Maggie Having Fun at the Farm

We had a friend (Jesse) come up to Melbourne, he was keen on a quick fishing trip so I took him and Maggie down to the farm. I did elect to spectate (supervise Maggie) but they both had a lot of fun. Maggie can easily cast and catch her own Barra at 40-50cm. However the big girls were biting and Maggie got one for 70cm and one for 76cm! That said, she did need my help with a hand on the rod, she could hold it for a bit but just didn’t have the strength to last the fight.

Big Day on Bynoe

James was up for work so the two of us hired a boat at Tropical Boat Hire. They were great!

Unfortunately the fishing was not. I got a 40cm barra which was the best for the day. Plus a catfish (site cast at a barra and caught that!) or three. James got 3 small cod, a small queenie and some catfish and sharks on bait.

It was a very long time on the water for very little fish.

Dundee Fishing Charters

Went off the beach today for a bluewater fishing charter. I was hoping to go barra but couldn’t get onboard anywhere, it appears most people book them as part of a group, not individually.

The day was pretty good, I would have caught 20 keepers, most of which were sweetlip (tricky snapper).

My best fish was an 80cm queenie. Great fun to land. But a much smaller trevelly was nearly as good.

The highlight of the story was one of the blokes pulling up an albino shark. Or perhaps the antics of the young fella on board who absolutely wrote himself off – kept us laughing anyway.