What Is Fish For Life?

Fish for Life was a cause created by Mark Ratchford to full fill a dream to use his passion and abilities to help raise money for the Cancer Council of Australia.

Mark, CEO of a Melbourne fishing charter business The Reel Thing Charters  objective is to circumnavigate the Australian coastline including Tasmania “Fishing for Life”.

They will travel and fish between destinations around Australia. Leaving Melbourne in July 2016, the journey will take approx.  125 days.

For all stops and dates visit and follow the Fish for Life website.

The Fish for Life Team arrive in Port Adelaide, South Australia, 6th November 2016.Team justagirl comprising of Tracey Tito, Renee Martin and Samone Wear  head up the South Australian part of the journey raising cancer funds for SA.

Family Fun Day, Harts Mill Precinct, Port Adelaide, 6th November

Hosted on the Inner Harbour at the historical Harts Mill Precinct at Port Adelaide the Family Fun Day will welcome and celebrate the arrival of the Fish for Life Crew at approx 4pm.

A flotilla of boats will meet the Fish for Life Crew at West Beach, and accompany the boys to the Port Docks where they will stay overnight. An opportunity to be on this vessel for this leg of the journey will be auctioned at the Corporate Dinner Event.

How to get Involved

Team justagirl are looking for sponsors for these events and have a healthy value proposition for those who might be interested please contact Tracey on 0412238517.

Visit your local tackle shops for news and ways you can help from purchasing the Fish for Life wrist bands to registering your boats to journey with the Fish for Life crew.

Supporters and helpers are also needed for the other SA stops Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Kangaroo Island, Victor Harbour and Robe.

All legs will be auctioned and raffled, except the Adelaide to Victor Harbour leg which was won by E. Kelly of Para Hills West. This was raffled in November 2014!

Cancer is something that touches everyone. We have either had a family member affected or know of someone that has been diagnosed please join in this Australian adventure and make it an event that changes someone’s life – All funds raised in each state stay in each state.