2022 Spring 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

CRITTERS OF THE CORAL

BEN KNAGGS loves to pit himself against the many species that hang around shallow coral. It can be tough on tackle, but there are ways to turn the odds in your favour.

DIRK HARTOG EVOLUTION

TIM FARNELL has noticed the changes at Dirk Hartog Island over a decade of visits, but there is still extraordinary land-based fishing on offer for those prepared to make the effort.

THOSE TERRIFIC TUSKIES

BEN SVENSON is hooked on blackspot tuskfish and loves to chase them in Shark Bay. They are a powerful opponent that can be very hard to stop in shallow water.

TESTING OUT TASSIE TROUT

SHANE MENSFORTH loves Tasmania and has enjoyed some astounding trout fishing there in recent years. This article is full of information for anyone considering a fishing trip to the Apple Isle.

THE APPLE NEVER FALLS FAR

PETER TUCKER has spent a lifetime showing other people how and where to catch fish. Now his son has caught the fishing bug and Tux couldn’t be prouder.

LOCKED, STOCKED AND DAM FISHING

PAUL NOLAN explains how stocking a private dam with trout and marron can produce memorable experiences that go far beyond just the fishing.

ANGLAPRO A VERSATILE VESSEL

BARRY WISEMAN reports that family boating is on the rise in Australia with the latest model from Brisbane-based Anglapro offering safety and security for all on board.

BARON RISES LIKE THE PHOENIX

BARRY WISEMAN reminds us that in Greek mythology, the phoenix bird rose from the ashes to be born again. He says that in recent times, the Baron hull has done the same.




Columns

EDITORIAL

Despite the very best efforts of everyone on the Western Angler team, there were some issues with late deliveries of magazines this winter.

TACKLE MATT

Matt discovers that locally designed Razor Edge Swimson soft plastics are proving to be a big winner on bream.

TACKLE AND TACTICS

With more and more restrictions on offshore fishing, Ando has been checking out modern beach rods.

OFFROAD ANGLER

Yeagarup Beach is a popular fishing destination, but getting there requires preparation and planning.

SHORE ANGLES

Once introduced to the wider WA public by this magazine, Assassin rods are making a comeback.

Columns

KAYAK ANGLER

When the demersals don’t bite, squid can save the day. Just don’t be too precious about a clean kayak.

ADVENTURE MUM

Marlin fishing can be slow, but when it all comes together it’s a memorable experience.

HALF HITCH

Small boat fishing is one of Darryl’s favourite things and he put his tinnie to good use on a recent trip north.

WHAT’S COOKING

Chef Dale turns Japanese with a tasty seafood dish – crispy prawn and vegetable tempura.

JUNIOR ANGLER

Tim reflects on a happy childhood trying his luck at local marinas. He says they remain a great place to hone skills.

DOWN TIME

Diving is back in Western Angler with a new column by Mike Kane on spearfishing.

BACK LASH

Jamie was thrilled to discover yellowfin tuna making a big comeback to metro waters last summer.

Regulars

NAUTICAL NEWS

McGLASHAN MOMENTS

RECFISHWEST

WHAT’S NEW

SUBSCRIPTIONS

MAKING WAVES

TRAILER TRASHED

READERS’ PHOTOS

JUNIOR COMPETITION


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