Another trip for yaking and fishing. This time down to Molloy Island Caravan Park, about 10kms north of Augusta, right on the Blackwood River. The guys come down here often for the fishing but this was our first time and apart from the peak season prices ($45/night), the park is nice, the toilet/showers are clean, there’s plenty of wildlife and you’re camped right on the river. A couple of early 5am starts saw us on the water before sunrise and casting small hardbody lures for Bream and the occasional Whiting out on the end of the Scott River (where it meets the Blackwood behind Molloy Island).
There’s something magical about being on the river watching the sun rise up above the trees and the mist rising from the water. And plenty of bird life and the odd fish made for some really enjoyable fishing sessions. We were lucky with the weather, with relatively fine skies, cool nights and daytime temps in the twenties.
Note, as Bream take so long to mature, with a 30cm fish maybe 10yrs old or more, we always aim to return our fish to the water, although sometimes following a quick selfie.. Note the following fish was definitely the ‘smallest’ of the weekend, however he must have been hungry as the lure he attacked was almost as long as he was!.
After a mornings paddle, afternoons were spent chillaxing with a book and a glass of wine, listening to and watching the wildlife (no so wild in many cases) at the caravan park.