Candidates Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council - AWS

 
Candidates Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council - AWS
Candidates
Minister’s Recreational Fishing
Advisory Council

This document contains details on the candidates you can vote
for in the 2019 election of individual representatives for the
Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.
This information replicates the candidate information available online at
www.yoursay.sa.gov.au/fishing

To vote for your preferred candidates, visit www.yoursay.sa.gov.au/fishing
between 18 February and midday 18 March 2019 and follow the voting directions.
Candidates Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council - AWS
Name Michael Bailey.

Where do you live? Cumberland Park.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in
Adelaide metro and country.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

President of the Omega Surfcasting Club SA, Vice President and Treasurer for the
Australian Surfcasting Federation. And member of the Australian Anglers Association SA
since 1977.

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
No

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

Fished since a young child, worked 20 years in retail tackle industry while also working for
local government. Gained deep knowledge of recreational fishing: fresh-salt water,
fisheries management, and strong ability to negotiate. As supervisor of trades for the City
of Adelaide, I deal with DIPTI and other government departments. Twice Australian
Fishing Champion and State Champion for Australian Anglers Association. Fished other
Associations: ANSA, GFAA. Former Chairman of the Metro RFC. Well connected to
fishing circles around SA/Aust.

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Candidates Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council - AWS
Name Bruce Baker.

Where do you live? Paralowie.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Yorke
Peninsula.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Past State representative to the Domestic Quarantine and Market Access Group and the
past state representative to the Phylloxera Technical Reference Group.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

Currently retired Public Servant. Past work experience provided the skills to assess
various applications for produce movement and respond accordingly. Responses
provided to reporting Minister detailing procedures to be taken and actions required.
I'm a keen fisherman and have been fishing since about 5 years of age. Have a keen
interest in what is happening with reduced fish stocks and how the future will be structured
to restore the limited fish stocks.

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Name Graham Bald.

Where do you live? Plympton.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in
Investigator Strait .

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Game Fishing Club of South Australia.

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

I was the first State Secretary of ANSA in the 70s when on the committee of Blue Water
light Game Fishing Club.
I was a committee member of the Game Fishing Club of South Australia.for servers years
in the 80s.
I am currently Tournament Director of the Game Fishing Club of SA.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I have been an active sports fisherman since the mid 70s.
I was the proprietor of a Port Adelaide Fishing Tackle shop 1978 till1988.
I have Comercial Fishing experience skippering and owning fishing vessels crayfishing
King Island and west coast Tasmania.
Tuna long lining Qld.Spanner Crabs Qld.
I hold Master 5/Skipper 3 And Coxswain tickets.
I am currently Tournament Director of the Game Fishing Club of SA , and currently
organising several Tournaments on behalf of the club.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Candidates Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council - AWS
Name Brenton Beer.

Where do you live? Adelaide.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in
metropolitan adelaide.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

fishsa - fishinSA

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

was capt of north adelaide golf club in the 90's

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

hi , was raised on fishing at Black point as a child upto late 40's , have fished locally metro
for the last 10-15 years , have been out over 600 times in the last 7 years .
i have seen species slowly disappear whilst others have made a slight comeback. will be
happy to work on this project and promote safe stocks for the future.

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Candidates Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council - AWS
Name Wayne Bowman.

Where do you live? Brukunga.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in St
Vincent Gulf.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

CFS Region 1 Training Committee as the executive Officer 4.5 years experience.
CFS Region 1 Cadet Committee as the executive officer 1.5 years experience.
Prospect Hill Community committee as a general member 2 years experience.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I am passionate about recreational fishing and the long term future of fish supplies within
SA, I am concerned about over fishing and wasteful practices that are currently in use
within the fishing industry and freedom of access to more fishing areas, impacting
recreational industry and driving the cost of seafood up, if nothing is done, my kids will not
enjoy the fishing experience in the future.

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Name Colin Boyce.

Where do you live? Leabrook.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Gulf St
vincent.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

SAFFA
SAFWA
REC FishSA
Rec Fish General
Devonshire Fishing Club

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

REC FISH SA. 1 YEAR

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

My role with WA Fly fisheries group wa s monitored by director Noel Morrissey
I established an oyster lease at bay of Shoals Kangaroo Island (now abandoned)
I have consulted with Govt agencies Banks and Insurance Corps in WA, SA, Vic, NSW,
Qld
I have led teams to bid for large private sector projects

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Candidates Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council - AWS
Name Laurie Broomhead.

Where do you live? Hazelwood Park.

Where do you mostly fish? inland in
Reservoirs, rivers and dams in South Australia.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

South Australian Fly Fishers Association

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Chairman, Stirling Hospital Board of Management for the past 5 years and board member
for 20 years
Director, The Green Dispensary Company - 20 years
Councillor, South Australian Fly Fishers Association - 10 years
Pharmacy Guild of Australia (SA Branch) Committee - 6 years
Chemmart National Advisory Board - 7 years
Completed Australian Institute of Company Directors Course in 2012
Managing partner of the Green Dispensary Group responsible for financial management,
information technology and human resources

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

As a passionate angler of nearly 50 years, embracing all facets of our sport from bait to fly
fishing I am deeply concerned at the current, parlous state of our recreational fishery. With
an extensive background in business management , many years of serving on boards in
varying capacities and a strong interest in improving our fishery I believe I can add value
as a member of the Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.

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Name Barry Brown.

Where do you live? Hindmarsh Island.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Fleurieu
Peninsula.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Softball SA Board 2014
Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Committee 2009- 2010
Victor Harbor Economic Development Committee 2007
Chair of Fleurieu Peninsula Recreational Fishing Committee 2007-2009
Recreational representative on the Southern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery Committee 2009

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I want to actively represent all aspects of recreational fishing in SA. I have been a
recreational fisher for over 30 years, with experience and knowledge in surf, boat, inland,
crab, cockle, estuary and deep sea fishing. I have considerable experience working on
committees and boards, and my working career has been in negotiation, planning and
problem solving. My goal will be to ensure that the council members can work together to
achieve great results for SA recreational fishers.

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Name Jason Clark.

Where do you live? Mawson Lakes.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Gulf St
Vincent.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Crimestoppers marketing committee (non-current)
Lights of Lobethal organising committee (non-current)
Carols by Candlelight committee (non-current)
BankSA and Staff Charitable Fund (non-current)

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I have been a fishing for more than 30 years across most of South Australia. My family
spends holidays enjoying fishing on both the River Murray and around the coastline.

I am dedicated to making sure this limited resource is shared by all sectors, so my children
and their children can enjoy catching fish in SA.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Ian Clift.

Where do you live? Peterhead.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Gulf
StVincent west coast victor harbour port river
Westlkes.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
Yes

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Afta

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Blue crab advisory council

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I have been involved in the fishing trade for 40 years .I have had some Dealings with the
minister over the last 6 months and seem to get on pretty well. I think my knowledge in a
broad spectrum of the recreational fishing industry would be invaluable . I also have many
dealings with some of the groups already elected on the new council always in a positive
manner .Any other info please feel free to contact me cheers Ian

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Christopher Coulson.

Where do you live? Craigmore.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in York
peninsula.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Fishcare volunteers

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

As a recreational fisher for over 40 yrs i feel that i can speak with a lot of knowledge for the
recreational fishers to help them understand the reasons why decisions are made for
future and sustainable fishing in sa

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Gary Darter.

Where do you live? Belair.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Gulf St.
Vincent, Yorke Peninsula.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Former Assistant Fisheries Manager (Marine Scalefish Fishery) PIRSA Fisheries
Former Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery Compliance Sub Committee member

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

My passion for recreational fishing saw me enter a career spanning 17 years in PIRSA
Fisheries policy/compliance, working with stakeholders across the entire state. In
management roles I worked cohesively with peak commercial marine scalefish, tuna and
shark fisheries bodies which included developing strategies to protect fisheries resources,
maintain access and equity for users, and support a rewarding and sustainable fishing
experience. As a keen metro/YP fisher, I want to promote fisheries resource stewardship
to our next generation of fishers

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Paul Davies.

Where do you live? Medindie.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in
Kangaroo Island.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Development Recreational Fishing Committee

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Board Member of Parkinson's SA
President and Treasurer of Parkinson's Australia
Board Member and Treasurer of RecFish SA
Committee Member of Development Recreational Fishing Committee

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

My recreational representation interest is based on the poor consultation and governance
process on the Marine Parks in 2010-11. I was a committee member of the North Coast
Marine Park Group created to protect the fishing interests of the North Coast of Kangaroo
Island. I was also on the committee of the Kangaroo Island Marine Action Group (KIMAG)
where I drafted government submissions. I am also a graduate of the Company Directors
Course at the Australian Institute of Directors.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Chris Delderfield.

Where do you live? Morphett Vale.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in
Southern Ocean, & St Vincents Gulf, but have
fished Spencer Gulf and the Bight.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
No

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I work B to B in the food and mining industries as a technical manager all over SA (for over
30 years) I have a Dip in Seafood industry (lived in Pt Lincoln for 3 years) and BSc in
Chem/ Micro - am passionate about managing SAs marine fish stocks - have initiated &
had one on one meetings with Michelle Lensink, David Ridgeway, & Katrina Hildyard &
PIRSA rep Kieth Rolling - 60 years experience in diving/fishing SA.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Peter Dunnicliff.

Where do you live? Millicent.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in South
East coast.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
Yes

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

S.A. recreational fishing association.

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

I have been secretary of the South East branch of the recreational fishing association for
three years.
I am currently a councillor on Wattle Range Council, and have been for 12 years.
I was an appointed member of of the Local Area Group for marine parks.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I have a comprehensive knowledge of Limestone Coast and the fishing opportunities
available, including beach, rock, jetty and boat ( inshore and offshore). The fishing in the
S.E. is unique in the state, and local knowledge is important . I have interaction with many
fishers, amateur and professional, and provide information . Preservation of resources and
adherence to regulations is vital. I liaise regularly with Fisheries officers in the area.
Twelve years on local council is beneficial to decision making.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Dan Eggleton.

Where do you live? Tanunda.

Where do you mostly fish? inland in Murray.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Tanunda Primary School Governing Council Chair 7 years
Tanunda Football Club Senior President 4 years
Tanunda Football Club Junior President 3 years
Tanunda Cricket Club Vice President 2 years
Barossa and Light Economic Development Board Member6 years
SAWIA Export program committee member 2 years
SA Works Network Barossa Region Chair 3 years

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I am a concerned recreational Fisher who loves both fresh and saltwater fishing. I feel that
there are ways to accommodate commercial and recreational interests whilst balancing
the environmental challenges. My board experience also allows me to be understanding of
both sides of an argument. We need to get the balance right for all concerned, for the
resources are finite and require realistic and practical management solutions developed
and implemented. I am ready to step into such a role.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Stuart Ferenci.

Where do you live? Aldinga Beach.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Yorke
Peninsula. Corny Point, Marion Bay, Wedge
Island, Innes National Park and Victor Harbour.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Adelaide Game Fishing Club - AGFC

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

I am the Recreation SA, Executive Officer.

We have a volunteer board of directors plus 5 separate advisory committees. All of which I
am a member of. I am also involved on various committees on a state and national level.

The SA Water Safety Committee, Australian Adventure Activity Standards Steering
Committee, ALFA - Australian Leisure Facilities Association.

I have also been involved with the Adelaide Game Fishing Club committee

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

As outlined above I have a wealth of knowledge in working on boards and committees.
Therefore I understand good governance and advocacy. Paired with this I have been
fishing since i was 3 years old and am an avid-game fisherman. these days mainly fishing
for Southern Blue-fin Tuna and YT Kingfish. I want to see greater collaboration between
the Rec and Commercial fisherman in South Australia and work with each other to ensure
sustainable fisheries.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name James Fitzpatrick.

Where do you live? Reynella.

Where do you mostly fish? inland in
Everywhere.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

MTSA (Mulloway Taggers SA)
ANSA
Flureau Fishing social
Yak Hunters SA

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Mulloway Taggers SA
South Australia Fishing Fresh water association

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I am your average Joe that likes to fish and am passionate about the care of sustainable
fishing throughout the fishing sector . I am not biased towards either recreational or
commercial and have taken personal time to see both sides at any argument for a both
sides of the story outlook on a situation. It would be an honour to represent all Australian
fisherman be it male or female to get our views and opinions represented in the
recreational

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Bec Flynn.

Where do you live? Willaston.

Where do you mostly fish? inland in River
Murray and warren reservoir.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Recfish SA
OzFish unlimited (SA)

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Warren Reservoir Fishing Comittee

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

With many years of experience in fishing around Australia and abroad, i am confident I can
represent women in the fishing community. I would like to be involved and have a say in
the future of fishing in SA. I think I have a good point of view and with my knowledge will
be a good candidate for the board.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Robert Fox.

Where do you live? Strathalbyn.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Gulf St
Vincent.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

FishinSA, SAFA.

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Past MG Car Club Committee Member (2 years), Strathalbyn Scout Group Committee (1
year)

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I have been a recreational fisher over 20 years, becoming more active since retiring. Most
of my fishing activity is in both gulfs and offshore Victor Harbor, both land based and boat.
However I also fish fresh water as opportunities arise. I have a keen interest in the health
of our marine environment in order to preserve it for future generations, and fisheries
management to ensure equitable use of the resource, and how this affects rural
community economies.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Paul Gesti.

Where do you live? Warradale.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in St
Vincent Gulf, Spencer Gulf, Coorong and River
Murray.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Western Districts Angling Club (Western Youth Centre, Marion Rd, Cowandilla)
Australian Anglers Association (SA Division)

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

President of Western Districts Angling Club, since 2015
Vice President of Australian Anglers Association (SA Division) since 2016
Industry representative to the Specialist Services Committee for the Construction Industry
Training Board (CITB).
Industry representative for the Plumbing and Roofing Industry Reference Group at Tonsley
TAFE.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I'm a passionate recreational angler, father and husband who has been a member of the
Western Districts Angling Club since 2011 and President since 2015. I believe I have the
knowledge and experience to represent a wide range of SA anglers, including my club
members, Australian Anglers Association members and general public. If elected, I would
advocate for a positive change in recreational fishing management, so that future
generations, including my daughters, can continue to enjoy fishing in South Australia.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Andy Gilfillan.

Where do you live? Penneshaw.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in
Kangaroo Island.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Chair KI Marine Park local advisory Group - past
Chair KI Marine Action group-past
Board member KI Natural resource management board- past
Board member Tourism KI -past
Chair KI Road safety committee-past
Member Antechamber bay action group
Deputy chair Penneshaw museum (National trust)
Member farmers market committee/KI food and wine group- past
Member Dudley indigenous players support group.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

As a strong advocate of marine conservation and sustainable fishing for over ten years, I
and others, have felt that we have not had the ear of previous Governments. My extensive
involvement in lobbying for a common sense approach to fishing has meant that I have
credibility in the community.
It will be critical to listen to a wide range of views and to present in simple terms, strategies
that will ensure the continuation of sustainable fishing in SA.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Fab Graziano.

Where do you live? Payneham South.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Yorke
Peninsula.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
No

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

As well as a keen recreational fisher I have a vested interest in the South Australian
fishing industry. I worked for various government departments including PIRSA where I
was employed as an Aquaculture Project Officer and with the Department of Environment
and Heritage as a GIS Coordinator for Marine Parks. I am currently employed in the
Roads & Marine Assets Section in the Department of Planning Transport and
Infrastructure as a Manager of Information Systems giving me a diverse background.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Alan Hall.

Where do you live? Whyalla.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Spencer
gulf.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Australian National Sportfishing Association South Australian Division Adelaide
Steel City Sport Fishing Club Whyalla
RecFishSA Adelaide

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Australian National Sportfishing Association South Australian Division
Steel City Sport Fishing Club

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I am President of the Australian National Sportfishing Association South Australian
Division and also the SteelCity Sportfishing Club. I have been an advocate for recreational
fishers in Upper Spencer Gulf for about 35 years. gaining a jetty/marina / free boat
launching at Whyalla and lighting at Point Lowly Marina. I did successfully represent
Whyalla in the marine park process achieving land based fishing in a no take zone I also
write for Sa Fishing and moderate facebooks Whyalla Fishing page

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Ian Janzow.

Where do you live? Glen Osmond.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Yorke
Peninsula.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Ex Director of RecFishSA but still Deputy Chair of the Development Recreational Fishing
Committee (DRFC) which was established and named by PIRSA many years ago AND
which is a very skillfull independent Rec Fishing organisation that has dealt with PIRSA a

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Secretary Owners Corporation of UV Apartments in 23 King William Street Adelaide AND
a member of the Marion Bay Progress Association at Marion bay using my professional
skills and assisting the community.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

Many years of involvement in Rec Fishing representation at the Development Rec Fishing
Committee (DRFC) - still Vice Chair. Also a previous Director of RecFishSA.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Robert Knight.

Where do you live? Cape Jervis.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Cape
Jervis area.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Retired now, but past involvement in the following:
South Australian Sportfishing Association 1982-1988, Whyalla Sport Fishing Club, Whyalla
Sea Rescue 2001-2008, Geraldton and Districts Offshore Fishing Club (WA), Geraldton
Sea Rescue 1994-98 (WA), Port Hedland Game Fishing Club, Port Hedland Sea Rescue
1998-2001 (WA).

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I have great concern for the plight of the South Australian fishery overall. I have prepared
and made presentations to PIRSA members and a number of Parliamentary members and
fishing committees over a number of years. I have spoken to and showed examples of my
concerns to the following: Medhi Douroudi (twice), Recfish committee, Robert Brokenshire,
Michael Pengilly (twice), Denis Hood, Natural Resources committee, Marine Parks
Committee, Rebekha Sharkie. Action has to be taken on the issues raised.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Jeffrey Laubsch.

Where do you live? Marino.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Spencer
and St Vincent Gulf.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Chairperson Body Corporate Noosavillage River Resort - 2 years currently serving
Prior
Chairperson Seacliff Sports Club- 3 years
Chairperson Spatial Sciences Institutes SA - 5 years
Convenor National Spatial Sciences Institute Conference Adelaide 2002.
Member State Government Project Boards, Sporting and Professional Committees.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I love recreational fishing. It is a hobby and passion passed on by my father and
grandfather.

The 60 years experience fishing most areas and relating to many other fishers gives me
considerable knowledge of fishing issues.

I have extensive experience and skills working effectively on committees that obtained
significant positive outcomes.

More needs to be done to recognise the social and economic importance of recreational
fishing and ensure long term sustainable fisheries.

I would serve faithfully with passion.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Shane Mensforth.

Where do you live? North Haven.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Gulf St
Vincent.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Game Fishing Club of SA

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Australian National Sportfishing Association (SA Branch). President

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I've had experience in the recreational sector, including working in both wholesale and
retail tackle. My major involvement, however, has been on the media and communications
side. I've edited/published "SA Angler" magazine for over 30 years, as well as contributing
to countless other fishing/boating publications – in SA, interstate and overseas. This vast
media involvement has enabled me to keep abreast of what's happening in rec' angling,
and provided priceless contacts throughout the industry. I know I can contribute strongly.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Nick Modra.

Where do you live? Plympton.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Yorke
Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula & Eyre Penisula.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Kapunda Football Club junior committee, Flinders University Marine Biology & Aquaculture
Association, South Aus Spearfishing Annual Tournament

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I am a passionate rec Fisher who of recent has been particularly involved in spearfishing.
Adding to this I recently completed a bachelor of Marine Biology at Flinders University and
have a good knowledge around stock assessments and aquaculture practices. I also
represent the future of our recreational sector, being 22 years of age. Most of all I am
passionate about maintaining healthy fish stocks and providing fair conditions allowing rec
fishers to catch they’re fair share.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name David Nichol.

Where do you live? Glenunga.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in
Coorong.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Beyond Bank Australia - Board Member since 2015
Beyond Bank Australia - Member of the Risk Committee
Beyond Bank Australia - Chair of the Beyond Bank Foundation

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

Recreational Fishing is a major part of my life, beginning as a young man in the pristine
waters around Darwin.
When it comes to our fishing waters, there is a fine balance between a family day out,
operators reliance for their livelihood, retailers, the community and maintaining a
sustainable fishery for generations to come.
The dialogue between the recreational fishers and the government is crucial to the
ongoing success and I look forward to working alongside my committee members

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Stephen Rowe.

Where do you live? West beach.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in York
Penninsula.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Newstyle printing board , Norwood football club , former board of Adelaide Football club
past players 4 year term . Hold a MBA and AIOCD

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I am 53 years of age and have fished nearly every square inch of our SA
Waters. From Ceduna to Neptune Island, Wedge Island, Port Clinton, KI and Robe
Over that period have been alarmed at the rate our fish stocks have declined. My
strengths are in conflict management, negotiation and corporate governance as well as a
Fishing Show on radio 5aa. To help influence and make the hard decisions on behalf of
Rec Fishos excites me.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Dave Scholefield.

Where do you live? Mount Compass.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Both
Gulfs, Kangaroo Island, South East.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Gulf Skindivers South Australia

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

I was a member of the Freedive Extreme spearfishing club committee for 5 years.
I am currently President of Gulf Skindivers South Australia.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

As president of Gulf Skindivers spearfishing club, and the Australian Underwater
Federation SA chairperson, I strongly believe our underwater fishing community need
representation.
My belief in sustainable fishing practices, combined with passion/knowledge of the marine
environment, will enable me to make a substantial contribution to this Council.
If elected, honesty, integrity, and respect will be paramount. I will bring to the table a
valuable and unique underwater perspective.
All forms of recreational fishing should be enjoyed for many future generations!

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Robin Sharp.

Where do you live? Port Augusta Wst.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Spencer
Gulf.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
Yes

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Port Augusta Coastal Homes Association Inc. (Secretary 13 years)

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

I was the Chairperson for the Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park Local Advisory Group.
I have been a committee member of the Port Augusta Marine Advisory Committee for
many years.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I have fished the Upper Spencer Gulf waters since I was a child and have witnessed many
changes both in fish stocks and environmentally. Port Augusta is located at the head of
Spencer Gulf and is an inverse estuary. The critical issue from my perspective is the
health of both the habitat and of course fish stocks. I am keen to share my many years
experience with other members and the minister to bring about change to the fishery.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Gregory Souter.

Where do you live? Dover Gardens.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in St
Vincent Gulf.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

South Australian Freshwater Anglers Association (SAFWAA)

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

2 years served on SAFWAA General committee.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I am a keen lure fisherman for bream and yellowfin whiting, with experience in chasing
mulloway and boat fishing for snapper, whiting and tuna plus cod and callop on lures in
the Murray River and dams.
Hopefully I can help ensure that the government recognizes the value of the recreational
fishing sector and acts to improve the fish stocks, ensures that fishing is sustainable and
maintains an equitable balance between commercial and recreational fishing to the benefit
of the community.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Glenn Spear.

Where do you live? Mitcham.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Spencer
Gulf.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Cruising Yacht Club South Australia Chair fishing association

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Board Member Cruising Yacht Club SA
President Fishing Association Cruising Yacht Club SA
Mayor city Of Mitcham
Board member Centennial Park
Board Member Local Government association
Board member of 5 boards voluntary and remunerated

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I am a long term recreational fisher. I have been president of the CYCSA fishing
association. I believe that fish stocks must be sustainable and support reduced bag limits
on heavily fished species . I am disappointed that commercial fishing happens in many
areas restricted to recreational fishing. I am disturbed at netting in the sir Joseph Banks
Group. I have extensive Board and Government experience and will work hard for the
benefit of the recreational fishery.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Peter Teakle.

Where do you live? Renmark.

Where do you mostly fish? inland in River
Murray.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

RecFishSA
SA Field & Game Association Inc

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

MDBC/A Community Stakeholder Task Force (recent)
Murray Cod Fishery Management Group
Renmark Paringa Landcare
Katfish Reach Steering Committee
Retired Director Habitat & Resources Field & Game Federation Australia Inc
Fishery Officer SA Field & Game Association Inc (Freshwater)
Chowilla Reference Committee
Local Ramsar steering Committee

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I've been a passionate/active recreational river fisher for over 50yrs. Residing at Renmark
my fishing activity is from Locks 3 to 8 interstate. My involvement with the MDBC/A Native
Fish Strategy and basin states fishery scientists with the catchment's ongoing
environmental/scientific/aquatic programs that underpin the structure of 'what makes the
basin river fishery tick'• has been invaluable, and wish to contribute this robust
information and experience I've had to assist the new MRFAC for River Murray fishing in
this state.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Steven Watson.

Where do you live? Hewett.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Spencer
Gulf, Murray River, Kangaroo Island, St Vincent
Gulf, Murray Lakes-Coorong, South East
though to Victorian Border (Glenelg River), and
many other locations when on leave.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Elected Member Light Regional Council 2010-2014
Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board - Council Rep 2011-2012
Gawler East Primary School Committee 2004-2006

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

Being Independent, my aim is to represent family orientated recreational fishing. I believe
all fishers, Commercial and Recreational need to build greater understandings in order to
achieve sustainable fisheries. Employed in Local Government undertaking diverse roles
including managing assets and infrastructure through to governance an risk. I have
worked with elected bodies, community and government agencies to achieve positive
outcomes. I bring a diverse, informed and collaborative approach and seek your support to
join the Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Brian Wheadon.

Where do you live? Wallaroo.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Spencer
Gulf.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
Yes

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Life Member of Super Elliott Angling Club, Adelaide. Member of Western Districts Angling
Club, Adelaide, Past member of Noarlunga Sportfishing Club and Copper Coast Angling
Club. Current member of the AFTA (Australian Fishing Tackle Association).

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Founding Member of Sea Rescue Copper Coast, Founding Member of Copper Coast
Angling Club of which I was secretary. Delegate to the Australian Anglers Association SA
Division, SARFAC and the South Australian Piscatorial Council. I held positions of
President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Member of Super Elliott Angling Club.
Member of the Retail Advisory Group for Associated Retailers Limited, Compleat Angler
Group.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I have a passion for the sustainability for the future of recreational fishing and fish stocks
for South Australia. I believe this will create long term employment and tourism in South
Australia and this can only be achieved through good fisheries management practice and
a strong recreational advisory council which I believe I can contribute with my 50 plus
years of experience in recreational fishing. I am a strong believer in Fishing For The
Future for our children and grandchildren.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Peter Whitehead.

Where do you live? Blackfellows Caves.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in
blackfellows caves.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Previous Elected- Mount Gambier District Community Bendigo Bank - Board Chairman - 3
Years
Previous Elected- Mount Gambier District Hospital - Board Chairman 4 Years
Previous Member- SARFAC Member - 10 Years
Previous Appointed- Southern Zone Rock Lobster Committee - 2 Years
Previous Member- Lower South East Marine Parks Committee
Previous Member- South East Recreational Fishing Committee

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I believe with the above experience i can be of value to continue my passion to steer
recreational fishing in the right direction, to benefit and encourage the many South
Australian families to enjoy and protect this essential family past time.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Amanda Whitehorn.

Where do you live? South Brighton.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in
Adelaide metro.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
Yes

Adrenaline fishing club

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
No

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I moved to Adelaide in my early 20's and have been fishing since. Started with beach and
jettys then went to boat the moved to landbase and kayak fishing. I fish both with bait and
lures. I practice catch and release with most of my fish and have recently become a
tagger. Most of my spare time is spent either landbase or in my kayak fishing with soft
plastic. I really enjoy being on the water, couldn't be anything better

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Albert Whittle.

Where do you live? Port Lincoln.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Spencer
Gulf.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
No

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

Government bodies Commercial and Recreational in the 1960 to 2003 until retirement

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I have been involved with the sea & fish since the age of 8 I had pet lobsters that I fed and
observed for many years I participated in the tagging of Aust. Salmon Herring in 1956 I
have commercially fished in all Commercial fisheries except abalone. Tagged tuna in the
1970,s I have studied the life cycle of most fish I owned a Road House & supplied bait &
information to recreational fishers.

Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 2019 Candidates
Name Robert Wilson.

Where do you live? Hillcrest.

Where do you mostly fish? marine in Saint
Vincent Gulf and Freshwater rivers and dams.

Are you a commercial fisher? No

Do you work in the tackle industry?
Yes

Are you a member of any recreational fishing clubs or organisations?
No

Are you currently or have you previously been on any boards or committees?
Yes

South Australian Estuary Anglers fishing club , Secretary and Vice President at times.

Why will you be a good representative on the MRFAC?

I started fishing as a young boy crabbing mainly Port Gawler and expanded to fishing
around South Australia beaches and jetties also latter in boats, freshwater fishing in the
Murray and at times dams. started working tackle stores in 1980 through to now with my
own Fishing Repair and Tackle Store.
I have a vast knowledge of the Tackle Industry since 1980, and a good insight into all the
issues recreational fishing is currently faced with.

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