Coral Bay, shark bay, kalbarri

 HI guys,

we are heading up to Kalbarri, SHark Bay, and Coral Bay in July next year. we are debating if we take our 4.5mtr runabout tinny. not sure if it is worth it, i would only be fishing on the inside of the reef in Coral Bay and im not sure of this fishing in the other spots with the tinny. the other sticking point is we are heading to Karijini so ill need to tow the boat through there unless i can leave it somewhere. any advise, thoughts would really be appreciated.



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I reckon it’s always a good

Fri, 2020-07-17 18:10

I reckon it’s always a good idea to take your boat. You can get some good fish inside the reef at coral bay. Also get squid. Shark bay would also be good for your tinny. 


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 Buy a bigger boat . Still

Fri, 2020-07-17 19:10

 Buy a bigger boat . Still got time to save for your holiday.  

As simo said always a good idea.  There will always be places to fish and better than regretting you left it home


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I would take it plenty to do

Fri, 2020-07-17 20:10

I would take it plenty to do inside the reefs and lots of spots in shark bay . I live in paraburdoo your welcome to leave the boat at my place while you do karijini options there if you need it. 



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I think i will take it

Mon, 2020-07-20 14:51

Thanks for the advise and the offer robbo. yeah i am not sure what to do with boat while we go to Karijin, so might take you up on that offer.

do you know what species of fish i should or could target inside the reef and Shark bay? 

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 Trolling for Mackies and

Mon, 2020-07-20 15:10

 Trolling for Mackies and Tuna a start.


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Take your boat and take up

Tue, 2020-07-21 06:52

Take your boat and take up that offer with a few cartons of beer for Roddo, having a boat opens up way more options, personally I feel sick standing on a beach watching birds working out of reach and the explorer in me just needs to be satisfied to see what's "around the next corner".
Karijini is an awesome place but you do not want to be worried about leaving your boat and belongings up at the car parks while you are out exploring with the family. Unfortunately there are people who believe they are entitled to your personal belongings.