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Dave Downie

Dave Downie

Talking Fishing 5-6am Saturday, 5-6am Sunday
August 26, 2008

Dave was an electronics technician who spent more time fishing than working. Now he fishes and talks about fishing seven days a week.

As a result of catching more than his fair share of fish and winning a few angling competitions, Dave was asked to write for Bush 'N Beach Fishing magazine. He then studied media and journalism at university and now also writes weekly columns in the Albert and Logan News, The Bayside Bulletin and The Courier Mail.

Dave loves all forms of fishing with particular interest in targeting the biggest fish species. He was nicknamed the Nugget by Ron Collins after saying on air "everything I touched this morning has turned to gold. I reckon with this streak of luck, if I had a crap in a bucket it would be a gold nugget."

What was your first job?
Apprentice butcher - lasted two weeks before the Heath Authority closed the shop down.

What is your favourite on air moment thus far?
Next weekend's show.

What is your most embarrassing on air moment?
Singing through an ad break not realizing the mic was still on.

If you could interview anyone (living or dead) who would it be?
Isaac Walton (1595-1683).

Email: fishing@4bc.com.au
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