AnswerID: 360310 Submitted: Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 11:06
Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ)
Dryden. Boat should have high sides, I like 12-13ft Min and a 15 hp will suffice. Mount it on the camper if you are towing one. Good to keep it off your vehicle.
remote and crocodiles is another thing. I have done it with my kids on the Cape and in the Gulf, remote rivers fishing
off the banks and in the boat. We have had no problem with the kids to date. But and here is the but> We were fishing
the banks of the Morgan north of Cooktown
my two kids aged around 10 and 12 My Father and I. Spent the day walking the banks and casting lures and even cast netting on sandbanks, all ways aware that there are large crocodiles there. The kids would be apart from us trying there owns spots at times. We had a great day and told a mate about the spot
. He went with his wife and two very large dogs the next weekend. The mate spent some time on a bank where my son had spent quite some time fishing
the week before two days in a row, on the second day he left and the dog (very large dog) lingered. My mate heard a loud splash ran back and the dog was never seen again. The crocodile was also never seen.
Moral to the story it is not always safe fishing
in crocodile country and you will not always see what is lurking in the depths.
I have been back fishing
at that spot
a couple of times and still not seen a crocodile, but we know it is there. Spoken Rule is not to go to the same spot
at the same time each day to set a precedence. A croc will sit and watch and will set up an ambush opportunity.
Lots fish up North with no problems and more than likely you will be in the same boat. But you have to know the danger is there.
Have a great trip :-). Cheers Tony
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Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 12:22
Member - RockyOne posted:
Great message Tony B.. Every family venturing into those areas with or without their dog,should read it. I guess the folk will know that dog friends are unlikely to be allowed in legally to National Parks and they should also brush up on what drinks they can carry into community areas as the penalties can be quite severe. UHF (47mhz) radios are the norm up there. AM (27mhz) is ok if you want to listen into the people smugglers I guess
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