After one last overnight free camp and a quick stop at the (world famous) Big Mango, we arrive at Groper Creek – it is like returning home to a favourite family, a real country community. We pick up the boat from a really generous country Queensland bloke – Norm – what a top man. The boat is ready for us to hook up and off we go to Groper Creek.
The first 2 days are full on fishing with some success – mud crabs, great whiting and some flathead. The prawns are ‘on’, so plenty of bait. Thanks to ‘Wasser and Pam’ who let us follow them to some productive fishing spots on the Burdekin River. We also meet one of the locals – a 4 metre croc.
Our friends from Pelican Waters, Alan and Anne Gray arrive to join us for a week. The first day on the water is very productive resulting in an entree of salt and pepper prawns and a main of fresh whiting.
After a slight mishap with the meeting of Bob’s cast net and a very large snag, Anne and Siobhan do a very good impersonation of a sewing circle to resurrect the cast net.