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Jacqueline Hagan

Hooked on Herring

Jacqueline Hagan was temporarily distracted from the pursuit of herring while she pursued a career as a psychologist and management consultant. Along the way, she married a geologist who also happened to love fishing and, together, they set off to discover the world.

Several years later, she and the fisherman returned home to Western Australia with their two sons, where they handed down the pursuit of herring to the next generation.  Jacque now lives in Fremantle, where she and the fisherman spend each summer on their boat at Garden Island. In winter they travel to Europe and South America, in search of new and exciting recipes for the next summer’s herring catch.


  • A big feed of herring (known as tommy ruffs on Australia’s east coast) is an intrinsic part of beach holiday nostalgia for thousands of Aussies.  Now you have the perfect collection of recipes from around the world, catering for all palates, including the kids – you won’t ever hear them saying NOT HERRING AGAIN!

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