Bryn's fishing chances given a lift

NOT to be held back, Warrnambool’s Bryn Murfett will rekindle a love with the ocean thanks to some imaginative supporters. 

Bryn Murfett can now go fishing after Andrew Westlake (centre) fitted a spitz lift to Bryn’s boat and Edward Richardson, owner of Richardson Marine, fitted a boat catch mechanism. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Bryn Murfett can now go fishing after Andrew Westlake (centre) fitted a spitz lift to Bryn’s boat and Edward Richardson, owner of Richardson Marine, fitted a boat catch mechanism. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

While the fund-raising work for Mr Murfett’s rehabilitation kicks along, friends have retrofitted a fibreglass boat allowing wheelchair access for Mr Murfett, who was paralysed in a car accident in Thailand last year. 

Friend Andrew Westlake, with the help of Richardson Marine have fitted a small fibreglass boat with a special lift device and trailer catcher. 

“My wife Belinda and I decided we wanted to contribute to the appeal by getting him back to something he liked doing,” Mr Westlake said. 

“I’m quite an avid fisher so I know how important it is to get back to fishing. 

“Bryn and I are already talking about when we’re going to head out.” 

Bryn’s brother Rohan Murfett thanked supporters, with a date already pencilled in for a spot of fishing. 

“We’re looking to head out this weekend actually,” Mr Murfett said. 

“We’ve very appreciative to Andrew Westlake and Richardson Marine for what they’ve modified for Bryn.” 

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