Walpole Salmon Camp -1980

Walpole Salmon Camp -1980


Not sure if many of you have been to Walpole and out to the salmon camp, but here is a photo of it in 1980.  The dunes and scenery have changed quite a bit since then.

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LOL..........

Thu, 2007-04-19 21:23

Are they all empty kegs or wat???????

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44 gallon drums

Thu, 2007-04-19 22:08

44 gallon drums, some petrol, some probably fishermans port, both closely related! That whole area is sand dunes now, crazy how things change over the years.

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Thats amazing...If its now a

Fri, 2007-04-20 06:38

Thats amazing...If its now a dune, pretty big cleared area that.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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just seen this photo on

Mon, 2009-08-24 20:52

just seen this photo on random images.. crazy how it looked back then! You're right it looks a lot different now. i wonder how the the big sand blow out up the beach looked back then...

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Sofisticated pissup.

Mon, 2009-08-24 21:13

Obviously 12 Volt was not popular then. Just bring in a power line and a truck load of moonshine..

Great flashback pic Adam!

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Modern

Mon, 2009-08-24 21:25

When I did my first salmon season at Eagle bay,no such thing as electricity just kero fridges,no bitumen road from the top of Meelup hill turn off,no track along the beach through to Meelup and the shed was situated right next to the beach and open to the weather on the north end.Spent many hours perched on top of an old telegraph post armed with binoculars and a [modern]transistor radio looking for schools.
If you drive along the beach front now all that is left is the concrete pad as a reminder of it

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no electricity here

Mon, 2009-08-24 21:41

just a big generator up on the hill, far enough away to not hear (much) and the poles were to keep the wires off the ground.

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Also I remember fishing

Tue, 2009-08-25 13:23

Also I remember fishing under the salmon barges in the inlet mouth for massive bream when I was younger and getting smoked by them and big skippy! Good times.

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yeh

Tue, 2009-08-25 13:51

Remember those times well mate.  Some of those bream and skippy around that area would just blow people away these days, wish I had a video camera back then.

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Those were the dayssss... I

Tue, 2009-08-25 18:36

Those were the dayssss... I wonder where all those gigantor bream are now... no salmon to chew on anymore.

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