My kids first fishing adventure has been some time coming, and with the warmer spring weather we decided it would happen this afternoon.
I had already picked the spot – beside the Figtree Bridge in Hunters Hill/Linley Point. It’s easily accessible, and there was little chance we’d catch anything. That would have just been inconvenient.
The Figtree Bridge isn’t just a popular fishing spot, at low tide you can walk along a sandbar from the park all the way to the eastern side of the Figtree Bridge, shortening the distance between man and fish.
And as fortune has it, it was dead-low tide.
After de-tangling an impatient youngsters fishing line, we made our way to the shoreline. And into the knee-deep mud.
I hadn’t quite factored that in, but we trekked on.
As the setting sun caught the little mud pools created by footsteps, it created a really nice effect, though I’m not sure I really captured it here. Time wasn’t on my side – there were lures to send back into the murky depths of the Lane Cove River.
It was a rewarding afternoon casting several lines into the Lane Cove River, albeit for no return.