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Rhys Creed

Social Fishing Founder

Rhys Creed is the founder of Social Fishing. He came up with the idea over 3 years ago and ever since that day he has been passionate about creating the best freshwater fishing education site. He has been fishing for a number of years and loves all forms of freshwater fishing. In saying that his favourite style of fishing is casting for Murray Cod in fast water rivers.

Peter ‘Stumpy’ Brunt

Social Fishing Cameraman

Stumpy is the man behind all the shoots and scenes that you watch on the Social Fishing site. Sometimes he joins in on the fishing action as you’ll see he loves to cast a line. He enjoys not only fishing but being in the great outdoors and capturing it all on film for you to see.

Chris Cotterill

Lure Fishing Enthusiast & Video Presenter

Chris is an avid angler who loves challenging the statuesque. He produces written content in the form of articles and writes the ‘Industry Talk’ column on the site. He also appears and hosts many of the tutorials in the Complete Guide series, where he shares his wealth of knowledge. Chris is a passionate freshwater angler who loves to teach other people about this great sport.

Jack Zyhalak

Social Fishing Producer and Murray Cod Expert

Jack is an expert at casting along rivers for both Murray Cod and Golden Perch. He grew up learning the art of accurate casting against the timber lined banks of the Murrumbidgee River. He produces and films a number of videos on the Social Fishing website including the Complete Guide Series. Jack also writes articles and features in a number of videos.

Ryan Giltrap

Social Fishing Tech & Carp Guru

Ryan is the technology guru behind Social Fishing. Ryan and Rhys worked on the tech side of the site for the past few years to build it for you. He is also an excellent carp angler, although he won’t like to admit it. Ryan is also the owner of www.trapstackle.com.au where he sells a great range of fishing gear.

Adam Smith

Social Fishing Trout Expert and Team Member

Adam Smith is a valuable team member of Social Fishing and is also a lure maker. He is the founder and owner of FTL Lures where he makes quality and affordable spinners which are great for Trout, Redfin and Golden Perch. Adam love his Trout fishing and spends most of his time in the Snowy Mountains trekking the small streams and paddling across the lakes in his kayak. You can visit the FTL website here: FTL Lures Website

Tallis Cotterill

Social Fishing Team Member

Tallis is the youngest and newest member of the Social Fishing team. He grew up fishing and loves the challenge it brings. Tallis spends his time targeting all freshwater species in a number of different locations in South Eastern Australia. Tallis will be a regular writer of the website and he aims to help other anglers learn more about freshwater fishing.

Stuart Matheson

Social Fishing Team Member

Stuart loves all forms of freshwater fishing and learning from other to better his skills. The freshwater lure scene is only new to Stuart but he has picked up and learnt many valuable angling skills. His favourite form of fishing is floating down shallow rivers casting from an inflatable boat and those spring time yellas.


Grant Higginson

Social Fishing Video Technician

Grant is a keen freshwater angler that loves filming as much as his fishing. He is the founder and owner of Cut Above Productions which is a video production studio that runs out of Wagga Wagga. He has featured in many of the video tutorials and has the technical knowledge when it comes to filming.