Geraldton,S Bend,Gregory,Hut,Lucky Bay,Denison,Champion Bay

A series of photographs and articles featuring angling from Western
Australia by Ross Compe.

Moderator: Ross Compe

User avatar
Ross Compe
Moderator
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Perth Western Australia

Coronation Beach White Pointer

Post by Ross Compe » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:31 pm

A Great White Shark of around 3 metres attracted a crowd at Coronation Beach while thrashing in white water close to shore over the weekend.
The shark had swallowed a Sea Lion and unable to dislodge its prey fell victim to its own meal.
The Sea Lion became jammed in the sharks throat and caused problems with water passing through its gills.
The predator washed up on the beach after a spectacular effort by the Great White to dislodge the seal.
Fisheries attended the scene and will remove the carcus.
:cry: :cry: :cry:
Attachments
shark_humour_135.jpg
shark_humour_135.jpg (17.13 KiB) Viewed 5553 times
"Remember Folks There Has Never Been A Fish Worth Dying For"

User avatar
Ross Compe
Moderator
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Perth Western Australia

Beach and Rock State Championships

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:06 pm

The Australian Anglers Association held the West Australian State Beach and Rock Angling Championships at Port Gregory over the October long weekend amid some trying weather conditions.
Strong teams were fielded by a rejuvinated Fremantle Angling Club and the Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club.
Geraldton managed a win in the Junior division with Ocean Reef claiming the Ladies and Mens event.
Fremantle snatched the Veterans prize while the Offshore Angling Club battled on with one team member short.
Species weighed in were predictably Tailor,Dart and Mulloway.
Tailor were apparently around the 70cm mark and in reasonably good numbers given the tough weather conditions.
Well done!!
:) :) :)
Attachments
Port Gregory (WinCE).jpg
Port Gregory (WinCE).jpg (5.23 KiB) Viewed 5165 times
"Remember Folks There Has Never Been A Fish Worth Dying For"

User avatar
Ross Compe
Moderator
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Perth Western Australia

New Herring Bag Limits

Post by Ross Compe » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:47 am

All anglers are reminded of new bag limits for the Australian Herring. :!: Effective March 1 2015 the new reduced daily bag limit for ammateur fisherman is 12 fish per day. :roll:
Failure to comply may lead to prosecution. :shock:
Fish stocks are declining and the havest has been halved.
Watch those limits and target other species whenever possible.
:? :? :?
Attachments
new_herring_bag_limit_small_788_281.jpg
new_herring_bag_limit_small_788_281.jpg (28.64 KiB) Viewed 4352 times
"Remember Folks There Has Never Been A Fish Worth Dying For"

User avatar
Ross Compe
Moderator
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Perth Western Australia

Ladies winner in Beach Club Competition

Post by Ross Compe » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:16 pm

Champion angler Filomeno D'Alonzo has shown some of the lads up again with a 2kg Tailor,Mulloway,Tarwhine and a couple of Dart from the beaches of Horrocks.
Nice mixed bag in the species orientated event in windy conditions and good enough to snare the Ladies trophy for the beach and rock event.
More from husband Tony soon as October results are received from the area.
Yeah :!: :!:
Attachments
silver_bream_124.jpg
silver_bream_124.jpg (23.79 KiB) Viewed 2429 times
"Remember Folks There Has Never Been A Fish Worth Dying For"

User avatar
Ross Compe
Moderator
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Perth Western Australia

Go Anywhere Winner Beach and Rock Competition

Post by Ross Compe » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:49 am

October and a Go Anywhere beach and rock competition had legend Tony D'Alonzo moving north and chancing his arm in wind and rain.
Horrocks was the location the champion chose with ladies winner and wife Filomena and the location paid off.
Another terrific mixed bag for an aggregate weight of 7.6kgs.
Quality table fare as well that included 2 Mulloway,1 Skippy,1 Dart,2 Tailor and 1 Herring.
Thanks again to 'Postcards' friends Mr Joe Horvath and Offshore Angling Club founder Mr Laurie Birchil who has now been recognized as a finalist in the 'Volunteer of the Year Award.
Attachments
Bob and Ross Fishin.jpg
Bob and Ross Fishin.jpg (57.91 KiB) Viewed 2419 times
"Remember Folks There Has Never Been A Fish Worth Dying For"

User avatar
Ross Compe
Moderator
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Perth Western Australia

March Long Weekend Beach and Rock Competition Hutt River

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:07 pm

Anglers enjoyed great weather and generally good fishing conditions during the March long weekend beach and rock event held between Port Gregory and the north end of Wagoe Beach.
Bowes River was one location that was weeded out and the levy of fifteen dollars for over night fees at Lucky Bay had the Offshore Angling Perth Beach Branch members retreat south around Hutt River and enjoy the area.
The new fee at Lucky Bay is being investigated as some reports are that it is a move from the Northampton Shire or operators at Lucky Bay.
Fifteen bucks a night and how it is to be administered and collected are of real concern to anglers looking for a short break from the city.
Confusion as to whether the overnight charge applies only to anglers staying at Lucky Bay or those others who wish to resort only to the beaches at Wagoe was enough to deter the club.
Access to the Wagoe beaches without a fee is our right.
Good friend to angling Joe H managed a couple of Mulloway around the 70cm mark at the Hutt River mouth before it opened around dusk the night before the competition began and interestingly reports big numbers of small sharks around the 30cm size taking baits from the beaches.
Difficult to identify at that size as all were returned to the water but there grey colouration and body shape suggests Long Nosed Grey Whaler or possibly young Tiger pups the later not developing stripes until they get much larger.
Good numbers of Tailor about with sizes varying between 30 and 40 cm.Only 1 Herring taken and 5 Whiting between the membership.
Winner was Mr Paul Berry who released a Black Tip Reef Shark that was estimated at around 15 kilos.
The new formulae of tail fork measurement is used in catch and release club beach events when weighing facilities are not available or practical.
Paul also nabbed 8 Tailor,2 Dart,and a Mulloway of around 3 kilo which would be a superb eating fish.
Runner up was Greg Uren who also managed 8 Tailor and 2 Dart,well done!
Sounds like lots of fun and remember the public can join the club by contacting its members or going to the meetings on the first Wednesday of every month up at the Sorrento Primary School Hall.
Tight Lines.....
Attachments
Great White Acrobatics (Small).jpg
Great White Acrobatics (Small).jpg (36.81 KiB) Viewed 1912 times
"Remember Folks There Has Never Been A Fish Worth Dying For"

User avatar
Ross Compe
Moderator
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Perth Western Australia

Latest Information on Rock Lobster Guidelines

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:44 am

Latest information on Rock Lobster guidelines....
Plenty to read here :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Attachments
Rock Lobtser Guide 2-3.jpg
Rock Lobster Guide 3-4.jpg
Rock Lobser Guide 4-5.jpg
Rock Lobster Guide 6-7.jpg
Rock Lobster Guide 8-9.jpg
Rock Lobster Guide 10-11.jpg
Rock Lobster Guide 12-13.jpg
Rock Lobster Guide 13-14.jpg
Rock Lobster Guide 15-16.jpg
Rock Lobster Guide 17-18.jpg
"Remember Folks There Has Never Been A Fish Worth Dying For"

User avatar
Ross Compe
Moderator
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Perth Western Australia

Handy Locality Maps for Port Gregory and Hutt River

Post by Ross Compe » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:01 am

Some handy maps for Hutt River and Port Gregory..
Attachments
Port Gregory Map1.jpg
Port Gregory Map 2.jpg
Port Gregory Inset.jpg
"Remember Folks There Has Never Been A Fish Worth Dying For"

User avatar
Ross Compe
Moderator
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Perth Western Australia

Re: Geraldton,S Bend,Gregory,Hut,Lucky Bay,Denison,Champion Bay

Post by Ross Compe » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:25 am

Geraldton and Champion Bay boating information including Drummond Cove.
Maps and street guides from Drummonds Cove to Port Grey.
Lots of information on watersport regulation and the latest...............
:| :| :| :| :|
Attachments
Geraldton Legend.jpg
Geraldton Map 2.jpg
Geraldton Map 3.jpg
Drummond Cove - Sunset Beach.jpg
Windsurfing Paddle Craft - Navigation.jpg
"Remember Folks There Has Never Been A Fish Worth Dying For"

User avatar
Ross Compe
Moderator
Posts: 1424
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:19 pm
Location: Perth Western Australia

Re: Geraldton,S Bend,Gregory,Hut,Lucky Bay,Denison,Champion Bay

Post by Ross Compe » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:35 am

Some information on west coast Abalone guidelines
Attachments
Abalone Guide 2-3.jpg
Abalone Guide 2-3.jpg (32.22 KiB) Viewed 521 times
Abalone Guide 3-4.jpg
Abalone Guide 3-4.jpg (27.45 KiB) Viewed 521 times
Abalone Guide 5-6.jpg
Abalone Guide 5-6.jpg (32.21 KiB) Viewed 521 times
Abalone Guide 7-8.jpg
Abalone Guide 7-8.jpg (33.71 KiB) Viewed 521 times
Abalone Guide 9-10.jpg
Abalone Guide 9-10.jpg (30.51 KiB) Viewed 521 times
Abalone Guide 11-12.jpg
Abalone Guide 11-12.jpg (32.82 KiB) Viewed 521 times
"Remember Folks There Has Never Been A Fish Worth Dying For"

Post Reply

Return to “POSTCARDS FROM THE LEDGE”