This weeks Lucky 7 is with Al McGlashan, one of Australia’s adventure anglers, photographer and journalist. He just loves to jump into the water in the middle of the action. Some call him crazy but it is just pure passion that drives him.
1. What’s your name and where are you from?
Al McGlashan originally Melbourne but moved to Sydney in 2000 because I wanted to be closer to the action!
2. What part do you play in the fishing community today?
Fishing is my life and these days I am on the water fishing filming and photographing everything from bass to blue marlin. McGlashan Media is a multi pronged business that covers images, print as well as TV production and PR. While it is a business I still use my images and footage to help inspire others to get out there and enjoy it. Just as important is the message to look after it and that is why I am so big on promoting research and the role anglers play.
3. What was it that really got you into fishing and how old were you?
I started fishing when I was knee high too a grasshopper. It has always been in my blood and I think it gets more addictive as I get older. That humble first flatty had me hooked.
4. What is your greatest fishing memory?
God where do I start. Catching that record sized bluefin on camera off Port Fairy, the infamous mako attacking a marlin, diving with marlin and bluefin or just fishing with my kids to name a few!
5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I am now taking on a bigger role as a producer as opposed to simply talent. In the future I plan to make more TV and work with upcoming talent to help harness and develop their skills. On the same note I will never stop being involved taking photos and getting out on the water.
6. What’s top of the “bucket list”?
I am hopefully doing it in a few months Panama for bait balling yellowfin and cubera snapper, Guatemala for sails and rooster and Florida for swords and tarpon!
7. Who do you look up to in the fishing community?
My old man who took me fishing every week. Non fisho’ it would have to be David Attenborough is my idle.