“If you don’t catch fish here, you’ve got the wrong bait”

“If you don’t catch fish here, you’ve got the wrong bait”

The alarms went off, and we rang Torquepower to sort it. They got us going quickly, definitely good qualified service. The good thing is, you can even ring Torquepower after hours and you still get great service.

“If you don’t catch fish here, you’ve got the wrong bait” – Peter Lee, MD, Lees Fishing

It’s never good when your engine overheats in your tractor, your truck, or the pump, but when you’re 200 nautical miles out to sea, it really can cause you some anxiety.

Crabbing and estuary fishing has been in the Lee family since 1951. Today Peter Lee heads up the family business, the Lee Fishing Company in that beautiful part of Queensland we know as Tin Can Bay. His fleet of trawlers catch and process fresh King and Tiger prawns, sweet Spanner crab, Scallop, Sandcrabs, Red Spot Crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, Balmain bugs and Champagne Crayfish. Seafood that is landed by the trawlers is processed, graded, packed and frozen at sea and unloaded from sea on a fortnightly or monthly cycle basis to the factory at Tin Can Bay, and transported all over Australia and exported to overseas markets.

I ask Peter what makes the fishing at Tin Can Bay so good? “It’s a quiet little fishing town and the fish are so plentiful. If you don’t catch fish here, you’re using the wrong bait. If people tell me they’ve been here for a few days and haven’t caught anything, I take them to the end of the jetty and throw some scraps in and a huge school of fish appears. There’s plenty of fish here – getting the hook in the mouth is the problem! “

“We had an overheating problem on our trawler FV Second Wind”. The alarms went off, and we rang Torquepower to sort it. They got us going quickly, definitely good qualified service. The good thing is, you can even ring Torquepower after hours and you still get great service. “I’m really happy with Michael Mercer’s work, he’s good to work with, he’s young and he’s got the energy to keep going till the job is done. “