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OVER the long weekend I caught
my first ever fish and promoted
myself to captain of the tinny.
When some of my Adelaide
friends heard I was going fishing
for the first time, they didn’t hold
back their laughter, calling me a
‘girly girl’ and telling me I would be
bored... well, very bored. And did I
prove them wrong!
A couple of friends and I went to
Chowilla for the weekend, about a
25-minute drive out of Renmark.
I wouldn’t have gotten very far
without my male fishing compan-
ions there to teach me how to drop
the line and to bait my rod for me
(still girly enough not to touch
The weather was beautiful and we
packed the boat with beer (not for
the driver), snacks and all the gear
we needed before we set out onto
We pulled up at a log and the
boys gave me a run-through of what
to do when I felt a bite.
I dropped my line, got comfort-
able and waited only five minutes
before my impatience kicked in.
Where were all the fish at? The
boys laughed and told me to be
patient; a quality I unfortunately
haven’t yet mastered.
We put on some tunes, opened
some Cheezels and then I felt a tug
on the end of my line.
I excitedly began to reel in what
felt like a big cod, but was presented
with what the boys named a ‘stick
They had a chuckle, so I cracked
a minor tantrum and dropped my
line down the other side of the boat.
Meanwhile, one of the lads,
Dale, had a bite and demonstrated
how to reel in his catch – a little,
I’ve never seen such an
ugly-looking fish and it stunk out
the boat for the rest of the trip.
Determined to catch a fish, I got
my other fishing buddy, Travis, to
add more bait to my hook.
I lowered my line near the log
and after a couple of minutes felt a
Between my girly screams and
words of encouragement from the
boys, I pulled in my first fish, a big
and even uglier looking carp.
As the day continued we all
caught some more carp, and for me
a couple more stick fish, before we
were almost ready to call it a day.
But I wasn’t satisfied with my
ugly catch and convinced the guys
to wait out a little longer.
We were just about to pack up
when I felt a tug so strong I almost
lost my rod over the side of the boat.
I used all my strength to reel in
the final catch of the day – a beauti-
ful green-coloured callop.
Beaming from ear to ear, I
informed the boys that I was the
only person that day to catch some-
thing other than a carp.
But I’m grateful for all of their
help during my first fishing adven-
It’s a pity I don’t actually eat
1st time gone fishin’ Sara says
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I caught a callop my first time fishing on the long weekend, but I had to get
through a few smelly old carp first.
PATRONS at the
Renmark Club were
evacuated on Monday
afternoon due to a gas
Berri and Renmark
MFS appliances were
called to the Murray
Avenue venue at about
1.30pm after reports of
a gas leak in the kitchen
The MFS incident
the assistance of SA
when a chef reported
Crews wearing pro-
tective equipment isolat-
ed the gas and with the
help of a local plumber
found and repaired the
Eckermann said the gas
leak was found at the
opposite end to the main
kitchen at the Renmark
how it affected the chef
in the kitchen, although
they do go down that
end of the building and
there are coolrooms and
a bit of a function room
down that end behind
the offices,” he said.
“With him going
back and down he’s
probably had a few
whiffs and felt a bit
nauseous, but he was
checked out by (SA
and he was okay.”
The Renmark Club
reopened on Monday
Gas leak sparks evacuation
IT’S A GAS, GAS, GAS: MFS crews found a gas leak at the Renmark Club on Monday afternoon.
Let’s Walk caption correction:
AN error was made in the caption titled ‘Let’s Walk’
in last Friday’s Murray Pioneer. The caption stated
that the staff and students pictured (participating in
the recent Walk Safely to School Day) were from
Barmera Primary School. They were in fact from St
Joseph’s Barmera School.
No Mondays for waste transfer
THE Loxton waste transfer station will close on
Mondays as of July, following a recent review into
A Loxton Waikerie Council working group
reviewed the opening hours and found that Mondays
were the least popular with customers.
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