The long awaited decision to construct the second run of floating pens at the marina is finally starting to look like reality. However, there needs to be enough Expressions Of Interest for the project to begin. If you or someone you know is interested in getting a pen at the marina, please contact the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for an EOI form on 08 9949 2079 or go to http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/geraldtonandexmouthpens This is going to be a great help to the AIBT (Australian International Billfish Tournament) in 2011 and 2012 when we expect a number of larger vessels will visit Exmouth to partake in this international event. All we need to add to the equation is the EGFC clubhouse and that area will certainly be a busy little hub in a few years.
Seth Nafte has moved here for a few months while remotely studying. Seth usually visits with his friend and fishing partner, Neil Silver to fish the billfish tournaments. Seth had a ripping start to his stay when he went out to the waters off Helby Bank and hooked three Yellowfin tuna, three wahoo , two sailfish and a marlin. He was trolling pushers and said the action was so hot, he couldn’t believe it: Especially when there were no other boats around. Seth has also been having fun off North-west reef with some amazing sessions with sharks that he could see swimming around in the crystal-clear waters.
Keen staff members Ben and Nick had some fun with mackerel on poppers with over forty hook ups, but none kept for the day out. They also caught a small giant trevally (sounds contradicting, I know, but that’s their name!) and gold spot trevally. This action all happened in the waters surrounding the islands in the gulf, while on the way home they got in to some cobia late in the afternoon: not bad for a day off!
It’s really lovely to get feedback from people who have had a great experience in Exmouth. However, it’s also good to get any feedback regarding service, fishing or experiences in general. If you have any comments to give us at anytime, we welcome it and encourage it to improve our service and your experience.
One customer, Charlie Saykao sent us this weeks pic and these comments. “Hi Bluewater Staff. Just wanted to say thanks for putting us on the right spot. My brother (from Melbourne), two cousins (from Brisbane and Sydney) and I (from Albany) came into the store last Saturday to ask for some info and stock up on some lures and gardies. We had an awesome time. It was unbelievable as we managed not to land 1 but 2 marlin in the 5 days fishing. Along with dozens of Spanish mackerel and tunas. It was all our first time chasing big game on my trusty 5.8m Pacemaker. Our magic skirt was a purple richter glassy. Attached a photo that I am hoping you can use as part of your monthly update. Once again thanks. Regards Charlie“