Cook­town quee­nie was all fun

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - GET REEL - SALT­WA­TER Ki­tishia Czy­gan

I’VE been fish­ing since I could walk. I’m al­ways fish­ing. If I could do it as a liv­ing I would, that’d be awe­some.

Prob­a­bly my best fish was a queen­fish I got off the old bridge at Cook­town about two weeks ago.

I had a lit­tle Abu rod with a lure as a popper.

It was just on the turn of the tide, run­ing in, about 10:15 am. I’d seen some bait fish so I just threw the lure into it.

I couldn’t tell what it was at the start. It took me about half an hour to get it, be­cause it kept go­ing from one side to the other and I only had a small rod, and I thought it’s go­ing to snap me off, so I just let it run un­til it wore it­self out.

My arms were pretty sore af­ter­ward. And with the tide so low it was hard to lift it up. And you couldn’t go down on the bank be­cause the lo­cals say there’s a big croc in there that’s a bit cheeky.

My cousin Jake helped me with it. He tried to hook it too so we could lift it up. We took it home and it was beau­ti­ful.

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