I knew if I sold the tinnie & went bigger the winds would get stronger.
Hope to get it wet this Saturday, finally there is a light at the end of the "wind" tunnel.....

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 Yep , Sandy agrees with you,

Mon, 2018-01-29 18:56

 Yep , Sandy agrees with you, all your fault ge on saturday (with any luck ) and the wind gods are looking after you

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Yeah thanx.

Mon, 2018-01-29 20:11

 Yeah thanx for that Sandy, was hoping you folks would share a lil bit of it. Haha....

It's ok i think i will miss the test run if it's nice on the weekend & just head for the blue....

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 nah you gotta have a test

Mon, 2018-01-29 20:16

 nah you gotta have a test run. at least go from the ramp to the mouth of the groin and unlike me make sure the fuel line is hooked up properly or it just wont go . lol. 

good luck with the new tub. what did you end up with

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Haha.

Mon, 2018-01-29 20:22

 I'll try to remember that at the jetty.

Looked for an ali hull, ended up with a Carribean Belmont. Didn't find a 5m ali hull that fitted my criteria. 

Needed a good height gunnel, safety first for the grandson. 750mm should cover him for a while.

Well kept boat, minimum marks & 227 hours on the clock for the Merc motor.

I guess i couldn't fault it. We will find out if i made the right choice....

 

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 sounds nice. good luck 

Mon, 2018-01-29 20:28

 sounds nice. good luck 

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Wind always blows for a

Mon, 2018-01-29 13:03

Wind always blows for a couple of months this time of year. 20 to 30Knot every bloody w/end I'm home. All of my fishing is land based around Preston & Whitehills.

At least you can catch a good feed of sand

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Just canned a trip to the Abrolhos.

Mon, 2018-01-29 18:35

 40 ft Luhrs. Just hoping for an overnighter tuesday North island home wednesday. Was looking possible for a while, but no more. It was 23kt E at Geraldton airport mid morning, but 28-33 kts SSE at North island.

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Just before Dan left

Tue, 2018-01-30 08:07

Pro boat. Tied up to mooring on north island to get out of wind. Couldn't believe the amount of huge squid and herring at night coming into light

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It ended

Thu, 2018-02-01 11:51

 .

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 lol

Thu, 2018-02-01 12:09

 lol

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No it didn't

Thu, 2018-02-08 07:09

 It never actually ends...

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 I guess you're back home lol

Thu, 2018-02-08 07:23

Wal must be home lol

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 it was just teasing us with

Thu, 2018-02-08 07:21

 it was just teasing us with a couple of days with lighter winds. 

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