2 May 2012

BlueWater issue 91 available now!

BlueWater Magazine, new issue out on sale 2nd May 2012

hot Autumn bluefin
Southern bluefin tuna have returned to Australia’s southern waters in numbers and sizes not seen for a generation – if ever. Richard Abela has followed them extensively and has caught plenty of tuna to 135kg. His guide will show you where and when and how to catch your own.

port of call
New Caledonia
This French territory lies just off the north-eastern coast of Australia. A short flight will transport you into another world – one blessed with tropical coral lagoons and big fish, both inshore and offshore.

The gt goldmine – part 1
Among the elite giant trevally afficianados of the world, New Caledonia ranks as one of the favourite destinations – particularly for the true monsters. Brandon Khoo is a GT master and he details why this area is so special, and how you can find GTs of perhaps 70kg or more.

book review
Complete Guide To Game Fishing
This significant new book is crammed with easily understood how-to expertise.

Maldivian culture-shift
To preserve quality gamefishing in the spectacular Maldives, a visionary team is steering local culture to a sustainable future.

creatures of the deep
Slender sunfish
This bizarre fish has no tail and a vertical mouth, yet zips around the ocean at a sprightly speed!

prey species
Scads, horse mackerels, madfish
Dr Julian Pepperell profiles these widespread and very important baitfish species.

lure lore
Part 9 – Why weight?
Will your lure catch more with a weighted head? Jim Rizzuto explains the pros and cons.

big fish small boats
Long-range adventures
How to prepare and take your trailerboat on a fishing adventure into the wilderness.

classic tomes
In Pursuit Of Big Fish
An intriguing account of the enormous black marlin off Cabo Blanco, Peru in the 1950s and ’60s.

smoke and mirrors
Larva Lures – Tongariki Ash
Innovative design gives you a very effective lure with interchangeable heads.


bluefix – new zealand craftsmen at work
Brad Rowe is one of those rare treasures: a highly-skilled boat builder with enough gamefishing experience to really understand the necessities of gameboat design. Dean Butler profiles his ‘find’ and outlines the exciting benefits for boaties on both sides of the Tasman.

evaluating and buying your next gameboat
This crucial information is pure gold! It will save you heartache and thousands of dollars.

sailfish – reef runner
This 5.75m alloy cat offers loads of space, a smooth ride and low running costs. What more could you wish for?