2024 Winter Magazine - Printed


Grab a copy of the most current Western Angler Magazine.

Published in 1985, Western Angler magazine has earned the reputation of being one of the highest-quality fishing journals in Australia.

Main Features

STICKING IT TO THE SPANISH MACKS

BEN KNAGGS believes fishing with surface stickbait lures is an extremely productive approach for finding some big spanish mackerel.

SAILFISH SET THE SCENE IN BROOME

MARK DAVIS talks to some local experts to reveal some of the secrets to get amongst the fantastic billfish action off Broome at this time of year.

RECORDS PROVE CASE FOR LUNAR LURE

DICK PASFIELD has become something of a nocturnal beast since he has discovered that fishing at night can be extremely productive, with some fish as active as him after dark.

YAK TACTICS AT THE MONTES

PAUL CARROLL created more lasting memories as he enjoyed some sensational kayak fishing at the Monte Bellos on a live-aboard charter with Blue Lighting.

CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR

JOFF WESTON has a special affinity with Christmas Island. He has seen changes in the fishing over the years but it still produces dream captures.

OUTBOARD KEPT TRIM AND TERRIFIC

BARRY WISEMAN discovered that – much like our own aging bodies – your vessel’s outboard power trim/tilt can also feel the pain.

KEEPING TRACK OF PRECIOUS STOCKS

DPIRD staff explain some of the science behind their ongoing work to manage the State’s precious fish stocks – especially demersals.





FRONT COVER
Adam Martin with an Exmouth spaniard. See the full story on Page 10.


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Columns


EDITORIAL

The South Coast marine park issue is coming to a head as the deadline for public submissions looms.

HALF HITCH

Hitch hit the road and ticked an iconic Aussie fish off his bucket list.

TACKLE AND TACTICS

Over the years Ando has uncovered some tricks for catching large spanish mackerel, and some will surprise you.

SHORE ANGLES

Species identification can be tricky, but Smithy has been helping DPIRD make it easier through its website.

KAYAK ANGLER

Being ready to land a big fish is an important part of kayak fishing, and Tuckers shares his tips.

JUNIOR ANGLER

A family fishing trip to Kalbarri proved to be a memorable one for Tim.

OFFROAD ANGLER

Matt tries out some fantastic new accessories that make tyre pressure management much easier.

Columns


TACKLE MATT

A new range of mini Bottom Meats are set to be a huge hit with whiting fishers.

ADVENTURE MUM

Emma looks at some of the essential items when exploring the great outdoors with kids.

JUST ADD WATER

It was an ambitious plan to catch a blue marlin off Jurien Bay for Curtis, but sometimes dreams do come true.

WHAT’S COOKING

Chef Dale gets back to his roots with a delicious New England seafood chowder.

DOWN TIME

Mike headed overseas to expand his spearfishing capabilities.

BACK LASH

Jamie takes the Fisheries Minister to task over the disparity between spearfishing and angling regulations.

Our Regulars


UNDERCURRENTS

WHAT’S NEW

SUBSCRIPTIONS

McGLASHAN MOMENTS

RECFISHWEST

ANGLER’S ALMANAC

MAKING WAVES

BOAT REVIEW

4WD REVIEW

TOP GEAR REVIEW

READERS’ PHOTOS

JUNIOR COMPETITION


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