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How to navigate bad weather in small boats

Boat handling tips for a smoother ride in rough weather

When I’m out and about on the water, I see so many people put unnecessary wear and tear on themselves and their vessel, simply by travelling on the wrong angle in rough weather. So in this video blog, I’m going to cover a few boat handling tips to get a smoother ride in rough weather…

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Techniques to catch King Threadfin

Techniques to Catch King Threadfin

King Threadfin Salmon is the larger of the 2 Threadfin Salmon varieties found in tropical and Sub tropical Australian waters. They are a much sought after sportfish by anglers especially those who have mastered the art of catching barra and want to move on to the next challenge. Because King Threadfin can do some strange…

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Garmin Ultra High Definition sounder

Garmin UHD transducer best in the creeks

Garmin introduced their new Garmin UHD transducer (ultra high definition) and black box this year… and I was lucky enough to be one of the test pilots. As you may know if you’ve done our Sounder Skills 1 course, higher definition frequencies like 800 kHz provide good clarity of the underwater landscape. Now with the Garmin…

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Catching fingermark with squid at night

Catch and rig live squid for Fingermark Golden Snapper

Live squid are an amazing bait for fingermark (Golden Snapper) but can be a little tricky to rig up. In this post we use a squid jig to catch some squid for our fingermark session.   A cast net or scoop net can also be used when they are plentiful. Smaller squid are rigged a…

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How to measure fish correctly on a fish measuring device

3 Tips for measuring fish correctly

Many people approach measuring fish with a pretty slap happy approach and risk hefty fines if the fish is borderline legal. In this video we cover 3 useful tips for measuring fish correctly and keep you out of trouble with Fisheries. With my profile, I try and always set a good example plus I take…

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Sharpen a knife so it holds it's edge

How to sharpen a fish filleting knife

No one knows how to sharpen a knife better than a butcher, so today we talk to Callan from Cardwell Butchery about how to sharpen a fish filleting knife so that it holds it’s edge. Keeping your knife razor sharp is the key to good fillets and getting the most flesh from the fish frame.…

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RMF knot - modified albright to replace FG knot joining fishing line to leader

Replace FG knot with RMF knot

As you may know, I don’t use a swivel and tie my leader directly to the main line. It’s called the wind on leader system and it’s so we can have a far longer abrasive resistant leader which can be wound directly onto the rod. There are numerous ways to make the connection, and being…

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Trailer wheel bearing changes made easy with this simple and free tooll

Handy wheel bearing tool

Regular trailer maintenance is a must if you want to avoid getting stuck on the side of the road with a breakdown. Launch and boat retrieval in and out of saltwater causes all sorts of damage over time and wheel bearings must be checked and changed regularly. One of the trickiest parts of changing your…

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Designing fishing lures

Fishing lure design with Dave Killalea

Looking at the wall of lures in every tackle shop, I can’t help but think fishing lures catch more anglers than fish. In the right hands however, fishing lures are a very effective angling tool. I personally mostly fish with lures these days as my bung knee plays up when I run down the beach…

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Wonky Holes off Cairns

Wonky Holes off Cairns

Every time I find myself travelling long distances in a boat, I’m always on the look out for Wonky Holes! Even to the extent that I veer away from my destination, just to travel to some country that looks indicative on the charts. I think this addiction of 25 years really starting to take hold…

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