Staff Profile

Brent Hancock:

Brent has lived and fished around Port Stephens all of his life and has literally targeted every species that swims in these waters, from Marlin to Luderick. His passion for fishing started at an early age where he fished with his father in the estuary and from the beaches for bread and butter species such as Bream, Whiting and Flathead. But it was at the age of 12 when Brent fulfilled his dream and started game fishing targeting Marlin, Sharks and Tuna. Brent has been lucky enough to fish with some of Australia’s top crews and skippers including local identity Capt. Tim Dean and has seen some incredible fishing including Tiger Sharks in excess of 1000lb, Blue Marlin to 800lb plus multiple fish days including the spectacular inshore Black Marlin bite of 1997 where he released 35 blacks in four days plus also winning the prestigious Interclub Tournament several times in both capture and tag & release. Brent also has an in depth knowledge of many other facets of fishing and is at home targeting Bream on soft plastic and hardbody lures in the estuary, Black Drummer from the rocks, Jewfish from the Beach, Snapper on soft plastics or Australian Salmon on fly.
After many years of noticing a need for a real Tackle Store in Port Stephens that was actually run and staffed by local fisherman, Brent opened Tackle World Port Stephens in October 2010.
Brent is more then happy to talk to anyone about their fishing needs and will offer the best advice on all aspects of fishing!