Lake Macquarie prides itself by being the largest coastal salt water lake in Australia, as well as the largest permanent salt water lake in the Southern Hemisphere. In the presence of such a huge lake, what was left to do but to fish? Saucer loves fishing so we made sure we had all the equipment required before embarking on our journey up north. Once we settled our luggage at Norfolk Pine Retreat, we took a short drive to the nearest jetty in Wangi Wangi and made ourselves comfortable.
Pelican greeting us
Towards the jetty
One of the jetty in Wangi Wangi
While waiting for Saucer to set up our gear, I prepared some sandwiches for us for lunch. We loved the fact that the jetty was so quiet and peaceful even on a weekend, and the fact that we had the whole place to ourselves for most of the time. It was the perfect environment for fishing. We didn’t have much luck at first with our fake baits, so we changed the baits to chicken skin from our sandwiches!
Lake Macquarie beach
Looking back from the jetty
The other side of the lake
Well I don’t have much experience fishing, except for that one time we fished in Maldives. So I was just casting the line out and waiting for something to happen most of the time. And something did happen! Luck must be on my side for after changing our baits, I started to feel something tugging on my line. I did the only thing that I usually do, which was to signal Saucer over to check it out. Mind you, I did that for quite a good number of times but they always turned out to be false alarms. But that one time, it seemed that something was hooked. I quickly passed my line to Saucer and he did the rest of it, and voila, a fish was caught!
Fishing in peace
Our first fish
Posing with the fish
We were so happy with our first catch after 2 hours that I jumped for joy. That certainly got us motivated to continue fishing afterwards, but sadly, we did not have much luck. The temperature started to drop towards late evening, and the sun started to set. So while Saucer continued fishing, I took the liberty to walk around the jetty and took some pictures of the sun set. It was such a captivating sight to see the sky turning into different shades of blue, purple, pink and orange.
Pelican trying its luck
The fish we caught
I was in love with the breath-taking sun set, especially on such a fine day. Here are some of the pictures taken in sequence, just when the sky started to turn dark:
Sun setting behind the clouds
Sun set at Lake Macquarie
Dusk at Lake Macquarie
Amazing sun set at Lake Macquarie
Even though we didn’t manage to catch as many fish as we’d hope to, we still had an amazing and quiet time alone on the jetty, while admiring the gorgeous sun set. Saucer and I had agreed that we would definitely be back one day, when we have another long weekend, perhaps.