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Fishing World

June 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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two great fishing lodges in arnhem land

Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge Seven Spirit Bay sportfishers are at home both on the bluewater and in the creeks. Seven Spirit overlooks Coral Bay in Port Essington and can only be reached by private charter flight or by water. Spoil yourself in air-conditioned luxury cabin accommodation. 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 October / November 2019 March / April 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…

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prep talk

It's worth making a list and ensuring proper preparation is done before a trip. OFTEN it takes a fishless trip to drive home an important lesson. A recent trip to one of western NSW's inland impoundments taught me a few lessons when it comes to wasting unnecessary time fixing preventable problems. Flat boat batteries, loose wiring, missing lures and a bogged boat trailer all amounted to lost hours on the water, which on this brief trip away, ate into precious fishing time and made a tough fishing trip all the more challenging. Worse still, it was all preventable!The process of preparation is an often overlooked ingredient to successful fishing.I've always considered myself to be prepared. In the past I spent countless hours pulling apart and servicing reels, re-spooling line,…

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fishing world

Editor Scott Thomas Ph: (02) 9213 8278 scottthomas@yaffa.com.au Field Editors David Green, Greg Finney, Sami Omari, Dave Rae, Chris Cleaver Technical Editor Mark WilliamsMarine Biology Editor Dr Ben DigglesEnvironment Editor John NewberyForeign Editor Martin SalterSA Correspondent Jamie CrawfordNT Correspondent Peter ZeroniVIC Correspondent Martin AuldistStaff Photographer Shane ChalkerIllustrator Chris Palatsides Contributing Writers Ben Caddaye and Alex Ciccozzi Publisher Chris Yu chrisyu@yaffa.com.au ADVERTISING Account Executive Patrick Linehan Ph: (02) 9213 8259 patricklinehan@yaffa.com.au Advertising Luke Buckley Production Ph: (02) 9213 8216 lukebuckley@yaffa.com.au Marketing Manager Sabarinah ElijahMarketing Executive Simon Ancone Customer Service Martin PhillpottManager 1800 807 760Production Director Matthew GunnArt Director Ana Maria HeraudStudio Manager Lauren EsdaileDesigner Bree Edgar…

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downsizing for fussy reds

The scavenger title associated with the humble snapper has been unfairly branded, in my opinion. In complete contrast to their perceived behavioural traits, these fish can be extremely fickle at times. We’ve had sessions where the fish would switch on and off between lures and baits, which made it difficult to stay with one method. Instead, a level of adaptability was required in those sessions and this is now a constant for us on every snapper mission. Part of this adaptability has included the idea of downsizing in order to produce results during the tougher bite periods and these results are further amplified when fishing exclusively with lures. But how does the idea of downsizing translate into better snapper success? How do the fish know whether you’re using 10lb…

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queensland moves for increased fish stock protection

THE Palaszczuk Labor government has passed legislation to help crack down on black marketing of fish. It provides stronger compliance powers for Queensland Fisheries and Boating Patrol officers and tougher penalties for anyone caught selling fish on the black market. They have appointed 20 new on-water officers to police rules under the state’s 10 year, $20 million Sustainable Fisheries Strategy. In other Strategy-related moves, the rocky reef fishery working group has confirmed that snapper and pearl perch stocks continue to be under significant fishing pressure and show no signs of rebuilding. It’s recommending that the retained catch of snapper and pearl perch should be reduced by 30% for each of the recreational, charter and commercial sectors. For snapper, this would translate into an overall retained annual catch limit dropping…

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adam marshall named as nsw minister for primary industries

THE Water portfolio has been split from the old Primary Industries ministry in the new Berejiklian-Barilaro government, with Adam Marshall taking the new portfolio of Agriculture (which also covers fisheries).According to an article in The Land, with Niall Blair stepping down, the Government has reacted to anger over water issues by splitting Water from Ag and handing it to Melinda Pavey in her new ministry of Water, Property and Housing.Adam Marshall will also have to try and calm the waters in the new additional role as Minister for Western NSW. The Nationals lost two vast western electorates, Murray and Barwon, to the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party in the recent state election.…