Good catches at Exmouth fishing camp out

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Young angler Oscar Michelli shows off a bumper flathead.
Camera IconYoung angler Oscar Michelli shows off a bumper flathead. Credit: Tackle World

The new year is already a week in and the good weather has finally hit us in Exmouth, with calm clear waters.

The wind certainly gave the whole coast a hard time for several weeks, so it is fantastic to see people able to get out and enjoy the ocean.

That’s exactly what many teams did over the weekend for the Tantabiddi Camp Out.

This fun weekend is designed for relaxation, families and friends to camp around at Yardie Homestead and fish either from a boat or the shore.

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Team Horne never disappoint, with 36 species caught and released, with photos, from the shore this year.

The junior team, with Dylan Starke, also did well with seven species caught and released with a photo.

Kurt Decker won the adult section with a spangled emperor weighing 3.3kg, while Kalvin Gates won the junior section with a golden trevally weighing 3.6kg.

The heaviest Charlie Court for a junior was 550g by Jake Owens and 450g by Glenn Passmore.

Junior angler Jayden Waddingham caught the biggest spangled emperor for that section with a 3.6kg fish.

Zac Owens caught the heaviest mackerel with a 6.1kg Spanish.

The bluewater scene has picked up as the warmer water comes down from the north, with yellowfin tuna caught already.

Striped, blue and black marlin have been in the spread with several boats getting the opportunity to get grand slams.

Most teams are gearing up for the Heavy Tackle Tournament in a few weeks.

Junior angler Callum Horlock was fishing the camp-out and targeting mackerel, when he caught a sailfish just outside Tantabiddi north passage.

Another sailfish was seen in just 13m of water at the back of the reef on the same day.

There was a huge stonefish at the marina boat ramp last week that could have easily been stepped on by an adult or child.

The stonefish is one of the most venomous in the world.

It is recommended to have vinegar with you at all times to liberally use to help comfort the person on route to the hospital, along with hot water if possible.

Stings are painful and if left untreated can lead to death.

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