From fisher to cover model for Whit­sun­day deck­hand

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -

RENE­GADE Fish­ing Char­ters deck­hand Tom Teys has gone from lo­cal fish­er­man to front page model.

The deckie’s boss snapped a quick shot of Mr Teys hold­ing an im­pres­sive wa­hoo while out on the wa­ter with Rene­gade.

Lit­tle did the avid an­gler know his face would soon be seen all over the state on the front cover of Queens­land Fish­ing Monthly for the month of June.

Mr Teys said “it was pretty good” to get cho­sen for the front cover, but he wasn’t tak­ing it too se­ri­ously.

“It was a bit of a laugh at the time,” he said.

“All my fam­ily’s gone and bought copies, so they all love it.”

Rene­gade co-owner Luke Grif­fiths sub­mit­ted the photo as part of his monthly write-up in the mag­a­zine, with the pub­li­ca­tion quickly snap­ping up the shot to be their face for the month.

“They sent an email back say­ing they re­ally liked the photo and asked if we would mind hav­ing it on the front cover,” Mr Teys said.

For Mr Teys though, the fish was more im­pres­sive than hav­ing his face on the front.

“Luke took the photo and sent it in and that was pretty much the end of it,” he said.

“It was a pretty good fish, we were pretty stoked we got it.”

De­spite his new­found fame, Mr Teys said he has no plans to take the leap into celebrity fish­ing.

“I’m happy just work­ing and do­ing what I’m do­ing, it’s a pretty good job,” he said.

“I don’t think I’ll be­come a celebrity any time soon.”

CELEB: Lo­cal deck­hand Tom Teys.

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