Lance Robins with his catch at Tweed Heads West.
Lance Robins with his catch at Tweed Heads West. John Gass

Tweed Heads West is my town

WHAT a catch.

That's what everyone was saying down at the boat ramp on Kennedy Drive on Thursday when life-long fishing buddies Lance Robins and Peter Hack hauled in a 15 pound snapper.

"We've had a great day," Mr Robins said with a grin.

The two love to fish at Tweed West's Ray Pascoe Park jetty.

"It's a beautiful spot," Mr Hack said.

"We get to fish and enjoy the view."

Mr Robins spent 15 years working on trawlers, while Mr Hack has just returned from a sailing trip to Fiji.

"We're a couple of salty dogs," they agreed.

"There's nothing like the ocean,' Mr Hack said.

"And there's nothing like the feeling you get when you get a good catch.

"We are the happiest we've been in a long time."

The two were keen to emphasise the environmental aspects of fishing.

'For the sake of all fishers and the environment, it's important to follow the rules when catching fish," Mr Robins said.

"Always keep an eye on the legal bag and size limit.

"That way we get to keep our fish and enjoy the privilege of fishing in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

"You've got to love the Tweed.

"We certainly do."



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