Cool time to reel in fun

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tackle World Ex­mouth

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.

Pic­ture: Tackle World Ex­mouth

Anouschka van Cleem­putte from the Nether­lands.

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