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FishLife Issue #16 Preview

FishLife Issue #16 celebrates the stunning beauty and passion of Australian fishing.

Let the Battle Begin
What do you do when you need some tackle tested? You hand it to a bunch of fishing journos, writes David Granville, and set them loose on the Great Barrier Reef, of course…

A Season to Remember
After almost a decade of severe stress, the Murray River is back in a big way. Lubin Pfeiffer is revelling in the resurgence, and in this article he gives a rundown of how to target the mighty cod of this iconic waterway.

Rockin’ Jew
School jewfish on soft plastics are a year-round challenge for the rock-hoppers of the NSW north coast. Mulloway buff Andrew Mayo shares a trove of tips for success on the big river breakwalls of the premier state.

Tassie Unplugged Part II: In the Salt
Steve and Jo Starling conclude the two-part account of their Tasmanian travels with a look at the fine estuary fishing available at just a couple of the island state’s renowned east coast locations.

The Kings of Western Port
Victoria’s second-largest bay is a fertile fishery with a reputation for strong and tricky tides. John Cahill unlocks a few secrets of getting amongst the Port’s thriving population of King George whiting.

Boat Test: CruiseCraft 625 & 595 Hardtop
Stormy weather’s never much fun at sea, but it proved an ideal arena to test the hardtop options on a couple consistent Aussie performers. A warm and dry Warren Steptoe delivers top marks in all departments.

Plus, enjoy our regular columnists:

  • Doctor Fish  – Julian Pepperell
  • Think Like a Fish – Steve Starling
  • Fishermum – Emma George
  • Out There – Warren Steptoe
  • Grass Roots – Gary Howard
  • Young Guns – Coen Amon
  • Rod Wrapper – Ian Miller