Fishing, aussistyle

As it already gets pitch black at 7 pm in western australia, we were driving around port hedland to have a look at the big port, which apparently is the biggest one in western australia. We couldnt even get close, of course, but when we came to a pier on the other side, there where some guys fishing.. the difference between low and high tide is 8 meters, and due to the super heavy cargo ships, the water is up to 100m deep at that spot. So a lot of local people are fishing there in the evening, getting up to 30kg fishes out of the sea. While we where there and watching the guys, the pulled out a 1m shark and a huge stingray. both were thrown in the water again as they are protected. The local guys where quite fun, as we got to know the “real” australians :)
here are some impressions of the night and what some of them do with their small bait fish…

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London based freelance photographer. For all inquiries please write to hello@michaelhornbogen.com or visit www.michaelhornbogen.com

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