Kayak fisherman wins video competition

17 December 2015

Taranaki fisherman Glenn Hooper is the winner of the Big Angry Fish/Maritime NZ life jacket video competition, for his quirky piece capturing him and friend Logan fishing from their kayaks.

Glenn Hooper ©2017
Winning entry of the 2015 Maritime NZ/Big Angry Fish lifejacket video competition.

The pair will join Milan and Nathan from the popular TV3 fishing show Big Angry Fish for a day out on the water. As keen fans of the show, Glenn says they are looking forward to an opportunity to pick up some fishing tips from the experts.

A car groomer from New Plymouth , Glenn has just recently started kayak-fishing, after tiring of “snags” when casting his line from rocks. Logan is a bio-security officer for the Ministry for Primary Industries, and is a seasoned and successful fisherman who is teaching Glenn ‘the ropes’.

The pair are very safety-conscious and always wear their life jackets when on New Plymouth harbour off Ngamotu Beach. They have put UHF two-way radios on their Christmas wish-list, and are looking forward to testing out what Santa delivers!

A wide range of ages took part in the competition, to make a one-minute video showing “you and your mates on the water fishing, with everyone on board wearing a properly fitted lifejacket”. Maritime NZ’s catch-phrase “Get it on or it’s no good” had to be included.

The Big Angry Fish team is sponsoring the winning prize of a day’s fishing for two with Milan and Nathan, while Maritime NZ is sponsoring the cost of return travel to the fishing location.

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