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NT Update Camp Tales

  • 21 May 2015
  • Community, Company News
  • Harry Patchett
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A new batch of Rhino-Rack executives are heading up to the Northern Territory to experience the amazing scenery and outdoor living our brand is synonymous with. As the rookies touch down on the northern red earth their counterparts are arriving back in Sydney. These tanned and bug bitten explorers have stories to tell and pictures to share.

I caught up with Export Sales Manager Johnson Mathews.

Tell us about the fishing?

“We were camped 100km from Borroloola on the banks of a river. We started off using lures from the boat and off the shoreline but because weren’t having much luck. Catching live bait wasn’t an issue with our cast net so we made a live well in the camp and pumped water in to keep the bait fresh. We started catching Queen Fish mostly with a few Coral Trout in there too.”

“The big break came when we trailed another boat through the river system out to the ocean. We explored the Pellew Islands and found a great spot for crabs and bigger fish. This is where the fun really started for the team. We were catching Barramundi, big Queen Fish, Golden Trevally and lots of Mud Crabs. We ate what we caught and were full every night. It was fantastic.”

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“We saw only one crocodile during the day but at night we’d shine Lightforce lights across the river and see gleaming eyes staring back at us. We put our Quintrex boat in the water and tried to get a closer look but they disappeared before we could get too near. We lost one crab pot to a crocodile; it was completely mangled when we brought it in.”

With Rhino-Rack’s supreme camping products and accessories was the camp like a palace?

Once we got the camp set up there was always someone coming over for a yarn. They wanted to know about the Foxwing and Tagalong Tents. At one point there were two cops looking around the campsite and they were particularly impressed with the Foxwing.

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What was your experience like?

“For me this trip started when I was in grade 7. My classmates and I were studying Australia. India seemed less exotic than this country I was doing a school project on. I drew maps of the river systems in the outback, learnt about sheep shearing, road trains and the flying doctors. I dreamt of visiting these places so this trip was a realisation of a lifelong goal. I will always thank Rhino-Rack for this opportunity.”

Head over to the Rhino-Rack social media pages to follow the journey and see even more amazing images.

Facebook: facebook.com/rhinorack
Instagram: @Rhino_Rack
Twitter: @RhinoRack

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