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  • Thirty years of WAngler
    A FUNNY thing happened recently.
    I got back from a trip to Exmouth and the phone ran hot that first morning at home.
    I fielded queries from concerned anglers about marine parks, the health of the Peel-Harvey Inlet and level of commercial fishing within it, the super trawler controversy, and finally the issue of some graphic kill shots that appeared on the internet during the phenomenal metro salmon run earlier this year.
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  • The line between pleasure and pain
    LINE selection plays a critical part in our success or failure. Probably more so for shore anglers who have additional obstacles to negotiate when trying to land their fish. After all, our line is all that connects us to our chosen quarry. A recent week away really highlighted the differences between line types and qualities in terms of fish won or lost. In this Shore Angles I thought I would spend some time reflecting on my experiences with line types and what has worked and failed in the trials and tribulations of landing fish from terra firma.
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  • Forget the gangs
    TAILOR and ganged hooks. The two go together like bacon and eggs. I guess it’s a logical enough marriage when you think about it.

    A whole baitfish so often used to target tailor fits the chain of ganged hooks nicely and the extended metal link provided by gangs protects the angler from being bitten off by the tailor’s razor-sharp teeth.
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  • Trout, Twits & spillovers
    IT was with considerable interest that I noted an email I received from the Australian Associated Press Media Centre recently.
    As the editor of a fishing magazine, I receive press releases from time to time that relate to recreational and/or commercial fishing.
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  • Quality on tight budget
    I HAVE developed some new fishing tackle needs of late. You see, we’re taking tentative steps into the realm of the caravanning fisho – we’ve bought this flash little van and I need to set us up with some ‘travelling tackle’.

    So far I’ve been grabbing bits of the current gear and setting it up for land-based sessions each time we head off, usually just for weekends but sometimes for a week or so. That annoys me, having to split gear out from the ‘herd’ each time we head off and then put it back afterwards.
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Billfish, Bulldust & Big Guns in Exmouth

JOIN the Western Angler team on the Billfish, Bulldust and Big Guns trip to Exmouth in 2015. We will be joined by former sporting stars for a week of fishing and festivities based at the Novotel Ningaloo from August 23-29.

For more information you can Download the Flyer, Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 0414 685 169.

   

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