Club Marine-sponsored Mark de la Hey starting fishing with his dad at about four-years-old. The family used to camp at Cape Vidal for three months a year – the ideal place to hone his angling skills.
If he wasn’t fishing off the beach or the rocks, Mark would be out at sea on their 17ft Yeld Cat – and later, he and his friends started catching fish off their surfskis. At around 20, he got one of the first Stealth Superlite fishing skis. The heaviest fish he’s ever caught on a paddleski was earlier this year – a 37.5kg Amberjack.
Over the last 12 years, Mark has filmed and presented over 500 angling shows on TV – on ESA, Reel Angling and now on FreeSpool, the popular fishing programme on the SuperSport channel. When in SA, he uses Yamaha’s SeaCat range of boats, to cover Travel and Lifestyle educational shows for the fishing industry.
“I have been so well supported by Club Marine over many years – they’ve covered my boats, tackle, paddleski, vehicle and more. They’ve always got my back.” He said.