Just a couple hour drive from Swan swamp & we arrive at Rutland Plains, had a few things to deliver to the station then off to the camp/fishing spot, driving through lotz of bull dust & dirt. Came to the Nassau River & camped up the top of the bank overlooking the river – awesome spot. No swimming lotz of ‘happy snappers’. There was quite a few barra caught with Peter catching the biggest, I actually caught a 82cm barra but there were quite a few in the 80 – 90cm size range caught. Had a great 6 days at Rutland Plains – thankx Danny for making it possible for us to join you guys. We all packed up camp & moved onto ‘Speedies camp’ which is located on Dunbar Station not far from Swan swamp(a couple hour drive) – lotz of ‘big’ happy snappers here apparently, we only here for 1 nite to help set up camp for Speedie & another bloke Chris & grandson who we will meet at this new camp spot, Craig & Lummy staying here for 2 nights, they took Peter & I out for a run while they were having a quick fish before dark – WOW! so many beautiful lillies & Craig managed to hook nice barra, there are quite a few ‘Century palms’ growing along the creek banks here apparently after they have seeded they die.
Danny, Julie, Peter & I left next morning, once we got to the main road(the Burke Development Rd) Danny & Julie went right, we went left, we stopped at the beautiful Mitchell River & filled our water tanks & drove east. We stayed the night at the Hann river Roadhouse, we never stopped here before although we have driven past numerous times – it was quite a nice spot and reasonably priced.
Next 2 nights we stayed with Jenelle & Darren (mates we met in Tasmania several years ago), they were working on Koolburra Station. Thankx guys was great to catch up again.