SENIOR PRIZE DRAW: LJ Hooker Boyne/Tannum’s Vicki Brown with Quintrex 400 Hornet winner Jean-Pierre Selsis at the 2010 Observer Boyne-Tannum Hook-up, held at Bray Park, Boyne Island.
SENIOR PRIZE DRAW: LJ Hooker Boyne/Tannum’s Vicki Brown with Quintrex 400 Hornet winner Jean-Pierre Selsis at the 2010 Observer Boyne-Tannum Hook-up, held at Bray Park, Boyne Island. Jen Tybell

How to win at HookUp, from someone who knows

YOU can't get much luckier than self-confessed mad fisherman Jean-Pierre Selsis.

Not only has he won the major prize at the Boyne Tannum HookUp, but he won a smaller boat a few years ago, too.

The full-time chiropractor and part-time fisherman said he was lucky indeed.

"I guess you can call me a local. I went to school here," he said.

"My advice is that you've got to be in it to win it.

"The beauty is you don't even have to wet a line. It's just the luck of the (raffle) draw."

Close friends Glenn Butcher and wife Theresa were there on the night Mr Selsis won and said it was fantastic to see.

Mr Selsis won in 2006 and 2010, originally winning the smaller boat for the biggest snapper that year.

"I sold one of the boats a couple of years back but I've still got the other and use it still to this day," he said.

Over the weekend Mr Selsis will be camping at the Oaks.

He said he sometimes used a fly rod.

"I catch mackerel, barra and reef fish," he said.

"Most of the time I catch and release and just take enough for me to eat."

Mr Selsis will be heading down to the 2015 HookUp this weekend with his three young boys.



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