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Carnarvon Trip Report 2013

5 Aug 2013 10:32 AM - 5 Day on a live aboard fishing around the islands off Carnarvon proved to be a lucky dip of species.

With the wind dying down a little we pointed the bow of the Shikari Charters Liveaboard vessel Temuri J into the swell and headed to a patch of fish we couldn't safely fish the previous afternoon.

Once again the sounder showed ...

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Shimano Stella SWB now Available

6 Jul 2013 11:11 AM - The much anticipated Stella SWB has arrived!

The news that Shimano Japan was set to release a new range of Stella reels was hot news on Social media earlier in the year as news hit the streets of this exciting new range before Shimano Australia had officially notiified retailers and the p...

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Cairns Sooty Grunter

1 Jul 2013 12:06 PM - Chris returns from the far North after a week of chasing sooty grunter.

Just back from a great 5 day break in FNQ. While the aim was to amble around over our break Bec and I quickly settled on a nice camp site in the Tully River Gorge and spent our mornings and evenings chasing sooty grunter and jungle perch on sur...

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Light Tackle Southern Bluefin Tuna - Our story so far.

26 May 2013 11:00 AM - Catching big fish on light line is at the very core of game and sportfishing, giving the fish a real chance of beating the angler and the tackle. Here Chris Baty details his journey of chasing SBTs on ever lightening line.

OK so this story goes way back to when I was a young fella just starting out in Compleat Angler. The guys that I worked with liked to push the envelope by catching big fish on light line........and the concept was addictive. So one day while we...

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The Bass Lodge

6 Mar 2013 11:01 PM - Feb 2013 saw the first of what we hope to be many trips to the Macleay River to chase Australian Bass

There’s a moment on a road trip, well the long ones anyway, where you’ve done all the catching up and the conversation dies a natural death. At least that’s how it is with old friends.........new acquaintances seem to feel the...

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Out Of The Dark - Cod On Surface Lures.

11 Feb 2013 10:23 PM - Chasing Murray cod on surface lures is one of the most explosive ways to target this species. Here Chris Baty outlines some of the things that'll help you on your way to your first surface strike.

It's late afternoon, the temperature's up, the barometer on the rise. Kookaburras laugh in the trees above and roos jumped across the track on your walk down to the river. This is fishing Australian rivers, this is a big part of why we do it......

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