Sam Gilchrist

Name: Sam ‘Poppy’ Gilchrist.

Born: Singleton NSW 1983.

NRL Team: Newcastle Knights.

Favourite Species: Pagrus Auratus – Snapper.


A lover of all things ocean.  Whether it be wetting a line, holding my breath diving or paddling into a few waves the sea is my passion! Along with snapper of course!!!

I began my fishing journey by  cutting my teeth on the estuary species of The Entrance lake on the NSW Central Coast, then chasing the large trout of the Oberon dam and surrounding streams, to then finding a fisherman’s paradise in Coffs Harbour.  Here I fell in love with the ability to target trout in the Dorrigo/Ebor streams, the bass in the Orara River and the Marlin off the shelf in the same day (if I had a go)… And of course I found my love and admiration for my favourite species, the Pagrus Auratus or Snapper.

These days my attention has moved slightly away from the above and is more focused my wife and our two little legends (boys)… Teaching them how to tie knots, cast, bait hooks and fight fish is the best! There’s just no other way to put it.

The First Australian Bass… An Obsession is Born!

Froth hard yewwwwwwwwwwww!!!

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Shaun Cameron

Name: Shaun "NEB" Cameron. Born: Coffs Harbour NSW 1999. NRL Team: Gold Coast Titans. Favourite Species: Pagrus Auratus - Snapper & Muddies aka Mud Crabs. Blurb; Hi, Shaun Cameron here. I'm a frother on all things oceanic and photography. There's...

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