December / January 2010

BUNBURY INSHORE DELIGHTS!
By Ant Simper
One of WA’s best anglers, Ant joins the Western Angler team with a revealing insight into the quality bottom action right on Bunbury’s doorstep, including catch and release fishing for big dhuies.

BIBLESS BABIES
By Scott Coghlan
There are a plethora of finely crafted bream lures on the market at the moment, but the editor looks at one that has quickly become his favourite, proving itself well beyond the southern estuary scene.

TACKLING METRO MARINAS
By Ian Moore
They are overlooked by many anglers, but Ian believes Perth’s many marinas offer a veritable treasure trove of light tackle fishing options.

STICK BUG
By Mark Davis
Lures continue to evolve and stickbaits are proving a big hit with a lot of anglers. Mark looks at the reasons for their increasing popularity.

HAKULA’S PACIFIC BLUES
By John Bormolini
Bomma heads to Tonga for the Travelling Angler and finds some exciting bluewater game fishing opportunities.

SHARK BAY SURPRISES
By Matt Kleczkowski
Kletch is back under the water again, offering up some spectacular pictures from a memorable trip to Carnarvon that included mulloway behaving like tuna.

EDITORIAL

The State Government’s recent direction change on fishing fees was a victory for people power and Scott believes a general fishing licence is the next step on the path to effective fisheries management in WA

SHORE ANGLES
Gary looks at how anglers can go about transforming the butt on a rod to suit their own needs

TACKLE AND TACTICS
Hal and crew missed a massive marlin at the Rowleys, but a surprise broadbill was some measure of compensation

OFFROAD ANGLER
John still loves to have his toes on the sand and a line in his hand, but is also partial to a spot of rockhopping

BACK LASH
Get fresh with Jamie as he looks at ways to spice up your fishing life

BOATING ANGLER
Darryl and his WAngler mates take on the crew from Wilderness Island in a battle of fishing prowess

ADVANCED ANGLER
Mark details some of the little things you can do to maximise your chances of success

CAMPING ANGLER
With a wide range of fishing options year round, Wagoe makes a great destination for camping anglers

WHAT’S COOKING
Don of the Orient has a simple recipe for steaming a range of seafood

KAYAK ANGLER
The recent kayak fishing boom spawned WA’s first statewide yak competition

FISH TALES
Kletch adds some science to the tricky business of finding black bream during winter

JUNIOR ANGLER
Ando has learned to appreciate the fishing experience for much more than the end result

LAST CAST
The One Tree Beach season done and dusted, all that remained was for Bluey to make the long trip home ... and it was all going so well too

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