Lucky 7 with Shayne Gillett


1. What’s your name and where are you from?
Shayne Gillett from Lake Macquarie, NSW.

2. What part do you play in the fishing community today?
I compete in the bream power boat series as part of the Hobie Fishing team.  I always try to promote catch & release lure fishing.

3. What was it that really got you into fishing and how old were you? 
As a kid 5 years old growing up in Newcastle we would always ride our bikes to the harbour and fish from the wharf.  When I was 12 we moved to Wangi on the water so when ever I wasn’t sailing I was in the row boat fishing.
My passion for bream fishing started about 8 years ago when my good mate Eric Cregan took me up Dora Creek surface lure fishing for bream, from that day on I was hooked.

4. What is your greatest fishing memory?
Winning the Lake Macquarie BETs round, 3 years ago with my best mate Kyle Prosper.  I had just purchased the Ranger & it was my second competition fishing for Hobie.

5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Still surfing with my wife and four kids.  Nothing beats the good times we have in the water.
I will be fishing bream comps and hopefully still be part of the  Hobie fishing team.  The gear I will be using will definitely be Daiwa.

6. What’s top of the “bucket list”? 
A black Ranger Z521C and a lap around Bathurst in a V8 Supercar.

7. Who do you look up to in the fishing community?
Slick (Chris Wright).   He is one of the best anglers in the country, just take look at the record books.

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