With more than 17 years experience as a professional fishing guide around Australia, Rob Paxevanos is the ideal host for WIN’s FISHING AUSTRALIA, which premiered in 2001.
Rob continues to bring us magic moments and world firsts when it comes to fishing. Whether it’s fishing for the whole family, going to extreme measures to hook a marlin or using cutting edge techniques; Rob knows his fish.
As a professional fishing guide, writer, photographer and television presenter, Rob is a cheerful, enthusiastic character with a lifelong passion for catching fish and for helping other people catch ’the big ones’. One of his standout strengths is a dedication to promoting sustainable fishing techniques; he is forever keen to explain which fish should be kept for the table and which ones should go back.
Growing up in the country, Rob was surrounded by rivers and lakes, the perfect environment to learn about fresh water fishing from an early age. He also holidayed extensively on the Victorian and NSW coast as a small child, which gave Rob the time to develop his knowledge of saltwater fishing. The support of his family and siblings, who also love fishing, has helped nurture his talent.
Rob now lives in Canberra, which gives him plenty of opportunity to indulge in his love of freshwater fishing for trout in the Snowy Mountains, Murray Cod in the nearby river systems and saltwater fishing along the south coast of NSW. His work as a fishing guide in these regions gives him the chance to utilize his knowledge of the area for the benefit of others.
Rob is also constantly honing new skills, travelling to new and exciting destinations around the country to further his knowledge of fish species, their habitats and effective fishing techniques.
With a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Rob also studied Biology at College and is half way through his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.
Rob writes features for leading Australian fishing magazines including, Fishing World and Freshwater Fishing. He is guest writer for numerous sporting and travel magazines both in Australia and overseas and also has a weekly column with the Rural Press network of newspapers that has been running for over nine years.
Rob is married with three young daughters and loves to get them out on the water whenever he can.