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BUSTING BASS IN AMERICA ABOARD A STABICRAFT

BUSTING BASS IN AMERICA ABOARD A STABICRAFT

What are a couple of Aussies doing in Arizona in the American Southwest talking to a former South African about a Kiwi boat and bass baiting? When the word came through from Stabicraft HQ that a 1550 fisher had been spotted in the middle of the desert, The Captain was...

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BIG BORE BLACK WATCH REBUILD

BIG BORE BLACK WATCH REBUILD

Just like The Captain, the owner of this Black Watch 31 forked out good money for a lemon. But just like The Captain - and with a little help from Matt Inman at R&M Marine - Now he couldn't be happier.     Every big boat that sails through The Captain’s...

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RED EMPEROR FISHING OUT OF A CRUISE CRAFT F360M

RED EMPEROR FISHING OUT OF A CRUISE CRAFT F360M

There’s something about Greeks and fishing. It runs deep in their blood. Take the Batsinilas family — they’re all fishing gurus. The Captain is hanging with Mati and Pete Batsinilas in Seventeen Seventy in Queensland — and these guys have totally nailed the art of...

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FISH ‘N’ CHICKS – PART 1

FISH ‘N’ CHICKS – PART 1

With International Women’s Day on March 8 — yes, Mrs Captain made sure The Captain knew all about it and delivered her breakfast rum in bed — we thought it was about bloody time The Captain featured women in the fishing industry. Who doesn’t love a woman who can fish?...

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SHE’LL BE RIGHT WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

SHE’LL BE RIGHT WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

We’ve all said to ourselves, “she’ll be right mate” when it comes to an aspect of our fishing or boating equipment. It might be a little scuff in your leader, a slight grinding sound in the bait-caster or perhaps some green corrosion on a battery terminal. It might be...

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NAIAD BOATS BY KIRBY MARINE

NAIAD BOATS BY KIRBY MARINE

Naiad boats are the playthings of billionaire sheiks and sultans, and workhorses for the likes of the Tactical Response Group and remote wilderness tour operators. None of these are the kind of customers you want a call from in the dark of night saying something on...

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IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON FISHING WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON FISHING WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

OVERKILL I’m going out on a limb to canvas a topic that’s been festering for quite a while — the impact of social media on fishing. That’s right, the electronic elephant in the room. Let me preface this “rant” with saying that I love teaching people to fish and...

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7 TIPS FOR BUYING A USED OUTBOARD

7 TIPS FOR BUYING A USED OUTBOARD

  All-round nice guy and co-owner of Outboard Spares Stuart Buckingham spends hours helping others breath life into old outboards. This issue, he shares some choice tips on buying a used outboard. Images are of Byron’s 25 Bertram, Odin.       1....

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FINE DINING IN THE BRINY

FINE DINING IN THE BRINY

On a foodie voyage of discovery through the Gippsland Lakes, The Captain's crew discovers fair maidens willing to jump ship, pies to die for, seaweed-infused butter, eel terrine and bottomless jugs of rum and coke. We'll need help for this one. Time to summon Grant...

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