Aug / Sept

Western Angler Magazine issue cover

Overview

The August-September 2017 edition of WA's only fishing magazine, Western Angler, is out now and it’s the definitive source of WA fishing information. It's once again packed with great articles on fishing in Western Australia.

With a Smash Crab eating coral trout on the cover, there's a look at the best ways to target this popular species by Ben Knaggs.

Chris Dixon has a very informative article on how to get started with slide baiting, a tricky technique for shore anglers which is slowly becoming more popular.

Jamie Chester looks at the legacy Halco Tackle has left in WA fishing and Paul Cunningham delves into a little known style of lure, the lipless minnow. There’s also a look at small boat fishing in the Exmouth Gulf.

For junior anglers, Curtis Waterman looks at shore options around Exmouth, and there’s a preview of the Perth International Boat Show.

Thrown in articles on hook selection, fishing footwear, cobia and charter options, plus much more, and there is plenty of great reading in the new Western Angler.

Plus you could win a Life Cell Yachtsman simply by subscribing to Western Angler.


Main Features

LIPLESS MINNOWS

By Paul Cunningham

The lipless minnows to which Paul refers are a little-known style of lure which combine surface and sub-surface action in one irresistible package. He loves them.

TARGETING TROUT

By Ben Knaggs

For many anglers they are the perfect catch and Ben looks at simple ways to increase your success on these stunning demersals.

PERTH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

The annual boat show has a new home at the Convention Centre. There will be plenty to see and the Western Angler team will be there.

LETTING IT SLIDE

By Chris Dixon

Chris explains why slide baiting can be an extremely effective way to target big fish from the shore and explains how to get started with this style of fishing.

EXPLORING EXMOUTH GULF

Scott Coghlan

A trip to Exmouth offered the chance for Scott Coghlan to test out the Rusty’s Marine Westerberg Bandit. It proved ideal for sportfishing around the gulf.

THE HALCO LEGACY

Jamie Chester

From humble beginnings as a home business in Mosman Park, Halco has become a global fishing tackle success story. Jamie looks at the reasons behind its success and canvases some leading anglers for their favourite Halco lures.

Western Angler Magazine issue contents
Western Angler Magazine issue contents
Western Angler Magazine issue contents

Columns

Western Angler Magazine issue contents

EDITORIAL

Recreational fishing has become click bait in recent times.

SHORE ANGLES

What goes on your feet is often an important consideration when you are fishing from shore.

TACKLE AND TACTICS

Ando takes a closer look at some of his hook selection.

OFFROAD ANGLER

Bomma looks at the piscatorial delights WA’s many offshore islands offer.

BOATING ANGLER

Hitch finds a unique charter operation out of Carnarvon which is eminently suited to anglers of his vintage.

Columns

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KAYAK ANGLER

With an ongoing review into marine safety including kayaks, Paul looks at the value of PFDs for paddlers.

JUNIOR ANGLER

Curtis reveals his favourite shore-based fishing spots around Exmouth.

BACK LASH

Jamie conquers some of his fears to have a look at the underwater world from another angle.

Regulars

Western Angler Magazine issue contents

UNDERCURRENTS

RECFISHWEST

NAUTICAL NEWS

FEATURE SPECIES: Cobia

WHAT’S COOKING – Roasted tomato, garlic seafood marinara

WESTERN ANGLER SUBSCRIPTIONS

JUNIOR ANGLER COMPETITION

WESTERN ANGLER NEXT GEN

WHAT'S NEW

TACKLE TEST