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Yellowfin Tuna off Ningaloo Reef - Sal Salis, Wild Bush Luxury Fishing Camp

Fishing from Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Wild Bush Luxury Fishing Camp


Well we've just had a big mornings fishing out on the Sal Salis fishing vessel - courtesy of Wild Bush Luxury!

It was a late start to the day as we didn't leave the mooring until about 10 am, but it didn't take us long to get the lines in the water as we motored out through the north passage.

The Sal Salis Fishing boat is a brand new LeisureCat 8000 Sportsfisher which carries the latest range of Shimano fishing equipment and is designed to carry four fishing clients plus the skipper and a deck-hand. There is a private toilet facility on-board and all catering and refreshments are supplied, so it was game on and off to the reef!

Our Guide, Murray Pattison - born Zimbabwe but now a ‘true blue West Aussie', is as experienced and passionate an angler as they come, and a well respected game and bill fishing specialist for the Exmouth region. With crew like that we were sure to get into some pelagic action.

Conditions were perfect under a clear blue sky with no swell to speak of and hardly a breath of wind. After only a short half hour we got our first hit with line tearing off the reel! It was a long struggle but we finally saw the first bit of colour and it was a nice Yellowfin tuna doing the usual big sweeps under the boat. We eventually got it landed and now it was all on!

There was bird action all around the boat and big tuna were busting up the water surface everywhere. We set ourselves for the next run and had only got the second rod half out when it got hit again - this is as good as it gets!! It was another solid half hour fight before we finally had our second big Yellowfin in the boat.

The action continued like this for the next couple of hours until we'd landed six more big fish and one head that the sharks had got to first. By this stage we were just about worn out and had sharks circling all around the boat trying to get in on the action as well as a big pod of Spinner dolphins.

The final tally for the day was one Striped tuna, a Dolphin fish and six big Yellowfin tuna. The biggest of the Yellowfin came in at 45 kg and 1.37 m and we were tied up back at the mooring by a bit after 2 pm. Not bad for half a day's fishing!!

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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. *2017-18 spots selling now* ... read more

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 call us on (02)8922 2651 or 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)

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