Kimbeleys and shore based fishing locations

Hi, I have been a visitor to the site for years and after reading of all the great stories of others, I am finally got permission from the wife and am off for a trip of my own to the Kimberleys. We are hiring a 4wd and I am planning to see all the sites like Cape Leveque, Mitchell Falls and Kalumburu but was hoping someone could point me to a few good shore based fishing spots (I dont have a boat and also get a bit sea sick with the large charters!). I would love to catch a barra but am also keen to get into some shore based action with the queenies or travellies I have read so much about.

Any assistance would be spectacular. Will be up there in July and cant wait!
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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 19:02

Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 19:02
No areas, that I know off, where you can shore fish in the Kimberleys
Most shores are covered with mangroves or are inhabited by crocs
Best thing to do is book into one of the fishing camps, there are two in the Admiralty gulf and 1 or 2 from Kununurra that fish in the Ord river.
Try google on the net. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member-George (WA) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 19:05

Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 19:05
You may be able to shore fish on some of the beaches on the way to cape leveque or the Hunter Creek ?? north of Cape Leveque camp area
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Follow Up By: Member-George (WA) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 19:07

Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 19:07
P.S. Admiralty Gulf camps are 'fly in-fly out'
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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 21:41

Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 21:41
if you go to Cape Leveque, take a trip to One Arm point, you go through town past the store and up beside the airstrip, you will find nice safe large rocks to fish off, now you can only fish at the turn of the tide so you must get the local tide time, high tide is the best, MASSIVE amounts of water is channeled through there going in and out of the sound (Derby) so it also has VERY fast and strong currents, yes it is safe but only as safe as you are so be very sensible, crocs are there and so are very big sharks but also very big fish of all kinds, queenies that will move so quick they will snap a 40 pound line even with low set drag, the speed of attack is awsome and they are HUGH ....
The channel itself is an awsome sight to see at the change of tides with whirlpools developing and on the big tides you can hear it roar up to 15klms away on still nights, an awsome sight and sound....
But here comes the "disclamer" ............
You MUST, MUST, MUST, MUST, MUST, MUST check BEFORE you travel up there as you may need permission, i dont think you can camp up there, camping only at the Cape camp.... it was a long time ago i was there and i lived up there so i was able to go to places you can and probally will never be able to go to.... awsome spot so i do hope you can still get there eh..
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Reply By: PhilD - Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 22:43

Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 22:43
Hi, at this stage you will not get to Mitchell Falls and Kalumburu this year unless there is some very quick action taken to rebuild the road north of Drysdale River (unlikely).
See recent postings for more info.
The barra will be asleep by July as the water is getting too cool already.
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Reply By: Haza - Monday, Jun 06, 2011 at 10:09

Monday, Jun 06, 2011 at 10:09
On the Gibb River Rd you can go north of the Pentecost River and flick a few lures, Plenty of Barra and queenies but be wary of crocs. As stated previously there is no road to Mitchell Falls and Kalumburu it was washed away in the floods in the wet season and wont be open this year. You can fish the banks of the Fiztroy River (Barra) watch out for Crocs, fish north of Broome (Trevally,Queenies, sharks), fish the Broome Jetty (Queenies Trevally, Blue Bone, Coral Trout, In Kununarra fish the Ivanhoe crossing (Barra) South of Broome eighty mile beach (Salmon). Do a fishing charter you'll regret it if you don't, just take some travel sickness tablets (Quells). Have a great trip.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jun 06, 2011 at 19:35

Monday, Jun 06, 2011 at 19:35
The best shore based fishing I have done in the Kimberley would be in rivers.
Top of the list was the Mitchell River half way between the falls and the ocean where it goes salt - fresh, but you need a chopper ride to get there.
Other areas include the Fitzroy (Barra from both Dimond Gorge & Sir John and try Cutting Bore on Yeeda Station), and the Pentercost of course.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jun 06, 2011 at 19:36

Monday, Jun 06, 2011 at 19:36
ANYWHERE there is a Barra, there is a salty.........
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