WHEN he gets time off, truckie Joel Stoddart goes fishing in the rich waters off Magnetic Island which is just across the ocean from Townsville.
The 31-year-old Joel is employed by Either Way Solutions and was at the Convoy For a Cure on May 20.
He drives a DAF, a Volvo and a Hino as far away as Bowen to the south and up north to Cairns and west along the Flinders Highway to Charters Towers.
“I carry general freight and machinery and have been a driver for six years,” he said.
Joel barracks for the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL which started the season down on form.
When asked the road he dislikes travelling along, Joel had a swift reply.
“It would have to be the one between Woodstock and Giru although the road between Charters Towers and Clermont is rough,” he said.
Joel feels that there should be a “lot more rests areas for truckies” around the entire country.
Most truckies who fish are reluctant to let others know of their secret spots but Joel was willing to provide a hint.
“Around West Point on Magnetic Island,” he said.