ABOUT US

Since the tender age of 3, I have been obsessed with wetting a line. My dad said “if there was fishing to be done, I was always right by his side RAIN, HAIL or SHINE”. That passion has never wavered.​

I cut my teeth, like many others great anglers like Steve Starling, fishing under the Australian National Sportfishing Association (ANSA) for close to 20 years. Fishing and placing in many of the top ANSA competitions against some of the best anglers in NQ.

Fishing has taken me to some of the finest fishing destinations in the Australia and the world, destinations like Fiji, Northern Territory, The Great Barrier Reef, Lake Mulwala, Fraser Island to mention a few. Wide for marlin, reds, inshore for queenies, barra, jacks and walking a local stream for jungle perch or sooty grunter, and chasing murray cod in a lake, I love it…

Failing English miserably at school, in 2009 I pencilled my first fishing article and have since wrote and featured on the front page of NQ Fish and Boat and Bush N Beach magazines. Since that maiden article, I continued to refine the craft of writing contributing to many other written publications such as About Fishing NQ and began to delve into online scribing for online magazine Kaydo Fishing World, as well as many online blog contributions for Old Dog lures, Ryan Moody Fishing, Daiwa & Mr. Sonar.

I have been fortunate enough to of had the support of major brands like Garmin Marine, Suzuki Aust/NZ, Daiwa, Samaki, 13 Fishing & Sebile throughout my time within the fishing industry. Now my focus is giving back to those who have faith in me. Great North Queensland businesses like ACM Handcrafted Rods, Old Dog lures, Babes, Babe’s & Barra while sticking with larger loyal companies like Garmin Australia and Mako Sunglasses.

"The river of Knowledge has no depth"
 Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365 

Westofish is about building a fishing community culture, sharing knowledge and providing the ultimate fishing experience through charters, coaching or FREE online hints and tips. It’s been a dream of mine to share and assist others on their angling journey, Westofish is a platform where I can do that.

 

Recently I have been on a steep learning curve, refining and learning my craft in various location along the East Coast. Learning and moving with new state of the art depth sounder technology and successfully fishing for tropical species like barramundi, threadfin salmon and mangrove jack. Success comes as a result of failure, my success has come from 1000’s of hours intimately targeting, failing, and learning about each species.