Chad Kockott’s professional experience as a both a blue-water and topwater guide spans over a decade. He was fortunate enough take up the helm as Head Guide for what is undoubtedly one of the most highly regarded exploration charter companies in the world. Nomad Sportfishing based on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
He is no stranger to fishing unchartered waters and has experienced both the profits and the risks involved in navigating into the unknown of sea exploration. His experience and passion have placed him at the forefront of catch and release fishing for the infamous Giant Trevally.
For over a decade his knowledge gained and shared has been a great influence in promotion of this great sport and the catch and release movement. Chad has been lucky enough to fish with some of the greatest pioneers in top-water history and continues to fish the furthest corners of the planet in pursuit of monster GT and his accomplishments within the top-water fraternity need no introduction. He guides and advises fellow anglers on forging their own top-water memories in some of the most remarkable fishing destinations on earth.
Ryan has been fishing since he could walk, raised in the Wild Coast, Transkei in Southern Africa. Fishing and the ocean was a family ritual. A passion that became an obsession. His fishing skill arsenal spans from fresh & saltwater flyfishing, estuarine light-tackle, rock and surf, shore based, topwater to deep jigging and more. A lifelong surfer and true waterman, he is not a stranger to exploration and is undoubtedly at the forefront of land-based South African shoreline fishing. Every friend that is fortunate enough to go fishing with him will have a story to tell of that lifetime fish he put them onto.
Africa is in his blood. His ideal charter, based on homesoil would be taking his crew through the best of what South Africa and in some cases Africa has to offer. From different types of fishing based on season to searching the coasts for the next offshore swells, mixed with some Safari and cultural stops along the way. He likes to rough-it, sleeping under the stars after a couple of ice cold beers and a serious braai (barbeque in Afrikaans). One things for sure with Ryan as your guide you will take home memories that will etch in your mind forever and keep you coming back again and again...