27 Jul 2011

BlueWater Magazine issue 86 now on sale


winning strategies for blue granders
Part 2 – The first 5 minutes

In the second instalment of this series, Capt Peter Bristow guides you through the crucial first five minutes of your battle with a 1000lb blue marlin. He explains what should happen, and what could happen to the unwary.

The dangerous side of our sport
An article not for the faint-hearted! Greg Finney graphically describes a truly gruesome mishap that occurred while landing a large mako shark. Greg outlines the dangers of tackling big, powerful fish that are often armed with teeth or spears. It’s a good wake-up call to prevent potential mishaps. 

creatures of the deep
Pelagic stingray

Seemingly out of place near the surface of the open ocean, this ray has adapted to survive and thrive. 

they call the shots
Capt Ron Hamlin

This truly legendary captain has had an extraordinary career, while experiencing life’s highs and lows.

technically speaking
How to rig garfish with circle hooks

Renowned captain Ron Hamlin offers tips for success and a step-by-step guide to rigging garfish.

broome’s trailboat billfish
Western Australia’s popular tourist area offers a spectacular winter run of sailfish and baby marlin – accessible even in a tinnie.

a day to remember
Taking the plunge

Dive into a remarkable encounter between a marlin, a mako and a rather thoughtful Al McGlashan.

lure lore
Part 4 – The culinary detective

Jim Rizzuto invites you to consider six clues to determine how to select the most successful lure.

smoke and mirrors
Frozen Tree Co – the ‘Scout’

This well-crafted and successful lure has been designed specifically to run in the ‘shotgun’ position.

Peter Teakle’s Riviera 70 Enclosed Flybridge

Clever design and a healthy budget have created a luxury cruiser bursting with fishing practicality. The owner lives and conducts business aboard for months at a time, including an annual pilgrimage up to Lizard Island.

jindra’s energy conversion

Gameboat designer David Pleysier profiles a revolutionary system to power air-conditioning, refrigeration, pumps and more.

a new icon
Formula Icon 54 – updated

This New Zealand-built vessel has been revamped for comfortable cruising on the open ocean.