Cape York Road conditions

Submitted: Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 16:05
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Has anyone first hand experience with the current road conditions on the Cape as I am heading up there leaving Sydney next Saturday.

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Reply By: petza - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:27

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:27
haven't heard but interested as well, leave tomorrow morning heading that way over next two months, be up there around august. i'll be watching to see if anybody has been up there, mate of mine was there few weeks ago on bikes said it was to much water around. should be starting to dry out now. any way have a great trip an keep us informed. pete
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Reply By: fozzy - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:46

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:46
mate travelled from elliot falls to punsen bay yesterday 7.06.04 along old telegraph rd and said it was fine-just took it easy towing camper trailer
trip from cooktown up is ok to
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Reply By: KO2004 - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 09:50

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 09:50
Yeehar we would like to hear too

We leave this Sunday - we too would like to hear current conditions

4 1/2 sleeps for us and I CAN'T WAIT!!!

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Reply By: friar - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:57

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:57
Hi Seto
I returned from a trip to the cape 0n the 20th may,I only used the
bypass roads,so can not give any information on telegrapth track,there
were a couple of creeks north of the archer river about 1meter deep,
the road to the archer would probably be graded by now as they were
working on it.The track out to virilya point is very eroded especially the
approaches to the log bridge,caught very few fish but there is always
next year to try again
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Follow Up By: DARREN - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 08:27

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 08:27
Hi Friar, A little disappointed on the fishing? We were up there in August last year and got a few but not heaps and was thinking if you were there this time of the year it would be much more productive particularly in the estuary around Vrilya point. I would really like to hear a bit more detail on where you fished etc, also did you have a boat?. Reading Greg Bethune's weekly report on you would think that FNQ fish que up to jump into your boat however I have a sneaking suspicion that his reports are about as realistic as Rex Hunts fishing show!
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Reply By: Seto - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:42

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:42
Thanks for the replies - I also spoke to a member of TLCC in Syd who has just returned and he said much the same - apparently the Pascoe is flowing well and caught out a couple of Landrovers - the road to Cape Melville from Starke or Kalpower is currently impassable as well.

May see some of you up that way or even at Ruth's holiday camp on our way home.

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Follow Up By: friar - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 16:45

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 16:45
Hi Darren
I have a 12ft car topper with 15hp motor,i fished crystal creek,
1&2 ,camping on first creek past light ship for 5days,then shifted
camp back to southern side of vyrila point fishing the rocky headland
& out to sea about 1klm. I caught no barra,1 legal jack was the tally
for the trip, plenty of under sized coral trout. I have fished the cape
at false perra head,aracoon,pennyfathing,bathurst bay,lakefield,
always managed to eat plenty of fish &bring home legal amount
of barra from these spots. I will probably try crystal creek again
next year, the creeks look like they must hold fish at some time of the
year. I forgot to mention that it was very windy for the time we were
there,this could have had something to do with the fishing,also the
wife went with me for the 1st time but i can not really blame her
can I .
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