“This design is about Nail fish – or Garrjala in Alawa language. It's also known as Balan Balang. You can find it in the billabong in Minyerri. It has what looks like a little beard, and it also has a nail coming from its back. It’s really sharp and dangerous, with poison on the tip. If it stings you, you’ll get so sore. If we get stung, we use the leaves from the white bark tree (break the leaf off and chew it) to put on the wound.
Every time we go out bush fishing we hope to get this type of fish, as well as catfish, bream and turtles. This fish can grow up to one metre. You notice it in the water by the bubbles that it makes. The kids are scared of it, if they see those bubbles in the water, they'll get out!