Lucky 7 with Marcel Krieger

Well he used to share an office with Steve Morgan and Simon Goldsmith.  These days he works for BLA.  Marcel Krieger takes our Lucky 7 interview this week…

1. What’s your name and where are you from

Marcel Krieger. I was born in Hamilton, Victoria.  Grew up in Geelong (big Cats supporter), moved to Brisbane for 6 years and now that I have two young kids have moved back to Geelong for some free baby sitting from the Grand Parents. p.s. It is cold down here.

2. What part do you play in the fishing community today?

I am currently the Victorian Territory Manager for BLA who sells everything boating including Humminbird and Minn Kota.  Previous to this I worked as a Tournament Director at ABT and Fishing Monthly where I was able to travel the country and meet some great people and friends.  I still contribute regular articles and boat tests.

3. What was it that really got you into fishing and how old were you?

I remember my brother and I getting fishing rods for Christmas one year when I was about 5 and going away to Peterborough and catching a good bream. I have grown up with my brother and good friend Bill Hartshorne, who’s dad Ron would take us out in his boat.  I also remember riding our bikes to the local creek and catching huge carp on corn kernels.

4. What is your greatest fishing memory?

I have many from my years at ABT spending some quality time with good mates but nothing beats spending time up north catching big fish.  I was lucky enough to spend some time at Weipa out on a mother ship catching plenty from Cobia, Jacks, Queenies and the list goes on.  I was also up at Limmen Bight in the Gulf of Carpentaria fishing with my brother and mates when we heard on the radio about the Twin Towers being bombed on September 11, my brother’s birthday!

5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Still working in the boating and fishing industry. I am really looking forward to getting a boat and bringing up my kids in the culture of fishing.

6. What’s top of the “bucket list”?

I would really love to get away with the Seeto brothers and catch some of these awesome fish in New Guinea that they keep teasing us with.  I think that the whole experience would be one not forgotten easily and continue to buy my tatts tickets to be able to afford it.

7. Who do you look up to in the fishing community?

I really do appreciate all the great people that I have been able to meet over the years and share a beer with.  I reckon Steve Morgan would have to be one of the best all round fishermen in the country and what I have learnt over the years on the water and in the office with him and the ABT crew is invaluable.  I also am amazed at the photography of Brad Sissins and always look forward to his new adventures and additions.  Lastly, I can’t forget my good mate Steve Eldred who I have spent countless hours with catching fish and is ready to go fishing at the drop of a hat.

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