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Fishing World

April 2019

Fishing World is Australia’s longest established fishing magazine and has been serving the needs of anglers for more than 46 years. Fisho is Australia’s premier fishing magazine and has become known as the “sport fishing bible”. Voted Best National Magazine 2014 Australian Fishing Trade Association.

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12 Issues


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learning the ropes

FISHING for most of us is a way of life. It’s also a sport for many and a recreation for others, and as such, competes for participation with other sports and pastimes.One thing I’ve noticed, however, between fishing and “conventional sports” is the lack of basic teaching for newcomers.Organisers of most sports go to great lengths to grow participation and build numbers. Usually this is done at junior levels with beginner programmes aimed at nurturing kids and honing their skills within that chosen sport. It’s competitive, not on the field, but in growing numbers in different codes or sports.In fishing it’s almost assumed you inherit fishing skills; it gets passed down from parent to child like a secret code. But what if your parent doesn’t fish, or if you’re…

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the jewie puzzle

No matter how many articles I write, or messages and emails I answer, many struggle to grasp the basics of catching jewfish.The truth is after many years and thousands of casts I’m always learning. Even newcomers have opened my eyes to something new or different with these majestic fish. Probably one of the greatest facets of jewfish is there’s always another way to catch them or another location to find them, and at times the rule book can be thrown out the window!Jewfish can be found in a multitude of environments from brackish headwaters in rivers and lakes to well offshore on reefs in waters up to 120m. A high percentage of fish are caught within the confines of estuary waters and this is where I‘ll focus on for…

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councils "opt-in" to rock fishing safety initiative

FOLLOWING two Coronial Inquiries that recommended legislation making lifejackets mandatory for rock fishers, the NSW Government implemented the Rock Fishing Safety Act, which has been in place in Sydney’s Randwick local government area for two years. The Act requires rock fishers to wear appropriate lifejackets when rock fishing or helping others rock fish within the boundaries of each relevant local government area.Two additional Councils – Northern Beaches Council in Sydney and Richmond Valley Council (Evans Head area) on the North Coast – have now “opted-in” to the Act.NSW DPI is currently working with a number of other Councils which will soon be coming onboard this important public safety initiative.Rock fishers now need to wear an appropriate lifejacket (an AS4758 approved model is best) when fishing in the Northern Beaches…

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fish facts: is barbless the best?

MOST anglers have heard about barbless hooks in various writings in the fishing press from time to time, but when you ask around its surprising how few anglers have actually had any practical experience using them. For those who are not familiar with what I am talking about, I am referring to the process of manually removing the barb……

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environment: not what we expected

THIS is not intended to be a shot at NSW Fisheries. Rather it’s a lament about broken undertakings given by governments to their constituents, in this case NSW recreational fishing licence holders.Getting the NSW fishing “licence” into place back in the early 2000’s was a tortuous process.…

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recfishwest fishing clinic milestone

RECFISHWEST and its program partner Healthway recently celebrated 20 years of running SunSmart fishing clinics, an affordable way to teach kids about safe fishing practices and promote the health benefits of fishing. The WA government has supported the clinics with about $1m funding over that time, and the program has reached around 40,000 West Australians through school clinics and family fun days. Participating kids are provided with rods, reels and bait, and learn about the importance of fisheries sustainability and proper fish handling techniques. They also get messages about sun safety, and wearing wide-brimmed hats, polarised sunglasses and long-sleeved shirts, during the two-hour clinics. …