AUSTRALIA GOLD

Craig Coltman

Captain/Angler

Craig first represented Australia at the WFFC held in Ireland in 1995. Since then Craig has gone on to represent Australia at 21 internationals and has Captained the teams on many occasions at both WFFC and CFFC.

He is looking forward to try and fool the Trout of Northern Ireland and catch up with old friends and make new ones at the CFFC. Craig works as a fly fishing guide for Rainbow Lodge in Tasmania and Millbrook Lakes in Victoria.

Doug Mosenthal

Angler

Doug is married to Kerryn, with three teenage children & works as a public accountant in Kingston, Tasmania. He has been a keen fly fisher & fly tyer for 35 years and involved in competition fly fishing for 7 years since helping to organise the 2012 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in Tasmania, where he was also a controller on the South Esk River. The things he values most from competition fly fishing are the great friendships and the steep learning curve, from boat handling to the importance of avoiding the blank! The Commonwealth’s in Northern Ireland will be his first international competition as a competitor.

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Craig Dawson

Angler

Craig started Fly Fishing at 12 years of age. Largely inspired by his brother, this will be his third cap for Australia. Craig’s home waters are in the Snowy Mountains, ultimately his favourite location for trout fishing, 27 years of Fly Fishing has taken Craig to some amazing overseas locations including Slovenia, Canada, New Zealand and Fiji. Being involved in competition fly fishing has been a great adventure and journey that has provided Craig with the opportunity to meet some extraordinary anglers, coaches, mentors and friends.

Stephen Chatterton

Angler

Chatto as he prefers to be called describes himself as “a journeyman fly fisher that has been lucky enough, and honoured, to be selected to represent Australia in a number of World, Commonwealth and Oceania Championships”.  He has been very involved in the administration of Fly Fish Australia where he is a life member and in 2017 stood down from the role of President of after 13 years at the coal face.  Domiciled in Queensland and NSW he enjoys fly fishing for trout, bass and many salt water species.

Geoff Naylor

Angler

Geoff Naylor lives in the small country town of Tumut on the banks of the Tumut River, in the Riverina region of New South Wales and on the North West foothills of the Snowy Mountains, approximately 410 kilometres south west of Sydney and 525 kilometres north east of Melbourne.

He started fly fishing at 12 and has represented Australia in World, Commonwealth and Oceania Fly Fishing Championships, where you are always learning and meeting new people, seeing new countries and new places.

 

Geoff is looking forward to experiencing Northern Ireland’s fabled fishing, meeting the people and seeing another great place.

 

 

 

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