Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009I took the kids fishing (with the bait catcher) but the weather turned on us and the wind made the water far to choppu for the little bait catcher! After about half and hour we conceeded that it wasn’t the right conditions for it and went for a walk over the Matapihi Brige!

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

 

These were taken from the wharf at the Strand in Tauranga. Just a few hundred meters down the road and across are the bars and resturants of the city… the wharf is a great fishing spot and people like to jump off it to swim as well. I was there for fishing not jumping:) We were catching and releasing with a bait catcher and bread, the haul included 2 shrimp, 4 yellow spotties and 4 brown fish as yet unidentified! These birds now it’s a good spot to score a free feed too!

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Boat photos to come…

The old boat that was moored here while undergoing some repairs caught my attention while I was out photographing an old concrete jetty. I’m drawn to the colours but by the looks of the boat it’s spent many days at sea and I’m sure it could tell some stories!

The harbour bridge from Tauranga to Mount Maunganui is in the background. The main Tauranga Port and Marina are just beyond this point although the large cranes are partially visable.