Peter left school in 1996 to start working as a deckie out of Eden. He completed his Skippers ticket in Tasmania, working up and down the Eastern Coast on various tuna vessels before falling in love with the Coffs Coast and buying his first home, moving here in 2000.
After working on tuna vessels most of his working career, Peter thought he would try his hand at other types of fishing, first trying his hand at snapper fishing before turning to his first prawn trawler in 2009. Peter loved prawn trawling so much that after six years, he went into partnership with his wife Stacy, buying their first vessel the “Sarah May” in 2015.
Now Peter and Stacy have their son Aaron working for them, teaching him everything they know. Aaron hopes to skipper his own vessel with the goal of taking over the family business one day.
Heaps of choice of fresh fish to cook at home. We got the $35 family basket – nice variety, plenty to eat, fast service, great taste. A good way to end a day out in the town before heading home again.
The fisherman’s co-op is your one stop shop for both a tasty seafood lunch and to purchase fresh seafood for dinner. Highly recommended the fisherman’s basket for two, it was easily enough to fill both our bellies. We then purchased a fresh kilo of prawns to take home.
Best fish & chips we ever had. The Dinner Pack was just huge for two, but you just can’t stop eating! Lovely and crisp chips, and the fish was exceptional. Only draw-back was the very small decking outside, which was too crowded and hard to find a vacant table. Unless of course you take your fish & chips and eat them somewhere else. Everything was as fresh as seafood should be. Straight off the boat! Next time we’ll try the mixed seafood.
We came to buy a selection of fish and seafood for a BBQ later that day. The choice was first class, and the service good. The fish was very fresh, and we enjoyed the snapper cutlets, the marlin steak and the prawns. Delicious!