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HAINES SIGNATURE 550RF

HAINES SIGNATURE 550RF

Surface feeding longtail tuna. A tackle box full of stickbaits. The new Haines Signature 550RF. ‘nuf said.  Not long ago The Captain tested the Signature 550F off Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island. We had a crack at a mulloway, but the mysterious beasts...
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...
RED DAWN

RED DAWN

With barrels storming the west coast of Victoria, The Captain grabbed a Stabicraft 2050, a tub of soy sauce and hit the high seas.   If you’re looking for a story about ‘the fish of a lifetime’, then look away now. This is not one of those stories. This is a tale...
SOUNDER HOUNDS: ROD FINDLAY

SOUNDER HOUNDS: ROD FINDLAY

ROD FINDLAY, SUTHERLAND SHIRE, NSW   STYLE: Definitely bluewater – from kings to tuna and switch-baiting marlin – I’ve been a member of Broken Bay gamefishing club since I was seven!     BOAT: We run two. The first is Murrifin, a custom 39ft...
SOUNDER HOUNDS: ANDREA TRAVERSO

SOUNDER HOUNDS: ANDREA TRAVERSO

ANDREA TRAVERSO, PORT HAVANNAH, VANUATU STYLE: We do all kinds of fishing in Vanuatu– heavy tackle, saltwater fly, light tackle and live baiting. My personal favourite, though, has got to be popping and jigging for GTs and dogtooth tuna.     BOAT: We run...
SEVEN-HOUR TUNA TUSSLE

SEVEN-HOUR TUNA TUSSLE

Andrew Westlake caught a barrel on his first mission, using military-like planning and skill – not to mention endurance – in his seven-hour fight. His talents are matched by his great attitude and generous nature. Andrew Westlake is a thinking man’s fisherman....
WHITE POINTER 800 SPORTS CRUISER

WHITE POINTER 800 SPORTS CRUISER

It was love at first ride for David Krushka Halfway through David Krushka’s first White Pointer test drive, he turned to Cameron McDonald from Geelong Boating Centre and said, “I’ve had enough”. Shocked, Cam asked, “Oh, what did you think?” David replied, “Best boat...
WHITE POINTER 730 SPORTS HARDTOP

WHITE POINTER 730 SPORTS HARDTOP

The 730 is centimetre perfect in the eyes of Bruce Franks Bruce Franks is a numbers man. An engineer by trade, he applied his no-nonsense sensibilities to conceive his ultimate boat, the White Pointer 730 Sport Hardtop. Stepping aboard the 730, named Cray Nomad you...
DOUBLE BARRELS

DOUBLE BARRELS

The Captain’s crew discovers a gamefishing wonderland in a land (and sea) that time forgot. As the plane flew low over Hobart I glanced out the window at the shimmering water beyond that southern city and wondered, is there such thing as gamefishing heaven? In...