Trip to Wooli

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Mackayak
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Trip to Wooli

#1 Post by Mackayak » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:43 pm

Since selling the farm the camper and Ute has been up-graded.
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So had never been to Wooli so a 5 day trip to get use to it was organised. The weather played its roll but had a few great days to go fishing and with a spot so close to the water it was easy to just go fishing come in for morning tea and go fishing YES.
The fishing was hard but plenty of small trevally to keep you interested. On the Thursday it was a great day and fish popper most of the morning got 3 trevally and gust as the tide turned the popper was hit by a 43cm Tailor and it put up a good fight a new PB. Back near van so went in for coffee came out yes a whiting second cast 35cm another PB got a flathead in the same spot later. As the tide was full trying to get a Bream to hit the popper over the oyster racks yes not a big one but my first of the racks. Ended up with 8 fish for that day all on the popper.
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On the last day the tide had a bit of the going out so decide to go with it down to the mouth there was a great sand bar down there and got a few nice flathead and the Ray’s where working it hard.
So in general had a great time and would go back in a blink. It is a quiet town with not many shops has a bowling club and pub bait shop. Grafton is the close big town.
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PB's From yak:
Fresh Water: Saratoga 51cm YES; Barra 110cm; Murray Cod 78cm; Golden Perch 45cm; Bass 44cm;EP 38cm
Salt Water: Snapper 62cm; Jew 83cm; Flathead 71cm; Mangrove Jack 37cm; Whiting 35cm; Bream 37cm; Trevally 38cm; Tailor 34cm;

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Re: Trip to Wooli

#2 Post by lantana » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:53 pm

wow that's some up grade enjoy it mate, nice pics too
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Re: Trip to Wooli

#3 Post by Ads22 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:48 pm

Some great photos there, thanks for sharing. Look forward to more reports coming from trips in the 'camper'!
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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: Trip to Wooli

#4 Post by rocketV » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:03 pm

Now that looks like a relaxing and enjoyable holiday! :cool:
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Re: Trip to Wooli

#5 Post by pegasus » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:06 pm

Thank you- very nice- sounds a great location

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Re: Trip to Wooli

#6 Post by hillbilly » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:54 pm

Great report Dave. Lovely place Wooli. Camped there many years back and loved the place. That’s a great tailor, I hope some of those will be appearing on the beaches soon up here. Regards Bill
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Re: Trip to Wooli

#7 Post by arpie » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:20 pm

Cracker fish, Dave!! Well done! Nice set up too!

That Tailor is a CRACKER!

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Re: Trip to Wooli

#8 Post by Dodge » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:00 pm

Dave that sixth picture relaxing under the awning, shows you are enjoying fishing and retirement to the fullest, enjoy it mate.
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Re: Trip to Wooli

#9 Post by Mackayak » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:51 pm

Thanks all for your replies. There is a lot of great places to see and looking forward to seeing them. :wink:
PB's From yak:
Fresh Water: Saratoga 51cm YES; Barra 110cm; Murray Cod 78cm; Golden Perch 45cm; Bass 44cm;EP 38cm
Salt Water: Snapper 62cm; Jew 83cm; Flathead 71cm; Mangrove Jack 37cm; Whiting 35cm; Bream 37cm; Trevally 38cm; Tailor 34cm;

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