The Seeto Brothers (Greg, Ian and Chris) have always devoted themselves to anything they have done. Fishing has always been a part of their lives, but it has recently become their all-consuming passion.
The first thing anyone will learn about the Seetos is that they are a family unit. Fishing to them is not an escape from family, it is something to bring the family together and seeing wives and kids at a tournament weigh-in is commonplace.
They are also some of the most approachable people on the tournament fishing scene – Chris once went missing from collecting his prizes on stage because he was too busy talking to a passer by about general fishing tactics.
Whilst they are very competitive on the water they also bring a very relaxed ambience and their jovial nature has led to industry people referring to them as the “Three Monkeys”.
Greg, the eldest and father of three, has fished the tournament trail for the last four years both as an individual and in a team and achieved many top ten finishes in that time.
Greg writes for a number of Australian Fishing Magazines and websites including Fishing Monthly and Fishing World Magazines.
He loves fishing with his kids, and has fished several tournaments with his 10 year old Daughter.
With qualifications as both an automotive mechanic and a marine mechanic, Ian is the lureandfly.com resident DIY and maintenance guy, and is renowned for ‘tinkering’. Despite being the ‘Rev Head’ of the crew, lately Ian has been seen ditching his boat for the Hobie Pro Angler, as he claims it adds another aspect to the challenge of fishing.
Starting out fishing the teams style Bream tournaments, it wasn’t long before Ian decided to mix it with the big boys in the individual events. With a knack of locating big fish, Ian on 4 separate occasions has brought the Big Bream to the scales at an ABT Tournament.
Chris, the youngest and affectionately known as “Boof”, is studying a Masters of Marketing at university. He also works in the family printing business with his parents. The same four years has also brought tournament success both individually and as Ian’s partner in team events.
A self confessed “Lure Junkie”, and it’s not uncommon for other anglers to call Chris to get his opinions on the latest lures.
Over the past year the three guys have donated 25% of their tournament cash winnings to the NSW Cancer Council.
Josh Carpenter is a 33 year old full time fisho, working in the service department at Daiwa Australia as a service engineer by day, writing about fishing for both web based and print publications by night, and disappearing most weekends to actually go fishing.
Josh has been fishing seriously since he was a kid chasing whiting with his father on summer holidays, backpacking Central America with a fly rod in tow for Bonefish and a stint chasing Redfish while living on the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands chain in Florida. Back in Australia for good now he enjoys the challenge of the ABT tournament scene.
These days a lot of his fishing time is split between Bream and Australian Bass but he will chase anything that will put a bend in a rod. Thinking outside the box is a big part of his focus and you can often see him in his new Ranger 354V trying to adapt US and Japanese techniques to Australian situations.
He met the Seeto brothers not long after moving to Sydney and found a lot in common with all three of them leading to the collaboration you see now.
Vicki Lear is a self confessed fish-a-holic and works as a real estate agent to support her habit.
Far from being a “one trick pony” she excels at many diverse styles of fishing from land based game fishing to offshore gamefishing. As well, she kicks most guys butts at Bream and Bass fishing.