February / March

Main Features

SOUTH COAST SHORE KGS

By Fabio Varrone

Fab is a shore fishing specialist and has proven that great king george whiting can be caught without the need for a boat. He has some timely tips for south coast success on one of our most popular species.

POPPING PEEL WHITING

By Joff Weston

The Peel-Harvey yellowfin whiting fishery just continues to gain followers and the next couple of months are prime time. Joff reveals his top tips for targeting Mandurah yellowfin.

BACK TO THE MACKS

By Scott Coghlan

Western Angler returned to the Mackerel Islands last year for the first Seafari since 2012. Awesome weather and spectacular pelagic fishing made for a marvellous week. Scott looks back at the highlights as we prepare for the 2017 instalment.

WINJINGARRA WONDERLAND

By Glenn Edwards

Glenn’s first trip to Peter Tucker’s famous Freshwater Cove fishing camp certainly didn’t disappoint, with the best of Kimberley fishing out of a superb home base.

BACK COUNTRY BONES

By Scott Coghlan

The Travelling Angler returns to the Pacific to chase bonefish at Kiritimati, where normally dry flats offered some special fly fishing opportunities.


Western Angler Magazine issue contents

Columns

EDITORIAL

Another year has passed and there were some notable angling highlights for the Editorial Coghlan.

SHORE ANGLES

Smithy looks at the key factors which determine whether shore fishing is worth attempting on a given day.

TACKLE AND TACTICS

There are a couple of clever and locally-designed tools which are great aids to successfully releasing fish.

McGLASHAN’S MUSINGS

Net-free zones are proving a great recreational fishing success in Queensland and Al hopes the idea expands across the country.

OFFROAD ANGLER

Many 4WD owners barely give shock absorbers a second thought, but they can be an important after-market upgrade.

BOATING ANGLER

As he turns Grey Nomad, Hitch has found the perfect boat loading solution for his adventures.

Western Angler Magazine issue contents

Columns

CAPTAIN’S LOG

It was another big year for Josh, with some memorable moments.

KAYAK ANGLER

They are hardly a glamour species, but redfin can still be a lot of fun to catch.

ADVANCED ANGLER

The importance of preparation was brought home to Micah when he chased big marlin off Cairns.

ELECTRONIC ANGLER

The right transducer is critical for a fishing boat and Luke looks at the different types available.

JUNIOR ANGLER

Curtis looks at how he turned his old tinnie into a bream boat.

BACK LASH

Jamie considers the vexed issue of minimum size limits, where everything is not always as it seems.

Western Angler Magazine issue contents

Regulars

UNDERCURRENTS

NAUTICAL NEWS

RECFISHWEST

FILLETING WITH THE PROS – Mulloway

WHAT’S COOKING – Braised fish in a bag

FEATURE SPECIES – Squid

WESTERBERG BANDIT PROJECT BOAT

WESTERN ANGLER SUBSCRIPTIONS

JUNIOR ANGLER COMPETITION

WESTERN ANGLER NEXT GEN

WHAT’S NEW

TACKLE TEST