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FishLife 28

FishLife #28 On sale from 5th January 2017. Take a journey with Australia’s leading fishing journalists to a host of stunning fishing destinations. FishLife Issue #28 features a diverse range of species and fishing methods. Real fishing knowledge, from real fishing journalists delivered as only FishLife can.


On The Rise

A rising tide can be a particularly productive time for anglers in our southern estuary systems, especially over the warmer months, as Andrew Mayo explains.

Pieces Of The Puzzle

Dave Seaman reckons that understanding fishing is like assembling a big outdoor jigsaw, and he recently put his puzzle solving skills to work on catching a personal best.

Alaskan Obsession

With its top-of-the-planet wilderness, mighty salmon fishing and wealth of ‘Attenborough moments’, Alaska has Shane Mensforth totally under its spell.

Sweet Soul Fishing

Sometimes it’s less about the size and number of fish caught and more about the place, the experience and the company.

Living On The Cape

The bulk of Australia’s recreational anglers live in our temperate climes, well south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Most of those fishos dream of the tropical north and its endless array of fish species and remote destinations. Then there are those who live and work in the remote northern regions. Based in Weipa, on the western side of Cape York Peninsula, mineworker and crazy keen angler Tegan Witcher is one who has chosen that way of life. In this pictorial article, she introduces FishLife readers to her ‘backyard’ and promises to take us on more of her upcoming wilderness adventures.

50 Years Of Aussie Granders

When Captain George Bransford and Richard Obach caught Australia’s first 1000lb black marlin off Cairns back in 1966, they couldn’t have dreamed that one fish would shape not only a town but also the lives of so many captains, crewmen and anglers who have followed in their wake. David Granville reports on the 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Roaring Days

Things have changed a lot in Australia over a half century, in fishing no less than across society in general. Before they slip from living memory, Col Stringer recalls some colourful Territory characters and mighty barra fishing adventures of another angling era.

Plus, enjoy our regular columnists:

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