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Formosa & Minn Kota Ulterra: Tested – Dan Kaggelis March 2016

When it comes to plate aluminium trailer boats, Formosa boats are a true leader in their field. With foundation bench marks which include attention to detail, innovative build processes...
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Light line – Clayton Nicholls 2013

Having your first crack at light gear fishing can be pretty exciting, especially if you land a fish in that first attempt. The home ground of this expedition was...
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When a plan comes together – John Boon 2013

For the last handful of offshore trips I have had the pleasure of just showing up at the ramp with my gear and food and jumping on someone else’s...
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Where barra go when the rain comes – Bill Bowtell 2013

“Understanding the movements of barra during flood events will help the angler to more consistent catches”. I read these words more than thirty years ago and they ring true...
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Long weekend luring – Dan Bowater 2013

For many reef fishing enthusiasts the recent four day long Easter weekend was earmarked as a prime opportunity to spend some quality time on the water.  In the lead...
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Bluewater jigging – Josh Behrendorff – 2013

I’ve always been somewhat envious of fishing charter operators, not so much for the customer and business interactions, but more so for the fact that these people have been...
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Weipa’s weird weather – Dave Donald 2013

What’s the best way to finish a Claytons Wet Season? With a Claytons Cyclone, of course! The wet on the Cape and right throughout the north has been a...
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Winter wading in Yeppoon – Clayton Nicholls 2013

The time of year has come again when the flatties and little estuary pelagics like the trevally and queenfish have come to haunt our estuaries. Taking advantage of a...
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Daintree Jacks – Dan Bowater Feb 2016

In the last few editions of Fish and Boat you can’t help but notice how some writers have viewed the rise of social media with mixed feelings. Sure, there...
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Pressure Point Spanish – Bill Bowtell Feb 2016

S-Cape 2 moved along at a touch above idle speed – about 1.5knots. Two flat lines laid out the back – set about 40 metres on the starboard side...
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Fishin’ Missions – Luke Galea Feb 2016

There are few fishing scenarios I prefer more than putting in the hard yards and walking a meandering rainforest stream into the wilderness. These fishin’ missions are right at...
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Old vs New School – Dean Smith Feb 2016

The internet these days, particularly social media, is an amazing place for anglers to get tips, share ideas and have (sometimes) educated debate on the ever changing landscape of...
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Be a better barra fisher – Dave Donald Feb 2016

Oil up the reels, check those rod runners for cracks, replace any rusty lure hooks and freshen up that line, it’s barramundi time again in Queensland! Moderate rains throughout...
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The Cod Cabin – Cody Hochen February 2016

I don’t venture into New South Wales on fishing trips very often, but when I do it usually involves an epic adventure over the Great Dividing Range to target...
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Red with envy – John Boon Feb 16 edition

Oh no, not again! Don’t tell me it’s yet another bloke who thinks he knows how to catch a red emperor. The mighty red emperor has been done to...
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Quads & Rods – Dick Eussen September 2014

I ride a Can-Am Outlander 650 Max XT quad bike these days, a full camo model that I mostly use for hunting feral pigs but also for fishing. Quad...
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Top Water Tactics (fresh) – Clayton Nicholls – April 13

As a person working in the tackle industry I am often asked where I would go for a quick fishing session that doesn’t require too much fussing around. My...
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One Hit Wonder – Luke Galea June 2013

Jacks! Enough said. The word alone is enough to make any angler a little weak at the knee’s, give that itchy trigger finger a real work out and increase...
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Agnes Water Fishing – Clayton Nicholls June 2013

Not long after arriving in Agnes Water I was out and about exploring the place, scouting for the perfect spot to lay some line in. As anyone knows, to...
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