Hook a Christmas present locally

Darren ‘Dags' CrossBroome Advertiser
Brett 'Barra' Marinko with a "once in a lifetime" 122cm barra caught in the Fitzroy River.
Camera IconBrett 'Barra' Marinko with a "once in a lifetime" 122cm barra caught in the Fitzroy River. Credit: Kristie Marinko

Christmas is coming and for me I used to struggle to get too excited about shopping for presents and figure out what to buy the kids.

You know that look of disappointment Christmas morning that quickly rushes over their faces when unwrapping their present and they mutter “thanks Dad, a new school bag for next year, that’s really beaut!”

I see there’s been some promotion and awareness this year about giving the local economy a boost and buying Christmas presents from local businesses rather than some eBay or some online store in India which I believe is a good thing.

Shop local is a rule I always follow. It also makes it much easier to walk into to same local store hat in hand and ask for sponsorship at a next community fishing competition.

Store managers and owners recognise you as a customer and generously support your request. eBay won’t.

One place I go to and know I’ve got a good chance of picking a winning present for anyone is the local fishing, tackle and camping shops.

Our family and friends all love the outdoors and fishing and even though there is definitely an argument that someone can have a lot of fishing lures they cannot ever have too many. Ask any fisho!

So have look around the local shops for the pressies this year, keep some money in the Kimberley towns and put a smile on a loved one’s face Christmas Day with a cracking present from just around the corner.

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