The Fathering Project’s Father-Child Duo Fishing Day Out 2016 was a great success!
After a similar fishing event happened in October of 2015, Fremantle Sailing Club was excited to continue the event twice on an annual basis. We kick started this year’s Fishing Day Out event on a beautiful sunny morning of the Friday, 15 April 2016.
A 7.30 a.m. departure and the weather gods were smiling on the second Fathering Project’s Fishing Day once again! 15 father son/daughter pairs stepped aboard the Fremantle Sailing Club boat – ‘The Success’ – with all hoping she would live up to her name!
First stop was to try for a Salmon but unfortunately they weren’t cooperating on this day. Off to our second destination and from the first cast the skip jack trevally were on the bite! Two hours of non stop action with everyone on board catching at least a few of the hard fighting ‘skippy’ and a selection of bream, wrasse and other bottom dwellers .
Next stop was a drift to try for squid but the first bit of interest in our jigs was a big Cuttlefish – a close relative of the squid which fight harder and taste better! A few more cuttle fish came aboard before our first squid was landed and the esky was looking very good.
By 12.30 p.m. it was time to head for home and we were back in the Marina and eating a BBQ lunch by 1 p.m. before everyone took home a fresh feed of fish for dinner!
A huge thank you to the Fremantle Sailing Club and especially Samantha for her help organising the day and Dave and Arthur for their help on board the boat.