Tag Archives: Safety

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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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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Life raft inflation survival at sea

Survival at Sea

It pays to get your life raft serviced! After purchasing a pre-loved game boat, we discovered the life raft had not been serviced for 8 years. For maximum safety we opted to purchase a new one as it was only slightly more expensive than having the old one serviced.   Out of interest we took…

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Catching mackerel in winter using metal slices with Ryan Moody

Catching mackerel using metal slices

Mackerel are a premium fighting fish for recreational anglers and can be caught easily fishing with metal slices. Most Mackerel species are top grade food fish and are a staple fishing catch around many parts of the world. During the winter months we see the arrival of the lesser mackerel species and the main two…

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Crimping barbed hooks for safety

Crimping barbed hooks

I am often asked if I crimp my barbs and/or use barbless hooks when fishing for tropical speedsters like barramundi and it’s certainly a topic worth discussing. For me, the object of course is to land big fish for my clients, and in many instances they’re not an accomplished angler and find it hard to…

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Red bass are high risk carriers of ciguatera toxin

How to avoid Ciguatera poisoning

Guest fishing writer Nick Philippa shares his research on ciguatera poisoning and interviews Ryan Moody who had a bout of it back in 1997. For years I’ve heard all about the ciguatera toxin and ciguatera poisoning and I really thought I knew what it was until I started research for this article. Turns out I…

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SafeTrx app monitors you by GPS and keeps you safe on the water

Coast Guard SafeTrx app keeps you safe on the water

For those not keen on using a marine radio, and maybe don’t even have one, SafeTrx app for smartphones is a neat new way of keeping you safe on the water. Downloading the app to your smartphone is quick and easy and took us about 5 minutes. The hardest part was choosing a password and…

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safe and accurate lure casting with a spinning reel

Safe and accurate way of casting a lure with a spinning reel

Casting a lure with a spinning reel in a boat full of other lure casters can be a dangerous occupation. Over the years I’ve noticed that those casting to the side are most likely to hook their fellow fishermen, and/or land their lure slightly wide of the mark. Obviously when there is only one or…

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how to build a fibreglass boat floor that wont get hot

How to build a fibreglass boat deck that doesn’t get hot

Every few years I refit my boat, building in a custom non-slip fibreglass floor that doesn’t get hot. The main advantage of course is that I can run around all summer with no shoes AND I can place fish on the deck without running to grab a wet towel or throw a few buckets of…

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Boating safety offences you should be aware of.

Holiday time is almost here and you can be sure boating and fisheries will be out on the water doing their stuff. I was having a chat to the fisheries guys a short while ago and asked them; What are the most common boating safety offences people make that are easily avoided? And they came…

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