Dean, originally a coastal Sydney-sider, has salt water running through his veins. His father, hails from the Greek Islands and fished all his life so Dean was introduced to fishing at a young age which is where his love of the ocean and the great Australia outdoors began .
His passion for the outdoor lifestyle is the reason why Dean spends most of his free time fishing, boating & 4WDriving.
Dean co-presented on other Lifestyle and fishing programmes between 2013-2016 . Dean also presented a fishing and lifestyle Radio Programme in 2015-2016 called Bayside Adventures , this show covered all aspects of the great Australian outdoors and lifestyle .
Professionally Dean has been in Carsales for close to 15 Years, currently Dean is the General Manager at Brighton CJD and has spent between 2005-2017 representing the Jeep brand , most people would say if you where to pierce Dean’s skin he would bleed Jeep Green , Dean is also often referred to as the “Jeep fisherman” .
Dean is looking forward to sharing his dream and journey with everyone. Welcome aboard and we hope you enjoy the ride.
I grew up in a small village on the south west coast of England where I fished in summer and hunted in winter.
Migrating to Australia at the age of 13 my earliest memories are of fishing and it's been a major part of my life.
Taking a big jump forward once here, I gained work experience on a cray boat in Perth then later on a charter boat in Sorrento, Victoria.
In next to no time I became the youngest in Victoria to obtain a coxswains ticket and worked hard to own a cray boat at 18. Growing tired of commercial fishing, I moved onto recreational chartering where I have skippered for many companies boats as well as my own.
Now focusing on offering my services as a guide on customer's boats, I frequently give angler talks through-out metropolitan Melbourne at angling clubs and tackle shops.
I love every aspect of fishing especially in Victoria with our temperate climate it’s an ever changing fishery year round, however find I my self drawn to the Victorian off shore sport fishing scene, which challenges me the most.