Declan Scriffignano, 11, Declan King, 9, and Caelan, 9, spent their Monday fishing at Gladstone marina.
Declan Scriffignano, 11, Declan King, 9, and Caelan, 9, spent their Monday fishing at Gladstone marina.

Youngsters find plenty to do at marina

NOBODY was happier than Declan Scriffignano to see the sun was shining and the fish were biting at the Gladstone Marina on Monday.

The 11-year-old was making the most of the beautiful weather on the second week of the school holidays, bringing his fishing rod and tackle box to the marina.

"We fish a lot, it's fun. You never know what it will be when you pull it up," Declan said.

"Today I caught a bream."

Declan was joined by his brother Caelan and friend Declan King, 9.

"On Sunday we caught a 32cm bream. I'm fishing with my dad on Wednesday on a charter trip," the Gladstone Central State School student said.

Matilda King, 5, and her big sister Isabella, 11, were with their mum at Spinnaker cafe and watching their brother fish.

"On the holidays I've been at a friend's house and swimming," Isabella said.

The girl's mother said Matilda was a keen bike rider and she had to drive all the way back home when Matilda realised she forgot her bike.

Friends Alanah Saunders and Amber Baldwin cast a line with Indi, Kayleigh and Paige Rayner at the other end of the marina.

Kayleigh was having a ball with her sisters, enjoying the outdoors.

"I caught a crab today. I almost caught a fish, but it came off," she said.

Amber, 15, has been working a lot at her casual job at McDonald's and is happy it's holiday time.

What's on today:

  • Scrapbook Fantasies: Scrapbooking 2pm, Cardmaking 3pm. Phone 4972 2117
  • Tondoon Botanic Gardens: Artistic Garden Books 9.30am. Phone 4971 4443
  • Gladstone City Library: Board games. Phone 4976 6400
  • Bunnings Gladstone: DIY windchime 10am. Phone 4971 5400


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