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THIS KNOT IS F**KING GOOD

The knot that dare not speak its name — at least not when the missus and kids are around — is naturally Justin Duggan’s favourite.  There are a many game-changing moments in fishing. In the modern era, graphite rods have revolutionised casting and sensitivity. Braided... read more

FOLLOW THE LEADER

The leader man must grab the trace. Will the fish come in easy or go ballistic? You can never tell. Lord of the lures Peter Pakula details the dos and don’ts of tracing. The angler and skipper have done their job by getting the leader within reach of the crew. Now for... read more

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SAILFISH

Sailfish Catamarans are in birthday mode, celebrating 25 years of building the aluminium twin-hull champions that do the business for Aussie sportsfishers, divers and pleasure boaties. To mark that quarter century, and more than 440 vessels through the door, Sailfish... read more

IN HOT PURSUIT

US MANUFACTURER PURSUIT BOATS INVADES THE SOUTH PACIFIC. Anyone with a bit of salt water in their blood knows that Pursuit Boats turn out some of the classiest luxury fishing vessels currently making a splash. Based in Fort Pierce, Florida, Pursuit’s award-winning... read more

ROLLING BY THE RIVER

The dreaded trailer failure can mess up your fishing trip and-much, much worse- your boat. Yet such a devastating towing trauma can be prevented with just a little forethought. Roll with me on this one… ROLLIN’ BY THE RIVER It’s a dark, moonless night and you’re... read more

THE BEER REPORT

Fishing is damn thirsty work. Slaving away in the sun, hauling massive sea creatures over the side, surrounded by salt water. By the time you winch that boat back up the ramp you’re parched as, bro. Fluids must be maintained. It’s time to have a beer or two. Whether... read more

LOOK SHARP

Staying sharp on the boat and in the galley means any seadog worth his (or her) salt should pack a practical blade There’s no argument that lifejackets save lives. But who’s heard an Old Salt’s advice that a sharp knife is a sailor’s best friend? Captain Blackbeard... read more

10 WAYS TO JUSTIFY A NEW BOAT TO THE MISSUS…

You need a new boat more than world peace — but not at the cost of war breaking out on the domestic front. Never fear the Captain is here… ATTENTION DADS: So you want a new 20ft (6m) fishing rig, but the missus says no. There are only two options: a. Divorce, or... read more

BLACK RUSSIAN

The Captain gets an invite into the Cootacraft factory in Mallacoota, Victoria. It comes directly from the owner/builder known as Mark ” The mad Russian”. He’s also a hunter and expert marksman. What could possibly go wrong?  The name Cootacraft... read more

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