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Australian new year

A short e mail from my brother who lives in slightly warmer place, managed a fish or two with the family over the New Year…..

John

As requested pictures regarding Port Lincoln, South Australia and a caption to go with it for you to work on.

Port Lincoln is a fishing paradise hidden away on the Eyre Peninsular, South Australia. This small town boasts a thriving sea culture that includes tuna fishing, oyster farming, fishing charters, shark cage diving and some of the best surf fishing beaches in the world.

For the Aplin’s in Oz our trip to Port Lincoln was for a well earned rest after a busy years work. We rented a marina side house (www.anchorageapartment.com.au) so that we could enjoy the atmosphere of the sea and could fish all day long. The Eyre Peninsular also includes places like Coffin Bay National Park and Lincoln National Park both have a network of 4WD tracks to explorer and great secluded beaches to hide away on. We explored a few and the family were pleased to return to tarmac roads having been continuously shaken for hours around the 4WD tracks.

During our stay we caught Australian Salmon, Tommy ruff (Herrings), Sweep, Trevally, Whiting and Sting Rays. Most of the fish we landed were smallish but some of the Sting Rays were massive of which none were completely landed. We had a feed of salmon and tommies one night which was great after a busy day fishing in the hot sun.

Cage diving was a partial success with a number of Bronze Whaler Sharks circling the cage, but unfortunately no Great Whites, may be next time.

All the best

Simon