Res­i­dents fish the road less trav­elled

Broome Advertiser - - Advertiser Fishing -

While a crack­ing wet sea­son may limit ac­cess to some of the favoured fish­ing spots of many Derby peo­ple, it also opens up the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a bit of flood plain fish­ing — road­side.

Many Derby res­i­dents are mak­ing the most of the rain by get­ting up the bi­tu­men part of the Gibb River Road.

Sim­i­lar to the spec­ta­cle of the Roe­buck Plains flood­ing, the con­nect­ing of the fresh­wa­ter sec­tion with the tidal part of the mighty Fitzroy River catch­ment is not only spec­tac­u­lar but fun to fish.

It is def­i­nitely worth the short road trip to en­joy na­ture at its best and flick a lure for a barra at the same time. Sara Hen­nessy is the pres­i­dent of the Mary Is­land Fish­ing Club in Derby.

Derby res­i­dent Evette Mac­far­lan fishes road­side on the Gibb River Road.

Sara Hen­nessy

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