SKIRTING THE ISSUE WITH PETER PAKULA

SKIRTING THE ISSUE WITH PETER PAKULA

If your lure is on its last legs, Peter Pakula explains how to re-skirt in seven simple steps. All skirted lures will need a re-skirting eventually. They get chopped up by toothy critters and become old and brittle without a regular lube (see issue #3 Skirt Dirt on...
BOAT REG. WITH NATHAN NICHOLS

BOAT REG. WITH NATHAN NICHOLS

Boating fails  – Nathan Nichols, director of Cruise Craft, on the inconvenient truth of boating regulations. The rumours are true. I took the opportunity to launch into a very passionate discussion at a recent product launch. In my view, The Captain – which...
NATURE’S SUSHI TRAIN WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

NATURE’S SUSHI TRAIN WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

Most of us have heard the old saying “no run, no fun” a million times. This reference to a moving tide bringing the best fishing bite is more often than not true, but why? Try sitting beside the conveyor belt at a sushi train and see how well you do stuffing your face...
HAINES SIGNATURE 495F

HAINES SIGNATURE 495F

You may have noticed a secret new project stashed between the pages of the Builders’ Survey in the previous issue of The Captain. It was the fourth generation of the Haines Signature 495F hull – and it’s just been released to the public. The new hull features an extra...
SPEARFISHING BLACK MARLINS IN FNQ

SPEARFISHING BLACK MARLINS IN FNQ

Travis Hogan dreams big in a small trailer boat, hunting for black marlin in a Haines Hunter V19   We may live in Far North Queensland, but that doesn’t mean the gamefishing is at our doorstep. In fact, it’s further away than you’d think – it’s about 40 nautical...
HAINES SIGNATURE 550RF

HAINES SIGNATURE 550RF

Surface feeding longtail tuna. A tackle box full of stickbaits. The new Haines Signature 550RF. ‘nuf said.  Not long ago The Captain tested the Signature 550F off Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island. We had a crack at a mulloway, but the mysterious beasts...