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Ben Weston

About Ben Weston

Ben Weston has had a long fishing journey till now starting at the age of 3, fishing with his father in some of fish rich waters around the Townsville. take it away Ben …

“I cut my teeth fishing under the Australian National Sportfishing Association (ANSA) pushing myself to consistently raise the ‘angling ability’ bar and learning my craft fishing ultra-light mono.
“Over the years I have fished for both impoundment, estuary and blue water species throughout from Victoria to North Queensland, Northern Territory, Christmas Island and Fiji. I am just as thrilled to be walking a wild freshwater stream flicking for jungle perch as I am bouncing the bottom for nannygai or trolling a spread for marlin. I just love it all!
“Fishing out of a 175 Scout and now residing in Central Queensland my ability has been pushed further than ever as I strive to unlocked the code of CQ barra in the mighty Fitzroy river or popping for GT’s around the majestic Keppel Isles.
In the last 3 years ‘a late bloomer some would say’, I have developed somewhat of an addiction for flicking soft plastics or hard bodied lures for some of Australia’s toughest tropical species. With fish like mangrove jacks, fingermark, salmon and the iconic barramundi at my doorstep I’m in luring paradise.
“Photography has become somewhat of a side hobby of mine, always trying to get that perfect pic for the world to view what I do through the lens. I love sharing my experiences through social media while continuously developing and honing my article writing skills through written media. I have been fortunate enough to have contributed to some of the North’s finest publications like NQ Fish and Boat, About Fishing NQ and now regularly contribute to the Daiwa Australia website blog.”