June / July

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Overview

The June-July 2017 edition of WA's only fishing magazine, Western Angler, is out now and it's got plenty of essential reading on fishing around WA and beyond.

For those who are becoming part of the caravan and camping revolution, Glenn Edwards looks at fishing option for nomads. Tim Lee reveals some of his fascinating secrets for successful land-based game fishing and Ben Knaggs has the goss on how to target trophy red emperor.

Lloyd Lyons looks at the fun Mid-West fishery for mangrove jack and Andrew Jarvis visits the Mother Country to enjoy some fabulous pike fishing.

There's also a number of great columns.

Callum Dowell is on cover with a horse bream and inside he offers some tips for catching big blacks along the south coast.

Editor Scott Coghlan catches up with Recfishwest CEO Andrew Rowland, and Mark Smith looks at communication options for anglers heading to remote locations.

Darryl Hitchen tries out the Westerberg Bandit project boat and Paul Tuckwell explores the Donnelly River by kayak.

There's also a look at safety beacons, and Peter Anderton takes a closer look at the Fin-Nor range of reels.


Main Features

SHORE TROPHIES PART 1 - FINDING THE FISH

By Tim Lee

Tim loves spinning for game fish from the rocks and in this two-part series takes a close look at the specifics of successful LBG fishing. He starts with a look at how anglers can maximise their chances of being where the fish are.

NOMADIC FISHING

By Glen Edwards

More and more people are using their caravans as bases to get amongst some great fishing around WA. Glenn looks at what this can offer and suggests some of his favourite spots to set up camp and wet a line.

FISHING FOR NOMADS

The Western Angler team looks at the caravan and camping options around WA for those who like to wet a line.

FINDING BIG RED

By Ben Knaggs

Big red emperor are a prized catch for northern anglers and Ben looks at ways to increase your chances of finding real trophy reds.

MID-WEST JACKS

By Lloyd Lyons

While more commonly associated with locations farther north, Geraldton's Lloyd has cracked a fun little fishery for jacks in the Mid-West.

POMMY PIKE

By Andrew Jarvis

One of the most savage ambush predators in the piscatorial wold, impoundment pike proved to be a big highlight of Korg's trip to England. Don't forget the travel rod when visiting the UK!

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Columns

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EDITORIAL

Scott chats to Recfishwest CEO Andrew Rowland.

SHORE ANGLES

When it comes to fishing extremely remote spots like Point Culver, you need to have your safety and communication bases covered.

TACKLE AND TACTICS

Once a flagship of the tackle industry, Fin-Nor are back in town according to Ando.

McGLASHAN'S MUSINGS

Pensioner Ray Johnstone set social media alight with his search for a fishing buddy, and Al came to the rescue.

OFFROAD ANGLER

Bomma reckons Kimberley anglers will be beneficiaries of a bumper wet season.

BOATING ANGLER SPECIAL

Hitch winds back the clock as he runs the rule over the Western Angler Westerberg Bandit project boat.

Columns

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CAPTAIN'S LOG

Gamex is the premier event on the Exmouth fishing calendar and with good reason.

KAYAK ANGLER

Camping and kayaking can be a great way to sample the fishing at some fantastic spots like the Donnelly River.

ELECTRONIC ANGLER

Luke looks at the importance of safety beacons and what is available.

JUNIOR ANGLER

A trip to New Zealand was a reminder of the value of good local knowledge.

BACK LASH

Jamie believes a sharp drop in commercial effort is the driver for the big improvement in salmon fishing over the last three years.

Regulars

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UNDERCURRENTS

RECFISHWEST

NAUTICAL NEWS

ANGLERS PROFILE: Callum Dowell

WHAT'S COOKING - Braised tomato and garlic fish soup with rustic crusty bread

WESTERN ANGLER SUBSCRIPTIONS

JUNIOR ANGLER COMPETITION

WESTERN ANGLER NEXT GEN

WHAT'S NEW

TACKLE TEST