Caught 2 fish
Spinning, Bait
Species caught: Flathead, Tailor

I’m in Bris­bane, Queens­land for the Matil­das vs. Nige­ria foot­ball match on Thurs­day night, as part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. As today is my birth­day I decid­ed to take the day off work and spend it fish­ing and relax­ing in the sun­shine. So I packed my light gear and trav­el rod and hitched a train out to Sandgate, and fished the beach around Shorn­cliffe and the riv­er inlet into Cab­bage Tree Creek.

The sun was shin­ing and I was so warm, even though the locals were all pack­ing the puffer jack­ets and look­ing like they were north of the wall 🤣! There was a decent 20 knot wind in my face and the surf was chop­py, but I hit up a lit­tle rock wall next to the Shorn­cliffe Pier think­ing with the shel­ter from the wind and the shal­low beach it looked like a prime flat­tie spot, and I was right: caught a nice lit­tle 32cm flat­head on a soft plastic.

From there I walked around the point and fished along the way, between rocks and surf until fish­ing from Bax­ters Jet­ty where I caught a decent lit­tle tai­lor. I kept walk­ing into the inlet, fol­low­ing around a few yacht clubs until end­ing at a boat ramp where I had a chat with some locals who hadn’t had any luck for a few weeks. I called it quits about 15:30 and head­ed off on the train to Nudgee Ceme­tery to go vis­it the grave of my grand­moth­er and uncle and take Nan some flow­ers. All up a nice day fish­ing and roam­ing around a new part of the world I hadn’t yet fished = a good way to spend my birthday!

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