Hawkesbury Afloat

What better way to spend a day on the Hawkesbury river, than on a BBQ boat floating around, sharing a snag with Australian fast-bowling royalty.

Any 80s cricket fan will know that Geoff Lawson is one of New South Wales favourite sons. Playing close to 200 first class games for his beloved state, he made the transition to Australian quick in November of 1980, and fast became a household name.

They call him “Henry” after the Australian Bush poet, and it would be fair to say that his bowling was equally poetic.

He was known for his outswing, a bowling style that lead him to take 180 test wickets, and a further 88 in one dayers across his near-decade playing career.

Being a boy from Wagga Wagga, Geoff has fond memories of growing up outside. Spending time on the land, and by the beautiful trout streams with his father.

The Hawkesbury is a far throw from the remote trout streams Henry is used to, as are the flathead that famously patrol its waters. Scotty thinks it’s high time Henry joined the flathead club, and takes him out on a beautiful big BBQ punt from Hawkesbury Afloat.

After a morning on the water, with two flathead on the board and even a little bream on the placcie, the boys make great use of the BBQ boat’s facilities, and cook up the classic sausage sizzle. How good!

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