Mark and Fenton Wooley died in a highway crash in 2011.
Mark and Fenton Wooley died in a highway crash in 2011.

Brothers had special bond

THE wives of the Wooley brothers have described their husbands as 'brothers and best mates.'

Tara Wooley was married to Mark Wooley and she said the two were always together.

"You could guarantee if one of the brothers was doing something the other would be there with him," Tarra said.

"They never fought they never bickered, they were so close."

On the morning Fenton and Mark Wooley died they were on their way to Proserpine for a fishing trip.

Rachael Wooley, who was married to Fenton said he her partner was passionate about his fishing.

"He always told me if anything ever happened to him he wanted to go out doing something that he loved," Rachael said.

"I can still hear him saying it now.

"There were nine years between the two brothers and they did everything together."

Mark and Fenton were tragically killed in a two vehicle head on crash on the Bruce Hwy on Sunday morning.

Fenton and Mark were the only siblings in the Wooley family and their friends describe them as inseparable.

Senior member of the Mackay and District Bow Hunters Club Derek Lock said he used to go on hunting and fishing trips with the Wooley brothers.

"Both of them were terrific fisherman and bow hunters," Mr Lock said.

"They used hit the local dams quite often.

"They were inseparable, they used to do everything together and now they have died together."

Fly fisherman have paid tribute to Fenton and Mark on the Saltwater Flyfishing Australia Online website.

One member wrote, "Fenton was a great help to us and (he) aided us in understanding what was on offer around Mackay... it was always fun to spend a couple of hours wandering a flat or sharing a boat."

Tarra and Mark Wooley recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary after being a couple for years.

They have a six year old son called Hunter.

Fenton and Rachael Wooley have two children, Harley who is 20 and Kaitlyn who is 18.

Rachael Fenton said the loss of the two brothers will have a huge impact on her family.

"I also lost my brother this year," she said.

"We were still dealing with that when this happened.

"It's been the worst year of my life, my kids have lost their only two uncles and their father; is has been terrible."

The Rockhampton man who was critically injured in the accident is still in a stable but serious condition at the Mackay Base Hospital.


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