Hol­i­day fun in the gulf for vis­i­tors and lo­cals

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

The Easter week­end and the school hol­i­days have re­sulted in a huge in­flux of vis­i­tors to the North West Cape to switch off and en­joy all our cor­ner of the world has to of­fer.

The lo­cals man­aged to take some time off too, with many choos­ing to head out bush to our se­cret camp­sites away from the tourists.

Nugget Blight went out for a prawn in the gulf last week and landed some mon­ster Ex­mouth banana prawns.

They haven’t been on much lately but when they are, peo­ple are re­port­ing some good sizes.

There was a young fam­ily vis­it­ing from Perth as well.

The mum and her two daugh­ters set up camp in the gulf and had some very good luck on prawns.

The fam­ily also caught some whit­ing, bream and flat­head, which would have made for a great feed.

Aside from prawns, there have been re­ports of lots of squid caught off Lear­month jetty and in weedy ar­eas in the gulf.

Ex­mouth res­i­dent Adam Dixon caught his first pelagic fish with a nice 25kg yel­lowfin tuna. Adam has lived in Ex­mouth all his life, yet it was his first fin.

It was caught while trawl­ing lures in about 100m depths.

He took the prize home and made fresh sashimi for one very lucky fam­ily.

Pic­tures: Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

Adam Dixon with his yel­lowfin tuna.

Nugget Blight and his nearly beer-sized Ex­mouth banana prawn.

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