Clinic se­ries winds up with bumper haul

Broome Advertiser - - SPORT - Sara Hen­nessy Sara Hen­nessy is the pres­i­dent of the Mary Is­land Fish­ing Club in Derby.

The first West Kim­ber­ley Women’s Fish­ing Clinic Se­ries has come to an end.

Since it started at the Mary Is­land Fish­ing Club on March 25, the women in­volved have spent their Sun­day af­ter­noons learn­ing ev­ery­thing from fish­ing and mar­itime rules, knots and rigs, how to re­verse trail­ers, fil­let a fish, cast a throw net and how to spend lots of money at a tackle store.

Some par­tic­i­pants even took the ex­tra step and ob­tained their recre­ational skip­per’s tick­ets.

We put it all into prac­tice in the fi­nal ses­sion and headed to Valen­tine Is­land and Huon Creek for a prac­ti­cal fish­ing ses­sion last Sun­day. Catches in­cluded cod, fin­ger­mark, blue-nose sal­mon, mul­loway and a bucket-load of cat­fish.

A huge shout-out to Ruth Mars­den, who beat her nerves and suc­cess­fully skip­pered her ves­sel for the first time with­out her hus­band on board.

Pic­ture: Sara Hen­nessy

Fish­ing clinic par­tic­i­pants show off some of their cap­tures af­ter a trip toValen­tine Is­land and Huon Creek.

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