Fraser Island 23 - 27 August

4x4_Gone_Wild

New Member
hi Guys!

Just over 3 weeks to go till I go for the first time and I am pumped!

I just have a few questions though.



1. is there a specific UHF Chanel people generally use on the island? I'm thinking for places like Ngkala rocks where you would like to know if there is someone barreling the other way before you try.


2. First and foremost I am a bait fisho, however I am taking a few midsize and larger poppers, and my Pen Prevail 10-15kg paired with My Shimano Saragossa 10 000. I was hoping to connect with a GT or other pelagics during the day,

Is it worth trying? How would you target them? and where? I was thinking sandy cape because i'm lead to believe there are sand flats up there? Or indian Head, (of course adhering to the closure 400m north of indian head)

3. During the day I will be also fishing for bread and butter fish whiting bream small trevers etc so I will be collecting pippies. Is there anywhere on the island that sells live Beach worms? I cant for the live of me catch them... I have spent hours trying...

4. Is there anywhere on the island where you can chuck a cast net and get live bait, herring etc?...

5. of course during the early morning and arvos, I will be targeting tailor with metal slugs and pillies. At night is it worth trying for Jewies on these dates? Would you say the tides and moon are favorable? and what about baits, i was thinking of hurling tailor head, or fillet out on my Gary Howard 10kg rod?

6. Do the fresh water filling points on the island have a standard outlet that you can screw a garden hose attachment onto such as this Nylex 12mm Universal Adapter? And are you able to drive up to the taps?

Thanks for the help guys! If there is anyone over there on these dates, feel free to give me a Yell, I will be in the White modified Pajero Sport.. (Probably the only PS on the island.. HAHA)
 

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Triton14

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Welcome aboard FishOutaWater ;)

I had a look through the search tab & there is bits & pieces of info in there but nothing to specific to what your asking.

Hopefully some of the other guys will be forthcoming with some dtailed info for you :)
 

Petunia

Well-Known Member
of course during the early morning and arvos, I will be targeting tailor with metal slugs and pillies
Pilchards, triple 3.0 gang hook and right on tide turn [low or high] at the north side of Indian Head. You can drown pilchards all day, then BAM it's ON just before the tide turn and as fast as it's on it's off again until next tide turn. I only went 'fishing' once, for 10 days, needed a holiday to get over it, this getting up at 2,30am to be there for a 4am tide turn sux. It sux cleaning 80 odd fish a tide turn. It sux drinking beer waiting for the next tide. It sux frying fresh fish every second day. Yes I though it sux.;)

Do the fresh water filling points on the island have a standard outlet that you can screw a garden hose attachment onto such as this Nylex 12mm Universal Adapter? And are you able to drive up to the taps?
I can't answer the question, but a suggestion is to get one like this it will clamp on a tap without threads that seem standard in most places?
https://www.bunnings.com.au/holman-15mm-plain-tap-adaptor-with-clamp_p3110768?
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
hi Guys!

Just over 3 weeks to go till I go for the first time and I am pumped!

I just have a few questions though.



1. is there a specific UHF Chanel people generally use on the island? I'm thinking for places like Ngkala rocks where you would like to know if there is someone barreling the other way before you try.

no. Most people pick a quiet channel for their group. Try scanning at ngkala


2. First and foremost I am a bait fisho, however I am taking a few midsize and larger poppers, and my Pen Prevail 10-15kg paired with My Shimano Saragossa 10 000. I was hoping to connect with a GT or other pelagics during the day,

Is it worth trying? How would you target them? and where? I was thinking sandy cape because i'm lead to believe there are sand flats up there? Or indian Head, (of course adhering to the closure 400m north of indian head)

right on the point at sandy cape where the tides meet, or if they are harassing bait around the corner

3. During the day I will be also fishing for bread and butter fish whiting bream small trevers etc so I will be collecting pippies. Is there anywhere on the island that sells live Beach worms? I cant for the live of me catch them... I have spent hours trying...

if you have cash, don’t be afraid to ask the local pro wormers if they are working. They are cool with it

4. Is there anywhere on the island where you can chuck a cast net and get live bait, herring etc?...

yep, sandy cape around the corner, drive along the beach watching right along the beach edge. You’ll see the schools of whiting and hardy heads in the little waves if they are in. I have caught a bucket full of legal summer whiting in a cast before.

the creek mouths and beaches on the west beach also have hardy heads. August is westerlies so the west beach becomes treacherous with weed so be extremely careful if you head that way

5. of course during the early morning and arvos, I will be targeting tailor with metal slugs and pillies. At night is it worth trying for Jewies on these dates? Would you say the tides and moon are favorable? and what about baits, i was thinking of hurling tailor head, or fillet out on my Gary Howard 10kg rod?

Jewies are nighttime only usually. Spaniards have moved south by August. Tailor is the main focus. Flatties also spawning then


6. Do the fresh water filling points on the island have a standard outlet that you can screw a garden hose attachment onto such as this Nylex 12mm Universal Adapter? And are you able to drive up to the taps?

you can drive up to the tap at orchid beach. It has hose thread if you take your own. New owners though so everything is subject to change at the moment.

Thanks for the help guys! If there is anyone over there on these dates, feel free to give me a Yell, I will be in the White modified Pajero Sport.. (Probably the only PS on the island.. HAHA)
 

Petunia

Well-Known Member
Too many times I've pulled into a roadside stop and its a plain tank tap near the ground with a big sign on it saying "Tank water: DO NOT drink'', well duh I drink tank water at home 364 days a year the 365th day I drink beer. :cool:
 
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