A great ambassador for women in fishing, Michelle Carmody takes our Lucky 7 interview today
1. What’s your name and where are you from?
Michelle Carmody and I live in the Port Stephens area of NSW
2. What part do you play in the fishing community today?
In the past I have been on committees for the local fishing club but as my involvement with tournaments and catch and release style fishing I have now focused more on the tournament kayak fishing and social kayak and boat fishing.
3. What was it that really got you into fishing and how old were you?
Like so many of us my earliest fishing memories come from fishing with my Dad, I am told I was about 4 when I got my first legal bream. Over the years I always fished when I got the chance but moving to Port Stephen’s and the joy of taking my son and daughter fishing [my husband rarely fished] made me fish more and more. Then I bought a kayak and found the kayak competitions. The boat hardly gets used now. I am also very lucky in that my son fishes the ABT kayak comps and anywhere else he can.
4. What is your greatest fishing memory?
There are so many great fishing memories, earlier this year I weighed a bag of 3 bream for 2.85kg in at Bemm River kayak ABT which was a fantastic feeling as it placed me 2nd on day 1, but the 59.5cm jewie I got last Sunday was a real buzz
5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Travelling around the country in a caravan with the kayak on the roof fishing anywhere I can
6. What’s top of the “bucket list”?
Making a ABT Kayak Grand Final and also catching a barra from the yak
7. Who do you look up to in the fishing community?
The women who are out there fishing in the comps and doing well and the everyday people who are out there fishing and encouraging all the family to enjoy this great sport.