I recently make a camper trip to Perth Western Australia. I took the Indian ocean drive route and visit few fishing jetty facing the Indian Ocean. The scenic is beautiful. Water is clear and even novice angler caught fishes. I didn’t do any fishing there as I did not bring any tackle there.
Most of their petrol station that are near to the beach did sell frozen fishing bait and tackles. So for those who happen to be there, you can just grab some bait from them and go fishing.
My self drive two persons High Top camper van.
Geraldton Bay Break water north of Perth.
A angler caught a whiting fish.
Jurien Bay Jetty north of Perth.
A Taylor fish caught by a novice angler.
Sun Setting at Jurien Bay Jetty
Woodman Point Jetty south of Perth.
And never missed their fresh Fish n Chip
Last night go for a short trip and caught this spotted eel. Bait was a small kunning fish. This fish is release back to the sea.
This afternoon go for another short trip. End up caught this small Gar fish on a cable car rig with live herring as bait.
Date: 27-12-2018 Time: 1930hrs Bait: Fresh Tamban Rig: Long snood bottom feeder.
Went for a short trip tonight. Tide was going down. Just manage to get three fresh tamban before last light. On my second bait cast come this small barracuda. It took my hook and the reel went screeching. I strike and easily wind in. Used my rod to lift it up.
Date: 11-11-2018 Bait: Fresh squid. Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder.
My friend Yusof caught this shovelnose shark two week back. It take an hour plus to land it by few anglers effort. Estimate around 20-30kg in weight.
Date: 18-10-2018 Time: 2105hrs. Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Fresh baby squid.
Tide is on the way down. As usual I went to catch squid but tonight I decide to bring a set of tackle along. My aim is to use those very small squid( one inches size) as bait. Reason is this very small size squid not good for keeping as future bait.
On my second cast, this one kilo plus stingray took my bait. It cause my reel alarm to sound. I had to stop scooping the squid to strike the rod. As the current was not strong, I just slowly wind back. When surface, I use the rod to lift it up. After photo taking, I decide to release it back.
Date: 05-10-2018 Time: 2030hrs Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white. Reel: Daiwa Sealine 50 Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: frozen squid.
Jamie Baba hook up this 3.5kg Barracuda when the tide was just turning down. This fish took his squid bait and run causing his reel to scream a few times before he got to his rod and strike. As the down tide current flow had pick up by now, the fish gave him some good struggle before he able to surface it up. I gaff it up for him.
Date: 28-07-2018 Time: 1940hrs & 2010hrs Rod: Penn Powergraph Surf 12ft. Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Rig: Long Snood Bottom feeder Bait: Fresh Tamban
Reach there around 1700hrs plus. Jig for some fresh tamban and cast out one rod. Tide is on the way up and the current is smooth. Only down point was the strong southern wind was blowing endlessly causing choppy wave. This had affect the surface predator fishes to stay more deeper in water. End the daylight with no result.
Night fall and I change my rig to bottom feeder. Just as the sky turn dark, the first fish bite. My reel screech…I strike the rod and feel some weight. Slowly wind back and up come a red snapper.
Change bait and cast out again. Half and hour later my reel screech again. This time a little louder…Wind in and a nice finger mark snapper surface.
Date: 06-07-2018 Time: 2200hrs Rod: Loomis Franklin 10ft. Reel: Okuma 6000 Spinning Line: 40lbs braided Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Frozen squid
My friend Simon pull up this 14kg stingray last night when the tide turn up. This fish took his bait and the line went slack without any alarm sounded. Only when he went to check his line that he found it slack. He immediately strike and with some good tug of wall later, the fish surfaced up. Angler Yusof was there and he gaff it up.
Date: 04-05-2018 Time: 1800-2330hrs Rod: Penn Slammer white 10.6ft Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40 Rig: Long Snood Bottom Feeder Bait: Fresh Cuttle fish.
Check the weather and it say clear in the east side. Headed down and tide is still going down. Setup two sets of tackles with top and bottom bait. Live bait is easily available.
No action when sky turn dark so I concentrate on just bottom. Setup squid lamp but no squid spotted. Only a small cuttle fish caught. I quickly use it as bait and cast out.
Then suddenly a quick down pour. I was caught off guard. It lasted only about ten minutes. After the rain, I re-check the bait and it still intact. Casted out again.
Scoop up a green squid when it surface up and come near to my squid lamp attracted by a school of bait fish.
Around 2235hrs, one of my rod the alarm sounded. It screech another few time before I strike. Yes…fish on….slowly wind back….It did struggle on the way back. Surface up it was a big fingermark snapper. I ask one of my friend to take my squid net and scoop it up.
Date: 14-04-2018 Time: 1000hrs -12.30hrs Rod: Penn Powergraph Surf 12ft. Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40 Rig: Cable car Bait: Live herring
Go for a short trip this morning. High tide was full around 10 plus hrs. I choose to fish on the down tide as it has a better current flow.
Bait fish was rare. Just manage to jig few pcs. So I setup two sets of tackles only on cable car rig and without bottom rig.
Around 1130hrs, while I was jigging some distance away, I heard reel screeching sound. I headed back to my rod and found that one of the rod the line gone loose. I pickup and strike, heavy at the end….slowly wind back and this queen fish surface up. I used my rod to lift it up.