2022 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

THE LURE OF PEEL-HARVEY ESTUARY

ASH RAMM and TIM LEE reckon the sportfishing on the Peel-Harvey Estuary has much to offer keen light tackle anglers, with a wide range of species available.

DRONES TAKE FISHING TO NEW HEIGHTS

TIM DEVEREUX has been at the forefront of the growth of drone fishing in WA and has some great tips for anyone looking at getting into this rapidly growing style of fishing.

CONTINUING GNARALOO TRADITION

ALEX BURGOYNE is a regular visitor to Gnaraloo Station, just north of Carnarvon. Fishing there is not without its challenges, but the rewards can be incredible.

EXMOUTH IN THE RED OF THE NIGHT

BEN KNAGGS explains how fishing at night can be a great way to improve your catches of quality reef fish and also avoid the tax man.

MACKIES MAINTAIN THE MAGIC

ANDREW JARVIS has spent much of his adult life fishing around the Mackerel Islands and while much has changed around Thevenard, he believes the fishing is still as good as ever.

HANDLE WITH CARE

GLENN EDWARDS looks at ways anglers can improve their catch care to help put the very best seafood on the table and also ensure the future of recreational fishing.

COSTA RICA’S EUREKA MOMENTS

SCOTT COGHLAN caught some long flights to journey to the jungles of Costa Rica to tackle monster tarpon at the mouth of the Rio Colorado and tick off a bucket list species.

PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA

JOEL TINETTI considers the pending cuts to our take of prized demersal species and looks at some other lesser-known species he believes have much to offer on the plate.






Columns

EDITORIAL

When this magazine went to print, we were waiting anxiously on new management rules for demersal fishing, with potentially massive ramifications for WA.

TACKLE MATT

Matt discovers that The Tilsan Bass lure has been given a modern re-boot.

TACKLE AND TACTICS

Ando looks at alternatives to lead sinkers and discovers the fish don’t mind his experiment with iron snapper leads.

OFFROAD ANGLER

Ben continues his look at Yeagarup Beach and the daunting Callcup Hill.

SHORE ANGLES

Demersal bans can also impact shore anglers, but it doesn’t have to stop you catching a good feed of fresh fish.

KAYAK ANGLER

Tuckers contemplates some of the options for loading a big kayak onto a vehicle.

Columns

ADVENTURE MUM

Fishing spots don’t come much more remote than Honeymoon Bay, which Emma and her family visited.

JUST ADD WATER

A trip to the US for a tackle show also meant some incredible fishing opportunities for Curtis and the Halco team.

HALF HITCH

Another year and another great Mackerel Islands adventure for Darryl, who caught some quality reds in shallow water.

WHAT’S COOKING

Chef Dale takes a fresh look at a classic meal – retro prawn cocktail rice paper rolls.

JUNIOR ANGLER

Tim reports that there is still much to like about the Moore River experiences which he enjoyed as a child.

DOWN TIME

A short trip north to Onslow made for some golden memories for Mike.

BACK LASH

A trip aboard Cannon Charters ticked Cassini Island off Jamie’s bucket list.

Regulars

UNDERCURRENTS

ANGLER PROFILE

McGLASHAN MOMENTS

RECFISHWEST

WHAT’S NEW

SUBSCRIPTIONS

BOAT REVIEWS

NAUTICAL NEWS

READERS’ PHOTOS

JUNIOR COMPETITION


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