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    Lundy
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    Back from Weipa

    Just had 12 days fishing in Weipa. The fishing was a little disappointing compared to other years but a good time was had by all.

    The road was a experience by itself and the wind was a pain in the arse to be lure fishing in a 15 foot boat!

    Here is a couple pics of the trip

    Cheers
    Steve

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    Re: Back from Weipa

    on the water a dawn each morning

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    720 barra. all barra released as the season closed on the 27th September

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    Ausfish Platinum Member Mick's Avatar
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    Only 720 this year tabs. Its alright mate, you can still hold your head up high.

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    My biggest

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    Finally caught this groper after being smoked by 2 larger models.

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    425 Jack with black and gold shad rap.

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    520 Black spot cod

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    Deckie with dinner

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    Tabs,

    Some nice fish there mate - keen to hear more on the condition of the road - i leave tomorrow afternoon to head up to Weipa/Mapoon myself - have you driven the road before?

    Moffy

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    Lundy
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    some fish to bring home

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    Ausfish Silver Member Wyoming's Avatar
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    Tabs - great catch, that. I love going fishing there and I'm looking forward to a return visit in June.

    MOFFY! Keep off the turps this time and beware of the Caravan Park Gestapo!

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    Lundy
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    Moffy, I sent you a PM.

    It was my first time on the road and I thought it was bad, but the other guys who had been before said it was the best they had seen it. Coming home took us 9:15 from Weipa to lakelands with a couple of quick stops and a Burger at the Hann River Roadhouse.
    Damage done was one set of tail lights goooone couple of dinged rims plenty of stone chips and rub marks and all rollers and skids will have to be realigned.
    Otherwise it wasn't to bad. Well worth the experience.

    Put in 58 tags for 10 days so the fishing wasn't hot.
    What do you intend to fish for?

    Cheers
    Steve

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    great stuff tabs.........those fingermark are beautiful eating arent they.....i rate them as probably the best i have ever eaten up there with jacks and trout and they are not bad fighters either.

    will be up in cairns end feb for the first time in 4 years and cant wait to tackle the fishing up there again.

    again top stuff mate

    les

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    Wyoming - going to Mapoon this time - alcohol restrictions so we'll be behaving. Should be unreal fishing though.

    Steve, PMed you back - going to Mapoon rather than Weipa itself. Hoping to get a lot of salmon, jacks, fingermark, grunter etc - whatever's biting - any barra bycatch on lures (season's closed) will be good, but we will be releasing most fish anyway (but will bring home a few for a feed)

    Am wanting to do a lot of luring and should have a ball - there's a little rubble patch not far from camp that i'm going to give a good going over with the soft plastics and hopefully nail some assorted reefies off it

    going to finally bring the fly rod out too - so will see how we go there - will probably do a run up to the skardon river flats for this.

    also intend to head offshore as much as we can - see what we can't raise out around Kerr Reef etc - Daintreeboy's brother kept getting spooled last time they trolled out there - so we're taking the big gear to try and get a look at them.

    guess we'll see how the road is once we hit it - we usually do 10-11 hours cairns to weipa (not towing though)

    Moffy

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