AN INSIDERS GUIDE - NICK POLGEEST

by GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Nick Polgeest, affectionately known around the traps as 'Nicko', is a local personality in Apollo Bay.  He moved here as a young lad from Holland so in a way was once a tourist too.  There's no rest for this man - he's spent his life fishing the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait and has many tales to tell of his adventures.  From toothy barracouta (yes that was the Seafood of choice at one point) to the crayfish Apollo Bay is famous for today, Nick knows a thing or two about the sea and the seaside and their inhabitants.  He is a director of the Apollo Bay Fisherman's Co-operative - one of Victoria's last commercial wholesale fishing operations owned by fishermen.  Here he tells us of some of his highlights around Apollo Bay...

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Q1 - Best tip for foodies

Can’t go past Chris’ at Beacon Point for special occasions

Q2 - Best view for sunrise or sunset

Sunrise- Marriner’s Lookout

Q3 - Best place to soothe your mind

Walk through Redwood plantation on the Aire River (Binns Road) Like walking through a natural cathedral

Q4 - Best tip for top fun

Otway Fly or alternative tree top walk is pretty amazing

Q5 - Best Summer tip

Go out in a boat and catch a few fish, come home and have a dip in the ocean

(ensure you have a fishing licence - GOR)

Q6 - Best Winter tip

Rug up and visit the local waterfalls- they are spectacular in winter

Q7 - A secret you’re willing to share

Walk along Station Beach and find Rainbow Falls at Cape Otway

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