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Featured fisherman for January '18

Peter Armstrong

  • From Geraldton
  • Fishing with GFC for 23 years
  • Skippers Silhouette

A-zone fisherman, Peter Armstrong, has fished from his base at Basile Island in the Southern Group of the Abrolhos for 23 years.

Originally hailing from Northampton, Peter was born into a family of merino lamb and wheat farmers. Peter is a first generation fisherman and has been a loyal Co-op supplier from the very beginning.

These days Peter is based in Geraldton, where he lives with his wife Karen. They have a son and daughter, Tom and Tessa.

Peter spends a quarter of the year fishing, around 100 days. He heads out on his boat, Silhouette, and usually does a three or four day stint on the island at a time, all throughout the year.

Peter looks forward to the future of the Armstrong fishery, if not in crayfishing then perhaps in aquaculture. He has an aquaculture licence to cultivate octopus and there is a hatchery on his jetty. Peter hopes that his son, Tom, might join the family business in the future.

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