May comment from Ben Collins, Editor Bush 'n Beach Fishing magazine
I DON’T want to jinx the weekend weather by talking about it, but I’ve just jumped onto Seabreeze and the outlook for the next week is pretty good.
With conditions like those forecast, I’ll just have to decide where to go - some line-burning action chasing longtails in the bay or a succulent feed of red claw from Somerset? It’s really hard to decide so I might have to try to get both trips in.
Without focusing too much on the recent spate of bad weather, I do want to highlight that this was not really unseasonal weather but something that will happen from time to time. Australia has always gone through periods of drought followed by flooding rain. It’s what makes this country so diverse and with a plethora of fishing options. These weather patterns are not new and will continue in years to come, but hopefully the rain and wind will be a bit more spread out. I actually believe it is nature’s way of keeping the balance in our environment.
Looking forward, the rain should have a positive effect as we move into the more traditional winter weather pattern. And this can only bode well for those who are out there wetting a line. Speaking of which, Mother’s Day is fast approaching so now could be the perfect time to organise a family day out on the water or a trip to the beach. It might also be time to earn some brownie points with a well-deserved present, which will hopefully make it a bit easier to get those leave passes when you need them.
This is something I might have to look at earning following the birth of my daughter at the beginning of March. Mum, bub (Amaya) and Dad are doing really well, even with the reduced amount of sleep. It’s crazy how fast this year has flown by, so with that in mind I’m guessing it won’t be long before Amaya has a rod in her hand.