Jack Goddard, 7, and brother Robert Gregory are new to town, but found no luck off the wharf at East Shores yesterday. They are hopeful of hearing about some of Gladstone’s better fishing spots from the shore.
Jack Goddard, 7, and brother Robert Gregory are new to town, but found no luck off the wharf at East Shores yesterday. They are hopeful of hearing about some of Gladstone’s better fishing spots from the shore. Sarah Barnham

Port City newcomers keen to hook into fishing hotspots

NEWCOMERS to the Port City, Jack Goddard, 7, and his older brother Robert Gregory took advantage of the cooler weather yesterday, throwing a hopeful line in off the wharf at East Shores.

"We have only lived in Gladstone for a week," Robert said.

"We don't know our way around Gladstone yet but I guess we will get to know the place and hope to find some decent spots."

They were quickly working out that perhaps East Shores wasn't one of them.

Although Robert did say he would fish in any weather, except for rain.

"I love to fish, and I'm trying to get Jack more involved in it so that we can go more often," he said.

"We have already experienced Gladstone's extremely hot and muggy days as well as its cool, overcast and cloudy days. The weather has been very strange and pretty unexpected."

The weather took an unexpected cloudy turn yesterday after a week of hot and sunny days.

The Bureau of Meteorology has today forecast a partly cloudy day with a medium chance of showers early.