Captain Coordinators are the voice of FishingBooker. They help captains worldwide make the most of our platform, making sure everything runs smoothly from the initial sign-up to a successful trip. Today, Marina and Tanja give us an inside look into the Captain Coordinators team. Continue reading In the spotlight: Captain Coordinators
In early September the FishingBooker team headed down to the idyllic coastal Croatian town of Rovinj for some well-earned team-building fun after a busy summer. But they weren’t there to relax. They were there to catch a GIANT Bluefin Tuna.
It’s just over a year since Steve Koncar joined FishingBooker – a startup that, true to its name, books fishing trips all across the globe. Over that time, he has helped the company double the number of partner captains on the website. At the same time, he is constantly looking out for new areas of growth.
I manage to briefly tear Steve away from his phone and he tells me about the job that gets him doing business with passionate fishermen everywhere from Fiji to California.
When I tell people in the UK that I’m living in Serbia, their reaction is usually fairly predictable. It ranges from the mystified “is that in Russia?” to the concerned “is there still a war on?” to the downright dismissive “my husband drove through there on the way back from Greece. He said it was awful”.
When I tell Serbs I am working here, they are often equally disgruntled. Like many countries in South and Central Europe, Serbia has a serious problem with unemployment. This has resulted in a brain drain of some of the country’s most ambitious young people, who are fed up with the clunky bureaucracy and nepotism that is rife in most of the country’s largest companies and go abroad to look for brighter opportunities elsewhere. This means the idea of a foreigner coming to Belgrade from the safe haven of Oxford University can take some getting used to. It just isn’t usually done.
After an amazing day of fishing the Tampa flats with Captain Ted Nesti a few weeks ago, we knew we had to test Florida’s world-renowned offshore potential next. So we packed our rods and made our way south to Key West for our next fishing rendezvous, this time with Captain Jeremy of Meridian Charters.
Every day, we at FishingBooker send hundreds of people fishing all over the world. Whether it’s trolling for grander Marlin in Puerto Vallarta (heating up this time of year) or chasing that Fly Grand Slam on the Belizean flats, we know a guy, who knows his fish. Still, it’s always a special treat when we get to meet one of the Captains we work with, and try him on ourselves! This time, as we wrapped up yet another incredible Florida Sportsman Expo, we’ve decided to pay a visit to Captain Ted Nesti, a bona fide fishing maven of the St Petersburg flats.