First Name          –              Josh

Last Name          –              Trotter

What year did you first start fishing? 2015

What age were you? 16

Are you part of a generational fishing family?    Yes – my Father is a commercial fisherman (David Trotter)

What was your reason or motivation for choosing professional fishing as a career?        

Since a very early age I fished with my Dad both commercially and for fun.

It’s a great lifestyle and I love boats and the water.


What are your top 3 species for your business?

1             Bonito

2              Tailor

3              Bar Cod

What is the most memorable moment for you during your fishing career?

Fishing for Spotty Mackeral, beautiful glassed out day. I filled the icebox with spotty mac and snapper – the best snapper was 11 kg.

What does the co-op mean to you?        OR          Why are you part of the co-op?

The coop is important to the fishing community for many reasons:

  • Sells my product for me
  • Outlet to sell to the public
  • Cost efficient
  • Convenient for – dropping off product, icing down & fuel
  • good facilities,
  • accessible by boat or car
  • Fantastic staff who are always willing to help

What’s a hobby you have outside of fishing?

I go up north with my family fishing for holidays so I would say fishing is also my hobby.

I do like to spend time with my fiancé and son whenever I can out on the water.

Have you been on the board of directors? If so what years or for how long?  NO