Posts Tagged ‘boat’

Penn Power StickWhere did all my time go, No idea. So much going on, some good some bad. We’ve managed some good fishing time, with trips into Keppel Bay, up Cooraman Creek and even a wet and windy day at Port Alma. With some bad news that as well as the D.I.S.H. I’ve also been diagnosed with Lumbar and Thoracic Osteoarthritis. Which means I’ve been declared officially disabled and that’s been difficult to accept both as an active man and as a financial situation. Down but not out, so to speak. I’m stepping up my website designing to try to earn some extra dollars. I’m also going to move this SevenFishes blog to a personal domain and will be launching the Ordinary Angler concept in the coming months.

The blank fishing shirts arrived this week and we’ve been putting the design together for a couple of days, the first photo’s will be ready to go up tomorrow I hope, I’m very happy with the results. It’s always great when a hair-brained idea comes together.

We attended the Rockhampton Home Show last month, had a great day came away with a new 10kg Shimano Boat Rod for C.K. and almost $50.00 worth of free gear including Soft Plastics, Jig Heads and apparel, not to mention some really great tips and advise from the experts.

Father’s Day rolled around again and landed me with a brand new Tangle Free Landing Net from  BarraJacks in Rockhampton with love from C.K. and a moving book from my youngest Monika.

This week also marks my truly amazing Wife’s Birthday, hope you have a great day Debs and I thank GW every minute of every day for bringing you to me. You make my Life so much better in so many ways, and cookies!

Out ‘n About on Central Queensalnd’s Capricorn Coast.

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For MankindYes, A fishing widow appears. Weather reports says there is a 5/10 knt window on Saturday afternoon. This is only the second such weekend lull in around 8 weeks, the first was a fortnight back and we all had the flu. Preparing for a mad dash down to the coast, esky, rods, boat, gear, fuel… what an I forgetting? Toothbrush… no got that, ocean lures, trace… all here, god what am I forgetting? Oh well, the paper says Spainards, Trout(coral), Cod and Nanigai all present in the bay but the light westerlies may slow them down.

Still sure I’ve missed somthing, hmm. Pick up the side kick from uni at 4pm, have to stop and grab some soft plastics to try, so I’ll have to get going in about 20 mins max. Check the air in the trailer tyres top up the tanks. What the F@#K am I missing? Sunscreen, got it. Dog and Cat food out, done. This weeks Gouda is stashed in the cheese cave, washing is done. Nope no idea, hate that.

Well I’m all set to head out, spend a few nights with my Mum while Dad’s away, I’ll be have cheese and wine overlooking the Islands in a couple of hours, can’t say I’m sad about that. We’ve had a couple of hard weeks and the missus needs a break….THE MISSUS.. AWWWWW SHIIIIIIIII…………

Right I have to go NOW………….

~FishOn

Windy Week

Posted: June 30, 2011 in Gone Fishing
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sunrise coral seaWell June goes out with a blow, these chill southerly gusts blast through my house and makes my bones ache. I’m guessing the cold has finally shut the Barra and Muddies down. Hopefully, if the damned wind ever stops, the Bream, Grunter(javelin fish) and Blue Salmon will pick up in the river. I’m not sure what happens in winter out on the bay, but I heard the Squid come on out around the islands. mmmm calamari!

The car, boat and trailer registration bills are all coming in together, of course, which will put a damper on our activities for the next few weeks, although a river trip or two should still be on the cards.The up side of this downtime has to be the chance to service all our reels, rods and gear.

Another plus is I have some time to research techniques for the target species and share my findings here on the blog. Other news I learned the Slim Beauty knot, although mine isn’t all that slim nor particularly pleasing to the eye. In fact it brings to mind an image of Rex Hunt in a tutu ….. sorry Rex.