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Your complete guide to crabs
Steve Morgan | April 2017

Fish Candy’s Smash Crab is finding a nice little niche amongst offshore anglers – red emperor, snapper and many other reefies love a feed of crab. Pic courtesy River 2 Sea.

Roll back the clock five years and you wouldn’t find many anglers with a crab-style lure in the tackle box. Sure, some companies tried to get a crab imitation right, but a lack of appetite combined with a lack of knowledge meant that these baits seemed destined for the specials bin – usually sooner rather than later.
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Tackling the issue of tackle
Sean Thompson | April 2017

A single hook that’s been in the salt can cause other hooks around it to rust if put straight back in a tackle box without being washed and dried.

Tackle choice and preparation is a key area for critical for angling success, but can be an area which is both overwhelming and generally misunderstood by many anglers. This month, we will look at what you may be doing wrong in your tackle preparation, and how you can change that to catch more fish.
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Presenting a fresh spin on catching snapper
Stephen Worley | April 2017

Snapper on spinnerbaits started off as an experiment by the author, but now it’s his go-to method.

Here’s a story that’s not only for the snapper anglers looking for something new, but will hopefully also inspire other anglers to explore new ways to freshen up their fishing.
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Bottom bouncing for golden perch
Wayne Dubois | March 2017

Early in the season, in dirty water and when searching large areas, it’s hard to beat a good rattling lipless crankbait.

Golden perch might not have the prowess and cult following that their bigger cousins the Murray cod have, but they are way more common, regularly encountered, targeted more, caught more and most importantly, they are more widely spread around the country.
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Common fishing mistakes anglers make
Sean Thompson | March 2017

Fishing can be a wonderfully relaxing experience and a great escape from the pressures of everyday life. But it can also be frustrating at times – leaving you wondering why the fish aren’t biting or how that big one got away!
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Makin the move on a manic mackerel
Greg Clarke | February 2017

This nice barie grabbed a live frigate mackerel.

The East Australian Current bubbles down the New South Wales coastline every summer bringing all those hot water pelagic species that anglers so eagerly await. Marlin, sailfish, cobia and wahoo are all on the wanted list. One of the most wanted is the Spanish mackerel.
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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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