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MATCHING THE HATCH WITH ROD FINDLAY

MATCHING THE HATCH WITH ROD FINDLAY

One of the most interesting things I find when talking to game fishermen after a day on the ocean is how some crews are ultra-observant compared to others trolling the same stretch of water. Good crews always note the type and size of bait they encounter, as well as...
MICK’S TIPS ON WHERE TO STICK OUR RODS

MICK’S TIPS ON WHERE TO STICK OUR RODS

Mick’s rod advice is based on a decade of repairing mistreated gear. He also stocks more than 400 of them at any one time on the shelves at Pickle’s Fishing in Eden. Oh, and he’s got about 100 of his own at home. So it’s fair to say he knows what he’s on about.  ...
JESSIE CRIPPS TIPS FOR TRAVELLING THE OCEANS

JESSIE CRIPPS TIPS FOR TRAVELLING THE OCEANS

After years of spearfishing our way around the world, we decided to buy a sailing catamaran. We wanted to take our home along for the ride. Ten years later, we moved aboard Popao, a 37ft (11.3m) Peter Snell catamaran, and since then we’ve spent a small fortune — and a...
SIX WORKSHOP TOOLS YOU MUST HAVE

SIX WORKSHOP TOOLS YOU MUST HAVE

Outboards are tricky bastards at the best of times, so Stuart Buckingham from Outboard Spares reckons you’d best get smart about gearing up. They say a bad tradesman always blames his tools. However, you can only blame yourself if you don’t have the right tools. Here...
JESSIE CRIPPS SPEARING TIPS

JESSIE CRIPPS SPEARING TIPS

Whether you’re new to spearfishing or a seasoned veteran, chasing new fish in new locations brings an entirely new set of challenges. From bream to dogtooth tuna, each species has unique behaviours you can exploit to become a better hunter. Here are a few tips for...
THE ART OF DECEPTION

THE ART OF DECEPTION

Mick from Pickles Fishing & Outdoors tackle store in Eden shares a few fishing trick shots. 01 LUNKERHUNT PHANTOM SPIDER This one isn’t just useful for scaring your annoying sister. It’s also handy for deceiving bass, cod and saratoga — basically anything that...