Q&A with AFLW legend Abbey Holmes

AFLW legend Abbey Holmes holds up a barramundi

You might have seen her on TV or kicking goals on the footy field, but did you know Abbey Holmes loves getting out on the water to wet a line? We caught up with her recently to talk all things fishing.

AFLW legend Abbey Holmes holds up a barramundi

When did you first start fishing?

I have been fishing for as long as I can remember!

My Dad is a mad fisherman so as a young girl, I never really had a chance haha (not that I’m complaining!). We have family over in the West Coast of South Australia who are full time fishermen, so I have always loved getting over there, spending days on end on the water and visiting some of the beautiful islands in that region.

Where’s your go-to spot to fish in the Territory?

Ohhh there are SO many incredible spots to pick from (we are very spoiled in the Top End!) but for me, we have had some very good days on the water off Dundee Beach, and the Finniss River.

What’s the biggest barra you’ve ever caught?

I AM STILL CHASING MY METERY! The biggest barra I have caught was 88cm at the Finniss. I will not stop until I crack that metre (or catch the Million Dollar Barra! Haha)

Where is your favourite fishing destination in the world?

Once again, it’s so hard to just say one, but I would say the Tiwi Islands, NT and Smoky Bay, SA!

What’s your best fishing hack?

No wobble, no gobble!

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