Fishing with the young bloke and his first boat

My young bloke Ollie, turning 4 later this year. Loves fishing like his old man. We're lucky enough to have Cockburn sound as our local, protected from swell and when its a cranking sou wester we can launch down Rocko end in almost millpond conditions. Mostly troll small plastics for the hezzas, he winds them in and puts them in the bucket, we'll take a couple back to the ramp with us so he can show and tell whoever will listen before chucking them back in. Have found a few sambo nursery spots this year, been great watching him get bent over by them too.






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We often head down to Peron where there seems to be an abundance of tarwine between the reefs. They go really hard actually!




For our Covid Iso project earlier in the year, we picked up a small tinny for $75. Ollie named it Floaty and is on it just about every day.






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 Well done Beau looks like a

Sat, 2020-10-17 18:23

 Well done Beau looks like a filleting station next to the tinny.


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 Thats awesome! I watch

Sat, 2020-10-17 18:25

 Thats awesome! I watch youtube fishing vids with my little ones and it feels great when my young bloke says " i wanna go fishing ". You doing well putting him onto the fish there and that play area seems like the bargain of the century. Pro deckie by 5yo


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Nice work, he'll grow up and

Sat, 2020-10-17 18:30

Nice work, he'll grow up and forget fishing for awhile then when he's older it will all come full circle and youll have a top angler outfishing you every time. top stuff


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Nice work

Sat, 2020-10-17 18:57

 looking good Beau, great pics as usual 

Hopefully Ollie will have an easier time on the water than his dad lol


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 Mate it only gets better.

Sat, 2020-10-17 19:00

 Mate it only gets better.


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Great stuff Beau, no better

Sat, 2020-10-17 19:04

Great stuff Beau, no better way to spend time with ya boy!

Fishing buddy for life there!

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Way to go

Sat, 2020-10-17 19:30



all aggressive fish love bigjohnsjigs

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This gets me excited for the future with my boy

Sat, 2020-10-17 19:39

 You will have him ticking off a few dollies in no time! 


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 Good onya Beau- still

Sat, 2020-10-17 20:40

 Good onya Beau- still remember the pic of you with Ollie four years ago.

Time goes very quickly- enjoy.


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Sat, 2020-10-17 20:58

If he's half as good as his old man in the fish catching department we're all screwed!. 


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 Congrats on getting him

Sun, 2020-10-18 08:02

 Congrats on getting him excited about the fishing . Certainly a great way to spend quality time with your son. Good to see you getting him onto the fish and teaching him the right way about releasing the fish your not going to eat


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great memories being made

Sun, 2020-10-18 16:55

great memories being made there beau ...

my two oldest sond had the same thing an old tinnie in the back yard to play in ..they crabbed , fished and lot sof other invented stuff out of that tinnie on the grass there ..

your son will have a lifetime of enjoyement due to your efforts mate ..well done !!


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 Good  on ya mate it's great 

Sun, 2020-10-18 18:53

 Good  on ya mate it's great  fun being able to share those moments with your young fella , he'll be hooked for life 


 Happy dayz 

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 Looks like he's having a

Mon, 2020-10-19 16:51

 Looks like he's having a ball and no doubt you are too Beau! Enjoy those early years before they're a memory.

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The smiles say it all

Mon, 2020-10-19 17:06

And that tinny looks almost as good as the one in the kids playground at Kings Road Brewery......great way to feed the kids imagination .....add a magnet to the rod and some metal fish and it will keep them amused for ages  

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Mon, 2020-10-19 19:13

 Awesome mate!


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Pretty cool

Mon, 2020-10-19 19:26