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A guide to Port Alma – By John Boon

I’ve lost count how many messages I have received with anglers chasing advice on fishing Port Alma. I don’t blame anyone for reaching out trying to get any information...
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When Less is Best – By Adam Finlay

After returning from a week-long trip at the Lodge I've pondered at the thought of what I would write for the next article. After looking back over the previous...
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The Fitzroy town tactics – By Joon Boon

It can be a daunting experience to some. You look out over the water from the main bridges on the mighty Fitzroy River and see a large number of...
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Beer n’ Pippies Bluey – By Anthony Davies

Pippies simmering in the beer sauce. The three main ingredients of this recipe can be found at many North Queensland beaches, blue threadfin salmon or...
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The Legend of Herculez – By John Boon

Before you go any further, you’re not going to find any information in this article on the mythical Greek hero, after all this is a bloody fishing magazine of...
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Bride’s Lemon Butter Barra – By Anthony Davies

When it comes to cooking seafood it's a good idea to apply the "KISS" principle, that is "keep it simple, Silly" This family favourite from the Bride's repetoire is...
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Tilapia Termination – By Nick Thompson

Tilapia are desolating our waterways. But how did they get here, what do they do and how can we stop from spreading further? There are a number of tilapia...
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Putting in that Perfect Cast – By Dan Kaggelis

The ability to cast accurately is fundamental to lure fishing success. Missing the target area, even by the smallest of margins, can spell the difference between a hook up...
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Lure Colour and Contrast – Part 2 – By David Hodge

It’s really hard to let such a topic like the last months one I wrote go when you feel there were so many things you could have added, but...
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2022 Top End Run-off – By Chris Errity

The 2022 Wet season has kicked off with some above average rainfall on most of the catchments with reports of good early run-off fishing for barramundi on many Top...
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Basic Bouillabaisse – By Anthony Davies

Bouillabaisse is one of the classic dishes of Provencal cuisine from the south of France. Its preparation has become more and more complicated over time, distancing it from its...
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Patience and Persistence – By John Boon

Many moons ago I was invited down to a shindig to assist with some Humminbird side imaging training. While I was down there I met a lot of people...
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1770 ‘a beginners guide’ – By Gyula Vari

As the water temperatures start to cool and the currents start to slow, the offshore reef fishing starts to fire up. 1770, more specifically the Bunker Group, is a...
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Tough as HerculeZ – By Dan Kaggelis

Z Man’s reputation for developing quality, tough, fish catching soft plastics is well known not only in Australia but across the world. Its hard to find an underperformer across...
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Carbine – Cut Above the Rest – By Dan Kaggelis

There’s a lot to like about open fibre glass boats. First, they offer the perfect fishing and spearfishing platform, with huge amounts of deck space and large spacious casting...
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Lure Size, Colour and Contrast – By David Hodge

Each and every angler has their own personal favourite colour, and that is that one that we tie on when it’s a bit quiet. New and shiny or old...
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Makocraft 376 Topper Tracker – By Dominic Fry

A name synonymous with Australian boat design and manufacture, the Stessl family were destined for success, with the Makocraft brand being no exception. All Australian owned and operated by...
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Big Lures And Big Fish – By Dick Eussen

I am a firm believer that if you want to catch a big fish use a big lure, and while that may get me a few laughs I reckon...
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Parrot Ponderings – By Anthony Davies

In the great south east of the sunshine state the fish generally known as a “Parrot” or “Bluey” is a prized capture, somewhat less so in tropical waters where...
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Sour grapes and forever mates – By John Boon

Have you ever been on a fishing trip and just couldn't wait for it to be over? I’m not talking about the lack of piscatorial action or even the...
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