Fishing filmmaker Ossie Emery tribute


LEGENDARY fishing film maker Ossie Emery has died aged 87.

Emery was best known for the cinematography behind the groundbreaking TV series, A Fisherman’s World, which aired on ABC television in the 1970s. The series, featuring Fisho founder Ron Calcutt, became a benchmark for future generations of fishing filmmakers and still remains a popular series to this day. Emery also shot a number of iconic photographs documenting the high speed spinning craze of the same era. The photos featuring the likes of Ron Calcutt and Jack Erskine were published in Fishing World during the 1970s and remain iconic symbols of the birth of Australian sport fishing.

Beyond fishing, Emery was an accomplished and respected cinematographer and photographer who worked on 143 international assignments shooting on every continent in the world.

According to, Emery recently held a photographic exhibition in the NSW Southern Highlands which documented some of the 143 trips to some of the most remote parts of the world.

Fishing World extends its condolences to Ossie’s family and friends.

Check out some of his iconic work below.



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