fishing the Abrolhos

I know a lot of you guys have been to the Abrolhos islands fishing ,im thinking off doing a trip october take my boat over, or would you think a charter is better.Any info regarding the trip ,and which area of the islands are the best.

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Im heading there tomorrow

Tue, 2008-05-06 19:12

for a few days so I will let you all know what is biting in a week or two.


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Have you done the trip

Tue, 2008-05-06 19:13

Have you done the trip before or first time

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First time for me

Tue, 2008-05-06 21:31

I'm on the camera boat for the big Commodore Crew Abrohlos Trip. A few fishing / boating journo's and a pro camera crew. We will be filming the islands, the fishing, the boats etc till Sunday and driving back that day. Hopefully I will be wetting a line or two while I am there and have enough pics to fill an article and post a few up on here.
I've checked out the boat I'll be on and lets just say its awesome. An Abrohlos 8000 with a Yammy 350 on the back. WA boat of the year!!!
Hopefully get to meet Danny Green who is on one of the other boats too.
Should be fun. Weather looks great at the moment. But it can change in an instant.


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i hate you andy.... joking

Tue, 2008-05-06 21:56

i hate you andy.... joking of course.... if you meet danny you will find him a great down to earth guy... i did security for him a year ago at good guys oconnor..... good guy and loves his fishing....

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I heard the forecast

Tue, 2008-05-06 19:19

I heard the forecast was for wind wind and more wind, most of it coming from the fella's backsides though.  Got some sensational afternoon's forecast up here, just shizen house mornings.

Have a great time Andy, hope you manage to get into a few. :)

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charter

Tue, 2008-05-06 19:27

have been on a charter a number of years ago.... did the overnight thing and i and everyone else on board(9 of us all up) thought it was a fantastic weekend... had an awesome saturday with many differentspecies caught. once anchored for the night i put out a balloon to a reef about 80 meteres away and it didnt take long for a bloody good hookup(which busted off). that happened a couple of times but in the mean time we used light gear(4-8lb) on the gravely bottom and had some fun on some good size pinkies. even had a nice cobia come to the back of the boat wanting a feed....

just get out there and have an awesome time i say... i'm getting itchy feet just knowing that a number of guys from here are going to spend a couple of weeks away up there.... i'm the verge of telling the boss "im outta here see ya when i get back"

 

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yes i have heard and read

Tue, 2008-05-06 19:37

yes i have heard and read some great stuff on the Abrolhos would love to do some diving up there as the water is cristal clear so iv'e been told

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Have done the trip in June

Tue, 2008-05-06 19:44

Have done the trip in June last year. Own boat and stayed on the North island. Departed from Port Gregory. About 65km run across in ordinary weather took us 2 1/2hrs to get there. Same trip home took 3 1/2 hrs in 3mtr seas and 25knt winds. Check the weather. Stayed for 4 days on the island. We fished blind and with the weather blowing all week we stayed in close to the island. Caught plenty of snapper, baldies, NW snapper and dhuies. Only realy had 1 good day where we went out the back and managed some good dhuies to 10kg and pinkies in the hundreds with red throat everywhere. Have been told there is some great fishing about 30nm north but due to the weather didn't get up there. Tapout and Spess went for a dive and shot 2 spanish macks and saw baldies and snapper everywhere. This all 100-300mtrs off the island. If you do take your own boat make sure your well equipped. We were lucky that we had someone on the island to stay with but if staying on the boat make sure you have enough supplies cause when the weather turns it can be hard to get home.

 

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thanks good info gives me

Tue, 2008-05-06 19:50

thanks good info gives me something to plan and think about would like to have two boats one for supplies and the other to fish from.

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paul if i had a boat i would

Tue, 2008-05-06 20:09

paul if i had a boat i would be driving right behind you and pushing 150km/h just to hurry up and get there...hahahaha

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All good things take time,

Tue, 2008-05-06 20:17

All good things take time, got to do the Exmouth trip first end of the month as far as i know mattew magic is coming for the trip should be a good one.

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now i'm real

Tue, 2008-05-06 20:20

now i'm real jealous.....thanx

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Awesome

Tue, 2008-05-06 21:42

heya just got back from working 6 weeks over at the abrolhos and it was amazing.... seen some sensational stuff and got intvited back to work the full season next year so cant wait.... didnt get to do an aweful lot of fishin as its prohib from the bigboat but took the dinghy couple of times... got a handful of dhuies pinkies huge spangled emps and skipper even took a 8kg coronation trout one arvo which was amazing fish... its a shame u cannot take baldies as the place is riddled with them and some of the ground i seen was screaming monster dhuies and i was told of the lumps holding hooter coral trout aswell... i was fishing out of beacon island in the wallaby group but im sure you'll find some sensational fishing over there... pretty sure the swell is pickin up so be careful and have a blast! cheers

Bring Them Dhuies On!!!

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Have fun Andy!   1985

Tue, 2008-05-06 22:37

Have fun Andy!

 

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Lucky bugger

Wed, 2008-05-07 08:23

You get yourself involved in some awesome trips Andy. Sounds like you will be having a ball.

Paul, from memory, October can get fairly windy up that way. You might have to check the past weather records.

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Abrolhos

Wed, 2008-05-07 08:27

Paul G,

Not sure if you regularly read or buy the magazine but this month I have written an article on my trip to the Abrolhos from Easte4r this year. If I had the choice of taking my own boat or going with a charter I would choose the charter, for a couple of reasons.

1. Everything is already supplied incl hot showers, 3 main meals a day, toilets ect.
2. You can kick back and have a few beers and not have to worry about being the skipper.
3. they have already done the hard work of finding the good fishing spots, saves you driving around blindly.
4. Good way to meet fellow fisho's and share a few laughs and stories.

Just my opinion, either your own boat or charter it will still be one of the best fishing trips of your life. I loved it that much, I am already planning next years trip.

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Thanks scano i'll take that

Wed, 2008-05-07 17:31

Thanks scano i'll take that onboard good info ,and i'll cheak out the article on the tirp ( which mag was it)

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wx check

Wed, 2008-05-07 18:14

get on bouywx paul and check the wx for jurien north. june is usually pretty nice w light northly winds and a bit of swell. you can anchor at the wallabies near pidgeon island. fm there its an easy run out west through the passage out past west wallaby island to fishing heaven! about 2mile west to nw of west wallaby there is some hell ground but watch out when theres swell cos it breaks through there. dont worry bout the deep too much the shallow water is just as good but if your keen the shelf is only 2mile out fm there and some great fishing to be found. enjoy m8!

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Thanks Tangles sounds like

Wed, 2008-05-07 18:56

Thanks Tangles sounds like one hell of a place will get there one day
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youll luv it

Wed, 2008-05-07 19:20

youll luv it, i dont want to go back to the mainland! i could live here all year round, fish, crays,squid and peace and quiet!

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Good place to vanish never

Wed, 2008-05-07 19:24

Good place to vanish never to be seen again mmmmmm
no work no wife no kids mmmmmmm
better leave this post to many ideas flying around my head.mmmmmmm

ahhhh im back

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Can anyone recommend a

Wed, 2008-05-07 20:20

Can anyone recommend a charter for a live on for 3-5days at the abrohlos?

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aquajack

Thu, 2008-05-08 13:45

dean, last july i went on aquajack for 5 nights, had a awsome trip, the skipper deckies & the rig was a great set up, they could not do enough 4 you, the food was top notch, most of all they put us on 2 some top fish. i am going again with them in 5wks, this time 2 shark bay.   bring it on..................

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sorry Paul, it would help if

Thu, 2008-05-08 14:15

Dean,
I went there for 4 days with Jazz II charters. They normally only do river cruises and rotto trips in perth cos our waters here are so fished out and they make more money doing 2 river cruises a day instead of 1 fishing trip. But when it came to fishing the Abrolhos the skipper Neil put us onto some awesome ground. He's an owner operator so he takes great pride in making sure everyone is happy.
We even went swimming with seals, free diving, trawling ect. They are awesome guys who let you choose what ever you want to do for the day. I am already planning another trip with them again for next easter.
scano

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