Location is about 80km offshore from Gladstone or Yeppoon, Queensland. The southern Great Barrier Reef.
Wal later spewed his teeth overboard forcing Ron T. and I to do a search in 60 feet at Gannet Cay, without success of course.
**Our Len McLeod was Australian Jr. Spearfishing Champion**
First contact with ‘kitten’ lobsters happened one Saturday morning at \\Fairy Bower\\ near Manly Beach, Sydney.
In those days the water could often be highly polluted and bad smelling. Today it’s a different story with waste water pumped far out to sea. I’ve included the extra top picture to show the ocean walking path in the distance that runs from the eastern edge of Manly Beach around to Fairy Bower.
Anyone visiting Sydney should consider taking the ferry trip across Sydney Harbour to Manly.
Sunny weekends are always very busy. The ferry ride can be quite thrilling when there is a large ocean swell entering Sydney Harbour. As young kids we always went to Manly when the sea was rough.
Surfer riders (according to legendary surfer Warrick Smith) were known to jump overboard from the moving ferry with their boards and paddle to wave breaks in Middle Harbour. Quite a stunt and a huge risk in more ways than one. Not popular with the ferry captains no doubt.
Catching adult eastern rock lobster, especially with scuba, **then go to jail**. (i.e. expect a fine).
Too small is illegal as is too large. The large lobster are the breeders.