Michael is a veteran who served 10 years in the Army. During his service, he deployed once to the Solomon Islands and twice to Afghanistan. Michael is an avid fisherman and finds fishing the best therapy for PTSD. This is how Reeling Veterans was born.
Allan is a veterans of some 30 years in both RAN and the Australian Army. During his service he deployed to Vietnam. Allan is a keen fisherman and 4×4 enthusiasts.
Christina has lived in Darwin for 16 years and was introduced to fishing by her husband, Michael, and hasn’t looked back! Christina brings her experience of 5 years coordinating a women’s fishing tournament to Reeling Veterans and is excited about the future.
Bradley is a veteran who served 18 years with the Army. During his service, he deployed to Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. Brad is a recreational fisherman (at best) who enjoys losing lures to trees and snags, chasing the occasional barramundi.
John career started as National serviceman from 1972 – 1974 in artillery . John then joined the Navy from 1975 – 1999, then worked for Defence as a public servant until 2018 at HMAS Albatross. He is married with a son who is a military policeman in the navy, and have 2 grandsons. John loves fishing and the outdoors lifestyle and the friendly nature of the people up here.
Wayne Ganderton served 17 years in the Army and was medically discharged in 2017.Wayne was
introduced to Reeling Veterans by Michael King and was fortunate enough to attend the Tiwi Island
trip in 2019. From that point he was even more hooked on fishing (if at all possible). Wayne enjoys a
day on the water and enjoys watching other people catch fish as he is known as a professional fish
Scott Ruehland served 12 years in the Army and was medically discharged in 2018. Scott Ruehland joined RV as he enjoys getting outside with like minded people and helping each other out. Scott has fished most of his life and these days enjoys watching others getting their arms stretched and just being out on the water.
Michael King (AKA Kingy)