Fishing Karratha

my mate neil is heading up to Karratha in 2 weeks for a job he has a couple of days off and wants to get into some land base fish. if anyone could help me point him to the spots and ill send him them on to him.

cheers guys


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does he need an offsider :D?

Wed, 2006-10-11 17:53

does he need an offsider :D?

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what ya know bout eletric train?

Wed, 2006-10-11 17:55

im busting to get up there but no apprentices they reakon

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Tell him to take the short

Wed, 2006-10-11 21:17

Tell him to take the short drive up to Point Samson and fish the causeway there on an outgoing tide, preferably afternoon. Good chance of some Jacks this time of year. I'd recomend 30lb spin gear, 20lb minimum. Live mullet are the way to go, you can usually get them in the shallows close by if you're good with a cast net. Running sinker rig with a 4/0 is what I normally use. Occassionaly get snagged there but that's life.

Scottie who did you contact regarding apprenticeships up there?

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cheeers jay

Thu, 2006-10-12 07:35

ill pass on the info to him!

i have been trying woodside, bhp but mainly woodside as i want the offshore work.

but apprenticeships australia would be the other one i would call mate.

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Did they say that they don't

Thu, 2006-10-12 10:08

Did they say that they don't take on apprentices during their apprenticeships or did they just not have any positions available?

Samson Causeway

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you up there at christmas

Thu, 2006-10-12 11:43

you up there at christmas jay?

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Nah probably not until mid

Thu, 2006-10-12 12:16

Nah probably not until mid January. I'm spending Christmas with Dad this year and not moving over until after christmas.

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anywhere else worth a look

Thu, 2006-10-12 13:59

anywhere else worth a look on the land based side of things? im locked into goin up at christmas time now so im starting to do my homework

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Are you familiar with the

Thu, 2006-10-12 15:10

Are you familiar with the area? Are you going to have a 4wd? There is this track that gives access to a nice little creek system over near cossack but you'll need a 4WD. We used to get heaps of Jacks there, haven't tried there for a while. I can get satellite images and show you if you'd like.
I find that it fished a little better than the easy to get spots. It's not really out of the way but it seems to get fished a bit less.

This spot, and the causeway mentioned above were the main landbased spots we hit while Mum was living in Wickham. Other than that we mainly used the boat.

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That would be good mate,

Thu, 2006-10-12 16:20

That would be good mate, yeah ill have a 4wd i havent scoped the place out that well, generally know my way around but.
worth taking a throw net then? lures not as successful?
fingers crossed the weather holds out

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I really haven't given lures

Thu, 2006-10-12 16:47

I really haven't given lures a go which is something I must get around to... just laziness on my part. Definately worth giving a shot and I'd seriously recommend taking the cast net.

Head out towards the lookout from Cossack, take a left towards settlers beach and just as you go down the hill take a left onto the 4WD track. Turnoff is indicated by the dot on the pic.

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Champion thanks

Fri, 2006-10-13 08:58

Champion thanks mate!!

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That mud flat you go across

Fri, 2006-10-13 09:10

That mud flat you go across is firm, even after it's had water on it. Maker sure you check the tides before you go, I'd only recommend going there on the low tide. Walk around, find a deep hole and you should get something.

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ive checked the tides for

Fri, 2006-10-13 09:17

ive checked the tides for the week ill be up there and its rising around 3 to 4 o'clock in the arvo so it'll be a mornig mission for sure, but perfect for the samson spot

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what were the GPS bearing

Fri, 2006-10-13 11:22

what were the GPS bearing for that spot there jay? (pionter number)

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5 19 020E 77 15

Fri, 2006-10-13 11:33

5 19 020E 77 15 206N

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hmm still cant find it,

Fri, 2006-10-13 11:40

hmm still cant find it, zoomed out pic of the area? sorry to be a pain

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Here ya go

Fri, 2006-10-13 11:50

How's this?

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yep ive sussed it out, my

Fri, 2006-10-13 12:05

[img_assist|fid=62267|thumb=0|alt=cossack|caption=cloudy]

yep ive sussed it out, my screen of google earth has that section covered in cloud thats why i couldnt make it out that wickhem to the left hey?

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Yeah that's Wickham on the

Fri, 2006-10-13 12:09

Yeah that's Wickham on the left. If in doubt, just fish the causeway but if you've got the time, definately scope this spot out.

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