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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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A Current Affair – By Dave Magner

If you have read any of my recent articles, you’ll have noticed that lately I’ve been spending a lot of time fishing my local estuaries. More specifically, I’ve been...
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Jacks, at Surface Value – By David Hodge

Sorry about being a while since my last article, as life sort of got in the road for a little while. Not that we haven’t found the time to...
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Going soft on top – By Luke Galea

When it comes to using artificial lures to catch fish, then the humble flathead would surely have to be one of the most reliable target options going around. They...
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Sportsman Heritage 241 – By Luke Galea

Late last year, I had the opportunity to review the Island Reef 17 brought to you by the reputable and world-class stable at Sportsman boats. It is fair to...
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Canoe fishing in Darwin Harbour – By Chris Errity

A good mate of mine Wayne Baldwin has been fishing Darwin Harbour for some time now in his 14-foot canoe. He mainly fishes on his own due to the...
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Reef Plastics – By Dave Donald

To my mind, it was a natural progression – that may have been hastened after suffering badly bruised lower ribs courtesy of having a rod butt repeatedly slammed into...
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Simple Salt & Pepper Calamari –  non-fiddley squiddley – By Anthony Davies

Ever had one of those calm, moonless nights when the squid were plentiful and keen to come to the jig, but the reds just wouldn’t live up to their...
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Fishing the Barra Highway- By Grant Budd

As this article went to print in the May edition of Fish and Boat Magazine, SE QLD was getting smashed with record rainfall that is greater than the 2011...
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Tropical Escape – By Josh Behrendorff

There is no doubt that the Whitsundays area is a magical place. It is the picture postcard for the tropics with the white sandy beaches giving way to rainforest...
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The Boomer Journey – By Duncan Webster

I started the Boomer All Terrain Anchor journey in 2005 when we lost two anchors in quick succession. We got snagged on the same reef twice and had to...
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Lake Murray Black Bass – By Chris Errity

For many years, I had dreamt about catching a monster black bass in PNG and finally the opportunity arose to travel there recently in October, with a group of...
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Keto Herb Fish Cakes – By Anthony Davies

A haul of red frames from a Coastal Connections Charters exploratory trip on the barbie. These days more and more of us are embracing the...
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Getting back into the Groove – By Josh Behrendorff

It is starting to seem so long ago, the normality of pre-Covid life. Three years in and I’m still trying to find the work life balance that I enjoyed...
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Lock it in – with a Tailfin. By Anthony Gomes

I've always maintained that 'every boat is a compromise'. In saying this, what is meant is that you can never really get everything you want or need in the...
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An Experts Guide to Australian Builder’s Plates

If you have built, modified, or imported a boat after September 2006, then you are legally required to have a compliant Australian Builder’s Plate. Or if you’re a boat...
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Nine blue water fishing options close to Darwin – By Chris Errity

The Darwin region has so much to offer for both the resident, and visiting anglers. In this article, Darwin based writer, Chris Errity covers some of the hot-spots close...
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Spanish Mackerel – An Icon Under Threat – Part 3 – By Bill Bowtell

The East Coast Spanish Mackerel (ECSM) review, currently being conducted by the Fisheries Queensland under its working documents: “Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027”; and, “Queensland Harvest Strategy Policy”, held...
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“Spanish Mackerel – An Icon Under Threat” Part 2 – By Bill Bowtell

It seems from comments received with regard to last month’s part 1 of this article; “Spanish Mackerel – An Icon Under Threat”, that there are many, both recreational and...
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A Guide to Metal – By Grant Budd

During most lure anglers' lives they often try new techniques while aiming to tick off a prized bucket list species. All too often this results in travel to a...
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