2 May 2011

BlueWater issue 85 on sale 4th May 2011

bluewater magazine 85

BlueWater issue 85 features


Winning strategies for blue granders Part 1 – Preparing for battle 
If you want to take on a blue marlin of more than 1000 pounds, who better to prepare you for battle than the skipper that has probably caught more grander marlin than anyone else in the world. Capt Peter Bristow will show you how to catch yours.

The explosive world of Hoodlums on top-water lures
Techniques to reliably catch some of the world’s largest yellowtail kingfish on cast surface-lures is a phenomenon only recently enabled by significant advances in tackle and lure design. Mark Armistead is at the cutting-edge of developments and in this feature he details what is working and how you can get among this explosive action.

Rowley shoals at last!
This revered West Australian sailfish hotspot is now more accessible than ever before, and surprises Tim Simpson with its other large billfish on offer.

Delightfully light:
Australia’s southern waters have produced a startling run of bluefin over recent years. Chris Baty discovers the joy of fishing for them with light tackle.

king of the underworld:  Amberjack:
Dr Julian Pepperell profiles the largest member of the Seriola clan, a respected thug and a tough adversary on any tackle.

technically speaking: The Compleat Deckie
 To be successful in the cockpit of an active gameboat, you need the right tools and the accessories that work.

Creatures of the Deep: Tripletail

 It might seem out of place on a vast blue ocean, but this amazing fish actually travels the globe by riding the currents.

lure lore: Q: To dolphinfish or not to dolphinfish?
Jim Rizzuto discusses the very good reasons why marlin may rarely eat dolphinfish – but would they want to?

smoke and mirrors: Hollowpoint – Cabo DV8

The 12-inch Cabo may be the smallest of Hollowpoint’s DV8 range, but it packs a deadly punch with a wicked action.

the illusionist: Luhrs 35 Convertible

At first glance, the exterior of Luhrs’ very spacious 35-footer may seem a little retro. But as Warren Steptoe discovered, its functionality and build-quality delivers a very practical sea boat that together with its twin Volvo IPS drives is surprisingly economical.

still ahead of the game: Seafarer Voyager

Warren Steptoe revisits this much-loved trailerboat, now made even better with new generation 4-stroke outboards.

speed and economy: Powercat 2900 Sports Fisherman
This twin-hulled Powercat carves a smooth ride at speed, while delivering outstanding fuel economy.

New Eyre Custom Rods for Bite Me

Owen loads up an Eyre Rod on 4kg with a stubbourn Southern Bluefin Tuna

Owen Spalding and his mate Graeme were here last winter for a few days fishing aboard Bite Me. We had some fun with the wahoo on 15kg, then we switched to 10kg and 8kg line classes for some light tackle challenges.
With some good successes under our belts (Owen smashed the 8kg Barracuda Fiji National Record) we had a play with the 4kg ultra-light gear and a chance of a World Record.
We had one potential record sharked and landed several fish that were just shy of setting records but Owen and Graeme definately caught the Ultra Light Tackle bug.
Owen has now started his own rod building company - Eyre Rods and hand crafts custom ultra-light rods for World Record hunters (and nutters wanting to fish for trophy gamefish on 1-4kg)
Bite Me will be carrying a full spread of these rods this coming winter wahoo season and we fully expect to take yet another wahoo IGFA World Record.
With a little help from Halco we have all the ingredients to challenge ALL the IGFA ultra-light wahoo records.
The latest rods are currently being tested on the Southern Bluefin Tuna and proving more than capable.
Graeme with an SBT on 4kg Eyre Custom Rod

We look forward to giving them a good workout on the Kadavu wahoo aboard Bite Me