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#1 Post by pazz » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:39 am

Time for a break so the better half and I have decided to make the trek to 1770.
We will be camping at 1770 camp ground for a week from 16 Sept.
From what I read on line it looks like a great fishing destination so will be taking 2 yaks and the gear to cover various options.
Hoping to revive my non-existent mackerel season with a few sessions outside. Guessing there are conditions when surf breaks at the entrance into river at 1770 - but does anyone know how rough the entrance gets? Any other launch options worth considering?
Any close in reefs off the headland?

Appreciate any advice / suggestions.
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Re: 1770

#2 Post by Ads22 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:46 am

G'day Steve, I'm tossing up heading down there around then, maybe the following week, though. Will have a look at my schedule, may be able to swing down when you're there for a look around.

Can't answer so far as reefs go. Consider getting in touch with the tackle shop or 1770 kayak charters for that info. Should be plenty of flatties around still in the creeks. Outside macks, tuna maybe.

It's a bit of a paddle out, about 1.5 to 2km. But could be well worth it. The one time I've been there I saw fast moving bust ups but couldn't get near them.
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Re: 1770

#3 Post by pazz » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:44 am

Thanks Ads,
Would be good to catch up - I enjoy your reports.
We will be in site A21 from 16th.
Confident I will get a couple of goes offshore if the wind behaves.
Hoping to spend a day on Monduran as well, but will probably hire a tinny - I hear she is a pretty big waterway. I have a barra cherry I am keen to pop.

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Re: 1770

#4 Post by Funchy » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:49 pm

No reefs close enough to paddle to unless you are up for about a 10 mile round trip as a minimum. Flicking in close to the cliffs on the ocean side of the headland can produce good fish. Sept may be a bit early for tuna and mackeral but you could have a troll around out front. I was up there fishing Round Hill creek not long ago. Very quiet. System needs a good flush to stir it up. One idea could be to drive in to middle creek and launch there. This time of year you can easily access it via the Eurimbulah National Park road. Take the left hand fork when you get to it (it's signed). Some great feeder creeks and rocky outcrops in there

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Re: 1770

#5 Post by pazz » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:03 pm

Thanks Funchy,
Looks like a great place with plenty of options.
Dont fancy a 10 mile trip - bit old for that. Will look to troll some dead baits and see how we do.

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Re: 1770

#6 Post by Ads22 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:19 pm

Hey pazz, to get the fishing tastebuds flowing RokkitKit posted a vid from 1770 just this morning.
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Re: 1770

#7 Post by pazz » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:54 am

Looks like they had fun but the fishing was a bit tough, but the water looked great.
Not sure about the skiffs when it comes to landing fish - long handle net might be the way to go.

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Re: 1770

#8 Post by Funchy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:39 pm

Ads22 wrote:Hey pazz, to get the fishing tastebuds flowing RokkitKit posted a vid from 1770 just this morning.

Looks like they camped at Pancake creek. They could have caught a feed right in front of their camp site by drifting over the coral bombies peppered all along there hahahahaa

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Re: 1770

#9 Post by Ads22 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:13 pm

Funchy wrote:Looks like they camped at Pancake creek. They could have caught a feed right in front of their camp site by drifting over the coral bombies peppered all along there hahahahaa
I think it was Aircraft Beach they camped, perhaps. Either way, you're probably right. But sometimes the fish just don't seem interested! If we knew all the answers, we'd catch more every trip I guess.
pazz wrote:Looks like they had fun but the fishing was a bit tough, but the water looked great.
Not sure about the skiffs when it comes to landing fish - long handle net might be the way to go.
Yeah, I'd have a net on the deck, perhaps in a rod holder, ready to go the whole time I reckon. I've lost enough fish just lifting them into the yak, let alone the flat deck of a skiff.

I've been looking into getting to 1770 for a night or two. Not sure it's likely at the moment. Unlikely to get a weekday away, and commitments the first weekend of school holidays, so the end of your week there is out. Tossing around the idea of the night Saturday 16th. Weather window in the mornings could be ok on the Sat-Sun, but otherwise early in your week looks like creek fishing weather from the forecasts I've seen. Hopefully that forecast changes!
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Estuary Cod 50cm; Mangrove Jack 49cm; Barra 108cm; Flathead - dusky 62cm; Flathead - bartail 51cm; Flounder 28cm; Forktail Catfish 60cm; Bream 32cm, Sand whiting 30cm; Striped Butterfish/Scat 20cm; Barred Javelin 47cm; Bull Shark 80cm; Queenfish 103cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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Re: 1770

#10 Post by Funchy » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:48 pm

Ads22 wrote:
I think it was Aircraft Beach they camped, perhaps. Either way, you're probably right. But sometimes the fish just don't seem interested! If we knew all the answers, we'd catch more every trip I guess.
Aint that the truth.

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Re: 1770

#11 Post by Occy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:09 am

A few years backa mate and I camped there for a few days and we mooched around the mangroves in a beat up old Canadian. I managed my first and only Jack, using Mullet lookalike Berkley HB's (around 125 mm). It was obviously on a suicide mission because it simply jumped on and came home to daddy after a short but intense fight.

We also trolled up several bream, trevally and I seem to recall some flatchaps too, and my mate caught a turtle of some sort. It's a beautiful part of the world. How did you go?

after that we went on to a place called Mole Creek where we blitzed it with some nice eastern Cod. what a trip.
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