BlueWater Magazine, new issue out on sale Feb 29th 2012
FISHING FEATURES CAIRNS DELIVERS A CRACKER SEASON
During the final months of 2011, this famous fishery for the world’s largest black marlin lived up to its reputation, delivering one of the best runs of huge fish in years. Kelly Fallon spent the season among the action. Her report and spectacular photos whet your appetite for the season ahead.
BOB & DOLLY DYER – AUSTRALIA’S KING AND QUEEN OF GAMEFISHING – PART 2
In this final installment of the incredible tale of the Dyers, gamefishing historian John McIntyre describes their adventures with marlin, particularly their part in the discovery of the Cairns giant black marlin grounds. Their extraordinary achievements were matched only by their ability to promote them.
PORT STEPHENS INSHORE BONANZA
This gamefishing hotspot has recently been boiling with marlin. Discover how to beat the crowds to find your own billfish nirvana.
GAME CHANGER – AFTCO RDT
This remarkable product is set to revolutionise gamefishing by providing accurate readings of the drag tension on your line.
PREY SPECIES – SLIMY MACKEREL
This mighty baitfish is, in essence, a miniature tuna. They are also a vital food source for predatory species – and exceptional livebait.
FIN-NOR MARQUESA REELS
Fin-Nor’s new 2-Speed castable lever drag reels have been designed for performance fishing with even heavy braided lines.
LURE LORE – PART 8
Sneaky leaders for wary tuna Tuna are smarter than the average gamefish and demand special techniques to ensure success. Classic Tomes Tales of Tahitian Waters Zane Grey’s classic describes his three expeditions to these virginal waters during the 1920s.
CREATURES OF THE DEEP
Phyllosoma larvae Guess which tasty treat these truly bizarre-looking creatures eventually metamorphose into!
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
Black Bart ‘San Sal Candy’ lure This versatile lure has low water drag for use with light tackle and also handles speeds to over 20kts.
WHEN A BOAT BARGAIN ISN’T
A must-read article before you consider buying your next boat. Since the Global Financial Crisis and the meltdown of the US boat market there has been much talk about the bargains to be had by importing from overseas. The reality for many has been a minefield of heartache. Find out why...
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MARINE GENERATORS
Essential information to save you money and help you select the best generator for your boat.
THE SMOOTH TOUGHIE
Vindicator 720 This tough, surprisingly quiet plate-aluminium fishing boat has been crafted with loving care in Gympie.