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Fishing Cabin – Stage 1

IMG_1844 (1)I had an old dam in the middle of the property about 15 mins drive from the homestead. I thought I needed to fill that with trout fingerlings and build a fishing cabin and that’s exactly what I did.

I had a bit of level ground to the side of the dam, so I cleaned that up with a machine and was ready to go with the piers. I dug a small hole to lay in a brick footing ready for the brick piers. Remember this is bush carpentry, quite isolated and no power. I laid the bricks in drizzly rain but absolutely loved it. Take a look.






I love to fish. It started when I was a kid, fishing from a tinnie with my brother and sister. Then we progressed to rock fishing off the cliffs, with my mates, a couple of early mornings each week before school. We used to get some terrific Bream and Kingfish. When I travelled around Australia as a young bloke, I did a lot of deep sea fishing in Exmouth Gulf and all over the place. I also love a bit of bush fly fishing. Then a couple of years ago, at 52 years old, I bought my dream boat. A 1955 30 ft timber lobster trawler. I’ll tell you all about that on another day because it’s a great story.




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