Our Staff

our staff

The Tackle Warehouse, a family owned and operated business was established in 1988.

Gordon Mcdonald
Gordon McDonald
Coastal Wanderings Expert
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Q What item is the only thing you never go fishing without? My camera because I am just as happy to come home with some great images as I am with the fish.

Q What is the best item you ever bought? My first fishing rod as it started my love for this awesome sport.

Q What is the secret about fishing for any species? Learn about its habits, diet and other facts to understand where best to find it and how to tempt it.

Q What is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish? Giant Tarpon in Costa Rica or Panama, Black Bass in Papua New Guniea, Tiger fish in Africa. There are so many and so little time!!!

Q Favourite Line? A taut one.

Q What's your favourite way to cook fish? Wrapped in alfoil with a few green prawns, some butter, a squeeze of lime juice, seasoning then baked in the coals of a camp fire.

Kris Capra
Kris Capra
Beach and Bay Fishing Expert
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Q What is your best fishing experience? I like camping and fishing so any time I can combine the two. Stradbroke and Moreton Islands are my favourites.

Q What is the oldest item in your tackle box? A 600A5 Alvey surf reel that I bought from The Tackle Warehouse 15 years ago.

Q What is the secret about fishing for Mackerel? Get up early.

Q What is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish? Broome and Exmouth in Western Australia.

Q What is your favourite way to cook fish? Crumbed, or whole on the BBQ, or sashimi or in the smoker…. Depends on the fish!

Ashley Cunningham
Ashley Cunningham
Gear Expert
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Q What do you like to fish for ? I'm not fussy with what I target. Anything that swims with fins.

Q What item is the only thing you never go fishing without? Buff Headwear – I hate getting burnt, but hate sunscreen.

Q What is the best item you ever bought? My son's combo. So that I can share my childhood fun with him.

Q What is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish? First on the list is Florida for the legendary Massive Tarpon.

Q What is your favourite way to cook fish? I don’t mind!

Liam Court
Liam Court
Light Tackle Expert
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Q What do you like to fish for? Whatever the tides are doing. I’d be willing to chase anything.

Q What is the secret about fishing for Bass? Persistence is key. They bite early morning, so waking up when it is dark can pay off for a good session.

Q What is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish? Papua New Guinea fishing for Black Bass. New Caledonia for Giant Trevally and the Amazon for the Peacock Bass.

Q What is your favourite way to cook fish? Depends on the species, but usually in the pan or on the BBQ whole.

Adam Meredith
Adam Meredith
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QWhat is your best fishing experience and why? My 132cm Barramundi caught at Awoonga Dam whilst casting in heavy timber. Unlucky Barra.

QWhat is the oldest item in your tackle box? A 20 year old hand crafted wooden lure. There is something special about the action of a wooden lure.

QWhat is the most challenging landing you have every done? Fighting and gaffing big Jewfish off the rocks at night.

QWhat is the secret about fishing for Jewfish? Jewfish demand a lot of patience and preparation. Quality bait - fresh or live is the key. Keep noise to a minimum.

QWhat is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish? Papua New Guinea to fish for the mighty Black Bass.

QWhat is your favourite way to cook fish? Whatever my wife does!

Steve Feeney
Steve Feeney
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QWhat is your best fishing experience? Fishing the Solomon Islands for three weeks. We were catching Marlin, Wahoo and Mackerel 100m off shore.

QWhat is the oldest item in your tackle box? A limited edition (late 70’s / early 80’s) Gold Daiwa Millionaire 6HM fishing reel. I love collecting old fishing reels.

QWhat is the most challenging landing you have ever done? Catching Mangrove Jack on 4kg line in the Solomon Islands.

QWhat is the biggest myth you have ever heard about fishing? You can only catch Tailor in winter.

QWhat is your favourite way to cook fish? Either shallow fried with Panko breadcrumbs or grilled.