June / July

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JEWELS OF JURIEN
By Mark Smith and Darryl Hitchen
The dynamic duo put their heads together for a comprehensive look at all the fishing options around the increasingly popular coastal holiday destination.

EASTERN EDEN
By Scott Coghlan
The eastern side of Exmouth Gulf offers absolutely world-class flats fishing, and a new houseboat moored there is a perfect base for exploring this fish-rich area.
   
EXPLORING THE MONTES
By Gary Wotherspoon
Gary joins skipper Bernie Vale and inspirational disabled angler Graham Edwards for an eye-opening week at the Monte Bellos.

TALKING TERMINAL
By Ian Moore
In the first part of a series on terminal tackle, Ian looks at the long and short of leaders.

THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHING
By Steve Camm
It’s a universal truth that fishermen tell porkies. In a light-hearted Travelling Angler, Steve tries to shed some light on how to uncover the real truth behind the stories.

BOAT REVIEW
By Barry Wiseman
Barry finds that Telwater has hit the mark with the new Archer Plate Boats 679 Cabin.

FOCUS ON FISHING Part 3
By Rod Lawson Kerr
What is DSLR lens selection all about? Rod looks at the options.

EDITORIAL
Marine parks sound like a good idea, but will they really make a meaningful difference to fish stocka

SHORE ANGLES
Gary heads south with an old mate for some beach and river fishing around Augusta

TACKLE AND TACTICS 
Hal reckons Kalbarri and spaniards offer an ideal combination for a mid-year family fishing
holiday

OFFROAD ANGLER 
Four-wheel-driving can be great fun and the only way to access some fishing spots, but a lack of care can have serious consequences for man and machine

BOATING ANGLER
Four-stroke or two-stroke motors, Darryl offers his thoughts

CAMPING ANGLER
Tony looks at quad bikes and what they offer shore anglers

BACK LASH
Jamie meets one of his idols and also ponders the benefits of the new boat fishing licence

FISH TALES
Kletch seeks an answer to the dreaded blowie curse in the Swan River

JUNIOR ANGLER
Fishing with mates is great fun, but sometimes wetting a line alone can be satisfying too, provided you put safety first

READER’S RECIPE
A simple seafood laksa

LAST CAST
All it took was a couple of cyclones and all the good work done shutting down Freshwater Cove at the end of the season was blown to the you-know-what

Plus Nautical News, Junior Angler Competition, Gerry Gibbs Photo Competition, NEW Top Gear, NEW Tackle Tests, What's New and Undercurrents.

 

August / September

WA’S SMALL STREAM GEMS
By Scott Coghlan
Bash your way through the blackberries and brave the snakes and you just might discover an exciting world of small stream trout fishing in our South-West, including some surprisingly big browns.

TALKING TERMINAL
By Ian Moore
In the second part of a series on terminal tackle, Ian looks at hook selection and how to stay connected to that fish of the lifetime.

DIRK HARTOG REVISITED
By Gary Wotherspoon
Gary returns to Dirk Hartog Island to find it is still one of the best land-based fishing destinations in WA, offering a wide range of fishing opportunities from its ample shoreline.

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
By Lincoln Kirby
Fantastic scenery and sensational fishing are part of the package that makes the remote Berkeley River a favourite destination for Lincoln and his mates.

CAIRNS CALLING
By Andrew Jarvis
It’s a brave man who goes fishing on a trip to celebrate his 30th wedding anniversary, but it wasn’t just his wife that caught his eye when Korg took the Travelling Angler to Queensland.

MANDURAH BOAT SHOW
By Gary Wotherspoon
A look at what you can expect from the Super Fishing Stage at this year’s Mandurah Boat Show.

FOCUS ON FISHING Part 4
By Rod Lawson Kerr
Rod takes a closer look at understanding camera settings.

EDITORIAL The fickle finger of fate can strike any time, as Scott found when he earned the cruellest of titles

SHORE ANGLES Gary reckons surfers and anglers can make a good team on and off the water

TACKLE AND TACTICS  Hal slows down the tempo to try some freshwater fishing for trout

OFFROAD ANGLER  Bomma gleefully road tests the new Land Rover Discovery

BOATING ANGLER Any offshore angler worth their salt should have a good understanding of the importance of correct fish handling

ADVANCED ANGLER
Mark believes that metro anglers should embrace using surface lures to target sambos to enjoy a similar experience to GT popping

KAYAK ANGLER Brett gets to grip with a new kayak that he hopes will allow him to explore even more distant horizons

BACK LASH  Jamie ponders the issue of recreational netting

FISH TALES  Is the modern proliferation of beach-front development keeping jumbo tailor away from anglers?

JUNIOR ANGLER Persistence is an important trait of most good anglers and Ando has also found it always pays to be prepared

READER’S  RECEIPES Curry in a hurry

LAST CAST To celebrate 25 years of WAngler, we look back at our pick of Bluey’s legendary columns

 

October / November

PILBARA BARRA ON PLASTICS
By Brad Bell
The barramundi scene in the Pilbara continues to go from strength to strength, Brad looks at what soft plastics offer.

TALKING TERMINAL
By Ian Moore
In the final part of his series on terminal tackle, Ian looks at how all the pieces of the puzzle come together in rig selection.

CROUCHING ANGLER HIDDEN BREAM
By Matt Kleczkowski
Kletch’s latest pictorial takes us under the surface of the Swan in a bid to learn more about its wily bream.

THEY’RE NOT MY FISH...
By Phil Bodeker
Phil catches up with an outstanding young Mandurah angler and has his eyes opened to a whole world of angling opportunities.

TOKYO DOLLIES

By Courtney Jones
The Travelling Angler turns Japanese as expat Courtney looks at some surprisingly good fishing for dolphinfish not far from one of the biggest cities in the world.

BOAT REVIEW
By Barry Wiseman
Barry heads to Albany to investigate the latest from Westerberg.

FOCUS ON FISHING
By Rod Lawson Kerr
Rod gets to grips with the complicated world of photo composition.


EDITORIAL The IFM demersal allocation process has raised a number of important questions

SHORE ANGLES Gary believes the number of shore-based anglers is actually dropping, despite its delights

TACKLE AND TACTICS  Hal looks at some innovative new guides that help anglers avoid tangles when using braid

OFFROAD ANGLER  Bomma looks at some of the popular offroad rockhopping options

BOATING ANGLER Darryl reveals why he loves chasing summer crabs on the Swan River

BACK LASH  Jamie contemplates the problems he sees with the IFM process

FISH TALES  There is a lot more to cephalopods than meets the eye

CAMPING ANGLER Rock fishing safety has been in the news again this year and Tony calls on good mate Ray Walker to look at ways to avoid becoming a sad statistic

JUNIOR ANGLER This year’s salmon season brought more angling lessons for Ando

LAST CAST  They are ugly and hard work, much like the author, but also like Bluey, cobbler also grow on you over time



FRONT COVER
Jeni Gates with a solid maori wrasse.
Matt Gates pic

December / January 2011

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
By John Bormolini
With more than a touch of pride, Bomma looks at a trip to Dampier and the lessons he has passed down to his sons.

GULF YAKKING
By Scott Coghlan
Kayak fishing continues to grow in WA and they proved an ideal way to explore on the east side of Exmouth Gulf.

KIMBERLEY WILD WATERHOLES
By Dick Pasfield
Dick gets to the heart of the remote Kimberley wilderness to fish some unspoiled waterholes that are not always easy to access.

TREMENDOUS TIWIS
By Gary Wotherspoon
The Travelling Angler turns its attention to the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin, for some exciting creek and estuary fishing.

PURSUING PERMIT
By Mark Davis
They are one of the most revered targets for fly anglers around the globe and a small group of anglers has uncovered some enthralling sight fishing for permit near Broome.

BOAT REVIEW
By Barry Wiseman
Barry gets an invitation almost too good to refuse when he tests the Northshore 650CR.


FOCUS ON FISHING

By Rod Lawson Kerr
Rod wraps up his series with advice on panoramic shots and some final tips for good fishing photography.

EDITORIAL
The Cog looks at his ever expanding fishing

SHORE ANGLES
LED headlamps have revolutionised the way Gary views night fishing from the beach

TACKLE AND TACTICS 
Filming TV shows on fishing is not all glitz and glamour, it’s also lost fishing time

OFFROAD ANGLER
Bomma offers his advice for a short offroad tour of the south coast...

BOATING ANGLER
Darryl looks at the finer points of boating etiquette and the problem of "ramp rage"

BACK LASH 
Jamie recounts how he broke his mulloway drought after much frustration

FISH TALES 
Each angler has their favourite lure colours, but do the fish really care...

JUNIOR ANGLER
Every new angling trend starts somewhere and the attentive fisho can often find new opportunities in surprising places...

KAYAK ANGLER...
A social fishing competition at the Moore River proved to be a great success

LAST CAST 
Bluey looks at the legacy of the late Malcolm Douglas from a personal perspective...

April / May

HOOBEGOTCHA BANK
By Joff Weston
Joff and friends stumbled across some mind-blowing surface action on monster wahoo around the islands off Carnarvon on a Shark Bay trip to remember.

KALBARRI KINGS
By Gary Wotherspoon
Kalbarri has produced some extraordinary mulloway fishing over the last couple of years, which was all the excuse croaker tragic Gary needed to head to one of his favourite spots.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
By Chris Stannage
The best laid plans and all that ... Stanno recounts a memorable trip to One Tree Beach that left him wondering what might have been if he’d just left the damn fly rods at home.

PILBARA FREIGHT TRAINS
By Brad Bell
They are often big, they are always bad and they are regularly unstoppable. They are the popper-destroying GTs of the Pilbara.

SALMON FOUND
By Matt Kleczkowski
The fearless one grabs his underwater camera to get up close and personal with some south coast salmon.

BOAT REVIEW
By Barry Wiseman
Barry sinks his teeth into LeisureCat’s 9000 Mako.

FOCUS ON FISHING Part 2
By Rod Lawson Kerr
Once you’ve got a camera, the next step is working out how to use it.