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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...
THIS KNOT IS  F**KING GOOD

THIS KNOT IS F**KING GOOD

The knot that dare not speak its name — at least not when the missus and kids are around — is naturally Justin Duggan’s favourite.  There are a many game-changing moments in fishing. In the modern era, graphite rods have revolutionised casting and sensitivity. Braided...
NUTTY PROFESSOR

NUTTY PROFESSOR

For Justin Duggan, predicting which colour of lure will be on the hook-up money on any given fishing day will never be an exact science.   We all have a “nutty professor” angling mate. His laboratory is the deck of a boat. Bunsen burners and flasks are replaced...
NATURE’S SUSHI TRAIN WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

NATURE’S SUSHI TRAIN WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

Most of us have heard the old saying “no run, no fun” a million times. This reference to a moving tide bringing the best fishing bite is more often than not true, but why? Try sitting beside the conveyor belt at a sushi train and see how well you do stuffing your face...
WEATHER OR NOT TO GO FISHING

WEATHER OR NOT TO GO FISHING

Every bit of weather information you gain is a step closer to fishing and boating Valhalla. OK, so most of us have heard the old saying, “Wind from the north fish from the wharf, wind from the east fish bite least, wind from the south fish close their mouth and wind...
WHERE THE PROS GO WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

WHERE THE PROS GO WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

Because I can flick a fly more than 100 feet, some people think I was born a saltwater samurai. Not true. Catching fish does take some natural talents (like patience, awareness and keen eyesight) but largely it’s because I’m an information vacuum cleaner, trawling...
WHEN TO SLACK OFF

WHEN TO SLACK OFF

When to slack off with Justin Duggan   Don’t believe everything you hear; sometimes there’s nothing wrong with being soft, limp or flaccid, other times you need to be tight as a clam. Knowing when to be slack will often prove crucial to scoring the fish. I watch...
HUNTERS AND HOPERS

HUNTERS AND HOPERS

Hunters versus hopers with . Which one are you? Justin Duggan considers some scenarios…   Scenario 1: The hunter arrives at the honey hole, right on the tide change. He casts to the sweet spot, landing a perfectly-presented soft plastic 5cm from the main...
WEED ADDICTS

WEED ADDICTS

Justin Duggan goes undercover to investigate the weed epidemic that is rocking the fishing world     I usually meet The Captain at a local bar to collect my editorial assignment. But this time was different. We met in a dark alley and he was wearing a fake beard...
DUGGAN’S DOWNPIPE

DUGGAN’S DOWNPIPE

You wont find a more genteel charter operator on the water than Justin Duggan, but break one of his unwritten rules and you’ll feel his wrath. For the uninitiated, here are some fishing moves to avoid when fishing around Justin’s local hole.   THE GRASS CUTTER...