Harro at Large: Sea to Summit live shows

Rod Harrison, pictured enjoying a fish at Mogareeka, will present two Live Shows on the Far South Coast.
Rod Harrison, pictured enjoying a fish at Mogareeka, will present two Live Shows on the Far South Coast.

One of Australia's most enduring and accomplished angling identity's Rod Harrison will bring two sessions of his tour to the Far South Coast next week.

Dubbed Harro at Large, Harrison will present two Sea to Summit Live Shows with the first at Club Sapphire on April 8 from 6.30-9.30pm.

The second Live Show will feature a practical fishing demonstration at Mogareeka Inlet on April 17.

Rod grew up in the Monaro high country catching trout on grasshoppers, advancing to bigger and saltier fish in a working life - firstly a shearer in outback sheep runs, then as a policeman.

Following government cost-cutting that saw the closure of small stations, including his at Shellharbour, Rod left the force and became a media personality and fishing guide. He is touted as the man that put chasing big barramundi and the New Guinea black bass - pound for pound the toughest fish on the planet - on many an anglers' bucket list worldwide.

Just as at home on a pitching deck, Harro as he is widely and warmly known, developed the cubing technique for tuna and was the first Australian to catch billfish on a flyrod. So respected is his fishing body of work he is one of the only Australians in history to have the unique distinction of being appointed to the advisory staffs of major American fishing tackle companies.

Fly fihsing icon Bernard Kreh who has been invited by US presidents to show them his secrets labelled Harro a national treasure.

"Rod is an Australian national treasure and one of my two favourite writers," Mr Kreh said.

Harro will be centre stage at Club Sapphire to present an interactive evening connecting with local fishermen and visitors.

Meantime, he is on the water somewhere making the most of his visit while he finishes filming the latest of his fishing adventures, Treasures of the Sapphire Coast, that have gained him a cult following.

Tickets are $75 per person for the Club Sapphire Show & $180 per person for the Show at Mogareeka Inlet.

Tickets are limited and available online at www.younggunsfishingadventures.com. All entrants receive some signed Harro memorabilia and a gift bag of merch and product samples Harro recommends.