Fishing Downunder – On The Road Again!

The Next Stage of the Journey

John and Peta Haenke from Fishing DownUnder, have spent a lot of time travelling around Australia whilst filming for a variety of fishing series including Wildfish. Escape with ET, and their own long running series of DVDs – Fishing DownUnder.

John has also been a fishing guide for the past few years in the Queensland Central Coast area, sharing his exceptional knowledge of fishing with passionate anglers form Australia and around the world!

Now they will be hitting the road as full time travellers, and documenting their adventures through this website, and social media.

Australia has so many places to explore, and the Haenke’s enjoy travelling off the beaten track, escaping the big city hustle and bustle… so the big question is what sort of a rig to get? And as they are opting to free camp as much as possible, how to power it for off-grid camping?

John and Peta will be giving some insight into their choice of rig and power supply in the coming months, as well as the pros and cons of living, and fishing, as full time, off-grid nomads – at times in very remote and isolated areas.

John will be continuing to guide in Central Queensland and further north, and will also be back behind the camera, bringing some of their adventures to the small screens.

If you’re interested in a fly fishing charter with John, give him a call on 0418 187 618 to find out where he is and what excellent fishing opportunities are on offer. Otherwise, please email him:

2021 will see John and Peta head up to Cape York, where some very special fishing will be available – but we’ll tell you more when the time comes.

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For their travels around OZ, John and Peta have opted for a slide on camper, loaded onto an Isuzu NPS 75/45-155 4×4 AMT Crewcab. As they will be towing their Sportman Island Bay 18 boat with them, that cuts out caravans as an option.

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John has recently upgraded his Sportsman Island Bays battery system with REDARC components, and lithium batteries installed by Revolution Power Solutions. This was a game changer for John. No more charging the batteries nightly.

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If you are looking for a bit of an adventure, and some of the best fly fishing Queensland has to offer, John Haenke is happy to organise road trips to a number of fishing locations chasing a range of species. You’ll get to see plenty of Queensland, from the bush to the beach!

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