5 Jan 2011

BlueWater issue 83 Available 5th Jan 2011

 BlueWater issue 83

The Cairns giant black marlin season – 2010
Once again, the Great Barrier Reef between Cairns and Lizard Island lived up to its reputation as the very best place in the world to catch an enormous marlin. Last season tested crews and anglers with a good helping of savage weather, but the huge black marlin were certainly there for the teams that persevered.

Creatures of the deep, Pyrosoma
This strange jet-propelled ‘creature’ is actually a colony of plankton – that may grow to over 20 metres in length!

a day to remember, Tiger, Tiger!
Even twenty years after the event, this 590kg tiger shark on 15kg tackle is still Glen Booth’s most memorable catch.

welcome to the big game, Berley basics
Catching more sometimes relies on luring more fish to you. The correct use of berley is often the secret.

Technically speaking
High-speed wahoo trolling
Discover the rigs and techniques that let you cover ground fast, and catch wahoo and other game at more than 20 knots.

smoke and mirrors
MBT Lures – Tulip
A large cupped face on this high-quality lure gives it enormous traction, allowing you to fish in heavy seas and strong winds.

Convertible – From glamour to battle-ready
Maritimo 470 Offshore Convertible
Whether cruising for a weekend away, or heading past the shelf to battle with marlin, this Maritimo is bound to impress.

Freedom to fish
Sea Jay Plate Xtreme 6.2 Freedom
This is a functional, made-for-business trailerboat. For pure practicality, Warren Steptoe finds it an offshore winner.