Posts Tagged With: fishing


30/12/2016 – Time to go fishing

I had been looking for the chance to go fishing and word has it that Augusta is a great fishing spot.

First we try for squid at the local boat harbour.

A nice spot but no squid or fish in sight.

So…  follow the locals, plenty of action here, it’s on for young and old.

Hmm, not a good start and look at that sky.

Patience, patience, see the channel of water just in front of me, the tide is coming in and just in front of me is a deep drop, I had better not get too carried away.

Yeah, look what I caught, a double header, and they are slippery little suckers. One has almost jumped away.  These are yellow fin whiting.

Happy days.

I handed my rod over to Val so that she could have a turn. And voila, her first fish, and then she caught another one straight after.

So some poor soul will have to fillet and prepare the fish for eating (I have made it one of my policies of life never to learn how to gut fish).  We were pondering on the problem when along came this nice gentleman and his wife on a walk, he saw me dubiously looking at the fish with a knife in my hand and offered to show me how to do it.  “Oh yes please, how kind”.  “Oh you do that so well, a pleasure to watch”

“Oh, you don’t mind doing all of them, how kind, thank you so much, we are just helpless females after all, you have shown me so much, aren’t you wonderful.”  and voila, 8 fillets of fish – and that my friends is how you gut fish!!!

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12/07/2015 – We all get to go fishing

I had arranged with Marcel for the boys to go fishing one day during their stay, so along with Andrew (Linda’s son) off we trotted one beautiful sunny morning, onto the river and out into the ocean.


3 excited lads looking forward to catching some fish.


We caught a good lot of squid and herring (tommies) essentially to use as bait.


Then we had a go at catching “the big ones”.  We cast out, waited, reeled the line in, checked the bait, cast out again, and then…


A small shark and a very happy Andrew.  This was the catch of the day.  There were no more ‘big ones’.  However, we were happy to go home with a dozen good sized squid and over a dozen herring.


Then, of course, someone had to clean the catch.  Luckily there were plenty of offers and we got stuck in the next morning, with plenty of water, newspaper and knives.


This is how you turn the squid body inside out.


Much fun was had by all, and we salvaged three good meals out of this lot.  Plus everyone knows how to clean squid now.

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10/5/2015 – Trying my luck at some fishing


So we left East Fremantle early, apparently that’s the way to catch the fish!


I love this view of Fremantle with all of the container cranes waiting for more work.


Displaying more patience than me are the cormorants, plus a single container vessel in the background.


You can see that we have been trying, and it is a beautiful day, but where are the fish?


Still smiling and hoping for the best, but?????


At least we get to have a good look at a cruise ship on the way in through the harbour, a majestic sight.


And a massive bulk carrier, which totally dwarfs our boat. I never tire of looking at these amazing vessels.  But…. no fish.

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25/4/2015 – Net Fishing 30kms north of Leeman


One of our small group has a net fishing licence, so we get set to go out and try our luck.  But first we have to modify the nets and add extra weights to the bottom of the net so that it will hang down to the sand and trap the fish.  I am happy to learn a new skill, but someone thinks he is the supervisor!!!!!


Here I am adding weights to the bottom of the net.


And yet another shot of the supervisor, making sure everyone is doing the right thing!!!!


Two of the guys are preparing the kayak, ready to take the net out in the cold water and let it out slowly along the way.


Finally ready, we set off up the coast.  Sid led us to a beautiful, secluded beach. Wow! Soft sand, blue, calm water and the place to ourselves.  All we need now is fish.


We hop up on the sand dunes to see if any fish can be seen.  What a great spot.


Much fussing around with the kayak and net, stick in the sand to hold the start of the net and then we send Roger out in the kayak with the net to feed it out.


There he goes, doing a great job.


Here’s the first mullet that we caught. Only two in the first sweep, we did not have our act together (much shouting, cursing and blaming)(in our defense the water was very cold, and I didn’t want to get my shorts wet!) and most of them got away. Better luck next time.


Ahh! Next time we get a sting ray in our net and have to back off and let him do what he wants.  He finally jumps over the net having scared most of the fish back out again.


But look – the Supervisor is doing some work and has picked up a fish!!!   We caught about a dozen in this sweep and called it a day, it is harder work than it looks. PerfectPlace

View looking the other way just to show how beautiful this place is.


And here’s the boys gallantly scaling and preparing the fish for cooking.  I also must say that the guys did all of the cooking and preparing and the food was wonderful.  Thanks a lot guys, I had a great weekend.

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