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This section contains many terrific articles and reports from the original F&B / The Boat Mag / team, originally headed up by Damon Olsen, aided and abetted by close mates, Aaron Concord and Ben Thrower. Kim Bain prepared many very useful articles (before she became famous in the USA) and Mike O’Neil is always a terrific read - on a wide variety of subjects, too. More recently, with Australian Boat Mag (ABM) make sure you read Andrew Hestelow's excellent series of articles fishing wide off Sydney Heads - but applicable to just about anywhere. Frank Milito has written several terrific features on estuary work in S.E. Oz - and note Aaron Concord has returned to ABM.

 

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Title Description Water Author Pages  
A Higher Perch

Another beaut report from that man in Gippslands, who has a definite passion for Australian perch/bass Fresh Frank Milito 5
AUD $5.00
Aaron Scores A Blinder

Frenetic GT Action 25 miles from the Brisbane CBD Salt Aaron Concord 8
AUD $5.00
Aawoonga Dam - First Impressions

Fishing Aawoonga dam for for some of the largest Barra ever seen. Fresh Aaron Concord 7
AUD $5.00
AH's Downriggers

Gotta love this man's work - this time Hestelow is bringing us up to speed on the latest in downrigger thinking and puts the photographs on the bait board to prove it works! This will have you thinking... Salt Andrew Hestelow 5
AUD $5.00
Andy Meyers Fantastic Flat Top Banks, NT

Well, if you never ever go, you'll never ever know what you've been missing! No doubt Andy Myer is doing a sterling job for the NT Tourism people ! This time, they are heading for a spot widely regarded as one of the best in the NT. Salt Andy Myers 9
AUD $5.00
Andy Myer's Perron Islands NT Escapade

Hey - unless you are prepared to pack up Mum and the kids and move to Darwin, you really shouldn't read this report . . inspirational stuff from our Man about the NT in the good platey, Leviathan. Salt Andy Myers 16
AUD $5.00
Andy Myers' Darwin NT Escapade

This is one of Andy's earlier reports that blew ABM's southern readers away, and had them reaching for their 'Frequent Flyer' tickets to go to Darwin - with good reason. Still, the trick is knowing exactly where to go . . . . Salt Andy Myers 10
AUD $5.00
Andy's Plan B - To Fish Emu Reef NT

When some crew couldn't make a long planned trip, Darwin fisho Andy Myer and his regular mate decided they were all set to go - so they did - and chose Plan B instead, heading for a spot several hundred km from Darwin. Salt Andy Myers 8
AUD $5.00
Awoonga

The Awoonga Supremacy. Barra fishing in Lake Awoonga - don't let anyone tell you a 1.2 metre barra doesn't have the power of a State Of Origin Forward. Fresh Mike O'Neil 5
AUD $5.00
Bermagui Tuna & Albacore

During the winter, "Bermy" becomes "big tuna city". Salt Trevor Stow 4
AUD $5.00
Big Easter Reds Off Mackay, FNQ

Neil Dunstan joins the happy crew on board Cast & Catch Charters' platey bound for the shipping channel about 40+ nm out from Mackay to fish in the 'rubble' for the big red's the area can deliver . . . Salt Neil Dunstan 5
AUD $5.00
Bluewater Fishing for Dummies

How to put fish on the table without selling the farm. This is a hands on, no b's report about fishing for pelagics (where ever you are). Fresh/Salt Don Gilchrist 8
AUD $5.00
Bottom Bashin' Techniques

Damon Olsen's secrets to catching big table fish offshore. Salt Damon Olsen 6
AUD $5.00
Break Sea Spit Fishing Action

It's wild, it's rough and unpredictable - that's what draws Damon Olsen back time after time. Salt Damon Olsen 7
AUD $5.00
Bream Fishing -Gold Coast

Fishing "Gentlemen hours" for Bream on Queensland's Gold Coast - canals and estuary's. Salt Kim Bain 6
AUD $5.00
Breaming With The Facts

An update on the very latest thinking in catching bream with the latest artificials, including plastics and vibes. Salt Frank Milito 5
AUD $5.00
Broome's Fiesty Sails

In Winter 2 things arrive in Broome. The grey nomads and Sailfish. Salt Trevor Stow 3
AUD $5.00
Browns Mountain Part 1

Located about 18 miles sse of Sydney Heads, this is arguably the best most reliable fishing mount out from Sydney. Salt Andrew Hestelow 6
AUD $5.00
Browns Mountain Part 2

Andrew has that uncanny knack of making you want to down tools, grab your boat, tackle boxes and 'soff outo into the wide blue - and this does it again! Salt Andrew Hestelow 8
AUD $5.00
Cato Reef Expedition

A long way from "home & mother" but fishing out here is somewhere between unbelievable and explosive, so much so that the team have signed on to come back. Salt Damon Olsen 4
AUD $5.00
Curlew Island

John Turnbull & Neil Dunstan's 3 day adventure to the Curlew Islands, Central Queensland. Salt Neil Dunstan 6
AUD $5.00
Deep Water, Electric Muscles!

If you've been thinking about moving up to electric winches as you fish in progressively deeper water out there in the wide blue stuff, this is a vital (and informative) feature to consider. Salt Andrew Hestelow 7
AUD $5.00
Deepwater Jigging Part 1 (Canyons)

Part 1. Deepwater Jigging is seemingly new to Australia, but it has been around for a while. Now there's some new amazing gear taking it to a new limit. Salt Damon Olsen 6
AUD $5.00
Deepwater Jigging Part 2 (Canyons)

Part 2. Terminal Tackle Tactics for Deepwater Jigging. Salt Damon Olsen 7
AUD $5.00
Do It Yourself Lures

We've all felt the pain of losing lure after lure. Here we look at making "pro" lures that really work! Salt John Yates 6
AUD $5.00
Dollies on Parade

There's always more to catching Dolphin fish in SE Qld. Salt Aaron Concord 7
AUD $5.00
Down The Daly River

A hell of a trip from the Moonie River and down the Daly River Fresh/Salt Mike O'Neil 7
AUD $5.00
Estuary Fishing basics -Gold Coast

Aaron takes his Mum estuary fishing on Gold Coast . The basics haven't changed just the fishing gear. Salt Aaron Concorde 5
AUD $5.00
Favourite Surface Fishing Lures

ABM Fishing Editor Aaron Concord lines up a bunch of his favourite surface fishing lures, and explains how the should be rigged, where - and when - to use. Great heads-up if you've been wondering where to start - and what's a waste of money! Fresh/Salt Aaron Concord 5
AUD $5.00
Favourite Tackle

Part 4/4 My Favourite Tackle - Aaron Concord looks at his favourite Hooks, Accessories and Clothing. Fresh/Salt Aaron Concord 6
AUD $5.00
Favourite Tackle 4 part series

Part 3/4 My favourite Tackle - Aaron Concord looks at his favourite Lures Fresh/Salt Aaron Concord 9
AUD $5.00
Favourite Tackle 4 part series

Part 2/4 - My Favourite Tackle - Aaron Concord looks at his favourite lines. Fresh/Salt Aaron Concord 7
AUD $5.00
Favourite Tackle 4 part series

Part 1/4 - My Favourite Tackle -Aaron Concord looks at his favourite Rods & Reels. Fresh/Salt Aaron Concord 5
AUD $5.00
Fish Trax #2 - Snapper

An in depth scientific view of Snapper Salt Geoff Carey 3
AUD $5.00
Fish Trax #3 - Flathead

Let's hear it for the Flathead - theres a lot more to the "Lizard" than we think, and a sound knowledge of their habitat & hunting characteristics can improve your catch. Salt Dr Geoff Carey 5
AUD $5.00
Fishin' The Whitsundays

Fishin' The Whitsundays with the Barcrusher 530 Salt Neil Dunstan 8
AUD $5.00
Fishing Australia - Gutter Talk

Fishing is rarely better anywhere in Oz than what the experts find in Hervey Bay - but is it that simple? Shepard & mate, Laraby, delve into a lifetime of experience, unlocking the secrets of the famed Gutters of Hervey Bay. Salt Scott Shepherd 6
AUD $5.00
Fishing Canals with Plastics

Fishing with Plastic lures was a daunting idea and something I had not done much of so far, so it seemed logical to take a fresh look at plastics and how they work. Salt Aaron Concorde 7
Fishing Lake Tyers, Victoria

There's nothing like local knowledge to get a place wired, and Frank Milito has that where this pretty little estuary lake is concerned. This has been a legendary lake for estuary species - especially black bream - for many years. Salt Frank Milito 5
AUD $5.00
Fishing the Cairns Black Marlin Season

The trip of a lifetime. Aaron joins Damon Olsen and fishes Cairns for Black Marlin using heavy tackle. Salt Aaron Concord 10
AUD $5.00
Fishing The Great Barrier Reef

Off Townsville Salt Steve Jones 6
AUD $5.00
Fishing The Islands of Sarina - Part 1

P.1/2 As fuel costs rise, travelling less is more desirable. Sarina - a great fishing ground, close to home. Salt Neil Dunstan 6
AUD $5.00
Fishing The Islands of Sarina - Part 2

P.2/2 A great selection of fishing on the Central Coast of QLD and you don't have to spend big on fuel. Salt Neil Dunstan 7
AUD $5.00
Fishn FNQ - Hinchinbrook etc.

Neil & John take the Barcrusher 530 Hinchinbrook & surrounds Salt Neil Dunstan 7
AUD $5.00
Giant Trevally at Eva Island

Aaron & his mate get down and personal with some hefty arm wrestling on the GT population at Eva Island - east of Hinchinbrook. Salt Aaron Concorde 6
AUD $5.00
Good Vibrations

Getting that good vibe happening is crucial in all forms of fishing, we know - but here it is being taken literally - and Frank Miito explains how - and why - this is such an effective technique. Fresh/Salt Frank Milito 6
AUD $5.00
Hervey Bay Fish Action

A "photo essay" of fantastic Hervey Bay Salt Damon Olsen 8
AUD $5.00
Jewfish in the Summertime

Catching Jewfish in the summer - Didn't know fishing the seaway could be so much fun! Salt Aaron Concord 5
AUD $5.00
Jigging Techniques

We've gone fishin' again with Andrew - this time he's showing us how to set up and work the modern jigs now available and proving to be absolute dynamite on all manner of scaly things - but especially yellowtail kingfish. Salt Andrew Hestelow 7
AUD $5.00
John's Barra

A gentle story of the one that didn't get away & the life long affect it had on the author Fresh John Turnbull 2
AUD $5.00
Kanimbula Charter to Federicks Reef

400 km out of Bundaberg/Gladstone - you'll need special "equipment" to fish this special reef. Salt Bruce Robson 7
AUD $5.00
Lessons from 10 Top Barra Trips

Lessons learned after 10 trips to the "Territory" with Mike O'Neil. Salt Mike O'Neil 6
AUD $5.00
Lever Drag Reels

Left a tackle store with less of an idea than when you entered? We sort out the type of reel you need for YOUR particular needs. Fresh/Salt Aaron Concord 5
AUD $5.00
Live Bait - Part 1 in a 4 part series

The 1st of a 4 part series on finding, catching and keeping live bait - Catching Live Bait. Fresh/Salt Scott Bannerott 6
AUD $5.00
Live Bait - Part 2 of a 4 part series

2nd in the series. Natural Live Bait Wells. Fresh/Salt Scott Bannerott 5
AUD $5.00
Live Bait Parts 3 & 4 of a 4 part series

Parts 3 & 4 in the series - Pumps, Water Quality and Power Wells. Fresh/Salt Scott Bannerott 5
AUD $5.00
Liverpool River - NT

Liverpool & Victoria River-Fishing Fresh Dick Euson 8
AUD $5.00
Long Tail Tuna Fishing

Damon sets off to SE Qld in Winter to catch Long Tail Tuna - don't let the name confuse you - warm water fish, but cold enough to wear Ug boots. Salt Damon Olsen 6
AUD $5.00
Luring Your Lady Into Fishing

For over 30 years Mike has employed devious means to draw his wife into his life of fishing. Fresh Mike O'Neil 4
AUD $5.00
Mackerel - Part 1

The 1st in a 3 part series of "How to" for Mackerel and Wahoo - Spotty Mackerel - The perfect target for small boat fishermen. Salt Aaron Concord 6
AUD $5.00
Mackerel / Wahoo Part 3

Part 3 of 3. Wahoo is not "strictly speaking" of the Mackerel family but is is incredibly close. Hold on to your Leaders! Salt Aaron Concord 10
AUD $5.00
Mackerel Part 2

Part 2 of 3. Spanish, Narrow Barred Mackerel or Tanguige - The holy grail of offshore sport fishermen. Salt Aaaron Concord 7
AUD $5.00
Mangrove Jack

Aaron Concord's family recipe for catching Mangrove Jack. Salt Aaron Concord 8
AUD $5.00
Marlin In A Cruise Craft 533

This is story of determination, skill and good seamanship - all about what happens when you try and nail a grander marlin in a boat considerably smaller than what you are trying to catch! Salt David Crocos 4
AUD $5.00
Mighty Mackeral Report by Chud

They're a tough, hard fighting fish - we enlist a professional - Chud Parker to share his lifetime of knowledge on how to catch the mighty Mackeral. Salt Chud Parker 6
AUD $5.00
Outriggers - Rig Them Right

Comparitively few fishermen understand how outriggers work, but having "right" can dramatically improve your catch. Salt Peter Webster 9
AUD $5.00
Pakula's New 3D Printed Lures (2015)

And you thought you'd seen everything in lure making ? NOt yet - master lure craftsman Peter Pakula is now making them with 3D Printing techniques - and they are HOT, HOT, HOT! Salt Aaron Concord 4
AUD $5.00
Percy Islands

Fishing, diving & Exploring the Percy Islands. (story also under destination) Salt Scott Shepherd 8
AUD $5.00
Pinkies Play on Plastics

Tackle Box - Fishing Morton Bay with Lures Salt Aaron Concord 6
AUD $5.00
Portland SBT Challenge

Fishing for Southern Bluefin Tuna - Portland VIC. Salt Greg Edwards 11
AUD $5.00
Preparing Your Catch Like a Professional

Preparing fish - the Butterfly Fillet. Salt John & Sam Yates 1
AUD $5.00
Preparing Your Catch Like a Professional

Calamari - it's not just snapper bait. Salt John & Sam Yates 1
AUD $5.00
Preparing Your Catch Like a Professional

Dory - this technique is simple and suitable for a variety of reef dwellers. Salt John & Sam Yates 1
AUD $5.00
Right Over The Top - Townsville to Broome

Louise and her family take their 38' cruiser right over the top and explore the fishing grounds on the way. Salt Louise Yeoman 9
AUD $5.00
Sailfish Part 1 Mooloolaba

The Sunshine Coast is catching up with WA's Broome when it comes to fishing sailfish. Salt Damon Olsen 6
AUD $5.00
Sailfish Part 3 Mooloolaba

Trolling Lures Salt Damon Olsen 8
AUD $5.00
Saillfish Part 2 Mooloolaba

Tag & Release. Salt Damon Olsen 7
AUD $5.00
Sarina White-out

It’s happened to us all but even Neil Dustan was surprised at the extent of an unusual “white-out” coming back from the islands off Sarina – but it was still a great fishing trip! Salt Neil Dunstan 5
AUD $5.00
Setting Up For Coastal Fishing

The complete guide to selecting the right gear for coastal fishing. Everything from splitshots to dongers,lures,hooks,rods and reels. So whether you want to upgrade your fishing gear or start from scratch this is the definitive coastal fishing report. Salt Aaron Concorde & Peter Webst 25
AUD $5.00
Squid For Bait

Not much doubt about this is there ? It is easier to list the species that aren't partial to a juicy squid tentacle or flesh - and this report considers the best ways of catching and preparing them. Produced in Sydney, but applies pretty well all-ov Salt Andrew hestelow 6
AUD $5.00
Stanage Bay Challenge

Neil & John Turnbull fish Stanage Bay Salt Neil Dunstan 7
AUD $5.00
Tarpon - Night Fly Fishing

Night fly fishing for Tarpon on the Gold Coast - Are you crazy? Salt Aaron Concord 5
AUD $5.00
The PE Fishing Line Revolution (2015)

Fishing Editor Aaron Concord's excellent report on the state of play with PE line and all the advantages it has for fisherman . This is (unapologetically) a high tech article, but even if it takes a couple of re-reads to get the gist of it, it will c Fresh/Salt Aaron Corcord 12
AUD $5.00
The Science of Coral Trout

Part 1 & Part 2- Taken from thousands of miles of the Northern Australian coastline, from waters in QLD, NT & WA, the "Trout" is on the top of the list in terms of its desireability to eat, and to catch. Fresh/Salt Dr Geoff Carey 11
AUD $5.00
Tony's Weipa Expedition

What happens when you take a Caribbean 35 as the mothership for a Trailcraft 475 and fish in some very spectacular fishing 'country'. Salt George Jeykell 8
AUD $5.00
Trolling Lures Part 1

Skirted, short riggers and billfish lures Salt Aaron Concorde 3
AUD $5.00
Trolling Lures Part 2

Bibbed and bibbless lures. Salt Aaron Concorde 3
AUD $5.00
Ulladulla Billies

Most head to Bermagui when it comes to game fishing the South Coast. Luckily most overlook Ulladulla - Lucky for me that is! Salt Trevor Stow 3
AUD $5.00
Virilya Point

A REALLY funny Father & Son Adventure Fresh/Salt Gary Rooks 7
AUD $5.00
Weipa Fishing

"We've fished from Alaska to South Africa, Cape York to Cato, but for reliable, exciting fishing action, it doesn't get much better than flyfishing at Weipa Flats". Salt Damon Olsen 7
AUD $5.00
Weipa, Qld: Jewel Of The Gulf

Fishing Nth Qld - Weipa Salt Damon Olsen 6
AUD $5.00
Whitsundays Fishing Fever (2014)

Doug Lindsay and the team from (Whitsunday) Sea Fever Charters in the superbly restored and upgraded O'Brien 40 show what fishin' in the Whitsundays - if you know where to go and how to do it - can produce. Fabulous pictures to get the blood goi Salt Doug Lindsay 10
AUD $5.00
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