February / March

EDITORIAL
A researcher with about as much on-water experience as George Costanza has been an unlikely player in the marine park debate

SHORE ANGLES
Mark will have you looking at beaches in a whole new way as he delves into the nuances of sand movement and what it means for fishos

TACKLE AND TACTICS
Well-known fishing writer and photographer Alistair McGlashan joins the WAngler team

OFFROAD ANGLER
Bomma puts the new turbo diesel Ford Territory through its paces

WILLY’S WISDOM
Recfishwest continues to take fishing to the youngsters of the North-West

BOATING ANGLER

What do the different times of year offer to the boating angler in WA

EXPAT ANGLER
Life partners can sometimes make good fishing partners too, as long as a few simple rules are followed

CAMPING ANGLER
Now that he has young children, Tony is enjoying passing on his fishing and camping experience

FISH TALES
The early bird catches the worm, but it just may be the afternoon angler that has the most fun with marlin

JUNIOR ANGLER
Ando firmly believes you need to target what you hope to catch to succeed, and squid are no different

BACK LASH
Jamie wonders exactly how you argue fisheries management with those who choose to ignore the principles of logic, reasoning and compromise

SHINY THINGS
Amazing Dave is back, and this time he’s delving into his not insignificant collection of reels gathered over the years to reach the conclusion that t
here are indeed good reels for every budget.

USING METAL SPOONS
In the second part of his detailed look at metal spoons, Andrew looks at exactly how skilled anglers use them to catch a huge variety of sought-after gamefish.

KALBARRI DASH
Kalbarri shows off its fishing riches by turning on some extraordinary angling action close to town from kayak and boat.

BILLABLE TARGETS
In his latest pictorial offering, the adventurous Kletch provides an underwater perspective on billfish behaviour

PEAK FISHING TIME
An Exmouth weekender comes up trumps for Damo, who achieves a thrilling personal double of a GT and billfish while fishing with a new local charter.

ONO ISLAND JIGGING
The Travelling Angler sees Brad take another look at the fishing on offer around Fiji and this time he focuses on the jigging action.

BOAT REVIEW
Darryl tastes the good things in life with the upmarket Luhrs.

April / May


EDITORIAL 
Responding to the shrill tones of the early-morning alarm proved a most fortuitous decision for the Editorial Coghlan

SHORE ANGLES
Mark investigates some of the fantastic shore fishing innovations to head across the Indian Ocean from South Africa
 
TACKLE AND TACTICS 
It was back to basics for Al when he visited West Moore Island
 
OFFROAD ANGLER
Bomma is enthused by the south coast’s autumn riches
 
WILLY’S WISDOM 
Paul’s love of all things Japanese even extends to their fish markets and tuna auctions
 
BOATING ANGLER
Darryl loves it when he can bring camping, boating and fishing together
 
ADVANCED ANGLER 
The Pilbara flats offer some exciting sight fishing options that often get overlooked
 
TOURNAMENT ANGLER 
The Calamari Classics offer some enjoyable competition, with the bonus of some succulent seafood on the plate
 
EXPAT ANGLER 
Bream fishing has certainly come a long way, but have these iconic fish really changed at all
 
KAYAK ANGLER 
Brett offers the floor to Paul Tuckwell to recount a memorable encounter with Swan River giant herring, a dream target for metro yak anglers
 
JUNIOR ANGLER 
Fake bait has plenty to offer the persistent angler, according to Ando
 
BACK LASH 
Jamie ponders the price of progress as he recalls glory days fishing from Exmouth Navy Pier as a youngster

WEST MOORE FOR SURE
By Darryl Hitchen
A love of family fishing trips led Darryl to West Moore Island, where his daughter celebrated a big birthday by enjoying a wonderful Pilbara fishing experience.
 
DEMERSAL SOFT PLASTIC TACTICS – Part I
By Lloyd Lyons
Lloyd joins the WAngler team to offer his considerable expertise on using soft plastics to successfully target some of the prized west coast demersal species such as dhufish.
 
TOUR DIARY
By Scott Coghlan
Every year the Western Angler Celebrity Adventure at the Mackerel Islands is memorable. Throw in Merv Hughes, sailfish, wahoo and millpond conditions and you have a fishing trip for the ages.
 
HUNT FOR THE WARREN RIVER TIGER
By Robert Goodlich
Although they don’t have the glamour of trout, the redfin perch of the South-West have their own following among keen freshwater anglers like Robert, who has found they love soft plastics.
 
WALPOLE SUMMER SESSIONS
By Lukasz Sijka
Lukasz looks at the rich variety of family friendly fishing options around the holiday town of Walpole.
 
STALKING SQUID
By Matt Kleczkowski
Kletch braves the chilly waters of a wintry Indian Ocean to offer a new perspective on squid behaviour.
 

June / July


EDITORIAL

A respected American scientist dismisses sweeping marine park claims as nothing more than "Greenwashing"

SHORE ANGLES
Mark recounts a memorable night on a metro beach

TACKLE AND TACTICS
Taking the guesswork out of fishing is a good way to ensure success

OFFROAD ANGLER
Bomma offers his tips for avoiding disaster in the far north of the state

BOATING ANGLER
Most anglers don’t want a bar of them, but Darryl says small sharks are a welcome metro catch

FISH EYE
Professional photographer and keen angler Paul Kane joins the WAngler team by delving into the diverse array of camera options available these days

KAYAK ANGLER
Brett has a step-by-step guide to getting started with rigging a kayak for offshore fishing

FISH TALES
Kletch says catching tailor in the middle of the day needn’t be unusual, if you find the right spots

EXPAT ANGLER
Stanno recounts an extraordinary morning on Sydney Harbour that left him scratching his head

JUNIOR ANGLER
Are anglers best to rush into action and get a line in the water as quick as possible, or is a little more planning the wise approach

BACK LASH
Jamie ponders just what the spate of fatal shark attacks over the last 12 months means

PILBARA INSHORE TACTICS

By Brad Bell
Brad takes a look at some of the lesser-known inshore fishing gems the Pilbara has to offer and reveals some awesome sportfishing options.

DEMERSAL SOFT PLASTIC TACTICS – PART 2
By Lloyd Lyons
Lloyd expands on his first piece by focussing on the best tactics for targeting two of the most popular species on the west coast – dhufish and pink snapper – on plastics.

BREMER BREAMING
By Andrew Jarvis
Korg spreads his wings east of Albany to shed some light on the superb black bream fishing that can be found at Bremer Bay.

FLESHING OUT KIRITIMATI
By Scott Coghlan
The Travelling Angler hits the Pacific as Scott discovers that Kiritimati’s legendary bonefish are not the only angling quarry the remote coral atoll has to offer.

A SPECIAL PLACE
By Greg Peillon
Greg takes a look at the family friendly fishing options around Exmouth for small boat and shore anglers.

PORT OF CALL
By Ray Walker
Ray finally heeded the advice of others and made his way to Port Smith, finding a holiday spot that offered some fantastic fishing and other attractions as well.

BOAT REVIEW
By Darryl Hitchen
The Bar Crusher 670 HT was a revelation to Darryl, proving to be one of the most comfortable aluminium hulls he’s experienced.

August / September


SURFACE SPANGOS

By Brad Bell
Spangled emperor have long been known as bruising reef dwellers that take quite some extraction in tiger territory. But they are also a great surface lure option in shallow water.

DESERT ISLAND LURES
By Scott Coghlan
The Editorial Coghlan rummages through crates of lures collected over the years to choose his favourite artificials – the lures he’d want to take to a deserted island.

DEMERSAL SOFT PLASTIC TACTICS – PART 3
By Lloyd Lyons
Lloyd wraps up the series by looking at coral trout and baldchin groper, plus the other unknowns that turn up when fishing plastics in the Mid-West.

FISHING WITH THE FUTURE
By Ian Moore
Children are the future of the sport and proud father Moorey offers his suggestions on how to encourage kids to get into fishing.

I REMEMBER THE DAY...
By Jamie Chester
Jamie recounts the best day of his fishing life, when a glassy sea off Carnarvon happily coincided with the hottest mulloway bite imaginable.



EDITORIAL
The Australian Environment Foundation had an interesting response to author Tim Winton’s comments on fisheries management.

SHORE ANGLES
Mark is looking at sharks in a whole new light following a recent trip to Dirk Hartog Island.

TACKLE AND TACTICS
Stickbaits are taking the angling world by storm and with good reason.

OFFROAD ANGLER
Bomma turns his attention to the delightful offroad and fishing destination that is Dampier Peninsula.

BOATING ANGLER
The second WAngler Jurien Jaunt was a great success, with spectacular pelagic and demersal fishing.

ADVANCED ANGLER
Spangled emperor are a terrific challenge in shallow water.

FISH EYE
Paul puts a range of cameras, from entry level to professional, through their paces, and is surprised by the results.

WILLY’S WISDOM
Egi rods are good for much more than just squid fishing.

KAYAK ANGLER
Brett looks back at another memorable trip to Wilderness Island for a bunch of keen kayakers.

EXPAT ANGLER

Stanno finds himself contemplating Travelling Wilburys, Presidents and managed freshwater fisheries on a trip to the States.

JUNIOR ANGLER

Ando finally visits Shark Bay and his pre-trip homework pays off.

BACK LASH
Jamie farewells his best fishing buddy in a story many will relate to.

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October / November

Features
CURIOUS CHATHAM
By Lukasz Sijka
Located just off the south coast near Walpole, Chatham Island is little known but located right in the middle of some fantastic bottom fishing ground.

BEACON BASHING PORT HEDLAND
By Mark Davis
One of the great rewards of living in Port Hedland for Mark has been discovering the joys of fishing the channel markers in front of town. It’s a sportfishing smorgasbord.

GULF QUEENS
By Scott Coghlan
Red-hot queenfish action was the highlight of WAngler’s kayak fishing adventure at Wilderness Island on the east side of Exmouth Gulf. With or without yaks, queenies are one of the prime targets on the Gulf flats.

CHOPPED BARRA
By Dick Pasfield
Heli-fishing is big business in parts of the world and Dick reckons it’s a first-class way to experience the very best of Kimberley barra action.

GOLDEN SUNSETS
By Kim Courtenay
Kim looks back at his fishing journey of discovery via Exmouth that ultimately led him to put down roots in Broome.

Columns
EDITORIAL
The Federal marine park process has been a shambles from start to finish.

SHORE ANGLES
River mouths offer some exciting shore-based fishing opportunities if you time it right.

TACKLE AND TACTICS
Al challenges WA anglers to find the big southern bluefin tuna that migrate down the coast.

OFFROAD ANGLER
The seasons are a changin’ and anglers need to move with the times.

BOATING ANGLER
Darryl follows in the footsteps of his boyhood hero when he finally gets to fish Montgomery Reef.

FISH EYE
Paul looks at the basics of getting good fishing photos.

WILLY’S WISDOM
Inchiku jigs are just starting to make their marks in WA fishing.

EXPAT ANGLER
To high or low stick, that is the question Stanno is debating.

JUNIOR ANGLER
Ando is very proud of his latest creation – a home-made mackerel teaser.

BACK LASH
Jamie finally got amongst the metro spaniards last summer.


Feature
BOAT REVIEW
By Darryl Hitchen
The Haines Signature 543F is a boat perfect for a wide range of scenarios.

December / Janurary

Main Features
DHU DILIGENCE
By Dave Miller
Dave reckons one of the great things about living in Geraldton is the access to some first-class dhuie fishing, and he offers his tips for dhufish success.

EL NINO IS COMING
By Brad Bell
Metro anglers are wondering what the new summer will bring and Brad has some suggestions as to what a weaker Leeuwin Current might mean for fishos.

FRESH IS BEST
By Scott Coghlan
The Kimberley fishing experience doesn’t come much better than at Freshwater Cove, where bluewater and creek opportunities combine to produce a truly magical fishing camp.

JIGGING’S A MONTE
By Steve Hart
Steve puts his jigging skills to the test on a trip to the Monte Bellos aboard Mahi Mahi III, and offers some useful tips for this increasingly popular method of targeting demersal species.

TRIP OF A LIFETIME
By Lincoln Kirby
Lincoln grabs the chance to be a deckie on an incredible cruise from Perth to Darwin and experiences some amazing fishing during the first half of the journey.


Columns
EDITORIAL
Where have the southern mulloway gone, and why.

SHORE ANGLES
Personal Floatation Devices offer an extra level of safety for shore anglers.

TACKLE AND TACTICS
The technology of the modern fishing rod is finally catching up with that of reels, and anglers are the big winners.

OFFROAD ANGLER
To avoid disaster, check your 4WD before you hit the road.

BOATING ANGLER
Darryl ponders his history at Thevenard Island in light of an uncertain future for the popular fishing destination.

KAYAK ANGLER
Hobie revolutionised kayak fishing with the unique Mirage Drive system and it now offers an excellent range of pedal kayaks made for fishing.

CAMPING ANGLER
Tony considers summer camping options at both ends of the state.

FISH EYE
Paul looks at some of the crucial settings on modern cameras.

JUNIOR ANGLER
Ando turns some old lures into new ones and reaps the rewards.

BACK LASH