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Trolling For Striped Marlin

Words & Images: Lee McDuffie Many anglers that target striped marlin have their own ideas, techniques and theories on how best to target them – however, in my line of work (fishing tackle store) you get to hear many different theories of success and failure while fishing for striped marlin with lures. I have recently had some great success with

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Australian Bass On Soft Plastics

Words & Images: Dave Seaman With any sort of fishing there is scope for diversity when it comes to techniques for targeting a particular species. While there are very few things new in fishing, there is always room for improvement and fine-tuning to extract the most from our time spent on the water. In fact, perhaps the only thing new

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Backwater Brown Trout

There is a wide range of different methods you can employ to chase trout in the abundant river systems around the southern parts of Australia. Whether you fish with lures, bait or fly, every technique has its advantages and disadvantages. With so many different variations in trout-holding water available to us, one can never get fed up with trying to

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Targeting Bream

Words and Images: Jamie Robley Despite the enormous variety of fantastic saltwater and freshwater angling options around our great country, fishing for bream with bait, lure or fly stands out as perhaps the most popular of all. The distribution of bream around Australia’s coastal fringe means they’re accessible to the majority of the population. Other popular or iconic species, from

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Summer Trout On Fly

It’s been a 37C day and some people suggested it was too hot to go fishing (That was me-Ed). Well, I thought otherwise and now I’m sitting at the computer after a day of highs and lows chasing trout in a couple of High Country streams in North East Victoria. At this point of the day, I smell like a

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Victorian Kingfish

Words & Images: Mark Gerkovich Yellowtail kingfish – Seriola lalandi – are found all around the world in temperate ocean waters. In Australia they range from north Queensland, right across the bottom of Australia, and as far up the west coast as Shark Bay. Victoria is perhaps not as well endowed with kingfish as some states, but there are significant

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Swimbaits In Australia

Words: Matt Perdrau Images: Matt Perdrau & Dean Norbiato Well, it was inevitable: it was only a matter of time before we caught up with the rest of the world and started realising the potential of swimbaits. From the outside looking in Australia boasts one of the largest selections of big predatory fish that are the perfect target for swimbaits.

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Dusky Flathead Hot Spots

Words & Images: Jamie Robley Several species of flathead inhabit coastal lakes and rivers right around the country, with the largest of the bunch, the dusky flathead, being the most widely distributed, from Victoria’s Gippsland Lakes, right along NSW and up towards Townsville in Queensland. With a potential to grow beyond a metre and up to 12 kilos or more,

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Fast Water Murray Cod

As a youngster with an early addiction to lure fishing for natives, growing up in the Riverina meant I had to learn to cope with the fluctuating water levels of the Murrumbidgee. So variable was the level through Darlington Point that the river could rise and fall more than two metres in less than 24 hours. These yo-yo water levels

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