I worked late on the Sunday and then packed the last of my gear before hitting the road from Mackay to Rockhampton. When I finally pulled up in the Boon family driveway, it was close to 10pm, and I was looking forward to a beer and a chin-wag to plan the next day’s fishing.
You may remember back in the January edition of Fish and Boat that I reviewed an Offshore Marine Master (OMM) 620 Walk Around. The write-up was glowing and deservedly so. That boat really nailed the brief; tough, aesthetically pleasing, precisely finished and well priced - all features that get the blood pumping.
Fraser Island, there is certainly something very special about the largest sand island in the world. Some people call it Fraser, others stick to the indigenous Butchulla name for the island, being K’Gari. All I know, is that every time I step foot onto Fraser Island, I experience a complete feeling of relaxation.
In my last article, I spoke about the essentials you will need to have a successful NT runoff, chasing the ironic barramundi. Everything is in place with the exception of the main ingredient “Rain”. The NT has had stuff all. It looks like QLD has stolen all the rain this year. And didn’t they cop it?