Our collective fishing experience as a family now totals about 1hr, and already we have great tales of the one that got away. It all started one twilight, in the evening glow of Hervey bay. We had picked up a few rods from Bix, bought a starters pack of tackle and most importantly a little book of fishing tips.
So on the evening tide, full moon rising and all, we cast off from the end of the pier. It seemed the fish were biting and soon we were trying to reel them in. We all hooked some big, and I mean big, fish but four times they got away as we pulled them out of the water (true story!)
Oh, I suppose you’re wondering what the tally was ? One Whiting, 20cm by axo1000
Our goal is to learn some fishing skills over the next 6 months as we will be visiting some hopefully pretty hot fishing spots. Our holy grail is to reel in a Barra in the top end (no harm in dreaming).
Help wanted – any tips welcome and please send through those top spots you have discovered or heard of.
Bix’s comment – maybe some decent rods would help!!
Well done Will – you’ve outdone all our efforts over 4 years!!
It’s called fishing not catching for a reason! Suggestions of top spots: Woolies, Coles, Costa’s Fish Markets!
Hey Eleanor, I’m waiting for my dinner … got the chips and salad ready now I just need the Whiting on the coals … Hurry up please, I’m hungry! I might do that Sous Surprise of yours as well!
Hey guys just reading for the first time and loving it! Regarding the fishing – you are heading up north at just a the right time for Barra – they become active in the build up to the wet – so the dream may not be so elusive….love wendy
Sounds promising, gotta live the dream. although we are completely in the dark at the moment about tackle and bait to use. Any tips from Will ?
A tip – the bait goes on the hook. The hook goes in the mouth of the fish.
Hope that helps.
Might just be the tip we need!