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BlueWater Boats & Game Fishing

BlueWater Boats & Game Fishing

April/May 2020

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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1 Min.
who’s who

SUBSCRIBER: ANGUS KING Angus grew up and still lives in Lae, Papua New Guinea. He spent his early years fishing alongside his elder brother Daniel, who introduced him to all things fishy. Their expeditions around the Siassi Islands aboard the family boat Starwars are his fondest memories, particularly as they had never been sportfished before. Angus travels around PNG on business, but always looks forward to fishing aboard Drug Runner with Daniel, including the PNG National Game Fishing Titles. SUBSCRIBER: JASON HUTCHINS Jason grew up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula in a family of commercial fishermen going back four generations. He has a huge passion for fitting-out boats and game fishing locally, but his best memory is overnighting on the Great Barrier Reef off Port Douglas. He’s also enjoyed catching striped marlin off Cabo…

3 Min.
game fishing treasure

Fishing tackle has always held a magnetic attraction for me. Whether a lure, a gadget or a rod or reel, whenever I see an item of fishing tackle I’ll automatically evaluate its potential to catch fish. I want to know how it works, what it does, and whether it offers something new or better than what I’ve seen before. This inquisitive fascination helped me enormously while I worked in the fishing tackle industry for nearly 30 years, most of it spent buying and designing tackle for the two specialist fishing tackle stores I ran in Sydney. My fascination extends to a strong passion for the tackle that has come before, including vintage lures and hooks, as well as rods and reels. Some amazing and wonderful developments have occurred in the 367…

1 Min.
two great fishing lodges in arnhem land

Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge This iconic lodge has been completely refurbished, offering luxury wilderness accommodation in an area teaming with sportfish. Location Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge is situated on the western side of Port Essington on Cobourg Peninsula in the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, western Arnhem Land. Sportfishing Seasons March / April 2020 October / November 2020 Fishing Lodge guests have access to a huge expanse of bays, headlands, offshore reefs and islands where Spanish mackerel, giant trevally, golden snapper, coral trout & many other pelagic and tasty reef species abound. Plus the many sandy mangrove creeks and flats offer great barramundi, threadfin salmon and mangrove jack fishing. Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge Booking Peak Seasons Only Following the complete refurbishment of the iconic Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge, professionally-guided fishing tours only take place during the Top End’s…

3 Min.
australian tagging program

BABY STRIPED MARLIN HEADS SOUTH A juvenile striped marlin released by Gold Coast GFC President Ash Haigh last November has been recaptured off Jervis Bay in southern NSW. Ash caught the fish off the Queensland Gold Coast aboard Darren Malaquin’s vessel Adios. They tagged the marlin and released it in good condition after estimating it at 20kg with a 140cm fork-length. Interestingly, the marlin had sustained noticeable damage to its bill due to the hook location. On 14 January, Gino Lo Sordo recaptured the marlin southeast of Jervis Bay aboard his boat Angie II, estimating its weight as 25kg with the same 140cm fork-length. During its 65 days at liberty, the juvenile striped marlin had travelled an estimated straight-line distance of 474 nautical miles (~877km). Gino also provided footage of the fish…

1 Min.
economic contribution of us game fishing

A 2019 report from the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA) released findings of two studies on the expenditures associated with recreational fisheries for highly migratory species (HMS) along their Atlantic coast. These species include tuna, marlin, swordfish and other ocean wanderers such as dolphinfish and wahoo. When combined with related findings from other recent assessments, the studies revealed that recreational fishing for these offshore gamefish contributes an estimated US$510 million to the US economy each year – and those figures are only for their Atlantic fishery!…

2 Min.
topwater yellowfin after nine years of frustration

Nine years ago, Kurt Kiggins borrowed an outfit and a stickbait lure from his friend Luke Wyrsta, hoping to catch his first yellowfin tuna on a cast lure. With a great run of yellowfin tuna off Sydney at the time, he set out aboard Short Black and trolled for hours – watching yellowfin jump all around them – but never turned a reel. The skipper, Michael Hill, then let Kurt try with a cast stickbait. Yellowfin were feeding on sauries right in front of them, jumping and smashing the surface. Kurt put in a cast and as the lure hit the water it was eaten instantly! Meanwhile, back at the transom, the rest of the team had yellowfin around the boat smashing sauries. They cast out a live yellowtail, but the tuna…