Where to go? Exmouth locked in from 7th July!

SWMBO has granted permission for a boys fishing trip during the 3rd week of July after the school holidays...

We have another boat lined up ready to go to so it looks like it’s a go…

Now we need to decide where to go? I did Exmouth last year over new years and the fishing was pretty tough… We only really got to grips towards the last day of the trip but the wind was howling for 5 out of 8 days.

Exmouth? Coral Bay? Gnaraloo? Ningaloo? Others?

I’ve done Denham/Shark bay twice in the last 3 years so would rather venture a bit further… Coral Bay and Exy tick the easy box being well serviced with supplies/fuel/bakery & a several pubs…

My concern with Gnaraloo & Ningaloo would be the track conditions, my mate with boat no 2 is not known for his mechanical maintenance and the condition his trailer would be in if actually it got there. Whilst my trailer is new and pretty well built, it is also not spec’d for heavy dirt road use.

I’ve done Coral Bay 5 times in the past 10 years and love the place, however this would be my first real trip with a big boat… (3.7m tinny that I didn’t cross the passage with)


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point samson

Mon, 2018-06-11 10:00

i reckon is very under rated. I would plan to go on a fishing trip and go wherever the weather is good.


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Mon, 2018-06-11 10:11

 If there’s a god, I’d reckon he has his holidays at Point Samson. I’d love to retire there.


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Point Samson

Mon, 2018-06-11 12:01

 I'm heading to Wickham for 2 months working but taking a boat also can you guys give me some pointers on fishing around the area not after marks just general tips/advice.any would be much appreciated cheers 

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 Yep I'm with Josh's idea.

Mon, 2018-06-11 19:58

 Yep I'm with Josh's idea. You can alawys get last minute accomodation most places. Make the decision a few days out based on the weather forecast 

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Tue, 2018-06-12 14:44

Thanks for the input fellas...

Exmouth has been locked in. Gnaraloo was high on the list but the lack of time to prepare and unknown condition of the road has lead me to go the safe route. Really looking forward to it and hoping we get some better weather than my previous January trip.

We’ll be camping at the Lighthouse.

I've got a few spots around the islands marked up but would appreciate any help or guidance for fishing out the west side.

If the weather is looking sh*thouse then I will probably pull the pin or change directions. Noted for future about Point Samson but it's a tad too far only a week.

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Ningaloo would be booked out anyway

Tue, 2018-06-12 15:05

 Almost impossible to get in during school hols unless you book in a long way in advance. and it's totally different to camping in a caravan park, you really need to take everything. So much more planning and weight to carry.

Enjoy Exmouth, we'll be arriving at Ningaloo 30th June.

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 Nice Darren, getting a tad

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:10

 Nice Darren, getting a tad excited here too mate we land into Gnaraloo on the 30th. Fingers crossed to the weather gods.


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Tue, 2018-06-12 19:07

 Heading up on the 28th of June for 10 days with the tub staying at Yardie might see you out on the brine !!


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