Merv Hughes is a big-hearted former Australian Test fast bowler, who represented Australia between 1985 and 1994 in 53 Test matches, taking 212 wickets. Merv also played 33 One Day Internationals.
An iconic name in Australian sport, Merv’s cricketing antics are infamous and unforgettable to most who saw the big man steaming in. One of his greatest cricketing achievements saw Merv take a hat trick against the West Indies in a Test at the WACA in the 1988-89 series.
Since his playing days, Merv has been a national test selector, reality TV star, radio and TV commentator and now hosts his very own national fishing show.
His love for cricket has been surpassed by his passion for fishing since retiring, all styles and all types. Merv's cricketing career has taken him all over Australia and during those tours he spent his days off exploring the waterways that this country had to offer.
Merv Hughes Fishing is a light-hearted show with some ripping catches, a few yarns (mostly true), mateship and of course a splash of comedy thrown in.
Geoff "Squizzy" Taylor joined Merv as co-host in Series 5. Squizzy is one of Merv's best mates. Join Merv and Squizzy on some cracking new fishing adventures, you'll agree Squizzy is one funny bugger bringing lots of laughs to the show.