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Part III: Brain spiking – Ike Jime
Blake Hudson | April 2016

So far in this series, we have looked at a couple of easy ways to look after fish for the table or for release. One way is to use a simple piece of saturated sponge as a landing surface, to support and calm the fish. To further eliminate the uncontrolled flipping of fish, equipment such as a cotton glove worn on your bait hand will give you more effective control of your catch.
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Build a great bream tacklebox!
Jamie Robley | April 2016

With such an enormous variety of small lures on the market these days it’s not always easy to make the best choice. The simple tips outlined in this article should set a few things straight though.

Lure casting for bream sits right at the top of the Aussie-angling list. This branch of the sport has grown from humble and experimental beginnings four decades ago into a multimillion-dollar growing industry.
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Marlin for beginners
Glen Booth | March 2016

Away from the Cairns heavy tackle fishery, blues are the largest marlin east coast anglers are likely to regularly encounter.

That first marlin: it’s a significant angling milestone, certainly on every fisho’s bucket list, and there’s no better time to do it than right now. Billions of words have been written on how fantastic they are to catch, but let’s look at some basics to get you successfully hooked up for the first time.
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A thin bed of sponge foam is all you need to make fish handling safer for both you and the fish.

With an emphasis on some of the basic ‘do not’s’ of fish handling, part one of this series also highlighted the importance of correct fish handling as a way to guarantee the most superior quality of catch consumed at our dinner tables. Overall though, correct fish handling technique was recognised by experts as a major contributor to responsibly sustaining the longevity of fishing as a whole – especially by returning under or oversize catch carefully to the water.
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Autumn is tailor time along most of the NSW coastline. These fish were caught at Norah Head casting a small chrome metal lure early in the morning.

Many keen anglers agree that autumn really hits the spot. Sure, there’s something good on offer during every month of the year, but for sheer variety of species, consistency of catch, and stability of weather, the next few months are hard to beat.
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Tassie Boat Hire’s 420 Quintrex Renegade rig is a complete turn-key package, ready for high end sport fishing in fresh or salt water and ABT-style tournament work.

The acronym ‘FIFO’ stands for fly-in, fly-out and is most often used in relation to remote mining operations employees who fly to the site to commence their week or fortnight of shifts, then fly home afterwards for a break with their families. However, with the advent of fully equipped ‘turn-key’ hire packages of vehicles and boats, the FIFO concept now has genuine relevance in fishing circles as well!
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Enjoy a tango with big Spaniards this summer
Greg Clarke | February 2016

This is why you need wire; the sharp end of a spotty mackerel.

I love chasing Spanish mackerel, and coming from NSW that can sometimes prove a challenge. Queenslanders have them on tap for most of the year, and at times they can even be a pest up there when chasing other species! But for us southerners, it is often a waiting game, not merely for a fish to take your bait but for the fish to actually show up.
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Kingfish micro-jigging basics
Scott Gray | February 2016

When it all comes together you can land very respectable kingfish on light micro-jigging tackle.

Jigging is a popular technique for targeting a wide variety of fish, from snapper to kingfish. One of the reasons that micro-jigging techniques have found a new niche with lure enthusiasts is it is essentially a scaled down version of more conventional jigging techniques and tackle.
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Does that make scents?
Peter Jung | February 2016

I have recently come to the conclusion that I have an infatuation when it comes to fishing scents and the use of them. I have a growing collection of different brands, styles and smells and I would rarely fish a soft plastic or a lure without some scent applied. After thinking about this, I have come up with the following conclusions for developing this obsession.
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