Coral Bay Western Australia

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Coral Bay Western Australia

Post by Ross Compe » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:25 pm

Coral Bay Western Australia has long been a terrific resort region and with new interest in Ningaloo Reef by surfers, divers and whale watchers.
Information on the area for those of interest... :!: :!: :!:
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Post by Ross Compe » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:11 am

Coral Bay is one of those locations that rose to popularity way back when a few adventurous anglers began to realise the potential of the boating fishing in particular.
Pink Snapper around the reefs and coral atolls and sport fishing further offshore.
Some famous names and publications really opened up the area.
Ningaloo Reef once considered too sharky for surfers became popular.
Personally I think it still is but some have different views about personal responsibilty and risk.
No doubt about the break though when it turns on it is a fabulous wave and Coral Bay a terrific location.
Marine Parks and ammateur regulation did effect the location as a destination for fishos for many years as they elected to venture to other regions to enjoy the wilderness.
Tourism and improving ammenities combined with activities such as seasonal whale watching and diving has seen a renewed interest by eco friendly holidayers and it is one of those places not to be missed when resorting in Western Australia.
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Post by Ross Compe » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:51 am

More on on Coral Bay from Paul and father Martin Meaney :shock: :shock:
Keen anglers and good fren... Hey Paul I remember that neat Range Rover I saw you on the beach with your lovely lady at Lancelin near the nursery.
Funny thing I fished there with Bob Fisher years later and managed 5 nice Mulloway ,a couple of small Bronze Whaler Sharks and some Tailor around 2 kilo while he consumed my Pilsner Beer and did some snoozing but not of the knotted kind. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
The Meaney family fished Coral Bay along with some other well known angling identities back then and the beauty of the place and hospitality of the hosts at the hotel/motel caravan parks renowned.
Snorkling amongst the tropical fish and good launching for small boats is terrific.
Mackeral,Wahoo,Yellowfin Tuna,Sailfish,Cobia and bottom species like Red and Spangled Emperor and bumper Baldchin Groper are common during winter.
Coral Bay is sign posted off the Emouth road but don't go there unless yur a wilderness lad or lassie.. Aye Aye :twisted: :twisted:

A wee bit older now the shark hunter Paul Meaney :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Coral Bay Western Australia

Post by Ross Compe » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:39 am

Coral Bay has a population of only a few hundred permanent residents and is located within the Carnarvon Shire.
1132 kms NNW of Perth and 138kms south of Exmouth it continues to attract interest for tourists for its fabulous snorkling and stunning marine life.
Sharks,Manta Rays and whales are common and as you would expect the coral formations are spectacular.
Locations around thw town can be exotic and full of tales and history like Skeleton Bay. :shock: :shock:
Always check with the locals and relevant authorities before embarking on water activities.
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