Fishing in Exmouth

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Putting the rod together

Later start this morning; we had decided to go fishing and catch dinner for Danny to cook but realised early on none of us have ever 'self-guided' a fishing expedition and it was rather a case of the blind leading the blind. We drove into town to hire a rod, and discovered that fishing in the heat of the day is madness and totally pointless, so we opted to rest at the hostel in the afternoon and go fishing later.

At 4pm we picked up our rod, bought some tackle and bait, and some beers and drove down to the marina. Our first attempt at setting up the rod failed when we forgot to add the weight after knotting everything carefully, but eventually we had our line in the water and the music from the car stereo.

We fished from 3 different locations, speculating on currents, direction of tide etc, all things we know nothing about with regards to fishing, and we lacked patience.

Apparently you just keep waiting and waiting, but I kept wanting to reel it in, to entice passing fish. We had a couple of tugs, but it was little fish nibbling our bait, so when we reeled in it was all gone every time. We had had high hopes for a fish dinner, but eventually we realised it was hopeless and we ran out of bait anyway, but it had been an extremely comical afternoon regardless.

Back at the hostel we had forgotten to buy food before we left and the supermarket had closed, so we thought we'd probably have to pool our food; a bit of rice, some spaghetti hoops (spaghettis as Thorban would say), a tin of tuna and a capsicum and make the best of it. But as luck would have it, Ryan and Ryan had caught and brought fish back with them from their boat and as they don't eat fish they gave it to us - hurrah! So we had fish and pasta (and more goon) cooked by our resident chef. Sucks to be me. :)

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Putting the rod together
Putting the rod together
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