Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Celebrity Fishing Interview Al McGlashan

In our latest celebrity interview, professional angler & fishing journalist/photographer, Al McGlashan and host of Big Fish, Small Boats takes some time to talk fishing with us.

Al McGlashan loves catching Big Fish from Small Boats!

FM: What’s your earliest fishing memory?
AM: Fishing in Port Phillip Bay with a ridiculously heavy handline and catching a flathead. The moment the line came alive in my hand is something I will never forget  and I have been hooked ever since!

FM: Where is your favourite fishing spot?
AM: No single spot but I love the NSW coastline you can catch just about anything from marlin to monster bluefin, hoodlum sized kings to knobby headed snapper and its all within a few hours of Sydney!

FM: Your best fishing story?
AM: Man I have a few of those. Jumping in to film a marlin only to have a huge mako shark crash the party and eat my subject all on camera or catching the biggest  bluefin tuna on 24kg tackle after a marathon 7 hour battle. This season I jumped in and swam with 70-90kg bluefin which you will see on the new series which is nothing short of insane.

FM: Favourite fish recipe (either describe the dish or give the recipe if you prefer)?
AM: With Rach my better half writing cookbooks I get a lot of choice but fresh beer battered flathead tails or gummy shark is awesome or fresh grilled kingfish or sashimi tuna are all up there

FM: What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
AM: I was there to photograph the largest marlin (a 1280 pound black marlin) ever landed in a tournament worldwide out of Cairns. Seeing that massive fish come out of the water is something I will never forget. However catching the big bluefin in Victoria was probably the most memorable all seven hours of it!

FM: Where is the most exotic place you’ve been fishing?
AM: There are heaps New Britain, Midway Atoll, Christmas Island (both), Africa and I am going to Samoa in a few weeks which is pretty exciting.

FM: You’re obviously excited about “Big Fish, Small Boats” – other than safety gear, what’s your “must have” item when out on your boat? 
AM:You must have confidence in your vessel and most importantly know yours and your boats limits. A small boat can go miles to sea with a good skipper but  but someone with no experience should stay tied to the wharf!

Watch and understand the weather and always be in contact so someone knows exactly what you are doing and where you are going.

Big Fish, Small Boats is scheduled to air on ONE at 6pm each Sunday, beginning THIS SUNDAY 16 September. For more, refer to your local television guides or visit: bfsb.com.au

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