He is the fourth generation of the Beazley family who landed at Fisherman’s Bend around 140 years ago. His great grandmother came as a domestic (servant). She fell in love with Grey, got married and lived in a small fishing village, where the Sandridge Life Saving Club is now located. His grandmother was raised in Fisherman’s Bend and started her family with a man who worked in the Port Melbourne Council. Dugga’s grandfather had three boys and two girls who all became fishermen. Dugga was born at 104 Bay Street and moved to Rouse Street when he was 14. He left school at 13 and learnt fishing from his father. Romance started on the beach when he met his wife Frances.
Dugga is now 75. He is father of two daughters, Melissa and Karen and a son David, who sadly passed away in 2013. He is still passionate about his fishing and would like to keep fishing as long as he can.