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Making his mark as a gun Kimberley fishing guide

01 Dec , 2021

Making his mark as a gun Kimberley fishing guide

He once dreamed of being an AFL footballer, but Kununurra’s Kirsten Hunter is now making his mark as a gun Kimberley fishing guide. A proud Ngarinyman man from the Timber Creek and Keep River areas...

Releasing a rainbow trout into Drakesbrook Weir

24 Nov , 2021

Releasing a rainbow trout into Drakesbrook Weir

The weather cleared for just long enough last weekend for Recfishwest’s annual Troutfest to take place in Waroona. With wet and wintry conditions right up to the morning of the event things were lo...

They are never easy to subdue

17 Nov , 2021

They are never easy to subdue

A recent kayak fishing trip to Wilderness Island showed just how quickly fortunes can change in fishing. As Mick Malthouse would say, some days you’re a bug and some days you’re a windshield! On th...

A very lost Pinjalo Snapper

13 Nov , 2021

A very lost Pinjalo Snapper

Albany fisherman Russell ‘Rusty’ Burrow was scratching his head after a recent catch off his home town. Rusty, who runs Rusty’s Marine, does a lot of offshore fishing and has caught most things tha...

Helping solve the ongoing WA shark problem

29 Jun , 2021

Helping solve the ongoing WA shark problem

A fascinating new product is aimed at helping solve the ongoing shark problem WA anglers face. Anyone who has seriously fished offshore north of Perth in recent years would be aware of the whaler p...

Fury 282 DC-E - A proven West Aussie performer

12 May , 2021

Fury 282 DC-E - A proven West Aussie performer

A proven West Aussie performer, the latest innovative build from Fury Custom Boats has taken on an international flavour both in design and name as BARRY WISEMAN reports. Shortly before Covid-19 tu...

Paradise for anglers

03 May , 2021

Paradise for anglers

Ever since my parents seriously considered a move to the Cocos Keeling Islands for work 35 years ago I’ve always wanted to fish at the remote Australian territory. So when Denmark’s Tony Rechichi l...

Queenfish under threat with new marine park plans

20 Mar , 2021

Queenfish under threat with new marine park plans

The draft marine park management plan for the Buccaneer Archipelago and Dampier Peninsula was rather stealthily released by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) just ...

Getting amongst the mackies before the lockdown

13 Mar , 2021

Getting amongst the mackies before the lockdown

The lockdown in some regions of WA was an untimely disruption for the lives of many people and that included metro boat fishers who were itching to head out and get amongst the metro run of Spanish...

A state record broadbill swordfish

06 Mar , 2021

A state record broadbill swordfish

A new fishing competition aimed at sparking increased interest in chasing broadbill swordfish in WA launches next month. On the other side of the country broadbill swordfish are a very popular targ...