It is with much saddeness that Sportsfish informs our visitors and members that Peter Goadby passed away on the the 31st of October after a long battle with cancer. Devoted to conservation and ethics in fishing, Peter was instrumental in the development of the Cairns giant black marlin fishery and with the introduction of tag-and-release fishing in Australia. A well-known author and lecturer, he was the first to land a shark and a marlin each over 1,000 lbs.
Peter was awarded an inaugural NSW Maritime Medal for his 60-year commitment to the conservation and ethical handling of fish, including tag and release methods. Peter's work to protect and converse fish stocks has included the design of tackle such as rods, reels and lures.
He has also worked on best-practice boat handling to ensure fish are captured and released safely and humanely, and sat on National and State committees regarding food chain management and conservation.
Peter was an active member of the NSW Game Fishing Association, the Australian Game fishing association which he was a honorary life member of both. He was also a founding member for the Sydney Game fishing and HLM, and sat on many Australian and international committees related to his cause – including holding directorship of the (international) Billfish Foundation.
Peter was also inaugurated into the IGFA Hall of Fame and long term judge at the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament in Kona.
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