Exmouth Access

Hi guys
Does anyone have an update on acces to Exmouth at the moment with the rain of late? I have a road trip planned up there leaving tuesday 1 April. Are the Cape roads still driveable? I'll be in a 4wd.
Thanks
Tim


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Hi

Fri, 2008-03-28 18:09

I am headed that way also on monday. I checked mains roads website today and it said all road were open and no closures.


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Good luck guys. Should be ok

Sat, 2008-03-29 07:23

Good luck guys. Should be ok by then if the rain stops. We lost a new Patrol last night in the flood waters. The amount of water around at the moment is unbelievable. Just take it easy.

So far there has been around 600mm of rain in Exmouth since Tues night. The roads into town have been closed on and off over the last few days when the heavy rain falls and also the roads heading out to the lighthouse are flodded. If anyone knows Exmouth picture driving up to the turnoff to the lighthose and there is a lake of water on each side of the road. Up to 2mtrs deep in some areas. Also there is a lot of crap on the roads like dirt, mud and rocks so be careful. Watch the floodways as thats where you will get into trouble.

As for the fishing well will have to wait and see. The Gulf is a mess as is the west side. I cant see any fishing done in the gulf for a few weeks.

Also if anyone is staying at the lighthouse caravan park give them a call as i went past yesterday and the place was empty. Before the rain there were quite a few people so they may have shut down.

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Quote The Gulf is a mess as

Sat, 2008-03-29 08:07

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The Gulf is a mess as is the west side. I cant see any fishing done in the gulf for a few weeks.

Oh no now I'm realy depressed should I bother packing
the boat up?

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Its one of those things

Sat, 2008-03-29 08:47

Its one of those things fishy. Will have to see when you get up here. When i got here a few weeks ago the gulf was still dirty and the west side was the same from the last cyclone. Didn't find the blue water until about the 300mtr mark but out the back of the islands it was not to bad. It took a few weeks befor it cleared up but there was still a few fish around.

Drop me a msg and i will let you know whats doing before you head up here. Even if the fishing is slow its still worth heading out and having a bit of fun.

Worst case scinario is i know the Potshot has cold beer. lol

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Hell or high water

Sat, 2008-03-29 08:51

Im coming regardless! Been waiting to long for a bloody fishing trip. Play it day by day.


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Roads

Sat, 2008-03-29 08:57

Main roads latest update at 8am this morn said no road closures, so lets keep the fingers crossed. Is it still raining in exmouth????


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Hell or High Water

Sat, 2008-03-29 09:48

We are going, it will be great, be positive.

Leaving Bunbury early wed morning.

The weather will be crap down south and great at exxy.

Toughen up Fish fingers

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Only kidding

Sat, 2008-03-29 10:49

Nothing will stop me coming up short of my death!

I'll be there with my rod in hand......might even do a bit of fishing
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At this stage the rain has

Sat, 2008-03-29 11:15

At this stage the rain has stopped and we are starting to get blue skys again. The forcast shows rain till next fri but fingers crossed we will miss it all.

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Next friday

Sat, 2008-03-29 11:25

Thats it, very nice.  Stop next Friday when I return, I like that.. :)

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