| "G’day Francois,
I don’t think I need to ask how you’ve been mate as anyone who has a lifestyle such as you do could only be on top of the world.
Apart from just emailing to check on an old mate, customer and someone I would class as a friend, my main reason is to congratulate you for being honoured (IGFA Lifetime Achievement Award). WELL DONE cobba and may you bath in the glory that comes your way. You must be so bloody proud and jubilant with your achievements from something you love doing, feel so passionate about & that you have excelled in. I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO YOU FRANCOIS, CONGRATULATIONS MATE, you deserve every accolade that comes your way & keep up the good work doing what you love.
Not many people can combine their passion and work at the same time, you have been able to accomplish this and I for one envy your good self & feel extremely proud to have had the pleasure to have been associated even though only in a very small and insignificant manner.
Good stuff mate and from us all here that know you or of you best wishes come your way. Enjoy!!!"
Dave Vasic, Diggers–Fishing-Tackle, Australia