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by Gary Brown (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the Fishing Monthly Group and Australian Fishing Network. I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
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Get on board with Mark and Fish For Life
Do you want a bit of adventure in your life?

Do you like getting out in a boat?

Do you like fishing?

Would you like to help raise much need money to help raise much needed funds for Cancer Council Australia in every port of Australia?

Image courtesy of Fish For Life.


If so, you could join Mark Ratchford on his journey around Australia raising funds for the Cancer Council Australia through his "Fish For Life" adventure. Mark has already departed on this incredible journey from the Melbourne Boat Show on Sunday 20th June 2016 and has already covered 2,289km.

Mark the skipper and Ernie Dingo at the 2016 Brisbane Boat Show.


The boat you will fish from. Image courtesy of Fish For Life.


Over a period of four months, Mark will drive and fish out of his boat across 3 Oceans, 4 Seas, 1 Gulf, 1 Bite and 2 Straits. He will be travelling and stopping at places like:

Melbourne-Queenscliff- King Island. COMPLETED.

King Island-Three Hammock Island-Strahan, Tasmania-Spain Bay, Port Davey-Dover, Port Esperance-Hobart. COMPLETED.

Hobart-Port Arthur-Swansea, Tasmania-Binalong Bay-Flinders Island.

Flinders Island-Deal Island-Lakes Entrance.

Lakes Entrance-Mallacoota-Merimbula.

Merimbula-Batemans Bay-Jervis Bay-Sydney.

Sydney-Nelson Bay-Sth West Rocks-Ballina.

Ballina-Yamba-Gold Coast-Brisbane.

Brisbane-Noosa- Hervey Bay.

Harvey Bay-Gladstone -Yeppoon.

Yeppoon-Leicester Island-Mackay-Airlie Beach.

Airlie Beach-Bowen-Townsville.

Townsville-Hinchinbrook Island-Innisfail-Cairns.

Cairns-Cooktown-Flinders Island-Restoration Island-Turtle Head Island-Thursday Island.

Thursday Island-Mapoon-Weipa.

Weipa-Aurukun-43rd Stop-Nassau River-Kurumba.

Kurumba-Mornington Island-North Island-Alyangula.

Alyangula-Gunyangara-Alcho, Galiwinku.

Alcho, Galiwinku-Maningrida-Minjilang.

Minjilang-Cape Don-Darwin.

Darwin-Docherty Island-Faraway Bay Bush Camp-Kimberly Coastal Camp.

Kimberly Coastal Camp-Maret Island-Kuri Bay-Cockatoo Island-Derby.

Derby-Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm-Gnylmarung-Broome.

Broome-Geoffroy Bay-Pardoo-Port Headland.

Port Headland-Dampier-Montebello-Exmouth.

Exmouth-Coral Bay-Carnarvon.

Carnarvon-Dirk Hartog Island-Kalbarri-Geraldton.

Geraldton-Jurien Bay-Perth.

Perth-Bunbury-Augusta-Peaceful Bay-Albany.

Albany-Bremer Bay-Esperance.

Esperance-Tagon Bay Fuel Stop-Middle Island-Israelite Bay-Eucla-Ceduna.

Ceduna-Venus Bay-Coffin Bay-Port Lincoln.

Port Lincoln-Kangaroo Island-Adelaide.

Adelaide-Victor Harbour.

Victor Harbour-Robe-Portland.

Portland-Apollo Bay-Return to Melbourne Docklands.

If you are interested in joining Mark on his incredible journey around Australia, you can.

All you need to do is go to www.fishforlife.org.au and put in a bid for a position to be one of the volunteers and if yours is the highest, you will be able to take part in that part of the trip.

It's not all risk and danger for the volunteers. You can experience our nations wonders visiting some of the most picturesque locations on earth right here in Australia. Depending on what part of the journey you select to bid for, you could find yourself enjoying a stay on deserted island, fishing the Great Barrier Reef or in the wilds of the Kimberleys.

You too could catch a snapper like Mark. Image courtesy of Fish For Life.


Ever thought about trawling along the breathtaking cliffs of the Great Australian Bite? The variety of fish species caught along the way will vary from fish like marlin, that are at the top of the food chain to mullet.

So if you are looking for a bit of adventure, like getting out in a boat while going fishing and would you like to help raise much need money to help raise much needed funds for Cancer Council Australia, then you should click here and start bidding.

Get on board. Image courtesy of Fish For Life.


But, if you would prefer to have your feet planted on the ground and you still would like to help, you could honour a friend, a family member or your loved one for just $50 or more. This will get the name of your loved one on the side of the boat joining Mark's journey with angels. Click here for details.

Journey with the angels. Image courtesy of Fish For Life.


You can also keep up to-date as to where Mark and his crew are on their by liking their Facebook page.
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Why? An adventure of a lifetime.
When: Daily until the end of November 2016
Phone: 0412808798
Where: Around the Australian coastline.
Cost: It will depend on how much you would like to bid.
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