A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

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A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

Post by Slipper1 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:35 pm

Hey guys. Thought I would put a bit of a trip report up. I've just got home from 4 and a half week fishing and camping..... A few small hick ups but overall was a lot of fun.

We left Saturday morning and put in a big day to get to glenbawn. The weather was **** when we got up so we thought we may as well spend the day making a run for the border to lake moogerah for a bass fish. Awesome caravan park where you can camp next to the water and boat. I got 15 minutes of fishing in and then my etec oil light started going off. Long story short I had to spend a few days in Brisbane while the guys at Downes marine changed out the oil pump (couldn't recommend these guys enough. They were incredibly helpful)

After that we made a run for gladstone to visit a friend who was fishing he's local comp. (Boyne tannom hookup) we spent a couple of days chasing some flatties and blue salmon amongst other things, which we nailed a few
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The boys hoped they may be able to get me on to a Barra at port elma. Some more flatties, salmon, cod and 1 nice salty Barra caught by Jason
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After leaving the boys we heading in land to Cania dam and lake Victoria. I caught a couple of small bass at Cania. We then headed north to rocky and along the coast doing the touristy things (not much fishing) up to Airlie beach. We took the boat out amongst the yachts
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We headed inland again to lake Proserpine and had morning fish before heading down to kinchant dam. I fished the evening and again in the morning and finally managed my first Barra
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As I let the bride sleep in it was a bit of a struggle to net and take a pic but I made do.

Another stint at gladstone and out to Curtis island for a few days with our mates where we nailed a few more flatties
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From there we were off to Fraser Island for 5 days. More camping and fishing. Nailed some salmon, long Tom and a stargazerImage


We left the island and headed to Somerset dam for a couple of nights and gotta good arvo fish in but didn't bother any. We spent the last few days of the trip heading down the nsw coast and home. Well I've missed a heap but here's a few more photos

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Re: A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

Post by purple5ive » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:41 pm

very nice mate, a trip of a lifetime for a lot of us. im sure you enjoyed yourself.
what boat have you got there, looks real nice.
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Re: A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

Post by Slipper1 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:19 pm

Cheers P5, yeah we had a ball. Would of loved to of spent more hours fishing but it wasn't just my holiday so had to keep the girl happy.........
The boats a SX 170 skeeter with a 115 etec. I haven't had it long but am very happy with it.

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Re: A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

Post by Miffy & Sparkles » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:27 am

Fantastic report mate! :victory:
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Re: A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

Post by drew 2 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:23 pm

Great read & pic's,thanks for sharing :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

Post by skuxliss » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:47 pm

great report mate! Looking to do something like that next year



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Re: A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

Post by TrevKing » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:28 pm

Great report and pics, congrats on the first Barra.


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Re: A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

Post by Nude up » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:24 pm

Sounds like a ripper trip at least the minor hiccup didnt hold you up to long, nice barra for your 1st

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Re: A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

Post by Rod Bender » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:34 am

Great report! What plastic brought the Stargazer undone? Also, is the Stargazer a rare catch or are they prolific up there...guessing not many are caught here?
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Re: A month of camping and fishing in Queensland

Post by Sarg-79- » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:28 pm

Nice report! Looks like an awesome time was had!

Shame you didnt get to fish longer at Moogerah :-( My school holidays were spent either at my Nana's place next to Bribie Is or at Moogerah water skiing and fishing!



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