If you're dying to go fishing, think again
There's an old joke that goes: 'Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll spend every weekend on his boat drinking beer.'
How else can you explain the fact that two runabouts rolled on a Northern NSW bar within hours of each other over the weekend.
One incident you could perhaps forgive but when you see two then I suspect that some skippers need to find another hobby. There's a rogue element who just don't know when to stop.
Conditions were described as 'unfavourable' when the first boat attempted to cross the Ballina bar at 6am - by that they mean the tide was low and a 1.5-metre surf was running in the area.
The second boat foundered at 9am. Fortunately all occupants made it ashore safely.
|White water over the top at Evans River bar. Halden Boyd Pandanus Media |
NSW Maritime did what it always does - issue an alert to skippers to take extra care and a reminder that lifejackets are compulsory when crossing a coastal bar.
Fair dinkum though, they must scratch their heads some times. Ditto the insurers, and sometimes the Coroners.
There's a road slogan that says 'Don't die for a Deadline'. Dying for a fish would seem equally futile, especially when there's so damn many in the sea. Easy tigers ...
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