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  1. hookerbruce

    Cracka Drummer session

    Nice work phil drummer certainly pull hard and dirty. No secret spots what town were you near
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    New WA specie

    Had a quick fish at the boat ramp before we left timber creek. Used bait caught a couple of jewel fish plus the compulsory catfish. Camped at Edith River tonight had a 10 min flick in the shallow river this afternoon for a oxeye herring will have a few casts tomorrow before we move on Bruce
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    New WA specie

    Over the past week fished a few times for mixed results. Home Valley Station fished the Pentecost river from the shore. Cast lures for no result then tried using small dead mullet one reasonable missed hit and some catfish. There for two days only one 80cm barra caught by another camper. Then headed to Lake Argyle on way found a fishy river so camped near the river for a couple of nights. Had a few sessions interrupted by sightseeing caught about 10 legal sooty grunter kept 4 lots of small ones and spangled perch. Also caught this sleepy fish just under 40cm a new specie for me. Had a fish at the boat ramp on the Victoria River near Timber Creek today no fish will try again in the morning. Have to keep an eye out for crocs every where up here.
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    First barra of trip

    Hi all Thanks for all the comments. The cruise in the Kimberly was a once in a lifetime trip. And the fishing was a bonus. Took a long time to find one that had fishing that was affordable. After the cruise we spent 4 days at Quondong point north of Broome it looked very fishy but couldn't get a bite let alone a fish. Have moved on from Broome and next serious fish will be at Crab Claw Island in the NT. Wait for you in Darwin Dave Bruce
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    First barra of trip

    Hi My wife was very sceptial before the trip thought she would end up on a fishing boat. The trip was fantastic the food was there every time you turned around and was all perfect. Ate a lot of what we caught oysters crabs and fish plus all the basics steaks lamb cutlets pork loin roast and all the fancy deserts Boat had 12 passengers and 5 crew. I'll send you a copy of my wife's holiday email she says it all Bruce
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    First barra of trip

    Just back from a cruise Broome to Mitchell Plateau . Had a fish along the way. Fished five short sessions along the way. Caught a lot of fish mainly fingermark and jacks to 50cm, also bream trevally cod and mixed fish. On the last fish I finally nailed a barra and lost one. Measured 77cm and tasted very nice for lunch and dinner the next day. Also saw all the tourist things and did the helicopter and light plane flights
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    5000 klm for a bream

    Hi Dave I'm getting ready to go out on a boat on Monday be back in Broome on 26 th June. Hope To catch some fish. I think it's a fishing trip my wife thinks its kimberley cruise At 80 mile beach at the moment .
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    Long weekend at Forster

    Fish of a lifetime x twice any photos Bruce
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    Big Neil and Blackfish

    I don't think I would describe Gordon as tall and dark, more tall and mysterious. The mystery unfolds after several late night drinks. Yes he knows how to fish I learnt a lot from fishing with him. Glad Neil got some black fish. Bruce
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    Botany bay with BigNeil

    I'm sure Neil appreciated the effort and it will only make the next successful trip seem better Bruce
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    5000 klm for a bream

    Just south of Broome Barn hill station. Arrived yesterday afternoon had a fish off the shore caught about a dozen under size reef fish plus two good bream. They will do for dinner tonight The bream appear to be a variation on our normal yellow fin bream. Try again this arvo. Was a nice sunset
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    first holiday fish

    Thanks Gordon I haven't caught them before. Just left Mt Isa so don't think there will be much fishing for a few days
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    first holiday fish

    No more decent fish just a few small grunter and other things. Few shrimp and yabbies plus some crabs. Just small ones don't know what type. From Burke river at Boulia
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    first holiday fish

    Don't do a lot of freshwater fishing. Calling this a yellow belly 37 cm caught Coopers creek
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    Those of you who want to go to Weipa it is doable for six people it costs just under $1500 each for a week plus airfare plus your alcohol. We found the action in Triluck was great lots of queenies all types of trevally plus a few barra and jacks Normon fished well for jacks l landed 15 one day plus big queenies and some barra. Just outside norman near the rock island we got a 5kg gt