MORNINGSTAR 460 ANGLER

MORNINGSTAR 460 ANGLER

There’s a rumour doing the rounds. It’s about an aluminium hull that has the big boys looking over their shoulder. They say it rides like a glass boat, looks like a glass boat, but can take punishment like a tinnie. It doesn’t have a name like...
ALL 4 ADVENTURE POWERS UP

ALL 4 ADVENTURE POWERS UP

All 4 adventure power up their sixth season with Honda outboards. “Reliability is everything. It’s great to see they rely on Honda”. Jason Andrews and Simon Anderson from Australian television show, All 4 Adventure, do some pretty crazy trips – on...
CRUISECRAFT EXPLORER 595 HARDTOP

CRUISECRAFT EXPLORER 595 HARDTOP

Legendary Aussie boat maker, Cruisecraft, introduces the new baby of its hardtop range. A proud, third generation Australian boat manufacturer, CruiseCraft, is at it again, having just unveiled its new hardtop fishing machine – this time in the sub-6m category....
STABICRAFT 1600

STABICRAFT 1600

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger No doubt one of the most forward thinking designs in the trailer boat market today, is the Stabicraft 1600 Project Carbon Series. If it hadn’t already, it has now certainly quashed all preconceptions about Stabi’s being “ugly...
MALIBU WAKESETTER 22 VLX

MALIBU WAKESETTER 22 VLX

  The all-new Malibu Wakesetter 22 VLX hits Aussie shores. If you’re in the boating world and don’t know Malibu Boats, it’s safe to say you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re just a fisherman – the latter is probably more likely. Either way, Malibu is one of...
WILLIAMSTOWN

WILLIAMSTOWN

Surrounded by water on three sides, Williamstown was Melbourne’s first working seaport. Today it’s a fashionable bayside village, but thankfully it hasn’t lost its maritime roots with old piers, slipways and docks dotting the foreshore. Moor your boat at Anchorage...
NAGAMBIE

NAGAMBIE

Nagambie is an aboriginal word meaning ‘place by the water’. And it lives up to its name, with a wide range of water-based activities including skiing, fishing, cruising and general sightseeing. Nagambie is a man-made lake, created by the Goulburn Weir in 1991. The...
GEELONG

GEELONG

What was once an industrial town built on the wool trade is now an edgy city with quite an international feel. The woollen cargo that lined the pier has been replaced with fancy restaurants, former wool stores are now trendy cafés and old mills are home to high-end...
QUEENSCLIFF

QUEENSCLIFF

It’s a chilly Friday afternoon in Melbourne. The clock hits 5pm. You rush home, load up the family, hook up the boat and cruise down to Queenscliff, arriving just after sunset. Pulling up at The Queenscliff Inn, the smell of a red wine beef ragu in flaky pastry hits...
LAKE BULLEN MERRI & LAKE PURRUMBETE

LAKE BULLEN MERRI & LAKE PURRUMBETE

Many Victorian boaties drive past these old craters, missing the opportunity to catch a whopping trout or salmon. The lakes are stocked with browns and rainbows, as well as quinnat and Atlantic salmon. Don’t drop your rod here, though, the lakes are up to 200ft (60m)...
PHILLIP ISLAND

PHILLIP ISLAND

‘The Island’ is a virtual 360-degree fishing platform, surrounded by Bass Strait to the south and Westernport Bay to the north. It’s a showcase of everything fishy in Victoria, with great angling for whiting and squid among the weed beds and shallow channels,...
LAKE EILDON

LAKE EILDON

As you slowly troll a minnow pattern Rapala lure on Lake Eildon, nestled in a valley of the Central Highlands, it’s hard to imagine this waterway is only two hours’ drive north of Melbourne. And when the fishing is slow in the lakes and rivers, just slink into the...
PORT WELSHPOOL

PORT WELSHPOOL

Port Welshpool is another industrious coastal town where colourful trawlers line the jetties and young families enjoy fish and chips in the local parks. The area overlooks Wilsons Promontory, and its waters are famous for huge snapper and gummy sharks. In...
EAST GIPPSLAND

EAST GIPPSLAND

Many Victorian fishermen cut their teeth at sleepy little coastal towns in East Gippsland. Places like Mallacoota, Bemm River and Marlo can hold their heads high in fishing folklore. The area is distinguished by tannin-stained water running down from the Great...
WESTERNPORT BAY

WESTERNPORT BAY

Westernport Bay is a swirling mass of silty water, wrapping itself around French and Phillip Islands. It can be a boatie’s nightmare. The run-out tide stands up in a southerly breeze and sandbars appear like desert fortresses at low tide. The locals say there are two...
PORT FAIRY

PORT FAIRY

For boaties who like a splash of history, hitch up and head to Port Fairy. It’s one of the prettiest ocean entrances in Victoria, with historic sandstone buildings lining the timber piers, which hold boats fast in the current of the Moyne River. Lee Marvin and John...
PORTLAND

PORTLAND

Portland is fast becoming the game-fishing capital of Victoria. Last year, the local ramp had over 400 boats in a single day. That’s why the State Government spent $7 million on revamping the boat ramp and harbour in 2014. They’re chasing tuna, and it’s a big water...
MORNINGTON PENINSULA

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

  Ever since Nan and Pop could tow a trailer, the Mornington Peninsula has been a popular fishing destination. Its shoreline is dotted with colourful boat sheds clad in seashells and overlooking sandy beaches. It’s a postcard-perfect scene, bound to...
NEW TECHNOLOGY SURFACING

NEW TECHNOLOGY SURFACING

For years commercial fisherman have been cheating. They’ve been accessing highly detailed sea surface temperature information. With this hot intel, they can then locate temperature breaks where pelagic game fish feed. Now although this software is available to...
EVOLUTION 652

EVOLUTION 652

Evolution boats have just realised what is arguably the hottest looking fishing boat on the water, the 652 Enclosed.  With a bootylicious beam, sharp deep-V and animalistic lines, the big Evolution 652 Enclosed will have all the boat ramp folk staring with envy. The...
WHITE POINTER 800 SPORTS CRUISER

WHITE POINTER 800 SPORTS CRUISER

It was love at first ride for David Krushka Halfway through David Krushka’s first White Pointer test drive, he turned to Cameron McDonald from Geelong Boating Centre and said, “I’ve had enough”. Shocked, Cam asked, “Oh, what did you think?” David replied, “Best boat...
WHITE POINTER 730 SPORTS HARDTOP

WHITE POINTER 730 SPORTS HARDTOP

The 730 is centimetre perfect in the eyes of Bruce Franks Bruce Franks is a numbers man. An engineer by trade, he applied his no-nonsense sensibilities to conceive his ultimate boat, the White Pointer 730 Sport Hardtop. Stepping aboard the 730, named Cray Nomad you...
EVOLUTION 552

EVOLUTION 552

The 552 is an award-winning fishing boat, and several years on, it’s lustre hasn’t diminished. The Evolution 552 is the winged-keel equivalent of fishing boats. Below the waterline is a design master-piece that stole line- honours and propelled...
LAKES ENTRANCE

LAKES ENTRANCE

A popular seaside village on the Gippsland Lakes, Lakes Entrance’s marinas and jetties serve one of Australia’s biggest fishing fleets. The main channel is fringed with pretty gardens, wooden sculptures, shops, restaurants and accommodation. Pop across the footbridge...
THE MURRAY RIVER

THE MURRAY RIVER

The ‘Mighty Murray’ is part of Australian maritime folklore. Spanning three states and over 2500km, the Murray served as a highway for shallow paddle steamers carrying wool, wheat, and other goods. Rail transport slowed the steamer trade, but the Murray continues to...
ROBALO R260

ROBALO R260

The Robalo R260 is the ‘velvet sledgehammer’ of centre-consoles Jaws dropped when the Robalo R260 rolled into Portland’s seaside streets. It’s not just big, it’s damn beautiful. Like most things that come out of the Robalo factory, the R260 performs as...
ROBALO R207 BOWRIDER

ROBALO R207 BOWRIDER

The Robalo R207 is a brilliant all-rounder that just might redefine the way bow-riders are perceived by cuddy-cab fishermen When the Robalo designers created the R207 Bowrider, I can imagine somewhere on the design brief the boss wrote, ‘build the perfect boat’. We...