TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU, YOUR CAREER AND YOUR RECENT SUCCESS ON THE BASSMASTER STAGE IN THE US?
Growing up on the banks of the Balonne River in St George, Queensland, freshwater fishing runs deep in my veins. Fishing to me is more than the hook up, it’s about the experience. It’s the adventure, the thrill of the catch, camping in the outdoors, telling stories around the campfire and knowing that I’m right where I belong. It is a feeling of absolute freedom. Through my work as a Freshwater Fishing Guide, and Professional Tournament Angler, I want to help others experience the same love for fishing and the great Australian outdoors as I do.
I started competitive fishing in 2015 and quickly grew into a huge passion, I won Co-Angler of the year in 2015, Rookie of the year in 2017, Pro Angler of the year in 2018. I represented Australia in South Korea in May 2019 with a 6th place finish and also represented Australia at the BASS Nation Championship in the USA in 2019 taking out an 8th place finish amongst 120 of the world’s best anglers. To compete at an international level and almost take out the win was a major highlight.
MY DEFINING FISHING MOMENT IS
Every time I fish, I love the challenge of figuring out how the fish are responding and to get them to bite a lure I’m casting. Every fish you catch on a lure is a little win.
I KNOW IM ON TO A GOOD FISH WHEN
You feel that thump and the line starts peeling off that reel at a million miles an hour
THE THREE BITS OF GEAR I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT ARE
My GARMIN sounders, my Boat and my Millerods!
MY LURE OF CHOICE IS
A Bassman Spinnerbait for anything freshwater
MY CAREER HIGHLIGHT IS
Competing in America at the BASS Nation Championship on Lake Hartwell in America and making Championship Sunday
YOU FISHED GOFISH NAGAMBIE IN 2019, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR BIGGEST ADVICE FOR THOSE TACKLING IT IN 2020
Slowing right down and fishing every snag that you see, there could be a big cod anywhere
MY LURE OF CHOICE FOR GOFISH NAGAMBIE IS
A 3/8-ounce Bassman Twin spin Spinnerbait in Red and Black
I’M MOST EXCITED FOR GOFISH NAGAMBIE BECAUSE
There’s a ton of entertainment, things to do and see and so many like-minded people
IF I COULD GO FISHING WITH ANYONE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE
Kevin Van Dam an American bass pro