Exmouth - the coming of age

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GDay
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Exmouth - the coming of age

Post by GDay » Thu May 09, 2019 8:13 pm

On our recent family trip to Exmouth for April school hols I introduced Cam to his first taste of serious saltwater fly fishing - until then he had caught a few herring, tailor and small mulloway on fly around Mandurah and the Murray..
He took to it like a duck to water and chose to fish fly only for the 2 weeks.
He got to experience all the usual frustrations and pain along the way but learnt a lot about reading the water, sight casting and the merits of Olive over White ;)
No better way to teach a young bloke how to cast than stick them in front of hungry fish.
The trip included a night sleeping on the tinny under the stars at the bottom of the gulf.
His biggest queenie nudged a metre (a few over 90) and his biggest goldie was 85cm.
My biggest Queenie was a PB at 1.07.
Cam came home with line burn as a badge of honour.
Return trip booked for next year...can't wait.

Here's a couple of pics.
Gav
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Hirdy
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Re: Exmouth - the coming of age

Post by Hirdy » Thu May 09, 2019 10:38 pm

Awesome! Congrats to both of you.

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Re: Exmouth - the coming of age

Post by DNYE » Fri May 10, 2019 7:10 am

Nice work lads :)

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Re: Exmouth - the coming of age

Post by Darryl » Fri May 10, 2019 1:25 pm

Awesome Gav, they'll be hooked on fly now! Can't wait to get back up there myself!

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Re: Exmouth - the coming of age

Post by Mike Andrew » Fri May 10, 2019 4:37 pm

Nice work Gavin and Cam. 8-)

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Re: Exmouth - the coming of age

Post by Dave Bailey » Tue May 21, 2019 1:45 pm

Sounds like a great trip Gav - well done to you and Cam 👍

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Re: Exmouth - the coming of age

Post by Arnold Tucker » Fri May 31, 2019 11:56 am

That's what I call parenting Gav.
Well done!

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Re: Exmouth - the coming of age

Post by Diarmuid O Laoghaire » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:22 pm

Great Pic's! All your fly gear will start going missing now! lol :D

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Re: Exmouth - the coming of age

Post by Dale » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:29 pm

Nice work Gav and Cam what a way to cut your teeth in pure saltwater fly fishing... <*>>>><

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