Fishing Articles

Here you will find articles written for a number of Northern Territory newspapers and other magazines.  You will also find a link to a yet-to-be published book, You Should Have Been Here Yesterday.

Bribie Passage and Morten Bay

Just north of Brisbane is Bribie Island. On a clear day, it is visible from Sandgate. It, like Morten and Stradbroke Islands, is a sand island. A shallow protected, but navigable for shallow draft vessels up to 8 metres, is a passage which runs all the way to Caloundra. A costal city my parents moved […]

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June letter to Editor NT News 2010

I arrived in Darwin for the first time in early 1965 and stopped living here in 1985 but have regularly returned either for fishing or academic activity (usually a combination of both). Over the years I must have walked every metre of the beach from Frances Bay to Buffalo Creek and in addition over the […]

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Sunset on the Swains

The Swains

I first heard of the Swains was in 1960. I was hitchhiking from Brisbane to my home town of Gympie. I had been dropped off just south of Nambour and waiting there was an older bloke, Ben, also trying to get a lift north. I must have been about 18 years old and he was […]

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Trip back

On Friday morning the blokes who were supposed to come to fix the trailer bearings did not show but after a couple of phone calls they suggested they would come in the afternoon. They did a very thorough job packing the bearings and charging me an arm and a leg. I had thought of shipping […]

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