Something Fishy: Time to give the girls a go

NICE CATCH: Lemon Tree Passage angler Deb Dall with her thumping flounder caught off the Outer Light.

NICE CATCH: Lemon Tree Passage angler Deb Dall with her thumping flounder caught off the Outer Light.

Why is it that few women go fishing?

From experience I would estimate their numbers would be around 10 per cent of the total recreational fishing population.

The women that I do know that fish are excellent and have a refreshing attitude to the game.

Men seem to be forever chasing the most or the biggest and display a competitive approach while women are contented to enjoy the experience and catching fish is an added bonus.

I would be interested to hear your opinion on the subject.

Kids, who feature prominently in this article, are all about excitement. It interests me that the number of young girls who go fishing equate to nearly 50 per cent of the population of kids that dangle a line. Where do they go?

Lemon Tree champion Deb Dall can match it with the best and loves nothing more than spending time on the water in the hope of returning home with a feed of fresh fish.

Last week Deb drifted off the Outer Light with deckhand Mick and hooked into a patch of cracker flathead and a few flounder.

On their trip home the team bagged a couple of green-eyed squid off Boondelbah Island. A great day out.

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