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Photograph of the Week: Rural Settings in Queensland Australia
By Staff
Jun 2, 2013 - 12:02:18 AM

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Mrs. Angler 181 at Wivenhoe Dam Queensland. She actually has a fishing trophy or two from 'open competitions'.

These photographs were supplied by "Angler 181" and were taken at Wivenhoe dam in Queensland. I have included some links to other articles in which Angler's photographs appear or which were taken not far from Wivenhoe and Baroon Dams.

Angler 181's Fishing Tale and a Swimming Kangaroo
Angler 181
Republished February 10, 2013 (Kingscalendar)

  • By the time I got home and did the packing for the trip, the morning had long gone and it was around 2 pm when I head off to Wivenhoe dam with my camping and fishing gear, for some solitary piscatorial adventures. I arrived at Wivenhoe and began preparing my tent, air mattress, cooking gear etc etc, before heading off to a 'special' spot for some surface action. This area, for the first time in years, has trees semi-submerged by the recently rising water levels. The sun is already low in the sky as I get close, but before I get there, I notice the swallows circling and diving just above the water, near the bank. This is a sign that they are chasing insects. I also notice fish breaking the surface as they too attempt to catch whatever insects land on the surface. I turned off the sounder and moved silently to within casting distance and began flicking surface lures, but to no avail.

Wivenhoe Dam where Mr. and Mrs. Angler 181 often fish

Storm rolling in

Kayak Fishing at Lake Baroon in Queensland
R.P. BenDedek
Republished February 10, 2013 (Kingscalendar)

  • The exact distance from the heart of Brisbane to Lake Baroon is unknown to me, but I can estimate that it is around 90 kilometers. It's a small manmade lake which in parts is at least 34 meters deep. This I know for a fact, because my brother, the penultimate sportsman who never likes to leave anything to chance, has a sonar device installed in the Kayak (our mode of transport for the occasion) that lets him know not just the depth of the water, but where the fish are, and whether or not it is worth the effort to circle the area in an effort to catch something.

Queensland! Fantastic one day - Better the next!

Somewhere I have Angler's photograph of this dam after 7 years of drought. No drought now.

The Sunshine State: S.E.Queensland
R.P. BenDedek
Republished February 10, 2013 (Kingscalendar)

  • The 'elites' of the south can keep their big metropolitan lifestyles. The people from my part of Australia love the peace and serenity to which we have grown accustomed. And if the heart of Brisbane does not offer enough to see within walking, biking or river ferry distance, we only have to jump in the car and drive for an hour in any direction, to visit some of the best scenery in the world, in Queensland, The Sunshine State.

Travelling Around Montville
R.P. BenDedek
February 10, 2013 (Kingscalendar)

  • If you take a drive north of Brisbane, depending on your route you can pass through Montville, Maleny, Lake Baroon, and all the other attractionsin this area of the Sunshine State of Queensland. All the towns and villages are quite close together. For instance, Steve Irwin Way is the road you need to travel to Austalia Zoo. Noosa, Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach and Caloundra, are on the coast and from there you can travel to Fraser, Bribie and Moreton Islands. Actually, to get to Bribie Island you don't need to take a boat. You can just cross the bridge.

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Photos of the Week 2012-2013

Posted by R.P. BenDedek
Email:
rpbendedek@hotmail.com


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