Reef’s reward a fat GT FISHING WITH WES
This week, we visit a magnificent Kimberley icon that goes by the name of Scott Reef with a couple of Broome Fishing Club stalwarts, Ross and Tracey Newton, from Reelteaser Charters. Believe me, these guys can fish and the reef has been firing well this year.
Scott Reef is just shy of 200 nautical miles from the Indonesian coast and 240 nautical miles north-west of Broome.
These waters are frequented by Indonesian fisherman who are traditionally allowed to fish in the area as well as a few charter companies — otherwise these pristine waterways are very much untouched.
The reef this year has produced outstanding captures of massive golden trevally while trolling popper lures as well as stick baits — check out the massive GT in the photo.
I have had the privilege of catching a couple down in the Pilbara and they do put up a fight. The reef has also produced some epic coral trout action, with fish coming up from under bommies or from the depths to smash popper and stick bait lures.
For the billfish and pelagic fanatics, the sailfishing has been nothing short of outstanding, with some fish coming in around the 40kg mark and plenty of them. Add to this plenty of dog tooth tuna, another magnificent fighting and much sought-after pelagic species. Yellow fin tuna have also been caught in good numbers and some decent wahoo made an appearance.
Scott Reef is an epic fishing destination all fishers should put at the top of their bucket list, and everyone I know that has visited this amazing place have all had return trips.
That’s it from me — tight lines to all.
A Scott Reef fisherman with a massive capture.