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About Dave "Nugget" Downie

Dave ‘Nugget’ Downie was raised in the Snowy Mountains in southern New South Wales and grew up fishing for everything from local trout on fly in the Snowy lakes through to land based game on the south coast.

Marrying a publican’s daughter in his early 20s, the couple moved to South East Queensland in search of a warmer climate and better fishing.

As a result of catching more than his fair share of fish and winning more than a few angling competitions, Dave was asked to write for several fishing magazines. After obtaining a university degree in media and journalism, he turned this into a full time career and hasn’t looked back.

As well as hosting Talking Fishing on Radio 4BC for 15 years, Dave presented the Friday night fishing report on Channel 10 for five years.

He also writes weekly columns for several newspapers and has a feature page titled ‘On The Water’ in Queensland’s Courier Mail each Saturday.

Dave loves camping, 4x4ing, hunting, photography and all forms of fishing.

He is particularly interest in targeting the biggest possible catch of any species.