ITM FISHINGA four year-old Shaw Watson gets advice from Dad while catching his first kahawai. Photos: Kerren Packer.
Small fry can grow into big fish… if you give them a chance.
“So when is Shaw taking over the show?” – If only I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked that question in the last couple of weeks.

The people asking are talking about my son Shaw, who 15 years ago was delivered in the 

front seat of my truck in the middle of a storm up here in Northland. That was when we were filming Season Two of The ITM Fishing Show, and now that he’s appeared in a few episodes of Season 17, some people have jumped to the conclusion that he’s going to be taking over  
the reins of ITM FISHING.

The truth is, I don’t know, and I don’t care too much either to be honest. Shaw is one of the keenest fishers I know. He absolutely loves it, and they say you are best at the things you enjoy the most. But being a fisherman doesn’t