Just a cat fish but so ex­cit­ing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Diana Sy­dorovych

I still re­mem­ber my first fish. I was fish­ing with my dad back in Ukraine when I was about 8.

We used to fish with worms and he went off to get some and just left me there. I caught a cat­fish just then and I was run­ning to­wards him hold­ing this fish in both my hands, on this rocky, slip­pery sur­face and then I just went splat! I skinned my knees, blood ev­ery­where, and I’m so ex­cited I didn’t even no­tice. I picked up the fish and kept run­ning!

We live on the Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula. We catch quite a lot of carp in the streams there and some squid from the pier on the ocean.

We’re here on hol­i­day for a few days. I wasn’t plan­ning to fish but then I thought why not and I asked the peo­ple at the ho­tel about how to go fish­ing here.

The peo­ple at the fish­ing store rented us the rods and gave us some in­for­ma­tion.

Fish­ing is not ex­pen­sive like this and good for fam­i­lies to do. We have lit­tle kids and we look around for things to do that don’t cost too much.

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