Ben Faro

I cut my teeth at the age of 5 fishing scrub worms for trout on the banks of Lake Eildon. It was those family camping trips that sparked a passion that has been with me ever since. In 2008 I purchased my first ever kayak, a Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 Propel which took my passion for fishing and turned it into an obsession! All of a sudden there was no piece of water that was off limits and I found myself catching fish in places I’d never dreamed possible. I’m pretty happy catching anything with fins nowadays but spend most of my time fly and lure fishing for estuary perch, bream and snapper. I also have a love for Australian native fish and regularly find myself drifting a river in NSW fishing for bass or throwing spinnerbaits and hard bodies for Murray cod and golden perch. I live to get involved with anything fishing related and have been part of a number of fishing clubs and stocking program’s as well as working for various fishing tackle and kayak stores across Melbourne. This has enabled me to mix business with pleasure and share and promote my love of kayak fishing with like minded people.