About us

Over the past 30 years the Fishabout team has been put together with like minded individuals and businesses, choosing to remain a specialised, well managed operation ensuring ongoing personal and professional service.
 
We are all focused on delivering the most magnificent locations and lasting memories to all our clients.

 

We are a dedicated Fisherman’s travel agent with a simple philosophy; “Best Guides, Best Locations, Best Seasons”. This philosophy ensures our customers have the greatest chance of landing the fish of a life-time.
 
We also run operations in Sydney, with daily charters or private extended trips.
 
On top of that we also package fishing trips to over 20 domestic and international locations. We target the planets top Sports fish and select destinations based on these target species, guiding expertise, food, accommodation and the natural environment.
 
Fishabout is an eco-fishing company, adhering to strict sustainable fishing practices, with “table” catch only. We also believe that fishing is one of the simple pleasures in life, where the reconnection with nature, family and friends is as important as hauling in the big one.
 
Please enjoy our site and we look forward to sharing the world of fishing with you!
Ecofishing policy
Fishabout has been promoting and supporting sustainable fishing practices throughout Australia for more than 20 years. This ethos has formed the cornerstone of our company as we strive to promote fishery management for the future enjoyment of generations to come.
 
Our Guides
When it comes to fishing trips the guides are everything. That is why at Fishabout we only use the best guides to ensure that you get the best experience possible.
 
Pricing Policy
The benefit of booking through us, opposed to direct with a lodge, is that we take all the hassle and head+ ache out of organizing your dream fishing holiday and you pay no extra.
 

Our Guides

CEO - Graeme Russell

Like many of us, Graeme was introduced to the sport by his father at a young age with those early years focussing on Sydney’s waterways and the North Coast of NSW. He started organising fishing tours in 1996, and joined Fishabout and stepped these up to another level. Whilst he enjoys participating in 3 or 4 of these tours a year, the number of approaches he consistently receive from private and corporate contacts has been overwhelming. Other activities in the industry include helping Craig McGill establish his guided fishing business in the mid nineties and in recent times as an occasional fishing journalist. He's extremely excited about following his passion as an actual career and helping many more people enjoy the world of adventure fishing.

Managing Director - Stefan Hansson

Stefan was fishing pretty much as soon as he could walk. His first fish was a whiting taken off Sydneys Balmoral beach in the late seventies, and he has been immersed in the fishing industry for over 25 years. He has written articles for various fishing publications (online and off), spent 8 years writing the daily fishing reports for the SMH, 10 years working in tackle stores, conceptualised built and ran the website “Sydneyfishfinder”, and occasionally acts as a fishing guide and instructor. Stefan has fished across Australia and the world, from the wild rivers of PNG to the untouched waters of Kiribati, and rates Great Barrier Reef with its amazing diversity of fish and fishing options amid the laid back atmosphere of FNQ as his favourite fishing destination. His piscatorial loves are both casting stickbaits to big Kings and cubing for fat Yellowfin Tuna off his home port of Sydney.

Guide - Stuart Reid

After 20 years of Foreign Exchange broking in London and Sydney, Stuart - who had been fishing Sydneys waterways for years, quit his job, did his Coxswains ticket and joined Fishabout in 2000. Over the past 20 years Stuart has enjoyed being the inshore and offshore member of the Fishabout team, fishing everywhere from the harbour bridge to Long Reef and out to the offshore FADs in his 8m fibreglass 'Hooker'. His favourite fishing would be with his two sons targeting anything from Barra in the N.T. to blackfish in North Harbour. He lives by the credo " He who dies with the most fishing gear wins!"

Guide - Craig McGill

Craig started Fishabout tours in 1993 with one boat and a 7 day a week schedule roster. His business recently merged with the Untamed Group and as a result, Fishabout now offers Guided Fishing in the Northern Territory, Kimberly,Tasmania and a variety of other locations throughout the World. Fishabout remains Australia's leading travel agent for fisherfolk. Craig has built up a reputation over the past 20 years as one of the best professional fishermen in Australia. An experienced fishing photojournalist and fishing guide, Craig has contributed to all the major national fishing and boating magazines, plus a few regionals. He has a regular column in Saltwater Fishing and NSW Fishing Monthly. He is ‘Pro Angler' on Australia's leading fishing web site, fishnet.com.au, as well as contributing to many other sites. Craig's personal fishing preference is chasing things that live in snags, both estuary and freshwater, from small boats and canoes.Vic McCrystal, Ron Calcutt, Rod Harrison and his grandfather were his main inspiration as a young fella and favourite fishing tackle include Penn Spinfishers and soft plasticlures.

Guide - Craig McGill

Craig started Fishabout tours in 1993 with one boat and a 7 day a week schedule roster. Fishabout now offers Guided Fishing in the Northern Territory, Kimberly, Tasmania and a variety of other locations throughout the World. Fishabout remains Australia's leading travel agent for anglers. Craig has built up a reputation over the past 30 years as one of the best professional fishermen in Australia. An experienced fishing photojournalist and fishing guide, Craig has contributed to all the major national fishing and boating magazines, plus a few regionals. He has a regular column in Saltwater Fishing and NSW Fishing Monthly. He is ‘Pro Angler' on Australia's leading fishing web site, fishnet.com.au, as well as contributing to many other sites. Craig's personal fishing preference is chasing things that live in snags, both estuary and freshwater, from small boats and canoes.Vic McCrystal, Ron Calcutt, Rod Harrison and his grandfather were his main inspiration as a young fella and favourite fishing tackle include Penn Spinfishers and soft plastic lures.