While the kids are in Melbourne Shopping and playing up, us oldies have returned to our beloved Shark Bay for a week of fishing. We are staying in a house in Brockman St with the Dawsons. The weather Gods have smiled on us and we have been blessed with wonderful windless days and very high tides. We haven’t had too much trouble finding fish, with large black snapper being common at this time of year. Bill and I had a bit of a competition going, which he was winning for some time with a magnificant 54cm “Blackie” but yesterday I nosed in front with one at 56cm. Emperor of this size pull hard and are glorious on the dinner table so we are well pleased. We did a spot of netting the other night and bagged 6 nice tailor and 5 big mullet. We had to be very quick though because the sharks were so prolific we caught five just trying to get the net out of the water. Life is hard sometimes.