A sad day

Read an article in the paper a few weeks back that claimed that there will be an extended ban (now includes 5am – 10am) on fishing from some of the wharves along the Parramatta River, namely, Abbotsford, Cabarita, Chiswick and Kissing Point wharves. Shocked yet not surprised. The Parramatta River is a great place to fish, yet for the past few years, it was not recommended to take any fish west of the bridge. Most ferry wharves along the Parra river are filled with people fishing after the last ferry at around 9 pm. The wharves not only provide adequate lighting but also shelter for those who wish to brave the rain. I have personally witnessed a lot of rubbish left at the scene, and overflowing rubbish bins, not to mention the smelly bait left in a half open bin. Not the ideal environment you want to leave for the disembarking passengers! Just a friendly reminder to clean up after yourselves if you’re fishing a publicly accessible place such as a wharf. We wouldn’t want to ruin it for the rest of us by having the places banned from fishing altogether!