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Offline wettinney

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pumping yabbies at iluka
« on: Sun 8 Mar 17:05 2020 »
Hello, due to last minute change of plans heading to Iluka this coming week, Just wondering of any location to pump yabbies without needing the boat to get there

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Mick

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Re: pumping yabbies at iluka
« Reply #1 on: Mon 9 Mar 09:56 2020 »
As you drive into Iluka you come to the golf course on the right. Take the right hand turn before the golf course and drive down to the river - the road is called Johnsons Lane. When you reach the river at Marandowie Drive, directly opposite you is a small mangrove island. Turn right into Marandowie Drive, which becomes a dirt road at this point, often badly potholed if it hasn't been graded lately, and drive towards the Old Ferry Crossing, until the small mangrove island ends. Park there and walk across to the island and down its western side. Below the island (at its southern end) at low tide there is a large sandbank exposed, several times larger than the island itself. There are good yabbies all along the western side of the bank, but probably best beyond the island on the exposed bank.
Another good land-based yabby location is at Brown's Rocks. A couple of kilometres after you turn off the highway you drive through a little village called Woombah. Just before the Rural fire station, at the crest of the hill, is a right hand turn to Brown's Rocks. Take this turn, which takes you on to Goodwood Island, and follow the bitumen until it ends at a large concrete jetty. Continue on the now dirt road, past the jetty for about a kilometre and a half until the road itself becomes the river bank with no mangroves or casuarinas blocking access - this is just past the old prawn farm on your left. Just before the point where the bank takes a gentle turn to the left there are pretty good yabbies at low tide. This area is a great place to walk the bank casting lures or working baits across the flats for flathead across the high tide - see this post from 2017
 
http://www.nuggetoutdoors.com.au/smf/index.php?topic=31370.msg208731#msg208731

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Re: pumping yabbies at iluka
« Reply #2 on: Mon 16 Mar 07:43 2020 »
Thanks Freeeedom,

Just got back. Pumped a few at the first site. Very windy week but got a few bream and unlucky tailor from the rock wall at mouth. Hooked a few larger fish on the bream gear including a nice school jew but lost them trying to lift them up. will need a long gaff next time.

Great place to stay

Mick

 


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