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Fishing World

Fishing World May 2020

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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País:
Australia
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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2 min.
fishing - the best remedy

IT’S fair to say news of late hasn’t been too positive. Reports about the COVID-19 virus have been changing daily – and at the time of writing (mid March) – things aren’t getting any better. While the health of many Australians is at stake, along with many jobs, there is one positive in all this doom and gloom… You can still go fishing and boating (at least for now)! Our pastime, along with many other outdoor activities, is a pretty good option if you’re looking to avoid crowds. Avoiding crowds has been a reason many of us fish in the first place and that’s more important now than ever. As Fisho columnist and emergency doctor David Green explains, “The oceans and rivers are virus free”. We’re all being told to “self…

9 min.
southern reef brawlers

It’s fair to say the southern half of Australia receives little recognition as far as big fish accolades. Instead it is the warmer waters of the north that tend to receive all the attention, boasting a plethora of drag pulling species capable of testing even the most experienced and hardcore angler. Whilst this is somewhat true in respect to the array of species on offer, the southern region is undeniably still capable of dishing up its fair share of big fish offshore action and anglers have some great opportunities available to explore on the reefs in this neck of the woods. These options are largely seasonal in nature however within respect to the prevailing cooler weather conditions and climate. The onset of warmer weather across the summer months therefore largely…

1 min.
sharks and rays increasingly targeted

INTERNATIONAL researchers are concerned that recreational fishers are increasingly targeting sharks and rays, as reported by Sea Around Us. It’s estimated that from the 1950s to the mid-2010s total recreational fish catches world wide have grown from around 280,000 tonnes per year to around 900,000 tonnes. About 54,000 tonnes are sharks and rays. One of the study’s co-authors is from the University of Western Australia and highlights fishing for large tiger sharks and hammerheads from the beach as an emerging problem, as although most of the sharks are released it’s considered that the long fight and beaching means many of these globally threatened animals don’t survive. Elsewhere in the study paper, published in Frontiers in Marine Science on January 27, 2020, it’s suggested that catch and release is not particularly…

1 min.
feral fads

THE Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has reported that since 2016, 31 rogue fish aggregating devices (FADs) have been retrieved by Commonwealth agencies off the Australian coast. These FADs have broken away from their anchors and may have drifted vast distances from well outside Australia’s territorial waters. They’re a risk to marine mammals and turtles which can get entangled in their trailing gear. They also pose a threat to vessels and could potentially present biosecurity risks, so AFMA works with the Department of Agricultural to determine the best disposal methods. AFMA-managed Commonwealth fisheries don’t use FADs and recreational FADs are anchored, monitored and maintained by state authorities, so these “captures” are definitely unwelcome intruders.…

4 min.
where do your nsw recreational fishing licence fees go?

IN the March issue we covered off on some of the key programs and initiatives being implemented using funds from the NSW recreational fishing licence. This month we’ve provided some more facts about how the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts operate and how you can get involved. Q: Where does licence money go? A: The money you pay for your recreational fishing licence fee is placed into two recreational fishing trusts, one for saltwater, the other for freshwater. By law, funds in these trusts can only be spent on projects which benefit recreational fishing. Q: Who decides how licence money is spent? A: Two committees – one for freshwater and one for saltwater – made up of expert anglers from around the state review funding applications from the community and DPI and provide advice on projects…

2 min.
samaki zing extreme v2 701sl spin rod

FISHING rod technology continues to evolve at an incredible rate. With the release of the Zing Extreme V2 rod series at the AFTA trade show last year Samaki has reaffirmed that it is at the very forefront of high performance rod development in this country. I’ve had the opportunity of field testing the new Samaki Zing Extreme V2 701SL spin rod over the past few months and I can honestly say that I’m blown away by the quality of this premium product. The Zing Extreme V2 701SL is a light action spin rod that is rated to 4 to 8lb line classes and casting weights ranging from 1/16 to 3/8 oz. If you need a high performance light spin rod at a very reasonable price then this is the one you…