Two men paddle off on a small canoe and head into croc-infested waters.
Two men paddle off on a small canoe and head into croc-infested waters.

Into croc country on a canoe and a prayer...

A FISHO is in shock after watching two men paddle off on a small yellow canoe and head into croc-infested waters.

Steve Repacholi saw the duo load fishing supplies into the small vessel in Buffalo Creek about 2pm on Tuesday.

"I saw them take off from the boat ramp - I was in shock," he said.

"I thought they were crazy.

"I thought they'd be lucky to make it back - I don't know if they made it back."

Mr Repacholi said it looked like a father and son duo - one in their early-40s, and another in their early-60s. "They looked like they'd done it before - didn't look like tourists," he said.

The canoe was smaller than the boat croc attack victim Bill Scott, 62, was snatched from on Bill Dean Billabong in 2014. Mr Scott was in a 3.5m aluminium boat at the time.

The inquest into his death, handed down by coroner Greg Cavanagh, recommended education, not regulated minimum boat sizes, as the most practical way to prevent future croc death tragedies.

Rangers told the inquest a good size mimumm boats for big croc waterways was about 4m-4.2m.

Mr Repacholi said the canoe he saw this week would have been about 2m long.

News Corp Australia

Meet Dalby’s most inspirational women breaking down barriers

Premium Content Meet Dalby’s most inspirational women breaking down barriers

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’ve profiled some of the unsung...

$19m hot spots: The cameras catching out Qld drivers

Premium Content $19m hot spots: The cameras catching out Qld drivers

Top five worst speed camera spots pull in $19m in fines

The wonder women who kept Qld safe during pandemic

Premium Content The wonder women who kept Qld safe during pandemic

The Queensland women who’ve kept us safe