Gloucester island

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Gloucester island

#1 Post by Barra assassin » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:40 am

just went to dingo beach ( near airlie beach) for a look find a nice fishing spot for xmass holiday, highly recommend checking this place out montes reef resort look up on the web. Gloucester island is 100 meters off the beach it is a huge island with some great fishing! I will be booking a spot soon. Will put a trip report up after I go, I can't wait
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Re: Gloucester island

#2 Post by peterjh » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:46 pm

Just a bit outside of Gloucester is Rattray Island. Good spaniards on the spit that runs off the western point. A few years ago I fished Rattray (not from the kayak) and my offsider hooked a large sailfish just off the western side. With your electric and reasonable weather, the PA could do Rattray from Montes. Watch the passage between Montes and Gloucester on a big runout and an easterly or Soueaster. It can standup and very short. Would not be fun in the PA.

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Re: Gloucester island

#3 Post by yakfly » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:36 pm

and watch out for a big tiger shark that locals told us haunted the passage when I was up there about 6 years ago,hopefully
he's moved on.
Sinclairs Bay is bit further around to the west and used to hold good fish such as barra,threadies and jacks.
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