R.I.P Frank

After a fairly long battle with lung and throat cancer my godfather passed away last night. Not sure if many of you have been to Walpole, but he was the local professional fisherman and had a million and one stories of battling giants of the ocean and surviving the Southern seas. He loved the water and fishing and it was his lifeblood which supported his family. I was conflicted for many years about what damage he was doing to the system vs the need to put food on the table for his family. I have so many memories as a child of jumping in the boat after I'd get home from school and rush over the other side of the inlet to see what they had caught in the scening nets. Or up to the ice factory when they had been out deepsea, or at the Nornalup inlet mouth during salmon season for so many years.

I just thought I'd take the time to immortalise for my future memories one of the men who made me realise my love of the ocean and fishing.

Rest in Peace
Frank Ebbett


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My condolences to Adam and

Mon, 2006-06-19 13:58

My condolences to Adam and family, RIP Mr Ebbett.

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Mon, 2006-06-19 18:43

Ads please pass on my condolences to the family. It was expected, but nothing ever prepares you for that day. My deepest sympathy's are with the Ebbett family and I'm sure he will want us to think of him while in Exmouth. Im sure you will take a minute or two.
RIP Frank

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My best wishes go out to you

Mon, 2006-06-19 18:07

My best wishes go out to you and your family Adam

RIP Mr Frank Ebbett

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'The Responsible Fisherman'

Tue, 2006-07-04 11:44

Hey Adam, over 200 hundred people turned up at the Ebbett's farm on Saturday 1st to celebrate Frank's life..an amazing day, night and next day!! Terri-Ann tipped his ashes into the Little Bow which runs into the Bow River which runs into Irwin Inlet which runs into the Great Southern Ocean which were his lifetime fishing waters. He held the Nornalup Salmon License for over 30 years which was a great tourist attraction and don't be concerned, he wasn't known as "The Responsible Fisherman' for nothing.

If you can find Robbie Kemmers (Frank's nephew) who lives in Exmouth while you're up there Adi, you can tell fishermen's tales to each other.

RIP Frank, B.O.D