White Hills 4X4

 Hi People, Just got back from White Hills fishing. Stayed overnight and had a great night fishing and havind a beer.

Could not believe the amount of 4X4 drivers going into the dunes and wrecking the vegetation.

Coming back in the morning was surprised by the tracks going straight past the "No 4X4's allowed in the dunes" signs. Then on the way back picked up some rubbish that so called fishermen left on the beach.

I can see it won't be long before every beach around the South West will be blocked and banned to the public as it is round a lot of the lower South West already. I love beach fishing and hate the fact that people will completely disregard all requests by Parks and Wildlife, to keep our coast clean and open to the public.

Please if you are going onto the beaches, keep the place clean and stay on the beach so the Government has no excuse to keep us from enjoying the great lifestyle we enjoy here.

Cheers Geoff

 

 


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Spot on

Sun, 2016-03-20 10:17

 

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Agree

Sun, 2016-03-20 10:23

You will notice that this mainly happens in the dunes White hills side due to very few patrols by Mandurah rangers. From Preston beach side (north & south) very little of this damage occurs. Just about every morning a ranger from Waroona conducts a patrol and not scared about handing out fines. Be a shame if this section of beach is close.

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It is a real shame more

Sun, 2016-03-20 11:00

It is a real shame more people cannot respect the environment.
 
Like  many others on this page enjoy getting away from it all but alas more and more of the coast/bush is being closed off by 'authorities' - let us remember the 'authorities' often respond to instances of poor behaviour.
 
A local ranger was able to identify some local culprits (late teens) from some of the rubbish left behind. A phone call or two later and they were dragged out to the scene of their crime and required to clean things up and dispose of all (and I do mean all) of their litter/waste appropriately.
 
Hoepfully a lesson learned and embedded for next time.

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preston beach

Sun, 2016-03-20 15:57

I was fortunate enough to live in preston for a few years.And beach fished often.Most people drive in with a 4x4 so its not hard to take your rubbish when you leave.I cleaned up a lot after long weekends

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Ranger with the right idea

Sun, 2016-03-20 18:00

Good to read of the ranger who made the beach pigs pick up their rubbish and dispose of it properly.

It really makes you cringe some times when you go down to white hills and tims thicket to do a bit of beach fishing hopefully away from the maddening crowds, only to discover the place where you hoped to get a bit of piece has stupid people driving 4X4s into the fragile sand dune areas and tearing them to bits.

These areas are some of the last places you can camp on the beach over night and it will be an absolute tragedy if they are lost because of a few rat bags who probably know better but can't be bothered to clean up after themselves.

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Exactly

Mon, 2016-03-21 08:06

 Good to hear plenty of people still give a s...t. Dread to think what it will be like next weekend. I will be staying well away from popular spots.

Cheers Geoff

  

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Mon, 2016-03-21 09:03

(not Port Bouvard) its a spit away from both Tim's and White Hills. Apart from the rubbish what realy pisses me off is the hoons racing the area, cutting up the tracks with obviously no regard for others. Some don't bother to let down tyres and on certain weekends the tracks into Tim's and White Hills is chopped up making it harder for everyone else to access. Im lucky in that I have a 4x4 that will handle most issues, but not everyone has this vehicle and I have assisted heaps bogged in the access areas with SUVs which are OK with the right conditions to go there, but if the access is cut up they aren't fully up to the task.

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Tue, 2016-03-22 07:17

 Dead right crasny1, I don't know why they want to hammer their cars. With soft tyres can just crawl up the access hills, but I see people with hard tyres hammering their vehicles struggling to get out.