Al McGlashan

Al is the epitome of passionate fishing and all things outdoors.

A keen adventurer, his love of fishing led him away from the confines of the corporate world

down a path of photojournalism and TV presenting.


Public Speaker

Al enjoys sharing his passion for fishing and stories of his great outdoor adventures – he is available to host, MC or speak at Corporate Events, Special Occasions and Fundraisers


He has great working relationship alongside Companies, Products and causes that are important to Al and the Fishing World and is always interested in exploring new ventures  


Al McGlashan has written a number of books including his bestselling ‘The Complete Fishing Bible’.

Have a look at his books.


Al spends more than 200 days a year on the water successfully combining his passion for fishing, conservation and photography. His fishing exploits are famous – he received worldwide coverage when filming a great white sharks aggregation near Sydney, as well as when he caught a monster bull shark in Sydney Harbour. More recently Al landed one of the biggest tuna ever seen, after an epic 7 hour battle that was a leading story for the nightly news. Al’s own favourite was the world-wide first of filming a massive mako attacking a marlin underwater – right in the danger zone.

Al contributes to magazines around the world including Modern Fishing, Outback Mag and Club Marine. He is also Australia’s biggest exporter of fishing images and his work has graced the covers of major international magazines including Marlin Magazine (USA), Saltwater Sportsman (USA), New Zealand Fishing World, Voyager De Peche (France), Ski Boat (South Africa). On top of this Al’s weekly column in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph is the largest fishing column in a major paper and reaches close to a million readers every Friday. He has also authored several books including the bestseller ‘The Complete Fishing Bible’, which is now in its third edition. Not to be outdone, Al’s better half (Rach) has also written a sellout cookbook – ‘Dinner with the fishwife’.

Al McGlashan’s passion for fishing doesn’t just live on the boat, but extends far into the fishing community, with a dedication to Fisheries Research, acting as a government advisor promoting sustainable fishing. In an effort to do more for the environment and promote research he started up the Pelagic Foundation ( that is focussed on fostering the relationship between researchers and anglers in an effort to unlock the secret lives of pelagic fish. 

Al also works tirelessly promoting fishing and outdoors education with regular fishing seminars and school visits (he’s also Father to 2 young fishing novices) – and he enjoys sharing his stories and knowledge as an Ambassador & Public Speaker – and is regularly called on as an Expert to speak on matters Marine for TV and Radio.

Al McGlashan has even entered the political arena as a federal candidate for the NSW Senate – and received over 90,000 votes.

Not bad for a bloke who went fishing that day! 


‘My gut feeling is in the future, when the history of Australian angling is written, this young man,   Alistair McGlashan, will stand amongst the elite’.


Rex Hunt, Australian Fishing Legend