MIGUEL’S MUSSELS

MIGUEL’S MUSSELS

Miguel loves it when The Captain’s crew tour, because he’s normally on the receiving end of a seafood bounty. This time we’d been to a seafood garden off Eden, New South Wales – Erick Hyland’s mussel farm to be precise. He’s not just handy at knocking up fibreglass...
ALLOY V’S STEEL

ALLOY V’S STEEL

  Deciding between alloy and steel is the biggest consideration for new trailer buyers. The Captain’s crew donned welding masks and went undercover in the Easytow factory to uncover the pros and cons.   THE CASE FOR ALMIGHTY ALLOY   Pound for pound,...
SOUNDER HOUNDS: ANTHONY RACO

SOUNDER HOUNDS: ANTHONY RACO

SYDNEY, NSW   STYLE: I’m part of the Band of Brothers Fishing crew. We’re primarily game-fisherman who mix it up in the off-season chasing reds and kings. Our passion, however, certainly lies in catching billfish.     BOAT: I own a Seaswirl Striper 2007 2101...
SOUNDER HOUND: JAMES HOWARTH

SOUNDER HOUND: JAMES HOWARTH

BRISBANE, QLD   STYLE: The fishing that mainly appeals to me is the tournament bream scene. Weeks, months or even years of preparation can come down to a few moments. Sometimes you’ll have to make a call, which can put everything on the line. It’s a make-or-break...
SOUNDER HOUNDS: DALE HAMILTON

SOUNDER HOUNDS: DALE HAMILTON

BROOME, WA   STYLE: It’s got to be sportsfishing! I’ve been fortunate enough to fish some of the atolls off the coast of my hometown of Broome. We target dogtooth, GTs, red bass, coral trout, wahoo, blue/black marlin and even sailfish. I also like heading into...
18FT SHARK CAT

18FT SHARK CAT

Back in 1977, when Richard Freeman bought his Shark Cat, Elvis Presley was still swinging his hips and Radial Tuned Suspension (RTS) had just found its way into the HZ Holden. Since then, Richard’s Cat has seen 31 pairs of outboards. He’s also bought a house and...
FLOATING FORTRESS: STABICRAFT 2500

FLOATING FORTRESS: STABICRAFT 2500

From the wilds of the Southern Ocean comes a new design that harks back to the classics.   As we loaded a variety of rods onto the shiny new Stabicraft 2500 Ultracab, dirty grey clouds descended from the hills surrounding the local boat ramp. Cold, damp and...