fishing at karumba

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Gday all, just after some information about fishing in Karumba or surrounding areas. 4 people 2 boats looking to go early april 2011, we would like to camp away from everyone if possible. If anyone can give any current info on this that would be greatly appreciated.Weve heard alot of the stations on the savannah way are closed due to bleep s leaving there rubbish behind, so if anyone knows of other stations further north or around the area who cater for 4 keen fisherman that would be fantastic too.. Cheers !
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Reply By: Twintrail(W.A.) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2010 at 23:22

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2010 at 23:22
hi be aware at the karumba boat ramp. the place is usauly busiiy due the tide ie every one leaves on the tide and returns before lowtide . ramp rage is un beliveable. regards pedro
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Follow Up By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 12:10

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 12:10
Hi Pedro,

yes I have to agree .....when we were there we decided not to even bother trying to get our boat in the water.

We only stayed a weekend in karumba and decided we couldnt stand being parked a metre from neighbours vans - way too cramped!

We stayed east of Normanton in a campground and loved it there - nowhere to put a boat in though. My husband caught a couple of barra from the banks in the Norman River but had to dodge the crocs which were big and plentiful too.

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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 17:30

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 17:30
Heather - Normanton has a boat ramp & a good one too - Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 20:35

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 20:35
I am not going to get into our little tinny with the crocs in that river!!
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Follow Up By: clear skies - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 22:06

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 22:06
Thanks for the heads up guys. I hope the boat ramp riots dosent spoil ANOTHER good fishing spot!
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 17:46

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 17:46
Now if I was to answer a question like that then all my quite spots would be no more :-)

Best of luck getting that information & cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: clear skies - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 21:58

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 21:58
Ohh, come on tonza !! Surely you can tell me one !
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Reply By: Fatso - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 21:11

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 21:11
G'day Clear Skies
if you are planning on going to Karumba in early April it is advised to have a plan B.
It is pretty flat country & depending on the wet season the bitumen road from Normanton to Karumba might not be open.
Even if the bitumen is open the access through some of the stations you hear about probably won't be open until much later.
It is quite an amazing bit of country. It is so flat & deals with such huge tides & floods there is probably no other place like it in Australia.
The mouth of the Gilbert is 60 or 70 nm up the coast from the mouth of the Norman, but Walkers Creek branches off the Gilbert runs into the Norman. Along the way a couple of creeks run off Walkers Creek to form their own inlets.
The Gulf is so shallow & flat that they can experience tidal surges up to a couple of metres in Karumba when the wind blows hard from the North.
I have been there in late March & been flood bound with a 1 metre tidal surge & you wonder if you will ever get out. It was a totally different place to when it dries out & the tourists flock in. No comparison what so ever.
Get yourself a couple of toppo maps. The 250,000 to 1 maps of Normanton & Burketown are pretty good & will give you a look at the big picture.
Hope you get in.
Fatso
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Follow Up By: clear skies - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 22:00

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 22:00
Cheers for the info Fatso! If you anything like me that message would of taken an hour to write.. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated. All the best Buddy !
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