With every man and his dog heading for 4 Mile hole and needing to get a bloke his first barra I made the call for some quiet time at Shady Fresh - awoke this morning to a pea souper fog which hung around till we got past Bark Hut making driving interesting. Nearly skittled mumma pig and several littleys as we exited the Mary River Bridge but the brakes pulled us up in time to watch them toddle off on there way - where the bl..dy rifle when ya need it. Rest of the trip in was uneventful and found only one car in the park on the fresh side - mmm maybe no fish biting here.
Trolled the bottom rock bar for jack and then headed up to the little creek that had produced a couple of weeks back and it didnt let me down - rats were coming over the side thick and fast and after a while Daryl my guest from Streaky Bay landed his first barra - in fact for a while there he snagged more than me as I was buggering around with different lures etc - we would ahve landed in excess of 30 barra - none worth keeping but good fun none the less - had a chat with Mickey from Spring Tide and he was doing it tough as well. Move to the top rock bar and dropped a good fish which would have been the best for the day but it wasnt to be - then we went right up the top and Daryl landed a nice saratoga and then we called it quits - a nice way to spend a day. No world record beaters but good numbers to keep me interested. All fish were caught on 40 lb wind on leaders which performed really well and allowed an excellent action in the soft plastics we were casting. I only caught one fish all day on a hard body reidys lure. Road is good - lots of cars on the way in when we were heading home so other areas may have been a bit quiet too.