ABT Angler Profile- Matt McArthur

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One half of the 2014 BARRA Tour Champion Team, Matt McArthur receives the ABT angler profile treatment. A passionate angler and still buoyed by a red-hot Rapala BARRA Tour last year Matt gives us an insight into his angling world. 





  1. Name, age, and location

Matt McArthur, I’m 35 years old and live in Sarina.

  1. How long have you been fishing ABT events

I’ve fished seven years all up with a small break in there as well.

  1. Greatest achievement in tournament angling

That would have to be taking out Team of the year in 2014.

  1. Preferred tournament species

Barramundi hands down.

  1. Favourite tournament location

Peter Faust Dam (Lake Proserpine)

  1. Your go-to technique

Hopping Plastics.

  1. Your favourite lure

That’s a tough one, probably a tie between a BTD General and a 130 Slicky.

  1. Your most feared competitor

Wow that’s another tough one considering the anglers that are in the tour. Well seen as it’s a teams event I’ll have to say team Bass Mafia Outdoors/Rapala Jon Millard and Ethan Farrell. But I could off choose another three more teams easily.

  1. What, if any, sponsors do you have

I’m extremely lucky to be currently sponsored by  Fish-Tech Solutions, BTD lure, and Motoguide.

  1. How many days a month do you fish

It’s up and down but on average at least 5-10 days a month.

  1. How much a year would you spending on tournament tackle

If I was to be honest I would get divorced, lets just say in the thousands.

  1. Dream fishing location


  1. Most embarrassing moment in a tournament

When some good friends that are affiliated with Lowrance stuck Lowrance stickers on my Nitro without me knowing “shame”.

  1. Favourite place to eat on the road

Pinnacle pub

  1. How many tournament donuts have you had to eat

Lets just say a few, even though you learn heaps of catching nothing when it comes to comp donuts I try to forget them.

  1. 1 outfit, 1 lure, 1 location

Edge SC-ISR 706-1 spin Dawia Certate 3000, BTD General Jerk Bait, in a saltwater creek mouth somewhere in the central Queensland area.

  1. The tournament moment that broke your heart

Leaving the basin at Peter Faust due to boating pressure knowing that at seven thirty that night they would light up, AND THEY DID.

  1. Superstitions and rituals

None, just a good rigging session prior and a once over all the tackle.

  1. Hardest venue


  1. Dream fishing companion

Someone that can get there own snags off. Ha Ha


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