When asked about their fishing background, Wayne replies, “We both started with a rod”. Since fifteen Wayne has fished a variety of species all the way around Australia, from Bundaberg to Port Lincoln and all around Tasmania. His son Ryan has since left school at fifteen to follow in his father’s footsteps and run the family Danish Seine vessel.
Ryan says “We right in with SETFIA ( South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association) and all that they stand for. We have always been about the longevity of the industry and throwing back what we don’t need. We are also involved with anything by-catch related, so in other words, all the good stuff. “
With new technology on board such as under water cameras Wayne laughs “Back in my day all we had was a black and white sounder. No radar – not even a radio”