A HINO driven by Shane Reardon is a common sight around Townsville and the Burdekin cities of Ayr and Home Hill, which are about 100km south along the Bruce Highway.
The 49-year-old works for Burdekin Cleaning and Laundry and is based at Ayr.
“I do a lot of collecting and drop off linen and other stuff to many places around Townsville and the Burdekin. The company has six trucks and some travel down to Bowen and Collinsville,” he said.
For years has spotted company trucks at various places such as hotels, motels, aged care homes, cafes and restaurants but has never been able to yarn to a driver. That changed on October 5 when Shane pulled up near the upper reaches of Ross River in Townsville.
“I like stopping at the Alligator Creek Roadhouse and also going fishing during time off,” he said.
When Shane said he had regular success catching prized species such as grunter, mangrove jack, barramundi and bream, I had to ask where was his secret spot.
“Actually it is a creek in Townsville near the mouth of Ross River,” he said.