Calling all anglers and fishing enthusiasts; unpack your rods and load up your tackle box – the Barefoot Fisherman is in town!

David ‘Hodgie’ Hodge, aka The Barefoot Fisherman, is a master of all thing’s estuary and lure-casting. Some even say Hodgie is the bloke most suited to ‘Celebrity Angler’ status, with The Barefoot Fisherman one of the pioneers of Murray Cod lures as well as a gun Mangrove Jack specialist. Jumping off the boat and heading into our 2023 Mackay Expo, Hodgie is gearing up to showcase his talent and share incredibly innovative tips and tricks to anyone with a true love for fishing. With his famous accuracy casting skills, he’ll have you ready for action – hook, line, and sinker!

Learning from some of the best in the business over the years, The Barefoot Fisherman now enthralls audiences with considerations on how a rod flex’s and loads under the weight of the lure, how to roll your wrist and how to minimise arm movement to eliminate room for error – and he’s ready to share his secrets and ensure more anglers can achieve that effortless long cast. Simply put, no one is quite as enthusiastic and passionate as The Barefoot Fisherman!

Get up and personal with the world-class angler himself as he demonstrations daily at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm during the 2023 Mackay Expo. You’d be crazy to miss this one!

Before seeing ‘The Barefoot Fisherman’ in person, checkout his YouTube channel here.