Andy Phipps or as he is more widely known, Phippsy, has been fishing since the age of four. He has traveled all around the South Pacific and Australia to pursue his passion of fishing and surfing. A chef by trade with master status after 42 years in some of this countries finest establishments, he has a passion many could only dream of. As former chef and host of national fishing show Hooked on Water and travel show Getaway, Phippsy's really had the broad experiences that a real fisho wants. If background is the key to success check out these credentials:
- 12 years fishing & boating reporter National Nine News with 500 live news crosses under his belt.
- Competent cameraman / producer / writer 150 TV segments.
- Documentary maker for fishing on Norfolk Island
- Over 850 television cooking segments on Channel Nine and Channel Seven
- 3 best selling cookbooks, 'Fish and Phipps', 'More Fish and Phipps and other tantalising treats' and 'Hooked On Seafood'.
Phippsy has almost 50 years experience as an angler and brings many skills and much knowledge to the table on soft plastic and hard bodied lures. His passion for fly fishing is second to none and that means all fishing bases are covered on Phippsy’s Smooth Water Charters. Phippsy can guide for you anywhere in Queensland but his backyard is the beautiful Noosa River where he takes tours daily. Phippsy caters for the beginner or experienced angler and can also value add the trip with some exotic bird life. A day on Phippsy’s Smooth Water Charters is a great way to seal that corporate deal with first class catering available.
Now he has gone back to his Charter fishing business and has re-launched Phippsy’s Smooth Water Charters. A soft plastic lure and fly business on the Sunshine Coast. He fishes all over South East Queensland but predominantly in his home town of Noosa Heads where he loves the lifestyle, the fishing and surfing. His new boat and gear are state of the art and Phippsy loves passing on knowledge to anglers of all ages. A dedicated family man with two children he loves the challenge of taking people fishing in the beautiful surrounds of the Noosa River and the vast lake systems. A consummate professional with all his hospitality training, you will love a day on Phippsy’s Smooth Water Charters. Don’t forget the corporate days where he provides some of the freshest seafood available in his own gourmet style.