Popular fish and chip stop for hungry truckies

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On the banks of the idyllic Huon River in southern Tasmania is an Isuzu from which Megan Wilkins serves fish and chips and other food.

Big Rigs saw the Isuzu parked there recently and stopped off to check it out.

The business is named Tangarga Kai Strictly Seafood and is located in Huonville township and Wilkins said it had been there for about four years.

“We get truckies stopping here as well as many locals and tourists and they can sit on seats by the river and eat their food,” she said.

Wilkins said the favourite food was Blue Grenadier fish as well as flake which was sourced from fishermen at Dover up the highway.

Megan Wilkins serves fish and chips and other food.

“Some of the truck drivers park nearby and take their food away,” she said.

The business is owned by New Zealand woman Hollie and many of the customers are expatriate Kiwis.

“A lot of friendly people stop here and it is good to talk to them,” she said.

She said the Isuzu was ideal for the business and operates from 11am to 7pm from Thursday to Sunday.

Blue Grenadier species is also known as hoki and is caught in waters of southern Australian states as well as across the ditch in New Zealand.

Locals often try and catch their own fish in the nearby river and those who don’t have any luck can walk over to the Isuzu and purchase a takeaway or sit down on one of the public chairs and enjoy it.

Huonville is 36km south of the capital Hobart and is many tourists visit there annually and the river is the fifth longest in Tasmania.

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