Word’s out about our weir

WEIR IN LOVE: Wayne Gosden casts a line at the Bedford Weir.
WEIR IN LOVE: Wayne Gosden casts a line at the Bedford Weir. Meghan Kidd

WATER coolers are often places for office conversation, and for travellers, watering holes are not only great for catching fish, but also reeling in the best tourist locations.

Wayne and Shezana Gosden, from Harvey Bay, heard about the Bedford Weir from grey nomads at the Boynedale Bush Camp near Calliope.

"We met people at Calliope and they told us about Blackwater, and my wife got on and looked and we decided to stop in. We've loved it."

Dipping their toes in the water, Wayne said he enjoyed speaking to other travellers and caught a recipe for cooking catfish.

"You fillet it, soak it in lemon and pepper overnight, and it's apparently tasty," he said.

He said camping was a great way to see Australia.

"We love talking to people around the place and seeing the sites and the history of the town. That's what we like about travelling."

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