Ryan Gilmore of Wooli enjoyed Grafton's sunny day yesterday, by the banks of the Clarence River. Photo Georja Ryan / Daily Examiner
Ryan Gilmore of Wooli enjoyed Grafton's sunny day yesterday, by the banks of the Clarence River. Photo Georja Ryan / Daily Examiner Georja Ryan

Catch some sun this week – and maybe a fish

IF THERE is one little man making the most of this gorgeous Clarence Valley weather, it's Ryan Gilmore.

At just three years of age, Ryan, from Wooli, has out-fished many seasoned fishermen and has proven his talent when it comes to catching the keepers on the river.

Yesterday, Ryan and his family perched on the banks of the Clarence River at the end of Prince St for his first-ever shot at the Grafton marine life.

While he hadn't caught anything when The Daily Examiner spoke to him, Ryan has been known to catch cod with squidgy lures - something not all fishermen will achieve in their lifetime, let alone before the age of four.

"I catch cod and catfish and bream," Ryan said.

And he won't be the only man out with a fishing rod in hand this week, as the weather continues to serve up warm sunny days around the Clarence Valley.

Temperatures reached 27.4 degrees yesterday at noon and Weatherzone meteorologist Sam Brown said it would be much the same all week.

"Temperatures are likely to be quite warm this week," Mr Brown said.

"They will drop a little (today) and over the next few days, but only to about 25 degrees."

Grafton had a minimum of 8.7 degrees yesterday and will see a warmer one this morning with a low of 10 degrees.

Tomorrow is expected to see a low of seven and a top of 25 degrees, and Thursday a top of 24 and a low of nine.

"This is slightly above average for August, with the average being 22.1 degrees, and this is likely to be due to the cold fronts that are filtering these warmish north-westerly winds through the region," Mr Brown said.

"It should remain mostly dry this week, at least into Friday."

The maximum recorded temperature for Grafton for August was 36.3 degrees in 2009.

TEMPERATURES
Yesterday: 8.7-27.4 degrees
Today: 10-25 degrees
Tomorrow: 7-25 degrees
Thursday: 9-24 degrees



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