Def­i­nitely dif­fer­ent to Vic­to­ria . . .

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Gary McNa­mara

I fish nearly ev­ery week­end back in Vic­to­ria – coast, in the high coun­try, rivers . . .

My best fish was here ac­tu­ally, last year, black tip shark. Two of them.

It was Jan­uary, and the first time we’d been to Port Dou­glas. I had a look around and saw this jetty and came back with the rods.

I started fish­ing around 11 am. It was swel­ter­ing hot. I had lots of bites and nib­bles, noth­ing much, just crabs and stuff that steal your bait.

Around 1 pm I got this bite. I’d never hooked any­thing like that in Vic­to­ria. I didn’t know what I had un­til I got it up near the top. I’d never caught any­thing up here be­fore. It gave a good fight . I was us­ing a 30-40 kg line and it took about five min­utes to get it back in. i got it up onto the steps and I un­hooked it and took a photo. It was about 4 ft long. then I let it go. About half an hour later I got an iden­ti­cal one -- maybe the same one, who knows!

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