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SALMON FISHING IN A VOLCANO

SALMON FISHING IN A VOLCANO

Like Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, The Captain’s crew heads off on an adventure to a mysterious volcano. But instead of throwing something into it, we’d be hoping to pull something out.     When we first heard tales of a group of volcanic craters...
UNITED STABIS OF AMERICA

UNITED STABIS OF AMERICA

The Captain’s crew is in Garibaldi, Oregon, on the US Pacific Northwest coast — on a trio of Stabicrafts. Huge mountain ranges covered in tall timber peer over the rugged coastline. Icy rivers meander out to bays where creaking timber trawlers and newer steel ones are...
THE GRADY BUNCH

THE GRADY BUNCH

When Dan Londero’s wife said, “Buy a bigger boat,” he went straight to the Grady-White showroom at Short Marine. Now he steers a sweet Marlin 300 with twin 300 HP Yammies and Furuno screens wrapped in a custom dash.      The Captain is...
GRADY-WHITE CANYON 376

GRADY-WHITE CANYON 376

The biggest, baddest console The Captain has ever tested in Australia! The Grady-White Canyon 376 is a bona fide heavyweight of centre consoles. It’s the biggest hull in the Grady-White range, tipping the scales at almost six tonne (without engines). The beam is wider...
STABICRAFT 2750

STABICRAFT 2750

The Captain tackles northern NSW in one of the first Stabicraft 2750 centrecabs to hit Aussie shores.    Stabicraft recently put together a fully decked-out, custom 2750 Centrecab for gun Kiwi fisherman Matt Watson – you know, the crazy bloke that catches marlin...
POINT & SHOOT PROS

POINT & SHOOT PROS

When Adam Krajc pulls the trigger on his Cootacraft Gun Shot he’s pretty confident of hitting the target. Adam Krajc fits the description of most Cootacraft owners. He works hard, plays hard and shoots straight. His day job is building houses around Sydney, but on...
Yamaha F90

Yamaha F90

“The F90 gripped like a Remora on a Marlin, even trimmed out.” Yamaha recently invited The Captain’s crew to Couran Cove, near the Gold Coast, to catch up over a rum and test drive their brand-spanking-new F90. Although the responsible chaps at Yammie wouldn’t hand us...
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...
HOT POTS

HOT POTS

Outboards. Some like them big and fast, others like ’em compact, efficient and quiet. The Captain spends more time driving them than he does his LandRover. So here are some of The Captain’s favourite outboard engines – all recently tested on tour.     ENGINE:  Yamaha...
SOUNDER HOUNDS: LUKE RYAN

SOUNDER HOUNDS: LUKE RYAN

LUKE RYAN, PERTH, WA  STYLE: I do a variety of fishing, from offshore jigging and heavy tackle to light breamin’.     BOAT: I have a Haines Hunter Patriot 680 with a Yamaha 225HP.     ELECTRONICS: Currently I have two Simrad NSS12 Evo2s. I run an...
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...
STABICRAFT 2100 SUPERCAB

STABICRAFT 2100 SUPERCAB

Stabicraft take their R&D testing very seriously.   The Captain reckons Stabicraft boats are some of the sweetest-looking rides on the water. The 2100 Supercab model sits slap-bang in the middle of the range – and showcases some of their best fishie features....
CRUISECRAFT EXPLORER 595 HARDTOP

CRUISECRAFT EXPLORER 595 HARDTOP

Legendary Aussie boat maker, Cruisecraft, introduces the new baby of its hardtop range. A proud, third generation Australian boat manufacturer, CruiseCraft, is at it again, having just unveiled its new hardtop fishing machine – this time in the sub-6m category....