Most kids at some stage had a paper round as a means of making money and I was no different. My list of vocations isn't as colourful as my brother but one thing I did as a teenager to make money was retrieve golf balls from the dams of Royal Yarrambat at dusk, clean them, grade them (keep the Titleist Balatas) and sell them to the club. At $1 a pop for the A grade balls it was pretty good coin. This rudimentary device attached to a rope and was dragged along the dam floor collecting as many yabbies as it did balls. In summer you could also do this job 'by hand' as the water was warm. A few 'Pro's' of the game bought wetsuits so they could do it year round.
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  • fyxoMost kids at some stage had a paper round as a means of making money and I was no different. My list of vocations isn't as colourful as my brother but one thing I did as a teenager to make money was retrieve golf balls from the dams of Royal Yarrambat at dusk, clean them, grade them (keep the Titleist Balatas) and sell them to the club. At $1 a pop for the A grade balls it was pretty good coin. This rudimentary device attached to a rope and was dragged along the dam floor collecting as many yabbies as it did balls. In summer you could also do this job 'by hand' as the water was warm. A few 'Pro's' of the game bought wetsuits so they could do it year round.

  • signor_lupoI did the same, and can still point out the best ball catching trees to my nephews. #honestcoinforgoodtimes
  • glen.cSame thing here... Used to go back at night and finish the job properly...
  • cargonecouriersOh the memories. I also did enjoy becoming a target in the local golf courses dam during summer.
  • tmkoo1Tour Balatas always fetched a good premium :-P some days we got greedy and helped ourselves to them before they were lost. :-P Barwon Heads was always happy hunting for us fellas for the good balls. The day after club championships I remember picking up 19 balls in one hole...
  • west_end_cyclesWe dredged the same dams( 1983-86). Used to take a second bag for yabbies!!
  • kiwicyclistWhat about the snakes but? #straylia
  • robbywilliams3199Awesome. I don't think my kids would even know what a yabbie is.
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