PROVING age is no barrier when it comes to fishing, young angler, Cody, who turned six-years-old in July, caught his biggest ever fish while holidaying with his family at Groper Creek recently.
Fishing from his family’s waterfront camp and using the new fishing bait-caster rod he received for his birthday baited with live prawn, Cody landed a 59cm Fingermark all by himself, beating his previous 58cm Pink Snapper caught at Woody Head in New South Wales.
The family left home in Exmouth, Western Australia at the end of term three in 2021 for a 16-month lap of Australia, to “Roam in Rusty”, their 1975 Viscount Ambassador caravan.
Mum Jane said daughter Zara (2) claims she doesn’t like fishing but “she doesn’t have any choice, luckily for me she does fall asleep in the tinny, which gets mounted on the roof of our car for travelling. We only go to coastal towns that have a boat ramp very close to the camp site, hence why Groper Creek was on the list of places to come to. Brad heard about it from a fellow camper at Brooms Head.”
To cap their trip to Groper Creek off, fellow campers applauded as the family combined to land a 63cm Barramundi via their favourite lure.
It was a real family effort and a memorable land, being their first Barramundi of the whole trip (and first ever barra for Jane, Cody and Zara). The family will be back!