10 Great Fishing Trip Locations In Australia

You cannot fish just anywhere. Well, you can try. However, if you want to experience fishing, where you get your line wet is important, and if you have fished enough, you realize that a good fishing spot takes a number of seasons to develop. Australia has a magnificent coastline that is home to more species of fish that you could ever imagine! This also means that it is home to the best fishing spots to try out that new bait and tackle. Here are some of the best locations in Australia to go on a fishing trip.

1. Adelaide. The King George Whiting and South Australian big snapper together with the salmon, blue crabs, snook and squid await your delicious bait for a half or full day fishing trip. Bring family and friends as vessels accommodate groups of up to 6 participants. Experienced skippers bring you to good waters and are experts in maneuvering vessels on unique waves. Vessels are equipped with a GPRS system, and fully customized with stable fishing platforms, fish finders and toilets, aside from passing all safety requirements of the SA Fisheries Charter Boat Act. Bait, tackle and outfits are provided for with braided fishing lines that provide outmost sensitivity to sense the smallest of bites.

2. Brisbane. Fisherman’s haven as choices between reef, game and night fishing make deciding difficult, you just simply have to try them all! Boats are made solely for fishing charters, and can get you to your fishing spots faster, allowing more fishing time. Find the best value in Moreton Bay or the Brisbane River for a fun action packed experience for you and your family or friends to enjoy.

3. Broome. Where fishing is progressive. Anyone can enjoy fishing, as a sport, a past time or just for the simple feat of trying it. Bait and tackle is of the best technology with specs such as carbon fiber rods and other top of the line equipment. Wander off 254 nautical miles away from Broome to meet up with that catch of the day!

4. Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef provides the best fishing spot you could ever find. Deep sea fishing at its best! For that resolute fisherman, sole charter adventures keep your fishing skills at its best! Hand lines or rods are available to your fancy. Choices of Coral Trout, Snapper and Red Emperor for you to catch will complete your fishing day.

5. Canberra. Go on a fishing trip vacation as Canberra gives you Lake Jindabyne to practice your trout fishing techniques while enjoying the scenic spot. Bring your family and friend as there is a lot of sightseeing up in the Snowy Mountains for those non angling individuals. Tackle is provided on board your vessel that is operated by the best fishing charters and guides in Canberra.

6. Hunter Valley. Fishing as an exercise. Walk through scenic gorges and forests by the summit of Barrington Tops to locate you perfect fishing spot 1400 meters above sea level. There is so much to do in this valley which makes it perfect for the whole family. Experience the great outdoors while on your fishing spree and find peace and tranquility while fishing amidst a spectacular nature backdrop of the region’s most beautiful wonders of nature.

7. Melbourne. You need not go very far to find that perfect spot for fishing, Port Phillip Bay which is a good 5 minutes from the CBD can provide you with that great water to get your line wet. Choose from a half day to a full 5 hour fishing trip. It is the perfect location to get up close and personal with marine wildlife as your fishing adventure is flanked with seals and dolphins. Fancy roughing it up? You can grill your fresh catch in one of the public picnic locations and have a great time with family and friends.

8. Gold Coast. It’s hard not to go on a fishing frenzy as you can opt for a weekend fishing trip or go all out on a more profound trip to fish in the Gold Coast. Get tips from the pros as expert fishing guides and anglers teach you how to enjoy and get the most out of sport fishing.

9. Newcastle. Fishing charters are tailored to match your fishing needs. Enjoy a 4 to 6 hour fishing extravaganza as you drop a line in one of the deepest and marine life abundant waters on a fully surveyed charter vessel. Bait and tackle are provided for on this adventure that caters to all fishing skill levels.

10. The Whitsundays. This region offers saltwater fishing as well as dams and other water locations that are heavily populated by Barramundi and other fish species. A prime location for the best catches in the region it is the best fishing location for you and the whole brood.

Certainly these are ten of Australia’s top fishing destinations, though with Australia’s spectacular geography, there are many, many more perfect locations for any kind of fishing trip adventure. Fishing is an activity that has enthusiasts all over the globe, and sometimes what makes one trip different form another is the location. Let Australia’s prime fishing locations make your trip one of a kind.

Summer Camps Fill Up Fast in a Weak Economy, So Don’t Wait Too Long to Sign Up!

You’ve heard it before: Summer camps have limited space availability which fills up fast, so you better sign up soon or you might not get in. Sometimes this sounds like a sales pitch more than anything else.

Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. But the truth is, popular camps fill up much faster than others, and your chances of getting in is indeed limited by the camp’s enrollment capacity.

It’s kind of like getting reservations on an airplane: When the last seat is gone, it’s gone for good. They can’t just add another seat to accommodate you, and likewise, the camp can’t make room for “just one more kid.”

Here’s a point about camp enrollment more relevant now than ever: Camps generally fill up faster than usual in a poor economy.

Maybe it sounds like an oxymoron, but summer camps often thrive in weak economic conditions. Here’s why.

In a bad economy, parents will generally cut back on everything they view as non-essential. But history shows us that the very last items they’ll cut from the family budget are products and services for their kids.

So while mom and dad might decide against spending $10,000 for a family vacation, they’ll shell out $2,500 to send their kid to camp instead.

During the recession of the early 1990’s, camp enrollment was impacted across the board. This phenomenon — higher enrollment in a weaker economy — can largely be attributed to the many families who would have otherwise taken a family vacation, but with less discretionary income stayed home, thereby increasing their childcare and summer camp needs and filling camps to the brim.

Sending their kids to camp in any economy is often viewed by parents as an American pastime. What does this mean for consumers? Simply this: you might want to start looking for summer camps sooner rather than later if you want to get in to the camp of your choice.

Otherwise, somebody else might beat you to the punch next summer and take your child’s spot.

So when is the best time to start looking, and where should your camp search begin?

Most popular camps fill up by April or May. But if you wait that long to sign up for camp next summer, it could be too late. Start your search in the beginning of the year and you should be on the safe side.

One of the best places to find a camp is at http://www.findacamp.com, the American Camp Association’s camp search web site. You can search for camps by various criteria such as type of camp, location, price and more.

Just start looking for summer camps as soon as possible to make sure your child gets his or her first choice!

Happy Camping!

Copyright Eric D. Naftulin. All rights reserved.

Creative Cultural Industries: A Great Economic Capital For Indigenous Societies

Almost every indigenous society had a unique artistic production that is native to the people. These cultural artifacts are creatively fashioned from local materials that are readily available in the indigenous communities’ environments. They were the chief professions of the creative forebears of old that served as the pivot for their economies. In fact, those artifacts that they produced were their sole means of economic capital used for tending for families and developing the ancient societies. These creative cultural artifacts have been great parting treasures from the ancestors of numerous local communities to their present and future progeny. The creative cultural artistic industry is a potential economy of contemporary societies that settle on the soils of these indigenous societies. It can be a strategic tool for alleviating the impoverished state of the local residents in those communities.

It is true that the cultural and creative arts industries are potential economic boosting ventures in this contemporary age. It is one of the ever thriving areas of the global economy with an estimated growth rate of 4.3% in North and Central America, 6.9% in Oceania, 9.7% in Asia, 11.9% in South America, 13.9% in Africa and 17.6% in the Middle East. These estimates that show a soaring increase in global economy clearly underscores the great economic capital that can be obtained from the creative cultural industries from our forebears! Thus, today, local communities, especially the women and the youth who are mostly unemployed must tap into these industries to earn a living. It is not very difficult for residents to enter into these industries.

Limited capital investment is often required to start an enterprise in the creative and cultural industry of local communities. This is because the raw materials for the production of the creative cultural artifacts are locally stepped in the regions of the local communities’ territories. Usually, the local governments and the traditional authorities have their own effective managerial ways of ensuring the sustainable supply of these local resources for the artistic production. Individual families mostly have their family farms where the raw materials for the cultural artifacts are grown. Thus, it does not require huge capital to acquire the local materials for the artistic production.

Moreover, the local skills and expertise for the artistic productions are normally passed on from parents to children as part of the family’s great possessions. Thus, children grow up learning the skills of production from the old sages in the society. Thus, endowed with the expertise, skills, and knowledge, it makes it quite easy for the vulnerable population such as elderly women and the youth to enter into these cultural and creative industries to earn a living.

Also, there is often a ready market for these cultural artifacts since it is mostly the preserve of these local communities. Many tourists and traders usually parade to these indigenous societies to purchase their unique cultural artifacts that portray the culture of the people. For instance, the Ntonso, Adanwumase and Bonwire indigenous societies in the Ashanti region of Ghana noted for the production of the indigenous clothes, Kente, Kuntunkuni, Adinkra, and Kobene receive thousands of tourists from various foreign countries who patronize the buying of these cultural artifacts. Such is the case of other unique creative cultural artifacts native to the other indigenous societies across the globe.

However, it is sad that most youths shun enrollment into these local industries for employment. Some of these youngsters prefer white-colored jobs which often leave them in the lurk, handicapped in employment. These youngsters fail to appreciate and recognize the economic potentials of these ready-made industries! They must be coached and enlightened to realize the wisdom in humbly enrolling in this great revenue generating ventures left to them by their industrious forebears. Non-governmental organizations in charge of entrepreneurship counseling and training must rigorously engage in educating young ones and other members in these indigenous societies on the economic wealth and simple ways of setting up small-scale industries via these creative cultural artifacts.

In addition, financial institutions and credit agencies must be ready to offer these local residents soft loans to start-up the establishment of small industries in this income generating cultural industries. Flexible terms of payment must be instituted for these youngsters. The district and municipal assemblies in these indigenous communities must spearhead and liaise with some foreign donors and entrepreneurship supportive agencies such as Aid to Artisans Ghana and Export Promotions Councils to offer a financial helping hand to these local residents.

Furthermore, technical agencies like the Integrated Technology Transfer Unit (I.T.T.U.), GETRADE Ghana Limited, and GRATIS must offer technical assistance to hone the traditional skills and expertise of production of these local residents and upgrade it to meet the current demands of the market. This technical assistance would aid these local residents endowed with the traditional skills of production to know some simple technologies that can better the finishing and general outlook of the cultural artifacts.

Creative cultural industries are viable income generating employment avenues that can alleviate impoverished communities from their poverty. Thus, various governmental and non-governmental agencies, as well as the traditional councils in the local communities, must all endeavor to develop these industries that were tirelessly brought into being by the loyal, hardworking and insightful forebears.