'A fishing we did go'. Bill and I took my boat out yesterday. He really does like the electric motor. There's piles of black ash and debris around the shores in places but the water was clean. The sky is still completely covered by smoke and fires a few kilometres away were seen, still burning strongly. The fishing wasn't too bad. Right down past the boatshed cafe, less than a kilometre from the entrance, we threw SPs around for a while, boating a couple of keeper flathead, small snapper, flounder, whiting, tailer, and throw back flatties, all of which went back. Going up into the channel, just as it opens into the broadwater in front of the caravan park, we collected another couple of keepers and of course, the usual few small ones. Then the wind forced us to find shelter and after trying a couple of spots, returned to the bottom of the lake near the entrance for some sheltered water and picked up another couple of nice table sized flathead. Bill was having a horror day. He had boated one flathead all day. That meant I had caught all the others. Nobody knows why but it's happened to us all. I said to him, "It's been a good day, we can go in when you're ready". he replied "It's been a shocker day for me. I'll have three more casts, then I'm happy to call it a day". Second cast he say's "I've got a fish and I think it's a good one". It wasn't long before I agreed it was a good one. I tapped him on the shoulder and pointed to my video glasses to show him they were switched on and tried to get a bit of film of his fish. It was eventually bo ated as the pics show and clocked in at 78cm, not the 74 I started with, and also his best yet as a follow on from a 73 he got last time out. That was then his biggest and this one eclipsed that by 4cm. He went home in a most happy state, even though he had only one for the table. Being led to the net. Now safely in the net, well at least as much would fit. Bill giving her as swim before letting go. Lovely fat fish that ended a good day. Noel Hasn't had one that big for two years, but hasn't been in their country often either. Been up the river catching whiting instead.