01 Aug – Kimberley

01 August 2016

This was our last Kimberley Charter for the year and we were joined by Choco’s Fishing Tour. Choco & Vikki, Max & Branka, Trevor & Alan had been out with us a few times before and this time bought along new recruit Geoff. The fishing has been good all year and once again the group weren’t disappointed with a good improvement on their Barra catches from their previous trip in 2012. We had building tides and excellent weather so a good mixture of fishing, crabbing, sightseeing and oystering were all possible.
The Barra catch got off to a great start with our first session lasting till after dark. Geoff hadn’t caught Barramundi before but soon sorted that out landing 2 nice fish the first day and just a few days later landing a nice 85cm fish putting him on top of the leader board. His glory didn’t last too long though when Alan caught a 91cm fish to take the lead. This too was to be short lived as just a few days later Max hit the jackpot with a whopping 101cm, his first metre Barra and now a firm hold on the lead.
There were a number of really nice fish caught, Choco released a great 80cm Barra and Trev caught a nice 82cm Threadie which we keep for dinner. Branka caught her first Barra and Vikki caught a number of good fish but of course would have caught many more if she had listened to Choco!! On the last few days we turned our efforts to Fingermark. Some great fish were landed up to 5kg and the boys were desperately trying to knock off the boat record which Trev had caught back on their trip in 2012, a whopping 7.2kg fish. Much to Trev’s delight his record still stands. To celebrate we picked some black lipped oysters off the rocks and had a nice entrée of oysters three ways as the sun set on our last night.

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