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May 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Boat Beach at Seal Rocks - recently the location for a feature film - the title was changed more than once.

Boat Beach at Seal Rocks – recently the location for a feature film – the title was changed more than once.

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May 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

Grey nurse at Big Seal Rock - eastern side.

Grey nurse at Big Seal Rock – eastern side.

FISHERMEN LOCALS and VISITORS

September 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Live hermit crabs inhabit the sea shells brought up in fish traps at Seal Rocks offshore.

Live hermit crabs inhabit the sea shells brought up in fish traps at Seal Rocks offshore.

Netted off the main beach
Netted off the main beach

An old photo
An old photo

Easy way to get your boat out of the water.

Easy way to get your boat out of the water.

Holiday girl

Holiday girl

Visiting fisherman with the locally-based fishing club caught this snapper offshore.

Visiting fisherman with the locally-based fishing club caught this snapper offshore.

 

Caught under the lighthouse - by night.  Whole Luderick for bait?

Caught under the lighthouse – by night. Whole Luderick for bait?

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SEAL ROCKS PHOTO ARCHIVE

May 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Holen panel van would have been full of dust, having traveled with the back window open.

Holen panel van would have been full of dust, having traveled with the back window open.

Regatta Day
Regatta Day

 

 

Large Kingfish were once common along the NSW coast.

Large Kingfish were common along the NSW coast.

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REG kingie

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Caravan park  a week or two before Christmas holidays were to start.

Caravan park a week or two before the summer Christmas holidays.

 

How the caravan park was in 1988

How the caravan park was.

 

View from near the camping ground.

View from near the shop – after a walk through the bush.

"Donnie"

“Donnie”

 

 

Afternoon sea mist - caravan park area.

Afternoon sea mist – caravan park area.

 

jhh and Christine Danaher were regular visitors.

Myself (JHH) and Christine have been regular diving visitors.

SPEAR FISHING CLUB COMPETITION 1970s

December 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

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SWIMMING WITH SHARKS

December 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Published in "Sea Frontiers" (Florida) years ago as a double page.

Published in “Sea Frontiers” (Florida) years ago as a double page.

Ilford B&W film that could be processed with color film.  Test shots, late afternoon light plus flash.

Ilford B&W film that could be processed with color film. Test shots, late afternoon light plus flash.

Big Seal Rock.

Big Seal Rock.

 

 

 

An original Shark Girl in 1988

Shark Girl in 1988

© jh harding

© jh harding

Dynamic Duo

Dynamic Duo

Some people make the mistake Grey Nurse sharks won't bite.  They can be quite active very early in the morning.

Some people make the mistake Grey Nurse sharks won’t bite. They can be quite active very early in the morning.

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At 'big seal rock' - (further south is 'little seal rock').

At ‘big seal rock’ – (further south is ‘little seal rock’).

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Australian Spearfishing Champion ( December 1966)  Peter Kemp met a large white pointer shark off the fisherman’s beach rocks at Seal Rocks.   Spearing alone off the beach in the 1960s, Peter met the big shark in relatively shallow water about four meters in depth.  There was no visual threat displayed – just a heart-thumping sudden jolt of adrenalin.  Today’s small video camera’s are capturing such moments nicely.  This example recently recorded off South Africa.

 

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Still shot from the video

Still shot from the video

CATCHING BEACH WORMS

December 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Tosh (Bill) was a professional worm catcher. Worms make excellent bait for beach fishing.

‘Tosh’ (Bill) was a professional worm catcher. Worms make excellent bait for beach fishing.

The method: drag a rotten rabbit (in a bag) in the shallows when a wave recedes. The worm then sticks it's head out of the sand for a look for the smelly food.  A sharp eye and a quick hand is required to catch the worm before is vanishes again under the wet sand as the next wave arrives.
The method: drag a rotten rabbit (in a bag) in the shallows when a wave recedes. The worm then sticks it’s head out of the sand for a look for the smelly food. A sharp eye and a quick hand is required to catch the worm before is vanishes again under the wet sand as the next wave arrives. Easy for the experts.bill Toshcrabs