Maggie and I took Pa to the farm today for his birthday. It was very easy to catch fish in the afternoon session, basically all the juvies around 40cm were going to smash each prawn. We all got one and moved onto trying to get bigger stuff. We didn’t succeed (a few did) and soon Maggie got over it and we went back to the juvie pond. She had an absolute ball, getting fish after fish. All in all she got 6 barra, and was getting really comfortable holding them up by the end of it.
Mike and I went to the vernons again today. First cast I got a massive pike and from there a bunch of smaller trevally. We went exploring for a new spot and got a variety of very small things like trout, cod and bluebones. Then we hit the goldie hole and it really fired – got quite a decent feed.
So all in all it was a good day, the only thing it was lacking was a real “photo fish”.
Maggie and I went down to a barra farm today. We also went on Saturday but didn’t manage to get anything.
On my fourth cast of the day I managed to hook a little fella. Maggie helped me wind it in.
A bit later on I hooked my second barra and Maggie reeled it in by herself.
At this point I cast and let her wind it in (teaching her how to jerk it a bit) and soon enough she hooked it herself! I had to get it off a pipe but otherwise she reeled it in all the way by herself. She was very proud and so was Dad!
She really liked the farm, additionally it is a great place to practice casting. She seems to be quite good at it too.
We went fishing on a charter in the harbour today with Maggie. I don’t love the style of fishing, nor do I ever have much hope of getting good stuff. However she loves it and I want to encourage the hobby while I can. It was ideal conditions but the day wasn’t great. We didn’t get much and the gear was very old and Maggie had a lot of trouble winding it. She still had loads of fun and the guide let her wind in a fish of his.
Went out exploring today. Lots of small fish and a few “alright”ones.
Mike got a great Queenie in and two big trevelly nearly in but sharks took them. We found a stream full of life but there were sharks everywhere. Did some shore fishing too – always fun.
Got 10 coral trout on lures all quite small. Probably 30-50 bluebones all small
My best was working for 30 mins to get what we thought was a metre trevelly in… only to find a shark!
Two sad stories of the day was hooking up a decent trevelly and having the hook pull free from my new expensive lure. The other was me filliting the Queenie for dinner… dropped it in the water to give it a quick clean and the fish grippers somehow came out from its jaw! Dropped it right under so no dinner for me.