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SURFACE SLAYER

SURFACE SLAYER

Anyone can slide a pilchard onto a paternoster rig and pull hard on a snapper, but not many can lay claim to catching snapper on topwater stick baits. Mike Bonnici can. It’s time for The Captain’s crew to find out how this renowned surface slayer rolls. Yep, it’s time...
THE RED BARON | SUCCESSFULLY SPEARING SNAPPER

THE RED BARON | SUCCESSFULLY SPEARING SNAPPER

Successfully spearing a snapper requires a combination of strategy, patience and time in the water. Even with everything in your favour, there’s no guarantee you’ll nail one. Gun spearo Luke Potts puts the odds back in your favour with these hard-won...
SCOTTY GRAY’S SOUTHERN SPECIES HIT LIST

SCOTTY GRAY’S SOUTHERN SPECIES HIT LIST

The South-West Victorian coastline, aka the Shipwreck Coast, is home to a diverse range of habitats, which provide a plethora of fishing opportunities. This unforgiving coastline is renowned for being wild and rugged. During winter, icy gale-force winds manage to...
FLOATING FORTRESS: STABICRAFT 2500

FLOATING FORTRESS: STABICRAFT 2500

From the wilds of the Southern Ocean comes a new design that harks back to the classics.   As we loaded a variety of rods onto the shiny new Stabicraft 2500 Ultracab, dirty grey clouds descended from the hills surrounding the local boat ramp. Cold, damp and...
MIGUEL’S SNAPPER A LA SAL

MIGUEL’S SNAPPER A LA SAL

You don’t even have to go shopping for this simple snapper recipe. Just snag a red, raid the missus pantry for some basics, then start grinding on the mortar and pestle like you’re furiously hauling a 40kg black jew from a coral reef – in just 5M of water!...
SNAPPER SLEEPOVER

SNAPPER SLEEPOVER

The Captain’s crew explore their softer side aboard the new Whittley FF2100, but the leisurely Sunday sail is rudely interrupted by a school of marauding snapper.   It’s late afternoon in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. Snapper season is just kicking into gear...
GEELONG

GEELONG

What was once an industrial town built on the wool trade is now an edgy city with quite an international feel. The woollen cargo that lined the pier has been replaced with fancy restaurants, former wool stores are now trendy cafés and old mills are home to high-end...
QUEENSCLIFF

QUEENSCLIFF

It’s a chilly Friday afternoon in Melbourne. The clock hits 5pm. You rush home, load up the family, hook up the boat and cruise down to Queenscliff, arriving just after sunset. Pulling up at The Queenscliff Inn, the smell of a red wine beef ragu in flaky pastry hits...
LAKES ENTRANCE

LAKES ENTRANCE

A popular seaside village on the Gippsland Lakes, Lakes Entrance’s marinas and jetties serve one of Australia’s biggest fishing fleets. The main channel is fringed with pretty gardens, wooden sculptures, shops, restaurants and accommodation. Pop across the footbridge...