I was born
in Babinda in Far North Queensland, near Innisfail for those who are clueless
where Babinda is. For those who are still clueless, south of Cairns and North
of Townsville, the rest of you I can’t help.
stage I lived in Cairns for many years which was throughout my high school
years. I recall most vividly the many days I spent with mates along the banks
of the Inlet. We fished the Marlin Jetty to begin with, being noobs to the
ancient art of Angling.
those days, it was a bountiful location, and we did well amongst the throngs of
locals and tourists taking advantage of the plentiful abundance of species of
used to be home to a huge Grouper who lived around the pylons and off his
reputation with the tourists who fed him daily.
We would cycle like madmen every
Saturday morning, braving rain and hail, traffic, and mad dogs (genuine
traumatic recollections, don’t laugh) to get to the Jetty and breathlessly cast
our lines in anticipation of the “Big One”. I can’t specifically recall ever
landing anything that qualified as a ‘Big One”, but I ate ok.
Grunter, Mangrove jack, Bream, we used handlines, we never even dreamed
of rods. I could cast a handline and knock a mudskipper 10 metres away clean
out with a well-aimed sinker. If only that skill was worth something in the
Anyway, long story short (Always leave them wanting more)
HookUpz is my way of getting a little bit of that back.