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FishLife Issue #14 Preview

FishLife Issue 14 Featured Articles – In Sale from Thursday 1st SEPTEMBER 2014

THE LAST FRONTIER
Surf beaches are perhaps the last frontier in lure fishing; somehow current technology and techniques seem to have passed them by. Warren Steptoe looks at taking modern tackle and techniques to the world of sand and surf in pursuit of that old standby, the flathead.

BLACK BASS NIRVANA
Being the first fishing writer into any new location is indeed an honour, but when David Granville was invited to a brand new lodge on Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea to chase black bass, he had no idea the life-changing experience it would turn out to be.

JEWELS OF THE FITZROY
Starlo undertakes his first serious expedition into an overlooked region of inland Queensland and discovers a freshwater fishing wonderland with an incredible amount to offer the visiting angler.

A FLOWING FEAST
Fly fisherman Peter Morse can’t get enough of the rivers and fish of New Zealand into his system. He feels it’s an urgent race against time — his own mortal time, and the rapid changes the once pristine environment is undergoing due to relentless population growth and the dairy industry.

A TRAILERBOAT GUIDE TO BILLFISHING BOWLING GREEN
Cape Bowling Green has long been revered as one of the most prolific juvenile black marlin fisheries in the world. Allan Craperi explains how to experience this iconic fishery from a trailer boat.

WHEN CATCHING A FISH IS A DALY BONUS
Fishing trips don’t always go according to plan and sometimes the fishing can be disappointing, but in some cases just being there is enough — as Seamo found out at the 2014 Barra Nationals on the Daly River.

CRUISECRAFT EXPLORER 530 – Granville’s New Pocket Rocket
Finding a small but capable offshore boat that is economical to run and can be handled one up is easier said than done, according to David Granville. His new Cruise Craft Explorer 530 has ticked all the boxes on his list though, and has already proven itself a very capable pocket sportfisher.

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