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Rethinking trout and Australian native fish

An ongoing topic of discussion in fishing circles, at least around the south-eastern Australian region, is the trout vs natives debate. It’s been raging for years — some might even say centuries — so we thought it about time to chip in and throw the proverbial two cents into the fray. Trout aficionados, with whom we often empathise via a…

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Fishing stories, Freshwater, Reviews, Stuff we've learnt, Trout

Fanatik soft plastics: product review (plus a few photos from a recent high country mission)

One nice thing about having a fishing blog is that, from time to time, we are sent a bit of gear to review. We have always been completely honest about this, which I think is great in terms of maintaining a sense of independence and objectivity. It allows us to be really critical of certain things, while others may be…

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Guest post, Stuff we've learnt, Sustainability

Guest interview: Matt Rees from Fishthinkers

Welcome to the first of hopefully many posts where we interview our peers, including fellow anglers, fishery scientists (0ften 0ne and the same) and other personalities involved in fishing about their backgrounds, research and perspectives on recreational fishing. Our first installment is from Matt Rees from www.fishthinkers.wordpress.com. I can’t thank Matt enough! Hope you enjoy the read as much as…

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Beach, Estuary, Sustainability, Think like a fish- fishing techniques

The best estuary fishing spots in south-east New South Wales

As keen anglers we are frequently asked for advice on where to go to find a decent coastal fishing spot within 2-3 hours drive from Canberra. As many of you will know, it’s both an easy and a difficult question to answer, because pretty much any beach, rock formation, estuary or coastal river will produce good (or terrible) fishing at…

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Fly & Tenkara, Freshwater, Guest post

Guest post: Bass fishing in the USA: experience and tips

Fishing holds a special place is our heart and has been America‚Äôs favourite pastime for the last few decades (one might think it is baseball but I beg to differ ;). Even youths nowadays are participating in fishing activities be it with families or competitively. I have found out about the statistics regarding them and I was pleasantly shocked. So…

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