Malachite Kingfisher perched on a reed on the other side of the recycled sewerage pond
Blacksmith Lapwing (Plover) on the wall of the not-so-recycled pond nearby
The fishing location was the recycled dam near the town's sewerage works. While this can be quite a
Intrepid fishermen get to it, while Louise watches
Young Wessie was in his element: I think he would fish every hour of the day if he was allowed to!
After losing a very large fish, Grant was the first to land a big barbel (catfish)
Wessel (Snr) kindly removed the hook from the barbel's mouth (you can see Grant's sandalled toes behind the fish) and then released it back into the dam
Twenty minutes later young Wessie landed his barbel (catfish)
Note how the lad watches his father free the hook from the barbel's mouth (Wessel had to do this without touching it!) and released it back into the water
Young Wessie's catch!
Congratulations to Birthday Man, Grant and young Wessie on great catches which are swimming free again today!
Here's wishing all reading this post today, a wonderful week ahead!
Looks and sounds as if it was a great day for!! Fun shots for the day! Thanks for sharing! Have a great new week!ReplyDelete
Sounds like just the right way for Grant to spend his birthday! It looks like a lovely spot too. So nice and green.ReplyDelete
When I was that age I would have spent every minute fishing - and pretty much did in the school holidays!ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
The Kingfisher has lovely colours, I like its orange feet. I see the boys had fun fishing.ReplyDelete
A fun birthday weekend and sounds like a great outing for everyone.. Awesome birds and photos, JO!ReplyDelete
Wonderful pictures. I enjoyed my visit to Africa this morning!ReplyDelete
Hi Well that was a wonderful day out and both boys caught fish and I am sure you had a great chat.ReplyDelete
That looks like a great day of fishing! What a wonderful experience for all, especially young Wessie. I was curious about why they threw the fish back. I'd have cooked up that catfish immediately and served it for dinner!ReplyDelete
Ah, fishing...reminds me of my father and brothers.ReplyDelete
Birthday greetings to Grant. You two have your birthdays close together, as my parents did.
That Wowzio thing has just popped up again. It came up before I finished reading about the fishing, but I got your blog back and finished the story.
Sure wish we could figure out what's happening.
Meanwhile, give the cats and Princess a hug from their Auntie Kay in Canada.