There is a place called Raymond Terrace that is not far from where we live. It is here that two rivers merge into one as it makes its way to the ocean. I had to make a trip in last Monday to pick up some craft items & on the way home I drove past the riverbank & noticed the trawlers working their nets.
They were looping a section then pulling up the nets, their catch was poured out onto the sorting table & the nets were reset. As the boat made its way along the river again the fishermen would sort the catch. The seagulls, pelicans & shags would follow & compete for the food that was discarded. The boats looked in pretty good nick, particularly the older timber ones.
Many in my family are all year round seafood lovers & we have a favourite fish & chip shop at Raymond Terrace too.