2021 Spring Magazine - Printed


Overview

Western Angler's September (Spring) edition is full of great fishing reading from around WA and is a whopper at 120 pages.

The new quarterly format is proving hugely popular and it’s another bumper issue covering fishing, boating, offroading and all aspects of the recreational fishing lifestyle we love so much.

As the weather starts to improve heading into spring, Scott Coghlan reveals a somewhat undersold aspect of the remote Rowley Shoals experience.

Max Samson has some great info for catching monster mulloway in the Swan River on lures.

Dick Pasfield explores the inshore fishing around Geraldton while Glenn Edwards explains why a good fishing guide is often a wise investment.

Nicki Hunt shares her tips for spanish mackerel, while the great Phil Bodeker returns with a look back to some splendid redfin action in a bygone era.

We’ve got two great boat reviews and a preview of the Perth Boat Show.

We looked at Vexed Bottom Meats, skeletal fish taxidermy, quad bike trailers, the new Landcruiser 300, Port Gregory beach launching and Harvey Dam spring fishing for kayakers.

There’s also info on king george whiting fishing for families, boat steering systems and the benefits of light spin outfits.

Plus there’s much more including the photo competition, Dale Sniffen’s latest recipe, Tim Farnell’s memorable mulloway session and Jamie Chester’s attempts to catch to storm pinkie.

All subscribers go into the draw to win a fantastic clothing pack from Staunch Crab!

Established in 1985, Western Angler is Western Australia’s longest running and best fishing magazine. It contains features and columns on everything fishing from WA and beyond. With the very best fishing tactics, tips, stories and techniques. Expert boat and gear reviews, stunning fishing photography and some of Australia’s best fishing writers.

Major Features

IN ROWLEY’S SHOAL HAVEN LAGOON

SCOTT COGHLAN discovers there is much more to this remote fishing paradise than the deep blue water around these stunning atolls.

SWAN KINGS CONQUERED WITH LURES

MAX SAMSON has managed some memorable metro mulloway captures on lures, in particular soft plastics, and he offers his tips for chasing Swan croakers on artificials.

MID-WEST INSHORE OPTIONS

DICK PASFIELD has left his beloved Kimberley behind, but is uncovering some exciting inshore fishing options around Geraldton.

INVEST WISELY IN A GOOD GUIDE

GLENN EDWARDS looks at the reasoning behind investing in a professional guide, especially when fishing a new area.

HUNT FOR THE MIGHTY MACKS

NICKI HUNT never gets tired of tackling spaniards in inshore waters. She reveals the techniques that have served her well in targeting these explosive speedsters.

PERCH POOL’S CAST FROM THE PAST

PHIL BODEKER, one of the great WA fishing writers, returns with a cast from the past as he recalls some heady days fishing for redfin perch around Collie.




Columns

EDITORIAL

When it comes to fishing options during a pandemic, WA anglers are well catered for, even if the winter weather did many of us few favours.

TACKLE MATT

Bottom Meats from Vexed have proven a winner with local anglers and Matt is a big fan.

TACKLE AND TACTICS

Ando looks at some of the outfits that are essentials on his fishing trips.

OFFROAD ANGLER

The long-awaited new Landcruiser 300 series looms large on the 4WD horizon.

SHORE ANGLES

Smithy’s customised quad bike project shifts its attention to the all-important trailer.

HALF HITCH

Darryl tried his luck at beach launching at Port Gregory and it was a valuable learning experience.

KAYAK ANGLER

Spring is a great time to sample some of the freshwater options, with Harvey Dam ideal for kayak fishing.

Columns

BOATING ANGLER

Choosing the right steering system on a boat is very important.

ADVENTURE MUM

Emma says king george whiting are an ideal family fishing target.

MAKING WAVES

Barry catches up with Craig White from Exmouth’s Evolution Charters.

WHAT’S COOKING

Rummaging through the pantry inspired Dale to come up with a new barbecue dish that he absolutely loves.

JUNIOR ANGLER

Tim’s angling life came full circle during a magical evening on the beach with his sons.

JUST ADD WATER

Some fishing goals take longer than expected to achieve, like Curt’s first trophy bream.

BACK LASH

Snapper fishing during a storm front was not something Jamie thought he’d ever do again.

Regulars

NAUTICAL NEWS

ANGLER PROFILE

UNDERCURRENTS

RECFISHWEST

WHAT’S NEW

McGLASHAN MOMENTS

INDUSTRY PROFILE

BOAT REVIEWS

SUBSCRIPTIONS

READERS’ PHOTOS

JUNIOR COMPETITION


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