Hornibrook Bait & Tackle’s Tony Lincoln knows a thing or two about fishing. Here’s his tips for a successful outing onshore and offshore.
For my first column I thought I'd take the time to introduce myself.
Growing up on the Redcliffe peninsula gave me a wonderful grounding and fishing education while exploring its foreshores. One of my earliest fishing memories is being with my grandmother on Redcliffe jetty aged about five years of age around 1976.
Since those early days, I've developed and expanded my fishing experiences targeting a range of species across Australia, and also being fortunate enough to have fished internationally on several occasions.
I've lived in Cairns, Arnhem Land in the NT and the Pilbara region of Western Australia, and fished all these regions, in addition to the Kimberley, northern NSW, South East, Central, Northern and Far Northern QLD, plus internationally in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and several trips to Papua New Guinea. Periods spent working commercial long line tuna boats and prawn trawlers have also added to my experience.
I'm passionate about introducing new fishos, particularly juniors, to our sport and pastime of fishing. I truly hope they'll experience the same amount of pleasure and excitement that I have over the years, and still do, when I can manage to get out myself.