Marine grasses and weeds are spreading rapidly along the canal. providing an ideal nursery for newly-hatched fish.
As a consequence, the canal is already becomeing a great place to fish.
New resident, Reginald Crockford, is a keen fisherman, who spends a few hours every day fishing off the private pontoon, and is a keen observer of the bird and marine life.
Pelicans and seagulls are regular visitors, as are the wild ducks that trot up from the water to their patio, and magpies carol in the early morning.
“The weed is already halfway along the canal,” he said, “and with the weed come the fish. The weed beds make perfect nurseries for the little poddy mullet and bream and flathead.”
Not that there aren’t big fish in the waterway already. Mr Crockford said he’s pulled in good-sized specimens of mullet, bream, flathead and blackfish. Dolphins also make occasional forays into the canal.
“It’s a pleasant walk to Settlement City and such an easy run into town, compared to the difficulty of getting in from Lake cathie,” he said.
Reggat Cove waterfront apartments have been designed to take full advantage of the uninterrupted views along the the canal, without compromising on living space.
Available in two or three bedroom designs, each has a spacious interior, designed for maximum ease, opening onto a huge balcony or deck.
Three of the five Regatta Cove buildings have been completed, and the fourth should be ready for occupation in July. Two apartments have already sold off the plan in this new building. Prices range from $209,000 to $246,000.
A fully-furnished display apartment is available for inspection any time, by contacting the marketing agents, Murray Turnham PRD Realty, corner Horton and Clarence Streets, Port Macquarie, phone 83 8800.