My brother has been a keen fisherman for as long as I can remember. Our Mum used to take the four of us out fishing in some of the local creeks on weekends while Dad was working. Armed with dowel rods with fishing line, sinkers and hooks, and a tin full of worms we would set off hoping to catch something. She was indeed very patient with us all as we fished....and ran about. On the odd occasion that Dad would come with us it was a totally different story......he certainly wasn't as patient as Mum was! Our Uncle Kengie would also take us eel fishing and a piece of polystyrene foam added to the line made a great float at night.....easy to see when the eels were biting! Over the years Pete has progressed from river fishing to offshore and game fishing......buying a boat and chasing the tuna, marlin, shark etc......he lives and breathes fish!
We have often enjoyed the rewards of a successful fishing trip, so when Pete emailed me about 10 days ago to ask a favour I wasn't able to say no. You see as part of promoting sustainable offshore fishing not all fish caught are destined for the table. Many are tagged and released for research. Part of promoting this practice is to fly special flags on the boat for every fish tagged and released on a days fishing trip.....and Pete asked me to make him some flags....
.......about 10 of them.
Polyester fabric = yuck! Velcro......yuck! And they certainly would not win any prizes for perfect stitching that's for sure! I'm sure that they will look fine......from a distance......and Pete was happy with them so that was good. The payment (apart from doing something nice for my brother).....jars of Goodys Blue Fin Tuna.....
some Gummy Shark, Blue Eye and Ling.
There was just one other condition when the flags were handed over......NO ORDERS!!!