Fingal Head with a rock fisherman on the headland
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Fishing with a rocky twist. Fingal Head’s deadliest catch
Just a kilometre south of New South Wales’ border, you’ll find Fingal Head – a low sand peninsula between the Tweed River and the Pacific Ocean. Said to be first sighted by Captain Cook back in 1770, today the area is beloved for its stunning views and suitable conditions for rock fishing – much like the brave soul featured in today’s image. Over the years, rock fishing has become one of the country’s most dangerous ‘sports’, leading fisherman to take camp on rocky outcrops to nab themselves a big catch. As a result, Royal Life Saving Australia is now promoting the use of more life jackets among participants. We’re perfectly happy on dry land, thanks.