Mitchell and Drysdale Rivers/Walcott Inlet

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 23:48
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Hi, I am planning a 2+ month trip to the Kimberleys starting April-May. Has anyone put a boat in off the beach and travelled into the Mitchell and Drysdale Rivers? What is the fishing like, where did you launch, how much fuel did you use and are there sufficient camping spots. Any other info you can assist me with. I have a 5m tinnie with a 75hp 4 stroke on an offroad trailer with 260l of fuel. I am also planning to do Walcott Inlet. Any info?
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 01:03

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 01:03
Best person to contact for info is Anne from Drysdale River Station. They are advertisers on this site Go to and take it from there.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 01:06

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 01:06
Sorry my
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Reply By: Well 55 - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 07:52

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 07:52
G'day phil, you are after a big ask getting to the rivers you mention in a 5m tinnie. To get to the mouth of the Drysdale river your closest launching point will be Kalumburu and you need to motor up Napier Broome Bay towards Cape Talbot, navigation has to be spot on, sujest a nautical map of the area as the mouth of the Drysdale goes on forever.

As for the Micchell, not easy to launch in that area either.

Your best way would to put your boat onto a larger vessel and get dropped off in area you want to go to the motor back.

I spent quite some time doing tidal survey on that part of the coast from Derby to Wyndham, the area is not to be taken lightly with 30' tides that can run at up to 15 knots.

As for the fishing one of the best coastal places i have ever seen and some of the biggest hammer heads as well ( longer than a 14' tinnie) and as for the lizzards well ya just gotta see em to belive how big they can get.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 11:42

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 11:42
canI come with you?
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