A couple of months ago Eden said we should plan to go out soon and said he would give me a ring on a Friday when he knows the weather will be nice the next day. On Friday night we got the message to say that it would be a great day to go out the next day, so after a quick phone call to Mum to see if she could look after Noah, the boys were so excited to know they were finally going fishing with Uncle Eden.
After Auskick with Harri, and dropping off Noah at Mum and Dad's we finally got to Port Sorell. Jalen said he wanted to catch a flathead, Harri wanted to catch a 'goldfish' and Kobe wanted to catch a 'pink one'.
The excitement quickly turned into tears as we got out in the choppy water. At first Harri and Kobe thought it was fun going up and crashing back down with the waves, but then Harri got really scared.
It was quite choppy and because Harri, Kobe and I sat up under the front, we got thrown around a bit. Eden said we would see how we went out in the rougher water first (although he told us it was actually quite calm) as it's the best place to catch fish, but if the boys were still upset we would head back in, where it was calmer.
It was good that we stayed there for a little while as Jalen actually reeled in a fish - and just what he wanted to catch - a flathead!
Aaron was very disappointed that he hadn't caught a fish yet.
Harri started to calm down a little bit, but still held on for dear life, thinking he was going to be thrown over the edge any minute!
Not long after the first fish was caught Kobe looked at Jay as he held his stomach and goes 'Jay, ow!' and then all of a sudden throws up all over himself! I had been feeling a bit quesy myself, but was okay when I was at the back of the boat, in the fresh air, but Kobe had spent a lot of time underneath. He had a little cry, and then another vomit (poor Eden's boat!) and kept looking at the spew on his boot saying 'oh no, on my shoes!'. I cleaned him up as best I could and told him it was okay, and he went very quiet and snuggled into me for about ten minutes.
Harri was a lot happier in the calmer waters, and got excited for a second as he thought he had caught something. Unforunately it was just some seaweed.
Jay was loving it, and kept getting lots of little nibbles and kept pulling his line in, and casting it again. Eden was laughing calling him 'tea bag' and 'Mr Bushells' because he was up and down all afternoon with his line, like when you are making a cup of tea. It obviously paid off, as he got another flathead, but this time with a foul hook! It was only 3 cm undersized this time, so we kissed it goodbye and threw it back in.
Thanks Eden for a great afternoon. It's a pity we didn't catch any that were big enough to bring home to eat, but it was so much fun anyway.