Southern Coastline Day 191 - Esperance to Adelaide

Saturday, Jan 30, 1999 at 01:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

This morning, after a very late start, we went fishing in the hope of catching the area's prize fish … snapper! Unfortunately, it was quite windy, which the locals say put off the fish but we spent all day trying anyway. We both caught a few small fish but finally David pulled in a salmon. He wasn't quite sure at first what it was so we had to consult our fishing guide to identify it. The fishing laws here are quite stringent so we checked it was over the minimum legal size and put it in the fridge in the hope of catching more tomorrow.

Back at the caravan park we got talking to a large group of people who have been fishing and diving for lobsters and abalone. There are about 15 people in their group from Adelaide called the R & P Dive Club. They had 3 boats, 3 80 series landcruisers and one car and about 9 tents on their site plus a great kabana as their communal eating area. Today was their last day so they took out all the lobsters they'd put on ice and cooked them up in a big boiler to split amongst those who dived for them. We had to walk past their display of at least 20 enormous lobsters laid out on the grass ready to go in the boiler, which was a bit unfair. It was a shame we didn't get to meet them earlier and get a trip on the boats with them.

There was not enough fish in our catch today to make a full meal so we opened some blade steak from its cryovac and prepared a curry.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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