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FISHING MASTERCLASSES AT SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW – INCLUDED WITH ENTRY
1 – 5 August, ICC Sydney and Cockle Bay Darling Harbour
For anglers who enjoy either the open waters off the coast or prefer our inland waterways, the Sydney International Boat Show promises new vessels, the latest rods, tackle, accessories and loads of technology designed to make your day on the water even more enjoyable.
Being the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest boat show, open from the 1st to the 5th of August at the ICC Sydney and Cockle Bay Darling Harbour, the Sydney International Boat Show is the place to choose and buy your rod and reel combo, as well as fish finders, hard and soft lures, bait buckets, landing nets or even your next boat to go with all your new gear.
Learn how to fish like never before at the show’s fishing masterclasses, included with the cost of entry. A massive 60% of people visiting the show express an interest in fishing. The fishing masterclasses reflect that interest, with presentations ranging from inland waterway fishing to the more adventurous offshore competitions, presenting videos, photos and stories to match.
Tim Simpson leads this year’s fishing masterclasses, giving tremendous advice and sharing his three key tips to game fishing success. With 6 world records and many tournament wins, Tim knows how to find and catch big fish. Learning from his experience, you’ll be able to find and catch tuna, marlin and other gamefish, whether you cast a line off the Australian coast or other hotspots in the world.
Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling returns to talk about making the most of fishing in estuaries. Tidal estuaries are the most popular recreational fishing waters in Australia. Starlo provides some extremely valuable clues on ‘reading’ our temperate and sub-tropical estuary systems, and shares a wealth of tips on improving catches, whatever estuary species you’re chasing. Turn those sorry sagas of “the one that got away” into tales of victory with Steve’s invaluable advice.
Peter Johnson will share the secrets to finding and catching a feed of bream and the great-tasting flathead. Peter’s methods have been perfected over 40 years of fishing experience, winning him many competitions in Sydney’s estuary systems. He’ll also share the lowdown on how to successfully target snapper, everyone’s favourite inshore reef species.
Also on stage, Justin Duggan is an expert on fish-fighting techniques and the skills required to land bigger fish, even when using light fishing tackle. From the method of setting the reel drag, to fighting tactics and rod angles, Justin will show you how. Understand the fish-fighting skills that put the most pressure on the fish while putting the least strain on you and your tackle.
Paul Burt shares his sneaky techniques for ‘fishing the pressure points.’ Fish concentrate where water flow delivers their food. Paul will describe how to recognise these hotspots and explains the techniques to fish them most effectively.
Jo Starling talks about introducing fishing to a child’s life, as one of the most enriching gifts you can give. As a fishing parent, learn about coaching your little fishos with a superhero mindset and give them the power to use fishing for all kinds of good. Jo also shares her insights on making family fishing trips more fun and finding fish in new water, so you can easily determine where to start to maximise your fishing fun.
Additionally, YouTube sensation Rhys Creed shares his secrets on catching the huge but sometimes elusive Murray cod. Rhys has built an incredible following amongst the internet generation, based around his online videos and engaging style, demonstrating his skill and love of fishing.
The Supertank again makes a welcome return where Brett Thomson and Michael ‘Cookie’ Cook present live fish, chasing a variety of lures right in front of your eyes. Learn about the best gear and techniques, while witnessing how well they work. Supertank demonstrations take place at 10.30am and 2.30pm everyday of the show.
Darren Vaux, President of the BIA, said fishing is a major part of the Australian lifestyle of enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. “The Sydney International Boat Show brings together the leading dealers and manufacturers from across Australia and beyond, ready to present the latest in fishing, boating and marine technology,” he said. “This is the show where all your questions about spending more time on the water and catching bigger and better fish can be answered.”
The Department of Primary Industries can also be found at the Boating Safety Zone presented by Transport for New South Wales, the Show’s Partner in Safety. At this zone, you can learn about the regulations governing fishing across NSW, and the ways you can assist in keeping our waterways safe and sustainable.
Tickets and up to date details regarding the show are available at www.sydneyboatshow.com.au.
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17 hours ago
BBQ tuna collar
Although usually discarded, the collar bone area is a surprisingly tasty portion of the fish and Chef Cory Campbell’s slow-roasted BBQ recipe is a must-do next time you get your hands on a large tuna. You’ve never tasted tuna like this before!
Get the full recipe from issue 139 of BlueWater magazine – ON SALE NOW
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IGFA World Record Game Fishes – Commemorating 80 years
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About the IGFA
Founded in 1939, The International Game Fish Association is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making, record keeping and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling. The IGFA maintains world records in freshwater, saltwater, fly-fishing and junior angler categories. The IGFA has members in more than 100 countries.
Become a member
As part of your IGFA membership, you will receive a printed copy of the 442-page 2019 IGFA World Record Game Fishes book. To join the IGFA and get your copy, please visit igfa.org/join-renew/
This 2019 edition is also available online – to IGFA members only – as an e-magazine, providing easy access to the entire list of IGFA records and exclusive content.
The IGFA World Record Game Fishes is the world’s most definitive publication of recreational angling records. The 2019 edition includes comprehensive information on all freshwater, saltwater and fly-fishing world records for All-Tackle, Line Class, Tippet Class, Junior & Smallfry and All-Tackle Length categories, including new world records set in the last year.
In addition, the publication features a wide variety of unique content like 80 Years of Fishing for the World chronicling the significant events of the IGFA’s 80-year history, tales of China’s mysterious freshwater game fish in From China with Love, informative tips from top fly fishing anglers in So Fly 22 and a feature article on the IGFA Great Marlin Race in The Race for Billfish.
The 2019 world record book also features infographics detailing the IGFA’s signature programs and valuable information on IGFA member clubs, captains and guides, weigh stations and members-only discount programs designed to help recreational anglers connect with each other and access a wealth of relevant and timely information.
“We’re excited to fulfill our longstanding role as the angling world record keeper through the release of our iconic annual publication,” said IGFA President Nehl Horton. “Angler recognition, game fish conservation and education are the cornerstones of our association. With the latest edition of IGFA World Record Game Fishes, we aim to inform, educate and inspire those who are interested in our sport by celebrating the achievements of anglers around the globe.” … See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
IGFA RULE BOOK – Species eligible for world records.
Q: I’ve been catching a variety of non-target species while pursuing light-tackle world records for reef-dwelling gamefish. While these other species are listed under the IGFA All-Tackle World Record category, they are not included in the list of gamefish eligible for Line Class, Tippet Class, and Junior/Smallfry record categories. Can I submit a line class world record for a species that is not currently listed as an eligible species?
A: The IGFA maintains All-Tackle World Records for any species of fish that weighs over .45 kilograms and is in the top half of the maximum reported weight for that species (e.g., for a species with maximum reported weight of 4kg, the fish must weigh at least 2kg to qualify). However, the IGFA only recognizes Line Class, Tippet Class and Junior/Smallfry World Records for a select group of freshwater and saltwater game fish species. New species are occasionally added to the list of Line Class eligible species after the IGFA becomes aware that the species has become of interest to a significant number of anglers. So unless the species is already listed as eligible for line class world records, your catches would only apply to the All-Tackle world record category.
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