The coastal fishing tour will run February to May and differs to his existing tours in that it concentrates on the magnificent beaches and coastal bushlands. “You’ll get your feet wet and have sand between your toes, while enjoying the beautiful coastline,” says Josh.
Josh is said to be able to spot a school of salmon from his car window, and it’s his ability to read the weather and the ocean that makes this tour such a unique experience. You might even spot a pod of dolphins or whales during your walk through Meelup and the capes area.
Josh will share local stories about migrating fish and whales, and the six Aboriginal seasons: “The six seasons are really important, as is the interconnectedness between plants, animals, and the weather. For example, the marri trees blossom around February which indicates that the herring are here and salmon are coming.”
Local salmon are absolutely delicious when they’ve been prepared and cooked fresh. You’ll have the opportunity to catch salmon, herring, or bream among many other local species – on Bunker Bay or Smiths Beach within the capes region, depending on the weather conditions. After fishing, Josh will prepare lunch (your fish if you catch one!), and whip up a salad of foraged greens to be enjoyed with the cold drinks.
Josh has been involved with the Gourmet Escape festival, sharing the abundant local produce with chefs from around the world. He has a knack for matching flavours and is a passionate cook, with a deep respect for country.
“I want to share this incredible coastal area, but I want to show people about caring for country sustainably too. Take enough for a feed and only collect the greens that you need.”