from above

angling for a catch

fish leaves home


There are many amateur fishing people around Port Phillip Bay from boats, piers and the beach. In the top photo amateurs fish just outside the Ricketts Point marine park and in the lower one  hopefuls cast their lines off the Queenscliff Pier.  Debate continues  between conservationists, professional and amateur fishers over where to fish, how to fish and when to fish. Marine parks have been legalised in some coastal areas, there are sound arguments to extend them and the federal Government, (conservative) has commissioned an inquiry to wind back  restrictions in those parks. Just one of the ongoing battles taking place as the conservatives battle the environment. Meanwhile in Port Phillip Bay the State Government is phasing out commercial fishing creating tension between professional and amateurs. Meanwhile fish keep up their struggle to survive.

This is my dual contribution to firstly  RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 116 Home&Leaves. To see many creative haiku using these two words visit.

Secondly this is my contribution to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with ABOVEthis weeks word challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.


14 thoughts on “fishing

  1. Lovely pictures and haiku. There’s a pier similar to that near my home and my husband loves to go fishing there. It’s great the way the sunset reflects on the water in your bottom picture. Great job with the challenges.


  2. There’s one of those ” built out into to ocean” structures on Coney Island Beach. Of course it was totally crowded, made for some great photos though.. People of all ages were fishing:)
    It must be a calming pastime.


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