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Post by natural sparks » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:45 pm

The family has decided that i should take them all to Port augusta and Adelaide for a couple of weeks and i have never driven this stretch of the No 1 before....

Does anyone have any hot tips on where and where not to stay(we have to stay in PA so leave that one out :lol: )on the way down. We have a night in Coober with family and want a night in alice so whats good in between here and Alice

We want short days in the car as 2 kids under 2 have short travel time spans trying for 8hr max

Any way i will be fishing out of my old boat which is now owned by another family member (sort of) and i hope to post up some snapper reports and im not sure but hopefully some big blue swimmers and razor fish too
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Post by jimbobbolty » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:31 am

I know whyalla is a bit of a detour but there is a sandbar near a place called point lowly which is just infested with razor fish, crabs and scollops when we went there in 2007 im not to good on directions but you just drive down the explosion track past all the shacks and its a big sandbar bout 30m out only knee deep water so its pretty safe. Also whyalla snapper fishing is awesome
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Post by stl-dizy » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:16 am

Tennant Creek?

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Post by rossco » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:38 am

Tennant Creek is an easy strike in a day and that leaves a nice 5 hoyr trip to alice the next day. The Outback caravan park on Peko Road has good cabins and they have nice facilities. Most of the motels are getting tired but okay. Golfields pub also has some accommodation but I'm not sure about family size rooms. The Safari Lodge motel is not too bad as well. cheers

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Post by Blinky » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:34 am

I stay at the Bluestone in TC and the Desert Cave in Coober. Have had no dramas with either.
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Post by Rug » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:09 pm

Merts.

Their is a place called Candney Road house 80km south of Marla Bore and 150km north of Coober Pedy. Great food and prices, rooms are well equiped and very clean.

When are you leaving? I am driving too Adelaide new years eve. If you go before then, can you give us a hoy on the roads in the red centre in the wake of this rough whether they are expecting.

Have a great holiday with the family.

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Post by natural sparks » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:59 am

Well the fishing was put on hold with the chrissie stuff out the way and 2 days of mid to high 40s, a southerly came in at around th 30+ knot range for three days and dropped the temp to a lovely 19 ish(awsome no warm clothes) during day and 10 at night
Went to a couple of land based spots with one of the outlaws and had a great time catching tommys (aust herring) on little softies but with the slight breeze (as above) casting the little tackers was an effort

Rug i gave a call but you were at work mate and i didnt have your work number on me... roads were good no water any where but you could see plenty of it out in the distance pooling all over

We are now in Adelaide and any tips on where to wet a line down here would be awesome

Thanks for all the tips for travelling down
We will stay in coober again at rellos and 2 nights in alice to have a look and a night in katherine with rellos again

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Post by maxpower » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:31 pm

My favourite land based spot down that way is Rapid Bay. Only an hour or so drive south of Radelaide. One of the best beaches Ive ever seen. And I love eating fresh salt and pepper squid so this spot always produces a few for me. Chuck a squid jig around the jetty and the rocks down near the cave. My mate and I bagged out in about 30mins one day there.

Other than that any of the metro beaches can produce whiting in the early mornings. Saw a massive school of KG's in November in the shallows off Glenelg Jetty in the morning last time I was down there. Apparently the West Lakes inlet produces some good Jewies to those who know what they are doing (not me!). I think the crabs might be around by now as well, Grange Jetty is good for that.

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Post by Brent Matthews » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:33 am

Am in Adelaide at the moment, went out the other day at Vincent and got some nice white. Went just the other day of the bluff Victor about 30 odd km's out and got some nice snapper, but the seas wear horrible. 4 - 5 m swell with 1m chop, made me turn green all day! :P
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Post by natural sparks » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:55 am

Home sweet home

We did a trip from Craigmore(for anyone who knows or cares) thru Birdwood, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Strathalben(where 4-5 people died in car accidents a day later fooken scarey) on to Goolwa, port Elliot and Victor Harb for the night

Next day off to cape Peron and saw the ferry off to kanga island, up the coast to rapid bay for a couple of minutes squiding(only fishing for a week or so got zip but lots of fresh ink all over) then sprint back to outlaws in Craigmore just in case we missed anything in a day and a night

Great trip home
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Day trip out to the west of Alice water crossings and flood ways with water every where Im told I got it at its best...

Did this trip with 2 kids under 2 and would not have even known they were there (thank you portable dvd makers) and it was still better than taking them on a plane for even the shortest of flights Thank you car seat makers

Off for a fish (hopefully) this weekend hope i can put up a fishy pick...........
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Post by Rug » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:42 pm

Ha ha, whats a trip to Adelaide without going to Victor Harbour. Your're not wrong about that desert country. Our drive back last week was a pleasure.
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