A few whiting with dad

 My old man came down for my daughters engagement party over the weekend, managed to get him out for a couple of hours on Sunday mornin. I know there only whiting but its his favourite fish. To me it wasn't about the fish, it was spending some quality time out on the water with your dad, memories  that you can remember and cherish especially as his health is deteriorating and i really only get to see him a few time's a year. On the way back in we were flagged down by a fellow boatie who was having fuel issues, so i gave him a tow back to pt kenedy ramp from the sisters, he wanted to pay me for doing it but i said no its not needed, as i was happy to help out a fellow boatie in a little bit of trouble. Darryl



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 Well done that is what it's

Mon, 2020-02-24 13:04

 Well done that is what it's all about. Had a great time with my family too on Sunday. 


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Whiting with Dad

Mon, 2020-02-24 13:11

Your Dad would have appreciated the trip, my father was in his eightys when I took him out for his last whiting fish and he wouldn't admit he needed to go home so had to do the "old bugger it I've had enough of this" trick before he admitted he'd had enough, he always brought along a thermos of tea and curried egg sangers (your mum makes the best in Australia). Both parents loved whiting, they spent nearly twenty years in Demark so I was the recipient of countless kilos of KG over the years while still living in the bush.  I'm 73 on ANZAC DAY and still love to get out on the water in Mandurah as well as doing one or two trips a year to Exmouth with my youngest son (oldest doesn't like boating which is a shame) so what I'm getting at is fishing with your father is great together time so enjoy.

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 That is gold mate, as much

Mon, 2020-02-24 13:10

 That is gold mate, as much as I love catching the demersals I still love a good Whiting bash on light gear. There's always the odd surprise of KGW's or Flathead. I wish I could have taken my dad out like that, he would have loved it. 


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Not whiting but bonding

Mon, 2020-02-24 13:55

 Spent most of my early life fishing with the old man but throughly enjoy a day out with my young bloke now his first dhuie on our boat has him hooked now 94cm



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 That's the thing eh mate, my

Mon, 2020-02-24 14:55

 That's the thing eh mate, my old man bought a boat when I was around 9 years old and it ignited the passion in me. The biggest thrill I've had in recent years is doing the same with my boys and seeing them nail fish of a lifetime. 


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Those type of experiaces

Mon, 2020-02-24 14:20

Are embedded into your memory forever and bring a quite smile to your face when you have time alone to reminisce about good times gone past.

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 My son is slower than me at

Mon, 2020-02-24 17:30

 My son is slower than me at catching the full on fishing bug but he will get it. He is always keen even when I get him up at 3:45 to check craypots before my work. 


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Beauty mate .

Mon, 2020-02-24 18:39

Good too get the old boy out for a few..

been getting my old fella out Fair bit

these days .  !! Good times . 

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 Great memories are made out

Mon, 2020-02-24 20:59

 Great memories are made out there on the water. Just wish I could have got my dad out there in his last couple of years but his health was not good. Now I'm getting my mum out there to have some fun . . The smiles on their faces to just spend the time out there and get a few fish sauce says it all


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Best Report

Mon, 2020-02-24 21:15


This would have to be the best report I have read in a long long time,

How lucky are we all to be able to spend time with our loved ones

Thanks for sharing.



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 Yep - Agree with all

Mon, 2020-02-24 21:39

 Yep - Agree with all comments above.

I still take my Mum fishing (83 and going strong) every year down Nornalup.

She loves it and Bream are her favorite.

My Dad passed well over 20 years ago now, but I still remember clamboring over cliffs and rocks down South to get to good blue groper spots with him.

Great memories live with us till its our time to go.


Long may it continue for you and your Dad, Dakka.



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Great report

Tue, 2020-02-25 14:04

... and good inspiration. It's not just about the big fish ! Good feed of whiting like that is as good - or better - than anything ! 


Good on ya for enjoying time with the dad and also helping out the boatie in trouble. Clearly a good bloke ! Cheers for sharing !

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 Thanks everyone for the nice

Tue, 2020-02-25 20:50

 Thanks everyone 

for the nice comments, I really love taking dad out when ever he can get down, I owe it to him as he was the one that taught me how to fish a very long time ago. I don't know how much longer I will be able too as he has just been diagnosed with the onset of Alzheimer's, we just got over bowel cancer 18 months ago, so things are precious now as he is in his 80s, but he doesn't think he is.   he is coming back down in 2 weeks for my birthday, so hope the weather will be good so I can get him out again, he asked me if we could get some skippy, so can anyone point me in the right direction to get a couple of skips for him if we can down Rockingham way cheers.



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 Mate looks like there's

Tue, 2020-02-25 21:13

 Mate looks like there's plenty of reefy looking outcrops down that way, anchor up and burley into them. Soon bring the Skips on. 


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Gold report mate.  I spent

Tue, 2020-02-25 22:21

Gold report mate.  I spent the day crabbing with my old man and my 10y old son Sat and it was an awesome day even though we caught only 3 keepers


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