Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Fishing Is Great for the Soul; 'I Have Always Come Back Feeling Refreshed and Great'

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Fishing Is Great for the Soul; 'I Have Always Come Back Feeling Refreshed and Great'

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Byline: Justin Van Heerden justin.vanheerden@dailymercury.com.au

FISHING would have to be one of the most peaceful, fun, frustrating activities you can possibly take part in.

The first time I ever went fishing was 10 years ago, when I just arrived in Australia, my dad, myself and one of two his work mates went out on a trip from the Mackay Harbour into the great blue beyond.

It wasn't long until we were at "the good spot' as it was called numerous times.

As soon as we were anchored in place we were ready to start fishing I was given a hand line and some bait and I was off and fishing. A few minutes went by before the line jerked violently from side to side.

Then the fight began, I started pulling on the line, bringing it to the surface, straining with the weight of whatever was at the end.

Thinking to myself 'what could it be'? …

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