Greg Evans - Professional Fishing Instructor & Guide
Greg Evans grew up learning to fish for Luderick, bream, whiting and flathead from the tender age of 5, taught by his Grandfather and Father in the waters of Botany Bay, Lake Illawarra and Brisbane waters.
His early teens were spent chasing Mulloway, Hairtail, and all other estuary species whenever Dad could be coerced into a family holiday or weekend (it helped that all the family loved fishing – he just happened to like trying 'different' techniques'). A 2kg flathead on 3kg line, using a chrome Wonder Wobbler lure in Lake Cathie ignited his love of lure fishing – at 11 years of age.
Obtaining a driver’s licence and full-time work opened up a whole new world of fishing adventures. Also becoming a founding member of a Sportfishing Club introduced him to many different fishing methods and target species – especially freshwater species like Bass, Trout, Redfin, Murray Cod, Silver Perch and Yellowbelly.
Buying his first boat and fishing the 'Peak' and 'Browns Mountain' in a 4.3m Quintrex Fishabout (scary stuff) saw him expand his repertoire of species. Upgrading a few years later to a 5.5m Cruise craft saw him regularly fishing the waters off Sydney, Wollongong, Jervis Bay, Port Stephens, Narooma, Nambucca, Camden Haven, Manning and Hastings Rivers.
Each and every weekend was filled with time on the water with mates – chasing their chosen genre. LBG off the Tubes, Salmon and Tailor off the beach, Kingies at the Peak, YFT at Montague Island, many Sportfish Tournaments at Burrinjuck, Wyangala, Windermere, Eucumbene, Mulwala, Port Stephens, Narooma, Wollongong, Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Eden, Batemans Bay.
Club involvement saw Greg get heavily involved in Fisheries Research Programs and in promoting fishing to the general population through community events, in particular conducting Disabled and 'grey power' fishing clinics in conjunction with ANSA and a number of Sportfishing Clubs.
Promotion and transfer interstate through work saw dual benefits. Formal qualifications in Adult Education (sponsored by his employer), and Multi State responsibilities meaning extended postings interstate allowing 'down time' in some prime fishing locations – Tasmanian lakes chasing Browns and Rainbows, Trumpeter fishing on the west coast of Tasmania, Spencer gulf snapper, Westernport KGW and Elephant Fish, Port Phillip Bay KGW and Snapper, Dhufish and Bluebone in WA.
Whenever he had annual leave he would head to the Camden Haven System on the Mid North coast of NSW to cram in old school Luderick fishing, lure casting for flathead, whiting and bream, pot holing for Bream and Luderick, walking the breakwalls live baiting for Mulloway and ducking out to the close reefs for some Snapper, Trevally and Yellowfin Tuna.
From 1994 to 1998 Greg owned and operated his own tackle and maritime art store.
In 2015 Greg accepted the invitation by Young Guns to be trained in, and to work with, a crew delivering some of their programs in the Children’s Education sector. He enjoyed it so much he has been waiting for the opportunity to be invited back. With demand for YGFA services high, Greg will be taking over all Queensland operations, and delivery of programs, in 2021 for YGFA.
Currently based on the Redcliffe Peninsula in SEQ, Greg says he is looking forward to imparting the knowledge and skills acquired over the last 50 years, to the next generation of anglers, and putting a smile on the face of those that don't have the opportunity to regularly enjoy our favoured pastime, especially in the disability sector.
Greg is a Foundation and Life Member of the Campbelltown City Sportfishing Club Inc. and a Life Member of the Redcliffe Peninsula Game & Sportfish Club Inc.
Greg has formal qualifications, Indigenous heritage and work experience in a diverse range competencies.
He is approachable to people of all ages, abilities and walks of life, with the ability to match his communication when teaching.
YGFA is very excited to have Greg on board servicing our clients in QLD for 2021!
Call 0413 032 217 or 0448 374 131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.