Meet Team Justagirl

Meet Team Justagirl

Not only the Skip, but she is also the anchor for the Justagirl crew.

Her knowledge, experience and patience are a gift that she happily shares. She’s the one who puts us on the fish!

Without Tracey Justagirl wouldn’t exist, she has taught us that just because we are girls, doesn’t mean we can’t do it. Skip created Fishing Trips with Skip so everyone can have the opportunity to catch dream fish – she gets a huge buzz from witnessing people’s firsts, especially bigger fish like tuna.

Favourite seafood: Oysters
Favourite fish to catch: Tuna and Marlin
Most memorable catch: 2023 Ningaloo Reef. We are hooked up on a Marlin and it’s jumping out the water right in front of us, it was also on my boat which we had towed from Adelaide to Exmouth. I’ll never forget that moment.
Best Trip to date: Gamex in Exmouth 2023, Tassie trip 2023 is a close second.
Bucket list fish: Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish and a big blue Marlin.
Off the Water: What? Music, love live music, editing footage, planning fishing trips with skip.

tracey tito - skip
ren martin

Ren has been  a member of the crew since the very start, she is Skip’s daughter and loves her fishing nearly as much as Skip.

Ren moved to Queensland about 5 years ago for a lifestyle change and she’s certainly found it. A member of the Gold Coast Game fishing club, she’s now back on the boat.

2023 was a big year for Ren with her first Sailfish, Black Marlin and Albacore.

Favourite seafood: Fresh Kina & Crabs
Favourite fish to catch: Sharks
Most memorable catch: 99kg SBF Tuna. Skip was the angler, we had a double hookup on barrels.  There was just the 2 of us on board, I lost mine, we got Skips in. Epic day!
Best trip to date: Eagle Hawk Neck, Tassie 2023. The adventure and scenery was amazing.
Bucket list fish: Blue Marlin & Mahi Mahi.
Off the water: Weekend adventures with fiancée Craig and puppy, love travelling as well.

Faye (Sharky)  joined Skip in 2021 and has not missed the boat since. She’ll trade a Tuna for a Shark any day.

Sharky is not your average 68-year-old, not only is she a great team member, she’s the fittest in the crew. When not fishing, she is farming and makes her own smallgoods, eggs and the best bacon ever. Sharky was a butcher many years ago and is a keen believer that women can do anything they set their minds to.

She fished the 2023 Tuna club of Tasmania comp and managed a PB Tuna of 83kg. A 45 minute amazing fight!

Favourite seafood: Tasmanian Scallops
Favourite fish to catch: Sharks
Best catch to date: 83kg Southern Bluefin Tuna
Best trip to date: Darwin with Fishing trips with Skip
Bucket list fish: Mahi Mahi
Off the water: I spend time on my farm, I also like dancing.

faye karuthers - sharky
amanda hurst - manz

Manz has been with Team Justagirl since 2022.

Her first trip was 3 days at Port MacDonnell. She had caught a squid before and went on to become a fearless angler.

Tuna is her passion and she loves the adventure of a couple of days on the boat. She is also the team clown, if there’s fun to be had she’s usually at the front of it.

Favourite seafood: Kingfish sashimi
Most memorable catch: My first Tuna down at Port Mac
Best trip to date: Those early trips to Port Mac are the best memories ever, The Marion Bay trip was also a special trip.
Bucket list fish: A barrel would be amazing.
Off the water: Collecting shells and making some amazing jewellery and driftwood garlands for her business: Salt Dreaming.

Shez is a mad, crazy, keen angler. It doesn’t matter what fish or where.

She loves catching Salmon and Mulloway, as well as the rush with Tuna. She’s handy at salting her own baits and tying rigs, she has taught Skip a few things already.

She experienced her first Tuna comp in 2023 fishing the GFCSA John Johnson Wirrina Tuna slam.

Favourite seafood: Anything except Anchovies… yuck!
Favourite fish to catch: Shark, Mulloway, Salmon, and Tuna – any fish really!
Most memorable catch: 21kg SBT
Best trip to date: Port MacDonnell tagging and releasing over 45 SBT in 2 days
Bucket list fish: Blue Marlin and a giant Kingie
Off the water: Enjoy listening and moshing to heavy metal music, cooking and baking, fishing with the kids, tinkering and fixing things, as well as enjoy working in the human services industry.

Sherrona kerr - shez
deb foster

Deb has been fishing in some form since Primary School. Her passion is chasing Billfish and Barramundi.

Deb is the Billfish Foundation’s Champion Release Angler for Black Marlin in the Indian Ocean.

She is our secret weapon and has taught is a lot, and put us on our first Marlin. Deb’s hometown is Exmouth where she is lucky enough to have a variety of Billfish almost year-round. When not working as a Radiographer and Sonographer, she’s usually on the water chasing whatever species is running at the time.

Favourite seafood: Mud Crab
Favourite fish to catch: Blue Marlin
Best catch to date: 120cm Barra, but have also caught some ripper marlin.
Best trip to date: So many good trips, Darwin with Fishing trips with Skip was awesome.
Bucket list fish: Swordfish
Off the water: I love camping on the beach and spending quality time with friends and family as well as Angus the wonder dog.

Bec hails from Mt Molloy in North Queensland and she’s a cowgirl. Bec has been in the saddle since before she could walk. Her life has been competing at Rodeos, Barrel Racing, and horse show competitions.

Bec has always loved fishing, but in 2015 it all changed when she was introduced to reef fishing. Big Nannygai are her favourite. Bec jumped on with the Darwin adventure and fished hard to take out Champion Angler.

Bec has since joined the Team Justagirl crew and fished the Gold Coast Masters Marlin Comp in Jan 2023 and Gamex 2023 where she hooked her first Marlin.

Favourite seafood: How can I pick just one? I love it all !!!
Most memorable catch: A thumper large mouth Nannygai at a touch under a metre. My first Marlin at Ningaloo 2023 is right up there as well, and my first Spanish Mackerel.
Best trip to date: Fishing trips with Skip Darwin trip in 2022 it was great fun all round. Exmouth was incredible as well, first Marlin.
Bucket list fish: Saltwater one metre Barra and a Saratoga
Off the water: Cooking, camping, travel and adventures and hanging out with my dog Dolly Pugton.

Rebecca magro
tracey bradbrook

Tracy arrived just in time for the 2020 season. It was her 60th birthday and she had seen a ‘crew opening’ post. It changed her life.

She’s had a few firsts, tuna and shark and managed her first tuna on a 3kg line class in May 2021 after being challenged mid fight to keep going.

Tracy loves learning new things so she can go home and teach hubby, Barney. Tracy also loves barra fishing and has a PB of 92, and showed us just how to do it on a recent Darwin adventure.

The one think she’s learnt since joining the team is there’s no such word as ‘can’t’. Skip taught her that you can do anything!

Favourite seafood: Everything except oysters
Favourite fish to catch: barramundi, tuna, any fish…
Best catch to date: 20kg tune in Tassie in 2023
Best trip to date: Oh, too many – Tassie, Gold Coast, Darwin
Bucket list fish: Meter barramundi and a blue marlin
Off the water: Fishing with hubby, rock n roll dancing, spoiling the fur baby and travelling