would you take a tinny to the cape

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Is the fishing any good from the shore or the banks of creeks or do you need a tinny to catch any fish? Ta Allyson
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Reply By: shanegu6 - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 17:35

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 17:35
I wouldn't go there without one. Too much to explore and do with a tinny. Wouldn't catch me fishing off to many banks up there.
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Follow Up By: allyson52 - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 18:02

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 18:02
Thanks I'm trying to talk my husband into taking ours. It's only 3.5 long Allyson
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Reply By: deserter - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 18:29

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 18:29
I fished the banks for not a lot of results. Wiepa was best. I think if you work out the extra costs of taking the boat you could pay for a guided day out instead.
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Follow Up By: CSeaJay - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 20:16

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 20:16
Yep, true, and we have the same thinking

BUT when you are up there after your one day charter, (which you had to book in advance so you have to go even if the weather is foul on the day) and you see ppl with tinnies have fun every other sunny day, one has to reconsider

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Reply By: Madfisher - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 19:40

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 19:40
If their is crocs around it would be safer fishing from a tinnie.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Member - Josh- Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 20:30

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 20:30
Either can be great. Off the jetty and Seisia and weipa can be amazing. At Seisia we were getting busted off on 80 pnd line. Big mackeral, queenies, sharks. I had a 7 ft mackeral steal a 2 ft ribon fish off me at the base of the jetty. We took a long handled gaff with us for fishing off the jetties.
At weipa we got smashed off the jetty by huge tarpon. Crap to eat but awesome fighting fish. We got a good feed of shark from there and I had an awesome fight with a gynormous groper.
Off the beach at Punsand bay we got 3 sharks around 6-7 feet. See here for fishing of the beach at punsand bay
If your interesed in a charter try http://www.capeyorkcustomsportfishing.com.au/
To see what they are like to fish with look at how much fun we had with them here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUBk7FB6gWY
We also met a young couple in cape york with a tinnie and Nathan and I got a few really good feeds from the tinnie.
I got a nice coral trout flicking lures from the rocks at somerset.
You can basically catch fish from anywhere. One tip for you though. The fish in cape york usually bite better coming up to the quarter moon (I think that was it, ring Tim or Leslie at cape york custom sports fishing to check that)
We were there before the quarter moon and had great fishing. After it the fishing slowed right down.
Do be careful of the crocs though, we had walk past our campsite 2 days before we arrived. Use common sense.
Hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: Member - Josh- Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 20:37

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 20:37
Forgot to mention, Mackeral like big gold lures and queenies like poppers with a white body and red head. Off the jetties use a cast net or bait jig to catch live bait then float a livie out for big maks, barra and queenies. You have never seen so many bait fish. I got a 2 ft queenie in the cast net one time.

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Reply By: Been-Everywhereman - Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 16:37

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 16:37
Dont bother taking a tinnie to the cape,, what a pain in the ring.
Fishing is awesome off the seisa jetty as already said.
We catch heaps of Barra (60cm or so) in June / July in some of the rivers up there every year without fail from the bank.
Cape Melville area is a hotspot for us for bank fishing.
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Reply By: rumpig - Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 19:17

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 19:17
met a fella at Hann crossing who gave me a Barra to eat for dinner (he was one over his limit for the day), reckons he goes there every year to fish for Barra.
Pennefeather river it was 2 casts by a mate and a fish on the line from the banks of the river, then another mate caught similar size fish on his 3rd cast (pic below). i'm not really into fishing, so didn't even take a rod or line with me.

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