gnaraloo 2020 report

 Well another year done and dusted at Gnaraloo and the weather gods turned it on for us and the fish were on the chew. So were the sharks unfortunately but managed to get through them by moving around and fluking non sharky territory. 

Day 1 saw us on the water around 11.30 and  into  the 70m mark and a couple of nice Reds, a good Pinky that just made it to the boat , couple of Spanglys and Cobia. All caught on last year's freezer bitten bait lol. 

Day 2 was an almost glass off so we punched it out to the 100's and this is where the action really started, More good Reds huge Goldband , some smaller and Cobia. The bigger Goldband caught on my new Vexed bottom meat before a greycoat decided he liked the colours and took it for his collection :( 

Day 3 Back into the 100's again but a slower bite but still a couple of good Goldband nonetheless.

 

Day 4 a strong norwester saw us compressing our spines as we bashed out to the 50m line but was blessed with a sharkless day and a good haul of Rankins and Reds. The first Rankin hit a Redthroat I had on and took off like a loco which had me thinking I'd been sharked yet again, so keelhauled it up hoping to get some of my rig back. Sad face turned to a cheesy grin when I saw the fright colours and a good size Rankin on the line you beauty! 

A fillet tally of 43Kg for the 4 days had us stoked and gave some fillets to the fellas near us who'd been struggling a bit with a smaller boat but had put in the hard work to try and get fish. 

And of course there's nothing better than watching the sun go down with a frothy and the fire lit.

I know you'll read this Kim it was good to see you up there again and hope you fellas got out and got some good fish.

Johnno67 (Colin) was there at the same time and smashed it too, his boys nailed two of the biggest Robbo's I've ever seen. Cheers for the deep fryer mate and the wings idea. 

A quick edit to the post, a big shout out to Carnavonite for opening up for us late on Sunday for fuel and accomodation, cheers mate it was appreciated. 

2021 already being planned..........

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 Good work Andy. Looks like a

Tue, 2020-06-16 20:48

 Good work Andy. Looks like a great time was had again. 

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Jealous

Tue, 2020-06-16 21:34

great report. 

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Looks like it was a very

Tue, 2020-06-16 22:14

Looks like it was a very productive trip Andy.

Always good when the weather gods look after you.

 

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 Mate some nice fish in

Wed, 2020-06-17 04:18

 Mate some nice fish in there, well done

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 That shirt ruined an

Wed, 2020-06-17 04:55

 That shirt ruined an otherwise well written write up...

 

Nice on Andy...

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 Nothing wrong with Shimano

Wed, 2020-06-17 17:27

 Nothing wrong with Shimano Boony! 

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 Lovely Andy enough variety

Wed, 2020-06-17 05:26

 Lovely Andy enough variety for the freezer for sure there, no Mack's this year? 

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 Cheers Guy and no Macks, we

Wed, 2020-06-17 05:49

 Cheers Guy and no Macks, we didn't really try that hard for them. Whenever the demersals aren't playing ball then we try. Some young blokes up there speared one about a metre long. 

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 I thought you might have got

Wed, 2020-06-17 05:52

 I thought you might have got the cobias while trying for macks

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 Both of the Cobes off the

Wed, 2020-06-17 06:20

 Both of the Cobes off the bottom.

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 Well done 

Wed, 2020-06-17 06:15

 Well done 

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great stuff Andy...That sorts

Wed, 2020-06-17 06:36

great stuff Andy...That sorts fresh fillets for a while.

This all beach launch ha...you in the Quintrex ?

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 Yeah all off the beach in

Wed, 2020-06-17 06:54

 Yeah all off the beach in the Quinnie mate. Beach was hard work firstfew days, getting bogged etc but it hardened up a little through the week and down to 12 psi helps heaps. Apparently the beach was ripped up by a heap of jet ski hoods not letting their tyres down.

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thats a decent rankin!! nice

Wed, 2020-06-17 07:11

thats a decent rankin!! nice work

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 Well done AndieDay 3, middle

Wed, 2020-06-17 07:34

 Well done Andie

Day 3, middle fish? Is that my all time favourite eating fish - Robbie the Seabream?

If so can I have it PLEASE!!!

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 Ha ha it sure is Neal, pure

Wed, 2020-06-17 07:40

 Ha ha it sure is Neal, pure white pearl flesh. Mate if you're in town and want to drop by my workshop it's yours ;) 

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 Cheers sea-kem excellent

Wed, 2020-06-17 08:27

 Cheers sea-kem excellent write once again , i gotta get back up there been way to many years for me , those gold band are pretty hard to beat on the chew imo , great size too mate 

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 Great haul there Andy, well

Wed, 2020-06-17 08:28

 Great haul there Andy, well done. 

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Great report Andy

Wed, 2020-06-17 08:53

Some awesome feeds there for sure. Those Red Throats are monsters 

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Nailed it

Wed, 2020-06-17 08:54
  •  Great report Andy, good to see you had an excellent trip and the weather Gods played their part.
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  • Some excellent fish there and you shared some with one who was down on their luck. Well done

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well done. so jealous! hope

Wed, 2020-06-17 09:22

well done. so jealous! hope to get up there one day.

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Good work Andy

Wed, 2020-06-17 09:42

 Good to see you out in the 100's mate. Nothing better than seeing the big Goldband surface out there amongst the reds. Nearly time for me to head back. Well done on filling the freezer.

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Nice Andy

Wed, 2020-06-17 11:55

 Good to see you got amongst them.  Now back to dhuies and crays off Seabird, tough life. 

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 Well done. Can't complain

Wed, 2020-06-17 12:22

 Well done. Can't complain about the quality of the fish. Them big rankin don t like leaving the bottom . Quite a few good feeds on the way 

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Neck Fest

Wed, 2020-06-17 13:36

 Nice work mate, good to see you slayed for the blokes who've had to cancel.

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Good to see you had a good holiday Andy

Wed, 2020-06-17 13:44

 Quality fish in those pics there too .

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 Cheers fellas, fish bite

Wed, 2020-06-17 14:15

 Cheers fellas, fish bite went against the rules of moon phases. We had a nearly full moon, but saying that bite time did align with the run up to high tide in the arvo. We hardly had a touch in the mornings and most blokes out there agreed. 

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Nice report mate

Wed, 2020-06-17 17:03

Was a great trip especially for us getting in 2 days earlier than you had a ball big thanks to you and bob for your help pulling the big moda out of the water and for the good night on the red wine and rum let's get on to the dates soon for next year so we can make it the same time again. 

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 Absobloodylutely! 

Wed, 2020-06-17 17:33

 Absobloodylutely! 

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 Great write-up and some

Wed, 2020-06-17 17:26

 Great write-up and some brilliant fish there Andy!

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 Cheers Dave, it's a cracking

Wed, 2020-06-17 17:34

 Cheers Dave, it's a cracking place when the weather shines.

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sounds like a good

Thu, 2020-06-18 08:26

trip Andy

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Good Work Mate

Thu, 2020-06-18 09:16

Good work bud!!

Still got most of the fish in the magic 100's. We are heading up to Exmouth in Mid July. Im hoping by then the sharks will be well fed after the school holidays haha

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Very jealous

Thu, 2020-06-18 12:39

Missed our annual boys trip to DHI two weeks ago due to work commitments.

Glad you guys had a good time.

Some good reds and Rankin in the mix.

Well done.

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Some great eating fish there

Thu, 2020-06-18 13:02

Some great eating fish there Seakem well done. Haven't been there for quite a few years now and seeing these photos makes me want to get back up there. 

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Killed it!

Mon, 2020-06-22 12:03

Looks like a great trip Andy! Some awesome fish there- well done.

 

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 Good stuff Andy , some great

Wed, 2020-06-24 10:22

 Good stuff Andy , some great tucker there mate, and Boon leave Andy's shirt alone it's a cracker. 

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