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
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.
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.
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.
BOATS AND MORE
BORN TO BATTLE
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.