I was first introduced to fishing by his grandfather at a very young age. It was with him that I have formed many fond memories of fishing the land-based waters around the Fleurieu Peninsula, in particular the Victor Harbor and Rapid Bay areas, as well as the more local West Lakes and Garden Island regions.
Later on my fishing passion turned more into an addiction as I was introduced to the boating world and other various forms of fishing by my partner’s family. This has now lead me to where I am today, a keen saltwater fisho with a passion for lure angling. If there’s a species to be caught on lure I’d almost certainly prefer to target them this way rather than bait, purely for the challenge and thrill of the take. I’m also a firm believer in catch and release for big breeders, however a few species will always end up nowhere else but in my esky, mainly King George whiting, garfish, squid and my favourite of all, nannygai.
Whether it be trolling lures offshore for tuna, or floating back a hook full of gents to a school of waiting gar in the shallows, fishing has always provided me with an extremely entertaining hobby, made all the more better when you can experience it with family and friends.
I now enjoy spending time fishing locally for staple species, but really enjoy my fishing most of all down the Yorke Peninsula. My favourite South Australian fishing location I have visited to date would have to be without doubt the beautiful Coffin Bay and I strongly urge any fisho who is yet to visit this wonderful place to put it on the ‘to do’ list. Tight lines!
Ed’s Note: Alex has burst onto the SA fishing photojournalism scene with a range of great sportfishing and boating features, and readers can expect much of the same into the future from him in the pages of Fishing SA magazine.