Cool time to reel in fun
I do believe we are due some sensational weather for the next few weeks, or even months.
It has been a bit challenging for anyone trying to get out on the water, but I always say how lucky we are that there is often somewhere you can wet a line in Exmouth and, despite the recent relentless southerlies, we have had some good reports in this week.
Suggested areas to get out of the wind include the creeks in the gulf and marina area, or the tip of the cape, depending on the wind direction.
It was gusting strong from the south-west this week, which, interestingly, helped the gulf to stay quite clean and flat for shore-based anglers sight casting.
The other strange part is that our temperatures have been lower than Perth’s.
A recent camping weekend with locals had several people in ugg boots, beanies, long pants and jackets!
At least when it does warm up through the day, the water temperature is lovely, especially for those wishing to spearfish.
Anouschka van Cleemputte from the Netherlands caught her first bream and whiting.
The bream was caught on a bait of prawn, while the whiting was caught on a popper.
Interestingly, Anouschka has never liked fish before she was introduced to various fresh fish caught off Exmouth including her whiting, some rankin cod and coral trout.
I must admit, I have found this to be the case with many kids too, who have only ever tried canned fish or frozen fish.
Fish in our diet is a part of healthy eating and teaching youngsters where the fish comes from is also an important lesson in life.
We are lucky to be able to offer this experience and cuisine in our backyard.
The Tantabiddi Camp-out is on the first weekend after New Year’s.
This weekend is a fun twoday event where everyone can camp at Yardie Homestead and enjoy the cooler temperatures — as it’s always much cooler west side at that time of year and usually well over 40C around the town — and the refreshing pool.
Of course, the fishing sections are made up of all sorts including simple catch-and-release from the shore.
The social part of this event is the best and if you are new to town or have been here for a while, it is definitely well worth attending.
Camping is free and chalets are on special.
Enter now at Exmouth Tackle and Camping and, if you intend to get a cabin, make sure you get in early because they get booked out.
Anouschka van Cleemputte from the Netherlands.