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Dampier 2007 Billfish Shootout
18th August 2007- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
The 2007 annual Billfish Shootout was the quietest one yet. 61 boats competed in the 3 day comp this year held over foundation day weekend in June. The weather was up for the entire comp with gusts over 35knots recorded on the Saturday. The bad weather gave the bigger boats an advantage, but no one ...Luke Groen
Dampier Offshore Fishing for Red Emperor, Coral Trout and Rankin Cod.
15th April 2007- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
We went out last Sunday for a fish out wide, the weather was perfect and the tides were alright Ė the makings of a good day out!
We were out on the channel markers by 5 jigging up livies to use out wide for various reef species. With about 50 or so yakkas in the tank we scooted out to th...Luke Groen
World Record Tarpon (Oxeye, Megalops Cyprinoides)
1st April 2007- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
The day was supposed to be a Nickol Bay Sportfishing Club bream comp with a social presentation barbecue afterwards. It was confined to the Hampton Harbour and was lure only, with the usual sport/game fishing rules to be adhered to.
I was fishing with Anthony La Tosa out of my relatively...Barra_On_Fly
Fishing Gamex 2007 - Exmouth Western Australia
27th March 2007- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
This years Gamex was one of the biggest yet! 50 plus boats turned up for the event that goes for 6 days and has a variety of sections you can fish such as line class and T&R. It is getting more and more popular; itís not hard to see why! The continental shelf runs with close proximity along the coas...Luke Groen
Dampier Small Boat Lure Fishing for Cobia, Shark Mackeral and Coral Trout
24th December 2006- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
We went out today for the first time in a long while - just for a spin out to the islands with an arsonal of lures. We headed to the west side of the islands to look for some reef to troll over. We found some nice looking stuff and did zigzags throughout the day there.
The current was pret...Luke Groen
Fishing the 2006 Dampier Classic
9th August 2006- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
This years 2006 King bay Dampier Classic was another awesome year! We were blessed with excellent weather, good tides and the fish biting.
The Classic happens once a year for 4 days and attracts people from around Australia, and itís not hard to see why! We have an archipelago filled wit...Luke Groen
Fishing the 2006 Dampier Billfish Classic
1st August 2006- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
This years 2006 Dampier Billfish Shoot out was the biggest ever! There were 61 boats and 201 anglers trying their luck at catching a few billfish and winning some prizes over the 3 days of fishing.
The weather was reasonable for the bigger boats but the littler ones definitely werenít ha...Luke Groen
Dampier Offshore Fishing for Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Rankin Cod, Spangled Emperor
26th September 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
Hello everyone, Had another good day fishing on the 26/9/2005 (Monday). Got into a few fish.
Ended up catching altogether 7 Red Emperor, varying from 3kg to 7kg, a really nice Coral Trout that went 75cm, 4 Rankin Cod and we also caught about a 5kg Spangled Emperor.
We were fishing at...Luke Groen
Dampier Offshore Fishing for Spanish Mackerel, Shark Mackerel
17th September 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
My mate Adrian whom I met at work asked me if I wanted to go for a fish the following weekend. Naturally I said yes!
The weather was perfect so we decided to head out to one of the 42 islands located in the Dampier Archipelago. We had the little tinny full stick and before long we were at a ...Luke Groen
Fishing the 2005 Dampier Classic
1st September 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
This years 2005 Dampier Classic was again a huge success. The Fish were plentiful and the tides were great.
The first 2 days were beautiful, unfortunately it blew up for the rest of the comp with squalls over 40 knots!
The size of the fish caught this year was above average e...Luke Groen
Dampier Offshore Fishing for Mackeral, Golden Trevally, Coral Trout
21st August 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
Again Myself, William, his G/F Jay and their friend Kirriliee decided to go out in exploration of a new area we had never fished before.
The wind had settled in and was blowing a good 15-20 knots for the trip out, fortunately we were mostly sheltered by the islands next to us. We were about ...Luke Groen
Dampier Offshore Fishing for Coral Trout, Spanish Flag, Golden Trevally
14th August 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
On this particular day (14/8/2005) we (Myself, William and his G/F jay) decided to just have a casual day out. The weather wasnít so bad so we decided to head to one of the outer islands and try our luck.
It took a while the set the anchor in the correct positioning, once it was set we were ...Luke Groen
Fishing the Dampier Billfish Shoot-Out 2005, Sailfish, Black Marlin, Spanish Mackeral
14th July 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
The annual Dampier Billfish shoot out was scheduled for June 4th, 5th and 6th of 2005. The competition lasts for 3 days and again it was a huge success.
There were over 150 anglers and 49 boats entered into the tournament. The competition is run under IGFA rules, there were also a few ...Luke Groen
Dampier Offshore Fishing for Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Rankin Cod, Sailfish
14th July 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
The weather has been terrible the past couple of weeks and finally Dad and I were home for the full day so we looked at the weather report to see if the next day was going to be good, so when it said it would be we jumped at the chance.
It was about 7.00AM when Dad and I got to the Dampi...Luke Groen
Pilbara Classic 2005 Port Hedland
25th June 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Port Hedland
Hedlands fishing fraternity turned up the heat last weekend with the annual Port Hedland game fishing clubs, Pilbara classic fishing competition. The comp was held over three days and there were three divisions including game, blue water, and land based fishing. Day one (Friday) provided near perfec...Shane Baker
Fishing Broken Bottle, Port Hedland for Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish, Catfish
22nd June 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Port Hedland
Fishing in Port Hedland without a boat can be a little hit and miss but recently I visited a spot that everyone can get to easily and achieve some excellent results.
Port Hedland is a small mining town located approximately 1800kms north of Perth on the west coast and is home to some of ...Shane Baker
Dampier Offshore Fishing for Narrow Barred Mackerel, Lemon Sharks, Trevally, Coral Trout, Long Nose
2nd April 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
The morning was looking ordinary when I awoke at about 6am to prepare us for the day ahead. When we got on the water we were greeted by a stiff 10-15 knot breeze blowing easterly. The plan was to head to the Kendrew Island and troll baits for Sailfish as there has been reports of a few being caught....Luke Groen
Fishing for Port Hedland Mulloway, Croakers, Black Jew, Sharks, Mud Crabs
23rd March 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Port Hedland
Ok so its Easter right. Four days off right. What does every red blooded, fin loving, tackle toting member of humanity do when we get time off? Go clothes shopping? Clean the shed out? Yeah right!! We go fishing. I spent the entire week putting all the stuff in place so that I could blow the cobwebs...Shane Baker
Unplugged Bung Holes, Sinking Boats, Out of Gas and Port Hedland Mulloway!
8th March 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Port Hedland
Sometimes time seems to go so slow, especially when you are waiting for a special event or an exiting new adventure but in recent times that hasnít been the case for me. I have struggled to find the time to do that which I love most (fishing) of late due to a new job, new house and a new family memb...Shane Baker
Queenfish - Dancing Queens of the Pilbara. Dampier Shore Fishing for Queenfish.
20th February 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Karratha-Dampier
We got to my favorite shore fishing spot in Dampier at about 9.00AM. Unforunately, there were a few boats around. That would make things more difficult to land a decent fish. With this in mind we still rigged our lines and dropped them down. Within a minute something had eaten my whole mulie and tak...Luke Groen
Fishing for Port Hedland Barramundi. Finucane Island and the Twelve mile.
17th January 2005- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Port Hedland
It seems the days when catching a Barramundi in Port Hedland was rare are gone. Most people who are targeting these magnificent sporting and excellent eating fish are coming up with the goods in most areas around town. The weather has been a pain for those of us who spend all day working in the hot ...Shane Baker
Have a Merry Mulloway Christmas!
28th December 2004- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Port Hedland
Christmas is the season to be fishy. Or so it would seem. Every man and his dog and his kids and his mates etc etc were out on the water in boats of all shapes and descriptions at some point during the break. My efforts have seen me with four Mulloway (two in the harbour and two on a reef 10 km off ...Shane Baker
Port Hedland Fishing Report. Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Mulloway, Cod, Snapper, Mud Crabs
18th December 2004- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Port Hedland
The hot weather has really fired the barra up at the moment and most of the popular spots are producing well.
I have had several reports of barra being taken from 6 mile and the Turner. Other hot spots include the deep water near the Finucane boat ramp and Pokies.
A friend of...Shane Baker
Fishing at the Port Hedland 'SuperMarket' with Shane for Sharks, Barracouda, Spanish Flag, Queenies
25th November 2004- Australia/Western Australia /Pilbara Region/Port Hedland
I went out to my favourite, secret fishing spot on the weekend. (I call it the supermarket).
There was a 15-20 knot wind blowing with mountainous swells and unbearable chop but we took our lives into our hands and went anyway. Half an hour after we arrived my fishing buddy Kurt turned an...Shane Baker