A Night Out Watching My Mates Catch Fish

I got talked into going fishing, instead of sleeping yesterday arvo. I’m glad I did go. I took the dogs too, down to Our beach.
I played with the dogs & my friends fished. S, caught the first and biggest. She pulled in a 65cm, really healthy Barra. Then, through the night they caught four fingermark in the 50cm plus range. Watched a nice sunset, and moonrise.

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Midway through the night, one of the boys hooked what at first thought was shark. But it turned out to be a protected QLD Grouper. I managed to get one photo with torch light before it swam off  after being freed from the hook. To give you an idea of its size, That mouth opening would easily fit your foot in sideways. The mouth is about 30cm across. It was bigger than the carcass in the second photo. I found that on the beach a few weeks back.

1.5m 50kg est. QLD Grouper.

1.5m 50kg est. QLD Grouper.

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A QLD Grouper carcass found on Walker Bay beach, near Cooktown QLD.

A QLD Grouper carcass found on Walker Bay beach, near Cooktown QLD.

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3 Comments

  1. bob said,

    February 12, 2012 at 3:26 am

    some serious fishing there man….

    sounds like a good time was had by all…

    • Brad said,

      February 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Def. At night you have to really watch for movement in the water; for bait, big fish and crocodiles.

  2. GOF said,

    February 18, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Nothing better than a sunset/moonrise on the beach. We had one last month at Newell…….but sadly no successful fishing like you’ve been having.


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