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FishLife #31

FishLife #31 On sale from 3rd July 2017. Take a journey with Australia’s leading fishing journalists to a host of stunning fishing destinations. FishLife Issue #31 features a diverse range of species and fishing methods. Real fishing knowledge, from real fishing journalists delivered as only FishLife can.

On The Road Again

A campervan or motorhome is a great option for footloose fishos with a sense of adventure, as Andrew Mayo and Chris Baty discovered on a recent trip to Tasmania.

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Starlo offers some sage words of advice based on a lifetime of boat fishing experience that may well help when it comes to putting together your next trailer boat rig.

Cocos Islands – Australia’s best tropical hideout

If you’ve never visited or even heard of the Cocos Keeling Islands, these two tiny Australian atolls are undeniably stunning and teeming with fish. Emma George and her family spent two weeks at this isolated Indian Ocean paradise, catching fish, snorkelling and exploring the remote and undeveloped tropical wilderness.

From Culm to Cast

Building a rod from scratch using natural materials may seem a little too ‘retro’ in these times where ever lighter, stronger, space-age materials are the benchmark. But as veteran writer/fly fisher Dave Donald finds out, there is something intensely satisfying about engaging in a craft that has persisted for over a century and a half and has undergone a world-wide resurgence, in spite of the rapid development of modern rod blank construction. Dave joins master bamboo rodmaker, Nick Taransky, in Canberra – amongst the shavings!

Boat Test – Edgewater 245CC

If you’re dockside and Jason Wilhelm’s blue-marlin-busting Edgewater 245CC makes an appearance, you won’t miss it. This imposing rig makes even the most hardcore fishermen stop and stare. The guys from Moby Dick Content jump aboard to admire its sweeping American lines – and have a crack at a blue marlin off Tweed Heads.


Plus, enjoy our regular columnists:

  • Doctor Fish  – Julian Pepperell
  • Think Like a Fish – Steve Starling
  • Fishermum – Emma George
  • Young Guns – Coen Amon