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Travel Reports: Fishing Off Exmouth - Sal Salis, Wild Bush Luxury Fishing Camp - 25-7-11

Fishing Off Exmouth - Sal Salis, Wild Bush Luxury Fishing Camp -  25-7-11

The American couple Pam and John and their daughter Amber booked a half day fishing the day after the recent full moon. It was a beautiful day with not much swell or wind and we could see for miles. We found some striped tuna surface feeding on some really small larval baitfish, so small they were see through.

This meant the tuna were very hard to catch because we did not have any lure that was both small enough and that we were able to cast. After a lot of casts John finally got one, and they sure put up a good fight for there size.

As this was just not working for us, I decided to go just past the south passage in the hope of finding some Spanish mackerel. We put out two halco deep divers, Jim rigged up one of this famous gar fish and we were set to go.

The rods had not been in the water long when the beautiful sound of a screaming drag got every one back on their toes! Unfortunately we lost this fish, so the rods were put back out and we returned to the waiting game. Next one of the deep divers got smashed andthe line was peeling at a rapid rate off the little spin outfit. Amber was onafter a lot of coaching from her dad which was lots of fun to watch!
Not long and we had a nice spanish mackerel swimming next to the boat. We got it up in to the boat for some photos and sent him on his way. Not much later and Pam was on to a yellow fin tuna, and this one got followed to the boat by a big shark.

The Tuna was probably happy to be in the boat at that stage, especially after we put it back to catch another day!
In the end it was a really good half day, we saw lots of hump back whales, turtles and a manta ray then ended up back at our mooring for sun set drinks!

Stuart Reid's 50lb Pending World Record PNG Black Bass

Pending World Record Black Bass

Papuan Black Bass are renowned the world over as the toughest pound for pound freshwater fish in the world, and the place to find the biggest Black Bass is PNG's Gulf province. The current all tackle world record Black Bass of 46lbs, and the fish pictured (caught on 19/6/14, by Stuart Reid, Fishabout) which is the pending world record at 50lbs, were both caught from these rivers.

Once you feel the strike you know that no freshwater fish can come close to the power. Watching 100kg guys get knocked over on the strike, reels give way, rods break in half and 130LB pound braid snap from the pound for pound strongest fighting fresh water fish is a sight to behold. If would like to experience the thrill of targeting PNG Black Bass and Barramundi in remote areas with very low fishing pressure contact us now

Kadavu Island - Great Astrolabe Reef

Fiji Macky

The pristine Fiji Islands are home to the South Pacific's finest sport and game fish, including massive GT's, monster dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, dolphin fish, wahoo, spanish mackerel, black marlin, blue marlin and plenty of reef fish. Many of these species are endemic to the Great Astrolabe Reef (one of the largest barrier reefs in the world), which is the reef that encompasses Kadavu Island, Fiji.Fishabout now offer 6 and 8 day fishing packages to explore this marine wonder of the world, which include 3 and 5 days fishing respectively. For more information click here

Endyalgout Remote Fishing Camp

Sunset at Endyalgout

Fishabout is pleased to now offer remote fishing trips to Endyalgout Island, one of the best fishing locations in Australia. (Nestled on the south east of the Coburg Penninsula).

Situated on a shell grit beach under shady trees, are several permanent tropical friendly safari style tents, raised on wooden platforms.

Looking out past the resident Crocodile you can see miles and miles of enticing mangroves, barely touched creeks, rivers, rock bars and channels, all calling your name.

From monster Baramundi up to 130cm, to big Black Jewfish, Threadfin Salmon, various Trevallies, and some of the biggest Golden Snaper to be found anywhere, Endyalgout Island is truly a dream to fish.

Pricing ranges from $4350 (4 days, 3 anglers per boat) to $6910 (7 days, 2 anglers per boat)

For more information please click here