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BYRON’S BERTRAM 25 REBUILD

BYRON’S BERTRAM 25 REBUILD

The Captain plunges bravely into the fibreglass dust storm to get the drum on this superbly reconfigured Bertram 25.     Most blokes toil away on tinnies and 15ft CrapCrafts before laying tools on their first big project, but — amazingly — this beaut Berty...

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SOUTHERN SESSIONS IN A NEW STABICRAFT 2250

SOUTHERN SESSIONS IN A NEW STABICRAFT 2250

Neither smoke nor flame can stop The Captain heading south on the deadly hume with the promise of a ride in the first Stabicraft 2250 Ultra Centrecab in the country — and the smell of free fishing gear in his nostrils. The Captain’s phone lit up at much the same time...

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VEITCH FOR VICTORY

VEITCH FOR VICTORY

Veitch Boats has all the hallmarks of boat-building success. A steady stream of boats is rolling out the door, with a nine-month waiting list. The factory floor is full of bustling builders and apprentices, smart investors with expansion plans, plus a growing list of...

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RYAN TURNER’S CUSTOM SVENSSON FISHER MAXI 7500

RYAN TURNER’S CUSTOM SVENSSON FISHER MAXI 7500

The Captain heads to Mackay, North Queensland, to take a ride in Ryan Turner's seriously pimped-out brand new Svensson NQ Fisher Maxi 7500. When The Captain stumbles up to the Mackay boat ramp at 5am, Ryan Turner is showing less enthusiasm than you’d expect from the...

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ROD FINDLAY’S TOP TUNA TIPS

ROD FINDLAY’S TOP TUNA TIPS

Rod Findlay offers some top tuna tips to keep that sashimi train chugging. The tuna fishing on the east coast of NSW has been exceptional this year. In saying that, these fish aren’t off every port at the same time. They roll through on temperature breaks and slow...

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YFT FISHING ABOARD ROD FINDLAY’S GRADY WHITE

YFT FISHING ABOARD ROD FINDLAY’S GRADY WHITE

With the best yellowfin tuna bite off the NSW east coast since The Captain could legally drink proof rum, we tee up a session with rock-steady Rod Findlay aboard his smooth new Grady-White Seafarer 228.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12Zgr0KhPp0  ...

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MIGUEL’S RED EMPEROR FISH TACOS

MIGUEL’S RED EMPEROR FISH TACOS

Now that you’ve mastered the art of red emperor fishing with the Bats boys, it’s time to turn the flesh into a feast. This crackin’ recipe from Miguel has a distinctly Spanish flavour. It will definitely require an Estrella to cool your taste buds after washing down...

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GRANT SHORLAND ESCAPES THE FLAMES

GRANT SHORLAND ESCAPES THE FLAMES

Locals and tourists take to the water to escape the flames. Grant Shorland was one of them. When the shit hit the fan during the holiday season of 2019–20, it wasn’t just the CFA in fire trucks that saved the day. There were blokes in boats, in all shapes and sizes,...

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MICK’S OLD SCHOOL COMMERCIAL TIPS

MICK’S OLD SCHOOL COMMERCIAL TIPS

Mick from Pickles Fishing & Outdoors tackle store in Eden shares some old-school commercial tips. THE GLITTER BAIT I have to admit it, I love glitter. But it’s got nothing to do with the recent Mardi Gras in Sydney. No, it’s part of my game-fishing arsenal and I...

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