Lack of fishermen a real blow

Joy Lindau is frustrated about the Two Rocks boat ramp closure and says it has affected her business . Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d415197
Joy Lindau is frustrated about the Two Rocks boat ramp closure and says it has affected her business . Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d415197

Mr Lindau said he and his wife had not been making enough money for their own wages at Salacias Cafe since the boat ramp closed for upgrades last October.

‘I don’t think there is a lot of spare money in the community up here to get us through,’ he said.

‘We are trying to get people to come out here and support this beautiful little seaside town because it is struggling through no fault of its own.’

Mrs Lindau said they had hoped to create employment when they bought the business last May, but had to cut back on their plans to employ 10 to 15 people.

‘Since October, it’s definitely sort of dead,’ she said

‘It affects the whole community ” most of them have their boats in their garages and they can’t use them.’

Mrs Lindau said other Two Rocks businesses had expressed similar views, but her husband said they still had plenty of customers among the four-wheel-driving and surfing communities who passed through Two Rocks.

‘We haven’t lost our surfers, we haven’t lost our coastal 4x4s ” what we have lost is our fishermen,’ he said.

Mr Lindau said they felt like Two Rocks had been forgotten ‘at the end of the road’ and likened it to the ‘Lost City of Atlantis’.