National fishing favourite casts an eye across our Coast
  • Friday 29 January 2016
Fishing off the Sunshine Coast

Millions of Australian households will be reeled in by some of the Sunshine Coast’s best natural wonders starting this weekend.

The WIN Television Network’s Fishing Australia program will air the first of two half-hour episodes that showcase our top fishing and recreation spots, this Saturday from 5:30pm.

Fishing Australia program host and Pelican Waters resident Rob Paxevanos said the two-part feature, supported by Sunshine Coast Council, was certain to hook viewers from all corners of the country.

“We filmed these programs over the last six months and they really do capture the absolute best of the Sunshine Coast from a fishing and outdoor recreation point of view,” Mr Paxevanos said.

“I chose to make the Sunshine Coast my home around two years ago, I love it here and I’m so excited to be able to take millions of viewers on a tour of our magnificent part of the world from the hinterland to the sand and beyond. This will be a real eye-opener for all viewers, including locals.”

Fishing Australia has aired on the WIN Network since 2001 and each episode nets an average audience of more than 2.5million viewers around Australia.

Cr Tim Dwyer, whose division features heavily in the episodes, said it was a coup for the Sunshine Coast to feature on such a popular and long-standing television program.

Fishing Australia is a fantastic show that’s now in its 15th year and has rated right up there with live motorsport which just goes to show how incredibly popular and well respected it is on a national scale,” Cr Dwyer said.

“On behalf of the Sunshine Coast community I’d like to thank the Rob and the WIN Network very much for this great opportunity and exposure.”

Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Ambrose said fishing was the most popular outdoor recreation sport in South East Queensland.

“So you combine that with the popularity and reach of the Fishing Australia program and we’re certain to have a lot of people not only witnessing what the Sunshine Coast has to offer but also very interested in coming here to check out first-hand what they see on the television this Saturday and next,” he said.