2021 Summer Magazine - Printed


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

JURIEN HOME AWAY FROM HOME

CURTIS WATERMAN has been fishing Jurien Bay since he was a kid and is a huge fan of all the offshore options the popular getaway destination provides.

DOGTOOTH DAYS AT SCOTT REEF

ANDREW ‘KORG’ JARVIS heads to remote Scott Reef to seek out his elusive dogtooth tuna but finds so much more on a charter to savour.

ICONIC BARRA GETS THE JUICES FLOWING

GLENN EDWARDS reports on a trip to Kununurra where he renewed acquaintances with our iconic Kimberley sportfish and ponders the place it holds in the heart of WA anglers.

TANGLING WITH A TROPHY BARRA

DICK PASFIELD has caught more barramundi than most and reveals his secret insights beating the biggest fish and possibly joining the elusive metre club.

THE HUNT FOR BROOME BARRA

JADE RELPH has discovered some awesome barramundi fishing around Broome since moving to the popular holiday destination and is happily addicted to the thrill of the chase.

LESSONS TO GET THE WHITING BITING

CHRIS GUNBY has cracked the code on Albany yellowfin whiting and has some tips that should also work everywhere they are targeted in WA.

WHALE OF A TIME AT SEAFARI 21

SCOTT COGHLAN always comes away from the annual Mackerel Islands Seafari with some incredible memories and this year was no different.



Columns

EDITORIAL

The next 12 months is sure to see some major changes in how demersal stocks are managed in the West Coast bioregion.

TACKLE MATT

The new Slidog 85 stickbait from Halco has proved an immediate winner.

TACKLE AND TACTICS

Ando reports that VMC hooks have bounced back to their best, but laments the ongoing issues surrounding nuisance sharks.

ADVENTURE MUM

Emma reports that it is surprisingly simple to make fishing with the kids a fun and safe experience for all.

OFFROAD ANGLER

Bomma jumps straight into the long-awaited Toyota Landcruiser 300 Series and likes what he sees.

SHORE ANGLES

Waders are an important accessory for beach anglers and Smithy looks at what’s available.

HALF HITCH

Darryl found a local Pilbara guiding business that offers a very different estuary fishing opportunity in some salt ponds.

Columns

KAYAK ANGLER

The annual trip to an upgraded Wilderness Island meant a date with some of the usual suspects, but this time on a new kayak.

BOATING ANGLER

A fantastic local book unravels some of the mysteries of echo sounder use.

WHAT’S COOKING

What says summer more than a barbecue? In this case, a whole fish with a tangy mango salsa.

JUNIOR ANGLER

Tim loves to take the kids away on a fishing overnighter and always travels well prepared.

JUST ADD WATER

A cautionary tale as Curtis got more than he bargained for while fishing at night on the Swan River.

BACK LASH

Jamie ponders the phenomenon which is the annual excitement around the western rock lobster season.

Regulars

UNDERCURRENTS

NAUTICAL NEWS

McGLASHAN MOMENTS

ANGLER PROFILE

RECFISHWEST

WHAT’S NEW

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

BEST OF THE WEST 2022

TOP GEAR

BOAT REVIEWS

MAKING WAVES

SUBSCRIPTIONS

READERS’ PHOTOS

JUNIOR COMPETITION


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