Meet the Crew of CRUSADER III
John Clayfield - "CRUSADER III" Skipper.
As a super keen yachtsman since his early teens and a sailmaker by trade, John has accumulated a wealth of experience built on thousands of hours at sea and literally tens of thousands of sea miles under his belt. A diverse range of experiences including Atlantic crossings, charter seasons in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, racing in the Sydney to Hobart race, followed by establishing and running his own business, has built a solid foundation upon which to create and manage a growing fishing charter business. Always a keen fisherman, he considers it a thrill and privilege to expose enthusiastic fisherman to the unique fishing available in the pristine waters off Eyre Peninsula and the West coast.
"Every day is different, it could be the sea, the wind, the weather or the people, no two are the same. I've got a job I love and the best office in the world"
John has been at the helm of WHY NOT Fishing Charters for the past 14 years and looks forward to welcoming guests aboard CRUSADER III and introducing them to some truly memorable fishing excitement.
Glenn Boucher is one of our regular Skippers. He has over 30 years fishing experience and tens of thousands nautical miles navigating the west coast waters, he is owner and skipper of his own fishing charter boat based in Coffin Bay and provides his experience and knowledge to Why Not Fishing Charters on a regular basis. Apart from being an accomplished cook he has a great knowledge of marine biology and fish habits. Glenn is a qualified diver, has raced catamaran yachts, was a SA state team surfer in the 1970’s, he has worked on-water for the EPA and PIRSA as a water quality control sampling officer for the Marine Shellfish Program and has crewed professional fishing boats involved in Squid, Whiting and Snapper fisheries as well as crewing on pilchard net boats and Rodney Fox’s White Pointer Shark cage diving boat, he also did several seasons as one of the deckhands on Crusader 111 before taking the helm. Glenn has written articles published in fishing magazines and he won the O’Sullivan’s Beach Boat Ramp Snapper Competition in 1991. Glenn’s commitment to customer service and the enthusiasm to get you to the best spots for that fish of a life-time will ensure you have a memorable fishing experience
"CRUSADER III" Crew.
Port Lincoln locals have years of experience in the fishing industry and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the local west coast waters. As a crew member aboard CRUSADER III, his role is to ensure the guest's needs are met and the deck runs smoothly. Our crew are very good communicators and focuses on the clients needs and continually works to make your charter fun, safe and unforgettable.
Simon Cucuk is one of our deckhands, he lives in Coffin Bay and usually works with Daivid or Glenn, and they form a formidable combination of experience and capability to get you that PB fish. Simon is an accomplished fisherman in his own right and has many great catches under his belt. Simon has worked on Shark fishing boats and charter boats and is experienced in all aspects of fishing techniques. Trolling, live-baiting, jigging, bottom bouncing, knots and rigs he’s the man. Simon’s youth, energy and enthusiasm will have your lines tight and your arms aching.