First Name – Jake
Last Name – Bowland
What year did you first start fishing? 2010 aged 21
Are you part of a generational fishing family? Yes – 2nd generation
What was your reason or motivation for choosing professional fishing as a career?
I went to University and have a degree as a Marine Biologist. I didn’t enjoy working with people but I have always enjoyed fishing so I thought I would try it as a job.
What are your top 3 species for your business?
What is the most memorable moment for you during your fishing career?
Just being on the water doing what I love everyday. Everyday is different and I am always learning new things.
What does the co-op mean to you? OR Why are you part of the co-op?
Convenient and 24hr access. I can just go to work, do what I love, bring my product here and the rest is looked after by the Co-op.
What’s a hobby you have outside of fishing?
Fishing as I really enjoy it. When fishing feels like work, I just don’t go.
Have you been on the board of directors? If so what years or for how long?