Brett Habener has been fishing his whole life. From growing up in Victoria and the Northern Territory to now residing on the sunny Gold Coast, Brett has found himself casting lures at most of Australia's iconic sportfish. Always priding himself on implementing new and exciting techniques Brett has reveled the ability to use an array of new products thanks to Fish-Tec. A keen photographer and videographer make sure you keep an eye out for Bretts videos and photos in the gallery.
Tom Slater loves all aspects of fishing. Whether it be chasing Bream and Bass on light tackle, or jigging the deepwater for Kingfish and Amberjack, Tom has done it all. A keen tournament fisherman Tom has had several top 5 finishes in the ABT Bream Series as a non boater and is a consistent name in the rankings and AOY table. A budding young videographer make sure you keep an eye out for videos about Fish-Tec products from Tom in the Gallery.
Joseph Urquhart is a self confessed fishing junkie. Born in the Hunter Valley and now residing in far north NSW coast. He has grown up throwing lures for Bass where his passion evolved and grew. He now enjoys targetting everything from Bass, Blackfish, Mulloway, Bream and Cod. An avid tournament angler with multiple top ten finishes, Joseph is always at the forefront evolving his techniques and equipment to give him the edge. "Fishing to me isn’t just a sport or a passion, it’s a way of life. It’s not just about landing that record worthy fish it’s much more, it’s the people you meet along the way and the places it takes you, some of which are absolutely breath taking. It’s a great past time and I have enjoyed the experinces that I have had so far."
Peter Herbst has 30 years of fishing experience around SE QLD. Everything from whiting to marlin has been a target at some stage but these days Peter enjoys nothing more than casting lures at some of our more popular species. A successful tournament angler Peter has had multiple teams event wins and is a regular name inside the top ten. Over the past year Peter has been a contributor to Bush and Beach Magazine with a regular column divulging his secrets on lure fishing. When given the opportunity to join the team at Fish-Tec Peter was more than happy, believing their products give him the edge in both competition and social fishing.
Based on the Gold Coast Ben has been fishing the SE Qld region for over 25 years. He loves all forms of fishing wether freshwater, estuary or blue water. When given the chance to join the Fish-Tec team Ben jumped at the chance, believing the products they distribute give him the edge in his fishing pursuits "For me there is no better place than on the water, wether chasing bass and cod in the fresh, jacks, trevally and bream in the estuary or jigging or flicking plastics offshore.”
Hunter Valley based angler Grant Clements passion for fishing started when he was a kid. When not at working he's exploring new ways to catch fish constantly developing new techniques and trying to adapt to even the most challenging situations.Grant goes in open minded and doesn't limit his fishing tactics using any technique possible to entice the fish into biting."The sport of fishing is ever changing and I feel it important to push it to new limits, I think Fish-Tec's products can provide the edge I need ". Fishing the ABT bream circuit and ABT teams events is where you can expect to see Grant in 2013.
Alex has been fishing all his life, growing up in places like Port Douglas and Airlie beach but spending most of his time in northern NSW and now residing on the gold coast, Alex was exposed to most of Australia’s premier sport fish. “Whether it is Bream, Bass, Barra or even high country trout fish-tec has a product for every situation”. A budding young tournament angler be sure to look out for Alex in the future. Also keep you out for Alex’s videos and photo’s in the gallery.
Andrews passion for fishing manifested at a young age and has evolved into an obsession. When he is not building houses you will find him on the water somewhere. A competant angler in both salt in fresh he is always thinking outside the box to better understand his target species. The range of fish-tec products he now has in his kit has helped him excel in the field and record some memorable captures. A keen phographer and videograper keep an eye on the gallery for some of Andys images and videos.
Gerard is a lifelong fishaholic from Melbourne who has spent more than 3 decades chasing Bream, Estuary Perch and Bass in the many Rivers, Lakes and Inlets along the South East Coast of Australia. From catching undersized Hopkins River Bream on freshly collected baits as a kid in his hometown of Warrnambool to hunting monster Estuary Perch and Bass on lures out of his Kayak in East Gippsland he has seen, and fished his way through an incredible evolution of techniques and tackle used in the pursuit of these fish.
“…When I first came across Fish-Tec’s products on trips to Queensland over the past year or so, I couldn’t wait to get the lures down South to see whata our Black Bream thought of them. The OSP Bent Minnows in particular have resulted in the best Bream fishing I’ve had…ever!!, in both numbers of fish and size. Surface luring’s gotta be easily the most fun way to target Bream on lures, and lately they’ve made Flathead fishing exciting again…Check ‘em out, and check out the pics!!!...”
Glen (Stewie) has been fishing for as long as he can remember…..freshwater streams lakes and rivers mostly, chasing bass, cod, golden perch, barramundi, and trout. Glen has travelled extensively with many notable captures on these species.
"I enjoy the interaction with other anglers, passing on the things I have learned, picking up tips and knowledge from others as well. Glen has a regular piece with NSW fishing monthly, and fishes regular local tournaments.
Glen is well known among his peers for his ability to take on new techniques, and adjust them to suit local conditions.
I am very thankful for the opportunity I have been given to participate learn and pass on fishing knowledge as part of the fish-tecsoultions pro staff team.
Look forward to seeing you all on the water soon until then tight lines."
Brad Smith or Smithy as he is most commonly known is one of Queenslands longest serving fishing professional fishing guides. He bases his operation on all the Gold Coast and Northern NSW estuary systems, where he targets all species from bream and bass to jew and jacks on lures only. He is probably the only guide in the country that guarantees that you will catch fish and one of the main reasons that he likes to use our products is for the versatility that they provide him on the water. He is our oldest pro staffer but prides himself on sharing his knowledge on where to find fish as well as the techniques on how to target them on a variety of lures.