Five-year-old Ryan Clark and his dad Ian Clark wait for a nibble at the Condamine River on Saturday.
Five-year-old Ryan Clark and his dad Ian Clark wait for a nibble at the Condamine River on Saturday. Emma Channon

Throwing in a line on the Condy

PERFECT weather and a day off for dads kept the banks of the Condamine River busy at the weekend.

Knowing Father's Day would be a busy one by the river, Ian Clark and his five-year-old son Ryan decided to cast their lines on Saturday afternoon.

“Ryan likes fishing and we've been here a few times,” Mr Clark said.

“I think it's mainly just the thrill of hanging onto the rod (for him).”

The pair had chosen a spot at the section below Allman Park Racecourse to lure their fish.

“It's quite nice and relaxing,” Mr Clark said. “There are a few places for fishing around Warwick, but this is one of the more popular ones.”

Further downstream, Roy Bowles and grandson Mark Bowles had already had a successful hour by the water.

The pair had caught one yellowbelly each, but it was Mark's catch that out-measured his grandfather's.

“We caught a carp too but we dispatched that,” Mr Bowles said.

“I'll probably put the yellowbellys in the fridge overnight to chill off. That way they'll be easier to fillet the next day.”

The pair and Mark's dad Brett Bowles are regulars at Leslie Dam, but they haven't fished there since autumn.

“We'll wait till it warms up a bit,” Mr Bowles said.



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