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COD CULTURE

COD CULTURE

A canny old cod hunter reminisces about golden days on the mighty Murray and rejoices at the resurgence of cod fishing, sport of champions. Growing up on the Goulburn and Murray rivers, it was inevitable that Murray cod, VB beer and sunburn would be a big part of my...
INSANE INSTALLS- BARRA BATTLES

INSANE INSTALLS- BARRA BATTLES

The Captain’s crew heads to the Daly River in the Northern Territory to rendezvous with Paul Williams, the proud owner of a GS Marine prototype centre console fitted with a Lowrance and Simrad combo – and a massive Merc donk hanging out the back. Ah, the fishing...
PART 1: KIMBERLEY BY SEA

PART 1: KIMBERLEY BY SEA

The north-western tip of Australia is remote, wild and beautiful. Well, that’s what Malcolm Douglas had me believing after watching his many videos. He traversed the Kimberley with his dog Boondie, a cameraman and his trusty ol’ alloy Trailcraft. The legend of the...
BUSTING A NUT IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

BUSTING A NUT IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Andy McKinstray goes for a wild ride in PNG, bagging barra, bass and betel nut Words and images by Andy McKinstray   Stepping off the plane at Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea, the first thing that hits you in the face is a wave of humidity followed by...
EAST GIPPSLAND ESCAPE

EAST GIPPSLAND ESCAPE

  Every fisho worth his salt has a secret fishing spot where it seems like the fish never stop biting. The sun always sets on glassy waters while pelagics feverishly compete for the evening hatch. The esky is always full and cold, and sleep is only broken by the...
THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND

THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND

The Captain discovers a cult classic that might just be the best-kept secret on the New South Wales coast – the Sea Devil.   Cult- A religious or social group with socially deviant beliefs and practices, known for small but dedicated fan base. Cults often acquire...
MONGOLIA ON THE FLY

MONGOLIA ON THE FLY

The English conceived fly-fishing as a gentlemanly pursuit to be undertaken dressed in a tweed jacket while possibly smoking a pipe, a sophisticated sport, with delicate flies finessed to rising trout. However, as Joshua Hutchins discovers flying into the wilds of...
SHOOT LIKE A BOSS

SHOOT LIKE A BOSS

The Captain “lens” a few tips for taking the perfect pic on your next on-water adventure. You’ve just landed the fish of a lifetime. There’s only one thing left to do: take a photo that does the big girl justice. But it’s not as easy as it looks. You don’t...
LAKE BULLEN MERRI & LAKE PURRUMBETE

LAKE BULLEN MERRI & LAKE PURRUMBETE

Many Victorian boaties drive past these old craters, missing the opportunity to catch a whopping trout or salmon. The lakes are stocked with browns and rainbows, as well as quinnat and Atlantic salmon. Don’t drop your rod here, though, the lakes are up to 200ft (60m)...
THE MURRAY RIVER

THE MURRAY RIVER

The ‘Mighty Murray’ is part of Australian maritime folklore. Spanning three states and over 2500km, the Murray served as a highway for shallow paddle steamers carrying wool, wheat, and other goods. Rail transport slowed the steamer trade, but the Murray continues to...