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BlueWater Boats & Game Fishing June - July 2018

BlueWater magazine is dedicated to bringing gamefishers the essential cutting-edge wisdom on offshore gamefishing, boats and equipment. With stunning photography blended with exciting features from the world's leaders of the sport, we aim to deliver knowledge and inspiration that will make a real difference to the success and enjoyment of beginners and experts alike.

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who’s who

DECKIE: CHEYNE SALES Cheyne has fished his whole life, growing up in Coffs Harbour and Sydney before moving to the Gold Coast. He worked in construction until an industrial accident motivated his lifestyle switch to a professional deckie, as well as part-time with Peter Pakula making lures. Cheyne works with Capt Bill Billson and several other Gold Coast charter boats, and says helping anglers achieve a special catch is what inspires him the most. SUBSCRIBER: FINN BEIRNE With a maturity far beyond his 13 years of age, Finn grew up in Lae, PNG, although currently boards at TSS College on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Fishing with his family aboard their 57ft Sea Ray cruiser Sea Hawk is a big part of Finn’s life and already…

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overcoming obstacles

TIM SIMPSON: PUBLISHER Tim has a thirst for knowledge and a passion for teaching others the skills for success. His adventures have taken him to a long list of tournament wins, six IGFA world records, and more than 500 tagged gamefish. Depending on your outlook, obstacles can be seen as either unwelcome frustrations or a challenge that, once overcome, will enhance your sense of achievement. Consider, what would a golf game be without bunkers, or a downhill mountain bike trail without rocks? And while surfing a glassy dawn wave may be an exquisite thrill, that experience is certainly heightened when the wave is breaking across a shallow rocky point, with boils and ledges forming as it sucks over almost-dry boulders. With the right attitude, difficulties can add to your…

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australian marine parks passed by government

After 12 long years of draining effort and debate by a multitude of organisations and fishing associations, Australia’s federal government has finally passed reasonable and workable plans for management and use of the nation’s Marine Parks. After countless meetings and intense negotiations with successive governments over the past 12 years, the Federal Coalition Government’s most recent plan for Australia’s network of marine parks has finally been approved.Although strongly opposed by environmental groups that preferred the previous Labor Government’s ‘Lock Out’ policy, the Coalition’s Marine Park Management Plan is generally considered a great result by those whose livelihood or recreation depends on access to our offshore waters. For the first time, the Federal Government had the full support of all 11 crossbench senators.The right to fish the waters of the…

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australia’s marine park plans strike the right balance

With Australia’s Coalition Government’s Marine Park Plans adopted intact, anglers will continue to be able to access dream fishing grounds in the Coral Sea, where huge GTs and dogtooth tuna abound. After years of uncertainty and long drawn-out discussions, Australia now has a network of Marine Parks which acknowledges that recreational fishing and conservation are compatible.The disallowance motion moved by Labor’s Senator Pratt was defeated 28 votes to 34. This means the Marine Park management plans tabled by the government in April will soon take effect. We thank the members of the senate who supported these plans. This is a much better outcome for fishing, a much better outcome for the community and a much better outcome for the environment. It means we still have access to many…

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bermuda blue marlin takes the lead

The final satellite tag has now popped-up and reported from all the blue marlin tagged during the 2017 Bermuda IGFA Great Marlin Race. The winner travelled a remarkable straight-line distance of 2658 nautical miles. Mike’s tag popped up on March 12 this year after 234 days on the 115kg blue marlin, revealing a remarkable 2658 nautical miles (nm) travelled from Bermuda to a location three degrees above the equator and about 600nm northeast of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Not only did this fish win the 2017 Bermuda race, it is the longest distance ever recorded by an IGMR-tagged blue marlin in a race from Bermuda.Once the data has finished transmitting to Argos satellites, a track will be generated for the winning fish. It will be exciting to…

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marlin from a rubber inflatable

When Georgia Poyner and her father set out in their 5.2m inflatable they were hardly expecting to catch a huge striped marlin, let alone swim with it. With such an outstanding marlin season down the south coast of NSW this summer, Georgia Poyner and her father were eager to get out among them – even though they fish from a 5.2m inflatable Zodiac with a 70hp outboard. As well as accomplished anglers, they are both experienced scuba divers and frequently dive around Montague Island and with large gamefish whenever they get a chance.Although there was a huge swell pumping down the coast after a Queensland cyclone, they set out across the Narooma bar and headed for the continental shelf drop-off, where the sea flattened substantially. They were hardly…