Port Welshpool

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    • Day 49

      Port Welshpool

      February 23, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Today a fishing trip in Franklin Channel, Corner Inlet. This was my first fishing trip in a long time, and even longer since being in a small boat in the sea.

      The weather was very good with a nice calm trip out. We set anchor and tried our luck to catch a Gummy Shark. The trouble is that as soon as the bait hits the bottom, the flathead hit. No chance at all to feed the Gummy. A little later we caught a Banjo Shark. This guy has quite pretty markings on its back but when turned upside down it looks like a weird face. Apparently they are not very good to eat. He was also rather small so we released him.

      After a while with no action that was not flathead we moved to another area. Within seconds of dropping the line there were two flathead on the line. They seemed to not be fussy if the bait was squid or anything else. We ended up with a decent bag of catch even after throwing a lot of smaller legal size fish back.

      As soon as the tide changed there were no more bites so we we headed back. The wind had come up so the trip was a bit rougher. On the way we had a good look at the old jetty that is going to be restored. The old jetty is actually the "new jetty" built in the late 1930's. The old jetty is a much smaller structure along further.

      This was a good day outing. The cutting board was of great interest to the dog.

      More on the jetty renovation.…
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