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Chinamans Rock Kalbarri

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:52 am

Chinamans Rock at the mouth of the Kalbarri Estuary has long been a favourite spot for anglers resorting at the town.
It is central to most of the available accomodation and still fishes well for Mulloway,Tailor and other species depending on the time of year.
Like the Blue Holes that has produced some very big Tailor on Garfish and the odd Samson Fish over the years 4wd is not required.
Richard Maciejak took both these Mulloway from Chinamans on consecutive trips to Kalbarri.
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Red Bluff Beach

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:34 am

A nice pair of small beach run sharks taken by Joe Horvath from Red Bluff Beach.
A Bronze Whaler and a very tasty Gummy Shark more than made up for the wait while chasing those Kalbarri Mulloway.
A very crowded day on the beach but a great result.
Best fished when the swells are down and another worthwhile location close to town.
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Kalbarri Wittecarra Creek Tailor Fishing

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:08 am

For many the beach Tailor fishing is the drawcard for tourists and anglers to Kalbarri.
Wittecarra Creek is a magnet for most and rightly so as it has to be one of the most consistant beach Tailor locations around the state.
The summer months are the most favoured as angling can be difficult when strong onshore winds and swells see most retreat to the sandspit inside the estuary for Whiting or further upstream for the elusive Murchison Black Bream.
Long surf rods and ganged hooks with Mulies and heavy sinkers are standard beach fishing outfits here.
A short walk to the action can reveal a few surprises in early morning and afternoon.
The Tailor are not uncommon up to a kilo and every now and then much bigger fish around 3 kilo emerge from the throng.
Even of more interest perhaps are the packs of big Samson Fish hunting the Tailor amongst the waves and causing the panicked driven fish above the surface and sending showers of spray over the ocean.
Huge Sharks well over 50 kilos get amongst the action here as do Mulloway up to 15 kilo.
A lot of action on the doorstep of Kalbarri.
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Kalbarri Mulloway and Tailor with Mal Wilken and Peter White

Post by Ross Compe » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:42 am

Probably why Kalbarri is rightly so popular with tourists and local beach anglers.
Some fantastic beach captures of big Mulloway and Tailor that nudged 6.5 lbs.
The anglers pictured are Mr Mal Wilken and Peter White and the photographs have supplied by Mr Ron and Dee Thomas.
Champion anglers with a long history of sportfishing success including some very notable captures taken while members of The Offshore Angling Club of Western Australia.
The Perth branch meet at the Warrick Sportsmens Association on the first Wednesday of every month and travel all around the state at their monthly field day competitions.
New members are always welcome.
Well done guys!!
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Kalbarri Sports Fishing Classic

Post by Ross Compe » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:30 pm

The Labour day long weekend 2-4 March is the Kalbarri Sports Fishing Classic.
Prizes in excess of 10000 dollars over 28 categories in this friendly competition now in its 26th year.
Boat,river and shore fishing with game and bottom fishing.
Details from Laurie via email lasue@wn.com.au.
Fishing with prizes and a great long weekend alternative.
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September at Kalbarri with Joe Horvath

Post by Ross Compe » Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:13 am

Joe Horvath enjoyed his near annual trip these days at Kalbarri again this year and fished mainly around the township from its terrific beaches and rock locations.
Not unusually swell was up and ruled out more exotic locations like nearby Wagoe Beach and reefs closer to the township itself.
Wittecarra Creek was also unfishable with big swells pounding the coastline.
Good fisherman like Joe will fish other locations that offer both safety and a likely return in those climates.
Red Bluff and its beaches also unfishable due to big waves.
Chinamans Rock was the best of the rest and produced Mulloway around 3.5kgs and Tailor to 47cms.
A couple of big runs after dark were put down to some big Sting Ray action after monumental bust ups a few hundred metres from shore.
No classic head shaking at the business end of the mono that would indicate Shark or Mulloway.
Further around the bay near the changerooms also produced some Tailor and Mulloway around the 70cm mark that Joe returned to the water.
Thanks for the report mate.
Tight Lines...
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Latest Guidelines on Rock Lobster Fishing

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:36 am

Latest information and guidelines on Rock Lobster Fishing here....
Plenty of reading :!: :!: :!: :!:
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Kalbarri Boating Guides and Maps

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:11 am

Some handy boating guides and locality maps...
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