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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.  ...

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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...

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MIGUEL’S CRISPY SNAPPER, SWEET POTATO WEDGES

MIGUEL’S CRISPY SNAPPER, SWEET POTATO WEDGES

Snapper and spuds have never tasted so good as in this latest mouth melter from Miguel. Take the old family favourite to the next level with crispy snapper and sweet potato wedges.   INGREDIENTS     FISH • 2 x 200g snapper fillets, cut into thick fish...

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SURTEES FACTORY IN NEW ZEALAND

SURTEES FACTORY IN NEW ZEALAND

The Captain crosses the ditch to check out the Surtees factory in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty and meet the legendary Neil “Surts” Surtees, the bloke who originally built the boat that was “built to fish”.     A bloke can’t have too many sheds. This is the...

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FINAL TOUCHES ON THE 445F

FINAL TOUCHES ON THE 445F

It’s been 12 months since we last reported on the Nub Tub. Since then, Jack has put a sizable dent in the Long Reef kingfish population and Alli has been working on her long, sun-kissed locks. The salty duo even made it wide to the tuna grounds, but ended up drowned...

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23′ SHARK CAT PROJECT BOAT

23′ SHARK CAT PROJECT BOAT

The Captain’s crew never planned on buying a Shark Cat. The next project boat was supposed to be a Flybridge in the 23ft–26ft range. But Jack made two mistakes. The first was leaving Trav in charge. The second was giving him a $40,000 budget to play with. Trav set out...

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HAINES HUNTER  V17L WITH FRUIT

HAINES HUNTER V17L WITH FRUIT

Mark Brayne got his hands on a rebuilt V17L, then gave it a modern refurb in the back end and bolted on the good gear. Now it’s the perfect lightweight, trailerable game-fishing machine. Tell us more about this top-secret work you do. I can’t actually say what I do...

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THE CLASH – SYDNEY KINGS WITH VIC AND ZANE LEVETT

THE CLASH – SYDNEY KINGS WITH VIC AND ZANE LEVETT

Something tasty just lobbed in The Captain’s porthole. It’s the new Clash II reel. The boffins at Penn reckon they’re toughest in class. We’ll see about that. We got in touch with charter operators Vic and Zane Levett from Ocean Hunter Sportsfishing to see if they...

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HIGHFIELD 760 PATROL

HIGHFIELD 760 PATROL

You may have noticed a few RIBs in The Captain lately. They definitely have their place in the boating order of things. People might think of them as just tender boats, but they dominate when it comes to diving, spearfishing and, er, hooning around. But do they pass...

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