Sunday, October 11, 2015


The last time I rowed was as a 17 year old in 1994. I'm closer to 39 than 38 now and in what seems to be the type of thing that men of a certain age do, I have decided to pick it up again.  The technique was not awful but the body was weak, led by my hands.

Row 1 resulted in 2 particularly deep blisters.

Row 2 was a little better on the blister front but during some race-paced work I managed to lose my breakfast. How careless.

Rompin - Year 6

It was quite a disappointing fishing trip in 2015.  The haze from Indonesian burn-offs has been camped over South-East Asia for around a month and with the lack of visibility it was hard to see birds feeding on bait-fish. We had no bites on day one and then nothing on day 2 until mid-afternoon.

There was plenty of life out there - cuttlefish, mackerel, barracuda, some mating sea-snakes and this little guy who lived to tell his tale another day.

For Richard and Evan this was their first fish of this size and ending up with 4 fish including a double hook-up, meant the trip ended on a high.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

70kg plus at Rompin

Unfortunately I was pulling in tiddlers however Tim landed this beautiful sailfish in October 2014.