Daddy Daughter Date

I had Friday off and had missy for the day while the boys were at school. Asked her what she wanted to do e xpecting the usual play centre and she says "go fishing". I've had the kids on my RDO since they were babies 9.5yrs ago and this was the first time I'd been out on the boat on my RDO.

A quick pack and we were in the water by 10:30. Shot over to Little Island to see the seals and sat inside the reef watching a bunch of mad bastards surfing then shot through a gap and out to the whiting patch.

The whiting were like rats and first drop missy is on straight away. A lesson in frustration is watching a 4y old wind a whiting up 23m with a tiny combo! The next few drops I reeled hers up to within 5m and after 6 she was tuckered out and slept in the cuddy cab while I enjoyed the glassy conditions and double headers.


If catching wrasse is cool, consider me Miles Davis

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Love spending time out onth

Sat, 2019-08-10 07:22

Love spending time out onth water with the little people, and even better to get a nice feed!

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Sure beats sitting in a play

Sat, 2019-08-10 08:20

Sure beats sitting in a play centre listening to mother's group incessantly talking about the children they are failing to supervise.


If catching wrasse is cool, consider me Miles Davis

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Sat, 2019-08-10 09:34

Get her hooked at a young age and she’ll fish forever. Even better all those whiting make good Dhuie lollipops!  


 My wife understands why I clean my rods n reels in the shower....


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Not much can beat it. My

Sat, 2019-08-10 10:19

Not much can beat it. My daughter just asked a few weeks ago if she can start fishing billfish tournaments, as long as the weather is good and she doesn’t have ballet or acro on.... 


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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Good sized..

Sat, 2019-08-10 10:33

some good sized whiting there mate. Remember

few years back me and a mate had a good

session in 30ms .. 

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 well done. great way to

Sat, 2019-08-10 16:23

 well done. great way to spend your day off. good to see little miss wanting to go fishing and getting her onto fish is a great start to her fishing life, just dont teach her too much then she will be out fishing in the future


RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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First picture

Sat, 2019-08-10 16:42

Has to be worth a million dollars, does fishing in company get any better, I don’t  think so.

A great post, thank you

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 Priceless isn't it and that

Sat, 2019-08-10 18:21

 Priceless isn't it and that 23m contour seems to fire all year round. 

My 5yo girl loves catching 'baby swordfish' (gardies). 



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Good stuff...Gold!. Getting

Sat, 2019-08-10 18:34

Good stuff...Gold!.

Getting my oldest out tomorrow arvo for a squid and then hopefully a snap or two!