Tiwi teen hooks guiding career

Tiwi Islands teenager Anthony Guy recently spent time on Sydney Harbour learning the ins and outs of the guiding business from Craig McGill (image: Martin Auldist).

AN innovative program backed by former Australian cricketer and fishing nut Matthew Hayden is training young fishing guides to work in their traditional waters around Melville Island in the Northern Territory.

According to an artcle on the ABC website, one of the first lucky candidates is Tiwi Islander Anthony Guy, who has an opportunity to pursue a career working in the waters that surround the remote island communities.

“Ever since I’ve been growing up I really loved fishing and stuff so that’s what made me want to be a guide,” Mr Guy told Scott Levi on the ABC’s The Big Fish program.

Anthony recently spent a very productive day on the water learning the ins and outs of the guiding business with one of the country’s most experienced professional fishing guides, Captain Craig McGill, who was the first to establish a guided fishing business on Sydney Harbour over 26 years ago.

The contrast between the fish rich, pristine, waters of Melville Island and bustling Sydney harbour, the busiest port in Australia, wasn’t lost on Anthony.  Anthony still managed to catch five nice kingfish, including two over the legal 65 cm mark, and a couple of big calamari squid.

After completing high school last year, Mr Guy is the first among his peers to take up a full-time position with a Tiwi-based touring company under the Junior Guide Program.

You can read the full story HERE.





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