As I got close to the lower breakwater, I began seeing small floats every hundred metres or so down the middle of the river. Curious, I had a look. What I discovered was that these (there were about a dozen of them), were floats marking the positions of commercial eel traps which had been placed in the river.
|Float belonging to a commercial eel trap on the river|
Below the break things were different. There were no traps but fish of some description (I couldn't see which but would assume Short-finned eels) were jumping in the channel between the breakwater and the lake. Alas, there was no sign of the seal which had no doubt been making the most of the plentiful food supply. I did however come across three fishermen who were very pleased there was no seal to eat the fish they were trying to catch!
|Something breaking the surface|
On the plus side, I did get some more great shots of the river downstream of the lake.
|The western end of Lake Connewarre|
|The view overhead|
|Pied oystercatchers on the flats|
|Below Lake Connewarre|
|Bank erosion along the lower Barwon|