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2019 — A YEAR TO FORGET

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Those who think fishing magazine editors always catch plenty are wrong. Shane Mensforth describes his worst year’s fishing, and hopes 2020 will bring with it a welcome change in angling fortunes.

GETTING STARTED WITH BLUEFIN

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With bluefin tuna now more popular than ever with recreational anglers, Jamie Crawford takes time out to provide some sensible basic information for those about to try tuna fishing for the first time.

BERLEYING BETTER FOR WHITING

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B.G. Fischer loves his whiting and appreciates how important berley and berleying techniques can be for consistent results.

BIG ON BREAM

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Lubin Pfeiffer specialises in truly big bream, and in this feature he takes a look at the bream’s biology before passing on some valuable hints and tips on catching them.

SCOUTING THE LOCAL MARINA

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We welcome Port Lincoln’s Dan Challinger to the pages of SA Angler. Like a lot of South Aussies, Dan enjoys a tussle with a decent bream, and his local marina has plenty.

LARGS PIER’S SUMMER SEAFOOD SKEWERS

 24 25

Loading up some skewers with seafood and whacking them on the barbie is about as easy as it gets. However, there are ways to make a simple seafood skewer a whole lot tastier, and this recipe by Largs Pier Head Chef, Troy Duivesteyn, is a ‘must try’ during outdoor barbecue season.

THE LAST HURRAH

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Chris Pucknell shares his ideas on SA’s three-year snapper closure, looking at it through the eyes of recreational, charter and commercial fishers. His views are thought provoking and may just cause the odd raised eyebrow!

THE RETRO-FIT OPTION

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Brett Mensforth reckons changing lure hooks can sometimes be the difference between success and failure. In this piece he explains exactly why.

YELLOWFIN WHITING — A 60-YEAR OBSESSION

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Peter Nicholls shares the secrets and tips from a genuine yellowfin whiting expert. There’s plenty of “gold” here for both bait and lure fishers.