It is not often one sees people fishing at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach but today there were a few, probably because the South Mole was packed full. But it paid off. I watched one man reeling in an 80 centimetre-long salmon.
Got this lovely colourful family selfie photo, as well as the dressed-up fisherman sculpture in the Fishing Boat Harbour.
The boring Good Fridays of the past are over in Fremantle and most cafes are open for business and were busy already just after nine this morning.
I have never seen so many people fishing on the South Mole as today, with (illegal) parking on both sides full.
Supermarkets are closed but the great Peaches in South Freo is open and so are the Fremantle Markets and the Fishing Boat Harbour traders.
The Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is on at the Esplanade from 12-5 pm and there is live music at J Shed from midday and a pancake stall to have some yummy food.
Just go for a wander and explore beautiful old Freo and find more traders open for business.
The fishing industries and Department of Fisheries are holding the W.A. Sustainable Seafood Day at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour tomorrow, Friday March 31.
This is an industry day but the public is welcome, so if you like seafood and are around tomorrow go and check it out.
Could we please also have an affordable seafood day where the fishing industries try to find solutions to make seafood cheaper and more affordable. The 50+ dollar per kilo for fish is not affordable for low-income earners.
The anglers were freezing their butts off this morning on the Fremantle north mole and the fish were not biting, but the port cranes in the background made for a nice pic during this slow news period.
The Fremantle South Mole was packed with anglers this morning trying to take advantage of the rainy weather and catch a lot of fish. It is not often that crowded, so had to take a photo.
It is Good Friday so many people out on the Fremantle South Mole to catch a free feed of fish this morning.
Interesting to note that IGA on Hampton Road is closed but Peaches and the Fremantle Markets are open today.
Parking of campervans is again posing a problem in Fremantle and will get even worse during the summer months, with backpackers ignoring the no parking signs on the South and North Mole at the port and at South Beach.
The idea to lock up the moles during the night is not a good one as it affects people fishing from there and those who like a bit of romantic sightseeing in the dark. It would also only shift the problems and make it worse for South Beach and that is not fair to those who frequent that beach.
There is either a problem with not enough space for campervans at Woodman Point or the backpackers don’t want to pay for legal camping and that needs to be addressed.
In Broome during the busy tourist months they used to use one of the sports ovals as an overflow caravan park at Roebuck Bay, so maybe this is something the City of Fremantle should look into. If the problem is not enough space at Woodman Point, could we make a part of Fremantle Park or Princess May Park available at reduced costs and what would the implications be as far as health regulations go because there would be no showers and toilets.
Backpackers are important for our tourism industry, so somehow we need to be flexible in accommodating their needs. Any bright ideas anyone out there?