Blown out at Abrolhos- :-)

took a spin over for a couple of days, leaving right on the end of the front on the weekend.

Took a mate from work and his young bloke as all mine except Mac were doing other stuff thru the holidays.

Micks young fella (also Mick ) hadnt been out far in a boat before but handled it like a trooper despite weather being less than perfect

A bit of westerly sprung up as we were leaving and the swell was quite big requiring a turnaround at Hells Gates and out thru Eves instead.

We managed 18 knots until about 5 miles from the islands and did a bit of fishing.

Needless to say with two Micks and a Mac onboard there was some confusion when the captain was giving out orders

The sharks had dropped off a bit from last time luckily so the young blokes could have a bit of a crack.

Mac got a new "proper" rod and spin reel and was keen to try it out-first up a skanky sand snapper then a 5kg dhuie which he worked up himself-he was chuffed.

 

As soon as we got to the island, the 2 lads took off with the squid jigs and BOOM

The seals had moved back in and provided plenty of entertainment for us all as usual, following us into the water.

When one of my errant spear shots went thru a plate coral he sat literally a foot from my shoulder then swam down and grabbed the shank and tugged on it for me.

Im always wary, but its hard to see any malice from this small fella-while Mick was hanging off the back of the boat he came right up and looked over his shoulder without Mick noticing.

Later the two boys tied a fish frame to a bit of rope in the shallows and he shot in and had a tug of war with them.

I lifted it up to untie it while he looked on like a dog playing then took it from my hand and swam off to play with it!

 

Fishing on the second day, we couldnt get away from the dhuies-maybe 10 or more of which Mac accounted for more than his share up to 6.5kg

Went for a spear and a troll without anything to note

Following day dawned at 25knots SE and stayed that way all day then southerly so decided to just stay another day-just chilled out, had a troll for a few trout of which the two lads pulled in up to 55cm

Wednesday packed up and waited til mid morning for a great run home-turned 20+ NW after we got home.

The 2 boys had a blast and big Mick (who I worked with both fishing and O&G over the years) hadnt been back to the islands for a few years.

 

 

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 looks and sounds awesome,

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:24

 looks and sounds awesome, how long does it roughly take to get over to the islands and what sort of fuel usage

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 Sounds like great fun

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:26

 Sounds like great fun

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another Top report as usual Rob

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:28

did you get to try the new Jig??? If so how did you go?

 

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not even a touch on the jig,

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:32

not even a touch on the jig, and the plastics got a few hits but no results

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Bugger..

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:36

maybe next time.. Lol.  

Must be using the wrong color, will have to go back to the shop and buy another one..  

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 Yer well done on the trip .

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:40

 Yer well done on the trip . I had a bit of a hard time with theIjiggy thing ,plastics all good . maybe still heading over but its a little up in the air at the moment.

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Hey Paul the jiggy jig thing

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:51

is all in the wrist action mate..  

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Excellent

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:45

Great report Rob, again, as usual. Good to see the kids get amongst them eh.
And that snapper you are holding, rather anorexic ,fugly looking thing..hehe

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 Ha, yeah looks like that but

Thu, 2014-10-02 22:00

 Ha, yeah looks like that but its just the bend in him!

and my lack of photo skills

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 good stuff rob, love your

Fri, 2014-10-03 05:44

 good stuff rob, love your abrolhos posts!

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thanks Justin, been out once

Fri, 2014-10-03 09:37

thanks Justin, been out once or twice since the last report

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Awesome! Looks like it was a

Fri, 2014-10-03 08:32

Awesome!
Looks like it was a fun trip.

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 Very nice report, well done

Fri, 2014-10-03 09:46

 Very nice report, well done on all the dhus 

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 There was groans everytime

Fri, 2014-10-03 17:55

 There was groans everytime another came up!

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Agree Rob, we found the same

Fri, 2014-10-03 19:31

 last week, We would have liked a couple more Baldies or CT, but the Dhu's were just to quick..  

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Hey Rob what was the Coral

Fri, 2014-10-03 19:55

 Like when you went for a dip?? Still super Bright and coulorfull??

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It didnt catch my eye, but it

Fri, 2014-10-03 20:32

It didnt catch my eye, but it was also overcast much of the time.

The sharks were no where near as bad this time, and didnt see any round the corner.

 

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Nice Story & Pictures Rob

Fri, 2014-10-03 22:11

Starting to get that itchy feeling to get over there.

Well Done

 

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Hey gillyL

Sun, 2014-12-07 19:38

 

Have you been to the Isaland yet? If not perhaps we could organise a tour for those of us on the fishwrecked site who have always wanted to go.

I am always blown away from the reports of the guys who get over to the Islands.

Lifelong dream is to get over there and just take in the beauty, anything else a bonus.

Anyone interested??????????

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 would be awesome

Sun, 2014-12-07 19:45

 nah bud ive never been, would be awesome but iam thinking / knowing my little tub wouldnt do the distance, interested to see if you get any responses

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Mon, 2014-12-08 10:24

Took boat over for first time earlier this year for 4 days, thought I would have got back there by now. I have a week window 19th to 26th jan, also first 3 weeks of march and 3 weeks from 27th April, so I be watching weather and heading over next year, keep me in mind if dates line up and you guys need another boat.
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FIFO also??

Sun, 2014-12-21 06:32

Gdya mate.. Ill be home (gero) for the same dates as you mentioned.. As long as i take delevery of the new tub this coming break.. Ill be keen to tonka over with ya'll

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 If we get a lull tomorrow

Sun, 2014-12-21 13:08

 If we get a lull tomorrow during the morning im heading over til xmas eve with kids.

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 Will be out there from the

Sun, 2014-12-21 18:26

 Will be out there from the 28th -2nd happy days

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