Mick Hassett

Name: Mick Hassett

Location: Mackay, Qld

Favourtie Music: Fast and heavy

Name 3 items you cant live without: Wifey, cold beer and a boat

What is your username on Instagram: @micksgonefishing

What got you into fishing: My Dad used to caretake an island on the central Qld coast and I spent a lot of time over there with him when I was really young, we used to fish everyday and I’m pretty sure since then I’ve had the urge to cast a line every time I see water.

What do you love most about fishing: The uncertainty, not knowing what’s going to happen or when and if it will happen, and that feeling where nothing in the world matters except what your lure is doing.

What is your favourite style of fishing: Tough one… Jerkbaiting barra or Micro jigging.

Favourtie Species: Impossible to just have one…

What does an average day of fishing usually consist of for you: Lots of casting, missed fish, lost lures and snags…

What is your dream fishing destination: PNG

Where do you hope to see the fishing industry in 5 years time: I would like to see a change in the general publics attitude towards catch and release vs bagging out and kill shots. I keep a feed regularly but I’d like to see people only taking fish they need for the immediate future instead of trying to feed the entire village. Things are already starting to change which is excellent!

Any thanks: Id like to thank all the guys who support me, especially my followers on micksgonefishing.com and also on my Facebook and Instagram. My sponsors DUO International, Mako Eyewear, Tairyo, Fishtec and Tide Apparel. I’d also like to thank my mates (you know who you are) for putting up with my jibber jabba through those boring fishless sessions…