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!