Australian Christmas trip chasing Marlin

Discussion in 'International reports' started by elsyd, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. elsyd

    elsyd Senior Member

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    Well I managed some time off over the Christmas break and did a road trip to western coast of Australia to a former American navy communication base called Exmouth in WA.
    its a 3500km drive from my home town so yes the destination is well worth it.
    throughout the year I collected an arsenal of gear, mainly lures as some of you would know
    but the weather was against me for the GT fishing,
    So the main option was to chase the Marlin within sight of the shore line, the charter of my choice is an outfit called Peak Sportsfishing that runs a 25 foot Contender with 400 horses on the back.....
    for a landlubber like me this rig makes me feel very safe .
    well here are some pics of my boat ride
     

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  2. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    3500 km drive? My bet is that you spent more than three times as much on lures as you did on gas traveling. :D
     
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  3. elsyd

    elsyd Senior Member

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    Cheers bnz.
    was a great trip now I got the 3500 km drive home.......
    hopefully the roads are not flooded or I will have to go the long way
     
  4. elsyd

    elsyd Senior Member

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    Some more pics....
    sorry a bit random
     

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  5. Hooksetter6

    Hooksetter6 Lifetime Supporting Members

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    LOL....... The long way? If 3500 KM ain't the long way I sure as hell don't wanna make that trip!!
     
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  6. Hooksetter6

    Hooksetter6 Lifetime Supporting Members

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    I always love to see your reports and Tackle, You are the only one I have ever seen make photo's of Gear look like art. Nice job.
     
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  7. Pope

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    What species of marlin ?
     
  8. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    looks like a nice blue in the pics
     
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  9. CAPTDAVEMIAMI@YAHOO.COM

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    Great trip. Pic of Marlin under boat looks like an oil painting. Very cool.
     
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  10. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    I believe that's a black.
     
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  11. elsyd

    elsyd Senior Member

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    3 blues and one black
     
  12. Popfly

    Popfly Junior member

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    Syd,

    I routinely drive 1900 km to play in the Salt, but you make me feel like a wimp! Great catches! Thanks for sharing...
     
  13. HungryJack

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    Nice trip report.
    The drive would kill me :)

    Video of a similar fishery in another area.
     
  14. DenisB

    DenisB Senior Member

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    Excellent Marlin bite just south of Sydney ( Wollongong-Nowra) has been on since the end of Jan & still going.
    there was a black chasing bait 50 yds off Wollongong lighthouse today with about 20 other large pelagics for an hour or so.