Meet the fishermen who spend eight months at sea chasing profit, adventure and barramundi

Kooch, 43, has been battling his wits with the metre-long silver-scaled fish since he was a 16-year-old deckhand just out of school. “Everyone likes the idea of fishing,” he said. “They think it’s pina coladas and sun tans. “It’s not like that. It’s dirty, long hours and isolated.” On board his vessel Ruby were a team of three other men, itinerant deckhands from New South Wales, Western Australian and South Australia thrown together by fortune. Like nineteenth century whalers, each was chasing profit and adventure while savouring the serenity and quiet of life at sea. Read the rest here 17:55

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