Anglers are reminded that the favourite steamer Koopa is to make another trip to Bribie Island tomorrow leaving Kennedy Wharf at 2 p.m. and tickets are available for return by Sunday’s boat. Particulars are advertised in yesterday’s “Daily Standard”.
The following verses give an angler’s idea of the sport to be had there:
BRIBIE BY THE SEA (1917)
If you want a pleasant week-end, and
you haven't too much cash.
Where you need not dress for dinner, in
fact, where nothing's flash;
And you like a bit of angling, or a day's
sport with the gun,
Then go aboard the Koopa and to
Bribie take a run.
The angling it is splendid, no matter
how the tide,
You need not be an expert, for the fish
It is there you find the whiting, that
take you all your time to land,
If asked how you enjoyed your trip,
you'd say, "Man, it was grand!"
If you want to try your tackle, and
prove it is the best,
The fish are there and ready and will
give you any test,
Such as groper, dew, or schnapper, and
flathead by the score.
While bream or whiting you reel them
in until your arms are sore.
Just read the Friday's "Standard,"
you'll find my words are true,
Next time the Koopa runs again, just
see that she takes you.
I bet you will enjoy yourself, and will
with me agree.
You cannot beat a week-end at Bribie
by the sea.
Bribie by the Sea (poem) Daily Standard, Friday 26 October 1917, p. 7 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article179427805