Pic isDarrel Spicer’s mate from Perth with a cracker blue swimmer…(sorry, don’t know his name!)
Darrel Spicer had some mates from Perth visit recently and they all decided to get some crabs in the gulf. To their utmost surprise they got some cracking blue swimmers including the one pictured this week that was an
impressive 185cm! Oops, I think they meant millimetres? Still a VERY impressive crab! The boys from Perth couldn’t believe the size of the crabs in the Bay of Rest and the amount of them. The season for crabs has certainly been a great one and perhaps it is from all the rains we had early in the year.
There have been some keen GT anglers up from Albany this week in search of big fish. The boys are armed with large poppers, barbless hooks and heavy braid. They plan to catch and release a few, while also getting out to
target some other fish in very deep water. They believe there would be blue eye trevalla here and are planning to go out in 500m+ depths to try for them using standard manual reels….ouch! I will let you know next week if they are successful.
A few lads from Bluewater Scarborough are here this week and have been blessed with glass conditions and good fishing. Interestingly, on one day they pulled in to Bundegi and were surveyed by some Fisheries researchers.
They had other boats and anglers reporting very little, while the Scarborough boys had filled a sheet with various species. They boys had caught and released everything from tiny Charlie court cod to shark mackerel, queenfish, gold spot trevally, giant trevally, golden trevally, long tail tuna to 20kg, sharks, long toms and Spanish mackerel. They had also tried some local squid for a few reef species and caught bluebone, spangled emperor, rankin cod, coral trout and a Spanish flag. It was a mixed bag for the day and while they released plenty, they also had some fresh fish for dinner that night.
The Exmouth Classic reef fishing competition is on June 17-19, so make sure you get your entries in early to avoid disappointment. Last year there were some great catches and this year Fisheries will be here again to do research on fish brought in for the competition. Entry forms can be filled out at the clubhouse or the local tackle stores.