Reg is fishing in the Balonne River at St George Queensland.
This is usually a good fishing spot but the heavy recent floods have washed the fish though to the Murray river, the locals tell me.
So far in the three weeks we have been here, he has caught 3 trees and decorated them with pretty lures and weights. He has also caught three big snags.
The yabby pots have been more successful catching shrimps, bugs and carp. He was able to use the shrimps and bugs as bait. The carp you have to by law, humanely dispose of and it is illegal to use it as bait. Traveler tell us there is good fishing at the St George Weir but hey, we just love our riverbank camp site and Reg is still enjoying fishing even is no catch as yet.
We have had more luck with the yabby pots and as this is private land we are staying on, the enclosed pot is legal here. Reg has caught a plate full of yabbies and now I need a first time yabby cook, recipe for my yabby dinner.
Best wishes to those doing the MS walkathon today and those rallying to say they are wanting action to do something about climate change.
I'm enjoying life (just love it here) here on a beautiful Balonne Riverbank between St George and Surrat in south western Queensland It will be 24 degrees today and sunny. Not bad for a winter's day :-).
I plan to sit in the winter sun with a sunhat on and read my Virginia Andrews book. Then cook Scrambled eggs for lunch and put my novelist hat on and write again this evening.
I have been raving about the good value shopping further south at Moree in NSW and now here. Got to LOVE small inland country towns. Value of service and goods, if you shop around.
A fortnight ago I bought 2 fresh chickens for $6. the pack, perfect, nothing wrong with them. Today, same shop, a leg of lamb (feel the need to sit down as they were ($39.95 in Shepparton Victorria) only $7.06 - crazy good value here in St George NSW. Sometimes Reg and I joke that at the prices it must be road kill. Mind you, you have to be there, when the markdown goes in. In the five shopping days I've been to town, I grabbed the specials on two occasions.
We modified our Eco-Tourer caravan so it takes a chest type 60 liter fridge and a 40 litre chest freezer side by side on what was a bench seat. The pops of these do bench top service as well. This increases our fridge freezer capacity from the standard small flooding caravan fridge freezer and allows me to advance buy when food is at good value. The broccoli here was $1.50 a kilo and beautiful quality. Avocados huge and only 99 cents in the fruit shop. Best value in fruit and vegetables I have seen since cyclone Yasi hit and the weather systems ac cross the country were so unfavorable to growers. Of course I don't know if prices and quality have improved everywhere or if it is simply here in the central south of Queensland that I'm suddenly so happy with food prices again and grateful for my caravan's extra fridge and freezer space to store it.
Well it is time to join Reg in the sunshine outside under the shade of a tree with that beautiful river view.
Love to hear of your favorite winter sunshine or fishing places.
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