Gaden Trout Hatchery – dreams begin here
Peter Jung | February 2017

The Gaden Trout Hatchery and picnic area is well worth a visit.

Growing up in the Australian Capital Territory, my passion for fishing began with dropping a line in the rivers, streams and lakes of the Snowy Mountains for brown and rainbow trout. To this day, they hold a special place in my heart. When the opportunity came up to visit the Gaden Trout Hatchery in Jindabyne and go on one of the guided tours, I jumped at the chance.
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Skinny water gold – luderick on fly
Paul Martin | February 2017

This luderick was caught on a green weed fly.

Catching luderick with weed flies is a relatively new approach that is more often used with traditional techniques. In many instances it has been proven to be more productive than using weed itself. It’s far less hassle than finding weed, wrapping it onto your hook and tying half hitches.
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Deeper arm to make your fishing flexible
Robbie Alexander | December 2016

The Deeper Flexible Arm and Deeper unit hooked up and sitting nicely in the water. This can be detached from the kayak in a matter of seconds.

I did a product review on one of Deeper’s other products recently – the Deeper unit. The Deeper unit is a portable and convenient fish finder, or sonar device. It’s a small round ball, even smaller than a tennis ball, that can be cast out from the bank or boat. Inside the ball is a fish finder transducer, which records a sonar reading from underneath it, just like many other fish finders.
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Do the right thing in the racks
Tag | December 2016

Avoid coming into contact with oyster farm infrastructure when fishing in and around oyster farms.

The thrill of hooking a solid blue-nose bream amidst the tangle of posts, racks and trays that make up a typical oyster lease is about as good as it gets for NSW estuary anglers. Heavy leader and locked up drags are standard techniques for rack fishing specialists. It goes without saying, that maxed-out tackle and brutal tactics don’t always result in hooked fish being landed. The bream are often only centimetres away from cover when they eat the lure or bait, meaning frayed leaders, lost fish and bruised egos are always on the cards.
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A guide to the river ghost
Scott Whitfield | December 2016

Mulloway are always beautiful when they come out of the water.

The warmer months are a great time to hit the estuaries in search of NSW’s ghost of the estuary, but many struggle to crack a pattern on these impressive silver slabs. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and often, if you can just break down a certain waterway, it can be very simple to find a decent school of mulloway.
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Tricking bream
Jamie Robley | December 2016

Summer is a fantastic time of year for casting lures in search of the humble bream. Right now, our coastal waterways are warm and full of life such as the prey that bream love to feed on. Consequently, they’re in just the right mood to hit lures.
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Experience cod chaos on fly
Ross Virt | December 2016

The author took this feisty little cod on one of his own creations walking the banks of a creek at night.

Australia is a country that has it all: wilderness, dramatic scenery, crystal-clear streams full of Murray cod and the opportunity to take them on the surface with the fly rod!
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Christmas Gift Ideas
Nicole Penfold | December 2016

If you don’t know what Christmas present to buy the angler in your life, this article will solve all your problems! Ditto if your loved ones are asking you what gift you’d like, and are getting annoyed when you say things like, “I dunno”, “anything I guess” and “how about a spouse who won’t keep asking questions”. Read on to find the perfect gift – one that will make any angler so grateful they’ll forever share their fish with you. Maybe even the palatable ones. A...
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Kiwi tactics for Aussie anglers.
Chris Firkin | December 2016

Whether you fish for the table or to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, or you’re like me – superkeen, chasing big fish that pull string, enjoying the challenge and danger while spending countless hours and dollars pursuing that fish of a lifetime – whatever spins your wheels, have fun and respect what you have on offer. Not catching your limit every time you get out is what really counts.

Kiwi fishos are keen conservationists. Fishing...
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