Reeling in new year
I personally love staying in the Kimberley for the Christmas and New Year period and taking the opportunity to do extra fishing trips and explore my own backyard, which is what we did.
At the Derby General Post Office just after Christmas, Brad, the manager, asked excitedly if he could get my email address so he could send me a photo of the Boxing Day barra his daughter had caught, a beauty by all accounts.
Excellent, I thought, I have a photo for the first column for 2019.
A week goes by and I’m back at the GPO and Brad is apologising for not sending the photo through because he had lost his phone.
Well, not just lost it, it was sitting at the bottom of Geikie Gorge after a fishing trip with a mate ended up with them flipping the tinny trying to get a big barra in and the two of them holding onto a snag until they got rescued.
I was belly laughing at the recount of the mishap and as a result I have included a photo from my fishing trip to Yampi Sound over Christmas.
Happy New Year!
Peter Coggins, Sara Hennessy, Seth Marden and Aaron Marsden with a quadruple hook-up on crimson sea perch in Yampi Sound.