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Westerberg hire won’t break bank

05 May , 2023

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Westerberg hire won’t break bank

While rising fuel costs might make you think twice about heading off on that long-awaited fishing trip, Albany boat builder Westerberg has come up with a solution, as BARRY WISEMAN reports. IT’S be...

Ideal western Warrior

05 May , 2023

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Ideal western Warrior

What’s lightweight, extra tough and a breeze to handle? Throw in a soft ride and the odd tropical thunderstorm and if you’re keen, you can carry a soldering iron in your boot too. BARRY WISEMAN tak...

The Baron rises again

05 May , 2023

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The Baron rises again

In Greek mythology, the phoenix bird rose from the ashes to be born again. In real life, and in our time, the Baron hull from yesteryear has been reborn, as BARRY WISEMAN reports after trialling th...

Anglapro a versatile vessel

05 May , 2023

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Anglapro a versatile vessel

Family boating is on the rise in Australia with the latest model from Brisbane-based Anglapro offering safety and security for all on board, as BARRY WISEMAN reports. WHILE international borders we...

2022 Seafari to the Mackerel Islands offered a timely insight into some of the other angling options

01 Feb , 2023

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2022 Seafari to the Mackerel Islands offered a timely insight into some of the other angling options

With fishing for demersals an extremely contentious issue right around WA at the moment, our recent Seafari to the Mackerel Islands offered a timely insight into some of the other angling options w...

Peter Wilson joined us for the Western Angler Seafari 2022

27 Jan , 2023

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Peter Wilson joined us for the Western Angler Seafari 2022

Fishing karma seemed to do us a solid on our annual trip to the Mackerel Islands last month. Our Western Angler Seafari was this year extended to two weeks, with around 80 readers joining us for so...

The winning team from the Broome Billfish Classic 2022

20 Jan , 2023

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The winning team from the Broome Billfish Classic 2022

A couple of famous WA fishing surnames were at the top of the leaderboard at the conclusion of the annual Broome Billfish Classic last month. Run by the Broome Fishing Club since 1988, the Classic ...

A fishery rich in potential

13 Jan , 2023

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A fishery rich in potential

The release process was carefully planned to ensure the fish adapted successfully to their new home. This included acclimatising them to the freshwater environment of the lake and the temperature c...

The Kalbarri Classic is in limbo

06 Jan , 2023

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The Kalbarri Classic is in limbo

One of Western Australia’s most popular community fishing competitions, the Kalbarri Classic, is in limbo as the Fisheries Minister contemplates measures to manage key demersal species such as dhuf...

Fury Smuggler is a classic reborn

30 Dec , 2022

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Fury Smuggler is a classic reborn

DARRYL HITCHEN puts the new Fury Smuggler 660 through its paces and reckons the new take on a classic hull has created the ultimate fishing trailerboat. When Scotty Coghlan called me regarding an u...