In these special double episodes, Bro speaks with Tim Dean from Calypso about that pinnacle fish – the marlin.
Captain Tim Dean has been fishing the entire East Coast of Australia all of his life. Starting out at the age of 5 years old with his father John fishing from small boats on the South Coast of Australia for the big yellowfin which used to frequent these waters Tim saw his future.
After completing an apprenticeship as an electrical mechanic in Sydney Tim undertook the Captain’s Course. Utilising all the sea time he had logged on recreational and commercial fishing vessels Tim passed with flying colours and in the Summer of 1992 he set up the now infamous “Calypso Fishing Adventures” in Port Stephens New South Wales Australia
Working and fishing hard numerous Tournament Victories and Fishing accolades flowed the “Calypso’s” way.
“I learnt at a very young age with my father that if you wanted to catch fish not only did you have to fish hard but preparation of tackle, bait (fresh is best), crew and of course boat was the key to a successful day. The old adage “if you had a line in the water you have a chance” saw us the first boat out and always the last to return each evening – and more often than not with a great catch of fish”.
A major part of the “Calypso’s Season” is dedicated to Big Game Fly Fishing at Port Stephens.
Captain Tim would like to invite you to come and fish with the busiest and best marlin fishing operation Australia has to offer.