Steep Point WA

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 21:42
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Anyone thinking about going for a drive to Steep Point, (most western point of Australia) just a road update as we were there today. Road to Useless Loop turnoff is in very good condition, from there on a few corrugated patches but nothing too bad as long as you watch the signs and lower tyre pressure where directed. The sand track to the point is pretty good but when we got there, there were 50,000,000,000 flies. lol. Denham to Steep Point is 472kms return. Allow approx 7 hours travel. One thing we noticed was we passed several vehicles and they didn't have a sand flag. Would recommend using one. Contact the Steep Point Ranger on 9948 3993 for bookings and road conditions. A very, very pretty spot even if it is a bit rough on the fishing gear. lol
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Reply By: nsngood - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 01:16

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 01:16
Bugger the road report how was the fishing? lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Hayjude (NSW) - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 10:21

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 10:21
good if you have plenty of lures cause you
will get busted big time
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Follow Up By: westskip - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 20:05

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 20:05
Son in law and his family have been fishing Steep Point for years now. Generally spend 5 -7 days twice a year there and certainly come back with some substantial catches. Mind you they are very well prepared and have some fairly specialised gear.

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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 18:23

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 18:23
I have been to steep point a couple of times and camped and fished.

This place is for serious well prepared rock fishermen or boat fisherman. Heavy gear and lots of it.

It is very dangerous for either rock fishermen or boat fishermen. King waves are common and huge. If you don't get your catch in- either up the shear rock face or in the boat a very large shark will bite it in half and you only end up with the head.

Sharks are prolific. Huge sharks. Very huge sharks.Sharks with frikkin lasers.Well maybe not lasers but dangerous.

Yes all the fishing is awesome. There is a ranger onsite. You can only camp there if you have booked about 6 months in advance and maybe longer if best fishing season. Make sure you strictly obey the fishing rules. Someone will check.

There is nothing else to do but go fishing. You don't even go swimming - those huge sharks come in waist deep close to shore. I have the photos to prove it. Bigger than my boat which is in the advert below.

It can get windy, or hot with lots of flies, or rainy and all will happen in 2 day cycles so it is best to stay for minimum two weeks so you will get at least some perfect days for fishing.

The track can be corrugated, sandy and steep sandy in parts and strictly 4x4. But good fun.

Go before it is closed down. (which is supposed to be soon)

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Reply By: Inflataduck - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 22:11

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 22:11
sounds a lot better than when i went in 1977 & the wind blew & it rained for days, there was not much of a track then
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