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FishLife Issue #17 Preview

FishLife Issue #17 celebrates the stunning beauty and passion of Australian fishing.

SWEETWATER REVISITED
Forty years after an iconic Australian fishing book confirmed his life course, Warren Steptoe ventures to Cape York in search of the pristine freshwater perfection that first sparked his youthful imagination.

Boat Test Quintrex 690 and Evinrude E-TEC G2 250hp
The long awaited ETEC G2 from Evinrude has finally been announced and we had the opportunity to test a Quintrex Trident 690 with one of the first engines to arrive. John Ford reports on the boat and how the new motor shapes up.

OFFSHORE MARINE MASTER – 610WA ALL-ROUNDER
If you’re in the market for a custom plate alloy boat, James Anderson recommends a close look at a pleasing performer from a Queensland company that’s doing things right.

Those Dam Bass!
Stocked impoundment bass are one of our most exciting and challenging freshwater targets. In this special feature, Steve Starling explores the burgeoning stocked bass scene and shares some valuable tricks for working out (and catching) these often fickle fish.

EYES ON THE PRIZE
Angling success rarely appears flapping at your feet without a reasonable investment of time and effort. As Andrew Mayo explains, setting goals and doing the hard yards are fundamental ground rules when targeting unfamiliar species and grasping new techniques.

BURIED TREASURE
Catching blue swimmer crabs has become a regular part of many anglers’ fishing sessions. Dave Seaman explains the best tactics to minimise effort and maximise your reward.

RED FEVER
Jason Wilhelm has been scaling a steep and exhilarating learning curve in his obsession with red emperor. With some very impressive captures behind him, he shares valuable tips from the lessons he’s learned so far.

LIFT YOUR GAME
As with all worthwhile endeavours, becoming a proficient angler takes time and effort. Adam Royter shares handy hints, wise info and some good old common sense to fast track your progress to success.

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