BAIT – 4-LOBSTER POTS

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This picture may enlarge if you click on it - it all depends.....  Illustrates all th

This picture may enlarge if you click on it – it all depends….. Illustrates part of the work involved with salting and sun-drying luderick (blackfish) for the next season of lobster fishing.  Luderick are a good table fish – price (value) plummets when big catches are made.

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Pictures from a secret bush hide-out for sun drying bait.  Years ago it was dried at boat beach - the smell must have upset someone.

Pictures from a secret bush hide-out for sun drying bait. Years ago it was dried at Boat Beach – the smell must have upset someone, perhaps a local politician?

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YELLOWTAIL KINGFISH TRAPS “BANNED”

December 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Adult yellowtail kingfish about 10kg

Adult yellowtail kingfish about 10kg

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Speared with a multi-pronged head (pranger).

Speared with a multi-pronged head (pranger).

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Anchored in deep water about twenty feet under the surface.  No bait was required.  The fish liked the safety aspect - to their detriment.

Anchored in deep water about twenty feet under the surface. No bait was required. The fish liked the safety aspect – to their detriment.

 Rolleimarin underwater camera was  top of the range product in 1960s

Rolleimarin underwater camera was top of the range product in 1960s. Aluminium “Tempest” was hard riding and strong – although rivets often popped loose. 40 horsepower outboard was mostly run full throttle.  Boat manufacturer  DeHavilland was amazed to the  extent of repairs, under warranty, regularly required.

FISH and SURF

December 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

John Barlow (with kingfish)  JM Harding with camera.

John Barlow (with kingfish) JM Harding with camera.

 

 

tugowar Jocelyn Edwards, diving model was a speargun advertiser for Sea Hornet. 1970s

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An old mattress and a stack of longboards. The vehicle would be full of dust from the unsealed road into Seal Rocks village.

An old mattress and a stack of longboards. The vehicle would be full of dust from the unsealed road into Seal Rocks village.

 

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A rough road into Seal Rocks from the highway gave Forster mechanics plenty of work.

A rough road into Seal Rocks from the highway gave Forster mechanics plenty of work.

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Family fishing in  front of camping ground area.

It is still possible to catch fish off this beach – at certain times of the year.

TIGER QUOLL : FIRST BEACH SEAL ROCKS

December 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Mobile shop ran by a local outside the camping ground at the first beach saved a long walk up the hill to the established shop.

Mobile shop ran by a local outside the camping ground at the first beach saved a long walk up the hill to the established shop.

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On-site caravans used as weekenders by the owners. About 1980 On-site caravans used as weekenders by the owners. About 1980

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View: North West from First Beach View: North West from First Beach

Regular caravan holiday couple - who found my camera bag full to the top with everything important. I'm forever grateful to Bill and Nancy (name corrections required, probably).

Regular caravan holiday couple – who found my camera bag full to the top with everything important. I’m forever grateful to Bill and Nancy (name corrections required, we fear).

Boat owners camped on First Beach during 1960s

Boat owners camped on First Beach during 1960s

Beachfront breakfast during the winter when few other visitors were around.  Ron Taylor's tent (1964), surfgirl Tanya is a friend of Valerie.

Beachfront breakfast during the winter when few other visitors were around. Ron Taylor’s tent (1964), surfgirl Tanya is a friend of Valerie.

When camping on the beach was allowed. Very handy if you had your own boat.When camping on the beach was allowed. Very handy if you had your own boat.

Quol appeared in the rain forest, not far from the shop.

Tiger quoll at dusk in the rain forest, not far from the shop.

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