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Joe Versus the Stingers

Post by Ross Compe » Mon May 16, 2016 3:15 pm

Mulloway can be frustrating at the best of times particularly when fishing the Swan River.
Long waits between takes and more often than not a Stingray can be the result.. Oh well thats life!!
Joe Hovarth and wife Anne struck a couple around the brewery carparks a couple of weeks ago and one of them was a real monster.
Both rays were identified as Eagle Rays and were released upon capture. The larger beastie was estimated at nearly 2 metres across and was so large it was impossible to bring over the rock wall even with a long gaf.
Still a nice Mulloway of around 19kgs from Lancelin last weekend has returned the smile to our Postcards reporter.
Well done :D :D :D
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Avon Descent 2016

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:34 am

Kayakers are arriving at Bayswater on the Swan River this afternoon after completing the 124 km journey from Northam.
Organizers were reported as pleased with water levels for the 2 day event after recent rainfall.
Big crowds are gathering on the banks of the Swan in and around Bayswater to welcome Kayakers and powered craft.
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Whats up on the Swan River

Post by Ross Compe » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:36 am

A little more action lately from the Swan River after a very quiet period over the last few months.
Most reports are from around Blackwell Reach and further downsteam with East Fremantle and Mosmans Bay being the most popular angling locations.
A few Yellowfin Whiting for those prepared to fish the shallow rocky shoreline and only another Stingray for Joe Horvath this month while the Mulloway activity upstream remains very quiet indeed.
A night fish for Wayne D in his tinny didn't find the croakers around Mosmans either but half a dozen Herring kept the wolf from the door.
It means the fresh and salt mix is changing and should see other species move in from offshore soon and hopefully see numbers and species in the Swan improve.
Tight lines
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Big Mulloway on Swan River

Post by Ross Compe » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:34 am

Big news this week on Swan River is a huge Mulloway taken from one of the local jetties by a young angler.
The Mulloway estimated around 20 kgs was taken in the lower reaches and the goss is it came from the around Claremont locality.
Worth a walk to the the right of the old jetty now for Flathead and Flounder in the mornings and Cobbler at night.
Be prepared to get your feet wet.
Heaps of juvenile Black Bream have been released upstream by Fisheries and they are not keepers being undersize.
Some Black Bream reports have filtered through of fish up to 43cm around the Canning and Maylands.
The old boat sheds and kiosk area are well worth a fish for afternoon Tailor as is Tramby on Swan after dusk for small Mulloway and other species.
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Swan River Reports

Post by Ross Compe » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:25 am

Blue Swimmer Crabs are being reported well upstream as far as the Narrows which is good news for drop netters and particularly divers.
Swanfish 2017 is back again on the weekend of Feb 25 and 26.
A Melville Angling Club event,Taylor Reserve will see you registered for 20 dollars,10 dollars for kids and pensioners.mmm....
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Lots of emphasis this year on catch and release for lots of species including the Black Bream.
Always appreciating conservation measures but those scales at weigh in are hard to replace as are the excited faces of the spectators.
Nothin for me fryin pan ,cripes...
Good luck to all ,lots of cash prizes and Recfish are well and truly involved in this Swan River premium event.
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Crawley Bay 1917 Swan River

Post by Ross Compe » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:54 pm

Lovers of Blue Swimmer Crabs have fared well recently before the recent wet and windy conditions with good numbers being taken by both divers and drop netters.
Have a peek at how our Swan River Crawley Bay was depicted by a well known local artist around 1917.
Magnificent in its simplicity and divine fare for lovers of a typical Sunday family day on the Swan River for families.
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Big Swan River Snapper

Post by Ross Compe » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:41 am

Last weekend produced an amazing 10 kilo Pink Snapper from the Claremont Jetty right in the Swan River.
The terrific prize fish backs up another monster Mulloway taken there only a few weeks earlier.
I'm delighted to hear about a really big Pinky taken so far upstream. A smaller Snapper was seen by divers in the Mosman Park area and large specimen was tracked on a fish finder recently as well.
The Claremont ripper was apparently taken during the Swan Fish event last weekend.
Nice photo here as well of one of those nasty Bull Sharks that are becoming larger and more prolific.
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Crabbing for Blue Swimmer Crabs on West Coast

Post by Ross Compe » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:05 pm

Information for everybody on Crabbing for Blue Swimmer Crabs on the West Coast.. :!: :!: :!:
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Recfish Rules and Guidelines

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:38 am

Make sure your angling friends are up to date with the latest Recfish rules... :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Canning River Crabbing Restrictions

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:19 am

Here is the latest on the Canning River crabbing restrictions..
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