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4 weeks ago
BlueWater magazine

Women’s Fishing Sandals
Brand: Merrell
Style: All out Blaze Sieve
Colour: Boulder/Fuchsia.

An agile Fishing/hiking shoe with an open design and a water-shedding upper.

Designed to flex naturally and protect underfoot.

This colour is not available in Australia and has NEVER been worn.

Size: US 9.5 – UK 7 – EUR 40.5 as shown in image.

I Purchased the incorrect size from the UK.

Price: $120
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4 weeks ago
BlueWater magazine

CIGUATERA fish poisoning in Australia

Read this great guide at: www.safefish.com.au/reports/food-safety-fact-sheets/ciguatera-fish-poisoning-faq

Have you had ciguatera poisoning? From what species?
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CIGUATERA fish poisoning in Australia

Read this great guide at: https://www.safefish.com.au/reports/food-safety-fact-sheets/ciguatera-fish-poisoning-faq

Have you had ciguatera poisoning? From what species?
2 months ago
BlueWater magazine

This 778lb tuna changed my world

As a young boy I ravenously devoured photos of enormous marlin, sharks and swordfish, but it was always the giant tuna that particularly inspired me. I pictured myself close-up beside one, admiring a bullet-shaped body so broad that I could not reach around it. I imagined touching it, running my hands over its streamlining, feeling a body so massive and with such taut with muscle that it promised incomprehensible power and speed.

I yearned just to even see such a magnificent fish, let alone catch one. And yet I also imagined the incomparable thrill as it screamed off against my rod and reel.

It’s true that dreams, if pursued, can come true.

I chased my dream, and in August 2011 it became a reality.

It happened off the small coastal port of Souris, on the east coast of Prince Edward Island, close to Nova Scotia in eastern Canada. Ken Fraser, the IGFA All Tackle World Record holder for bluefin, was standing by my side when my free-drifting mackerel was inhaled at breakneck speed. My reel’s spool ripped from standstill to blur in a millisecond, it’s terrifying howl so daunting that I felt genuinely frightened to pick up the strike.

The battle was every bit as brutal, backbreaking and electrifying as I had imagined, but as the hours ticked by we listened to radio reports of Hurricane Irene pushing its way up towards us. It had just smashed Boston and New York, so we found ourselves in a race to land my fish before the wind arrived.

That hurricane rattled our cottage throughout that night as I lay awake, grinning, reliving every moment of that life-changing day.
My head still spins at the memories of countless giant tuna jostling to take the herring we fed them right beside the boat, and the blistering runs of the other giants we caught and then tagged and released.

The trip was such a mind-blowing experience that I just had to return, and to share it with others. Over subsequent years I arranged trips to fish for giant bluefin, hosting anglers from around the world who used my contacts and knowledge of the best times, best areas and best boats to get straight into the action. Every member of every trip caught giant bluefin, all of which were released. My last tuna was estimated to weigh 1100 pounds (500kg)!

I’ve also arranged trips to fish the world’s hotspots catching huge yellowfin tuna, blue marlin, sailfish, swordfish, and world record wahoo, among other specialty targets.

And now I’m offering to help you catch your dream.

To find out how, simply follow this link: bluewatermag.com.au/raise-your-game-with-tim-simpson/
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This 778lb tuna changed my world

As a young boy I ravenously devoured photos of enormous marlin, sharks and swordfish, but it was always the giant tuna that particularly inspired me. I pictured myself close-up beside one, admiring a bullet-shaped body so broad that I could not reach around it. I imagined touching it, running my hands over its streamlining, feeling a body so massive and with such taut with muscle that it promised incomprehensible power and speed. 

I yearned just to even see such a magnificent fish, let alone catch one. And yet I also imagined the incomparable thrill as it screamed off against my rod and reel.

It’s true that dreams, if pursued, can come true.

I chased my dream, and in August 2011 it became a reality.

It happened off the small coastal port of Souris, on the east coast of Prince Edward Island, close to Nova Scotia in eastern Canada. Ken Fraser, the IGFA All Tackle World Record holder for bluefin, was standing by my side when my free-drifting mackerel was inhaled at breakneck speed. My reel’s spool ripped from standstill to blur in a millisecond, it’s terrifying howl so daunting that I felt genuinely frightened to pick up the strike. 

The battle was every bit as brutal, backbreaking and electrifying as I had imagined, but as the hours ticked by we listened to radio reports of Hurricane Irene pushing its way up towards us. It had just smashed Boston and New York, so we found ourselves in a race to land my fish before the wind arrived.

That hurricane rattled our cottage throughout that night as I lay awake, grinning, reliving every moment of that life-changing day. 
My head still spins at the memories of countless giant tuna jostling to take the herring we fed them right beside the boat, and the blistering runs of the other giants we caught and then tagged and released.

The trip was such a mind-blowing experience that I just had to return, and to share it with others. Over subsequent years I arranged trips to fish for giant bluefin, hosting anglers from around the world who used my contacts and knowledge of the best times, best areas and best boats to get straight into the action. Every member of every trip caught giant bluefin, all of which were released. My last tuna was estimated to weigh 1100 pounds (500kg)!

I’ve also arranged trips to fish the world’s hotspots catching huge yellowfin tuna, blue marlin, sailfish, swordfish, and world record wahoo, among other specialty targets.

And now I’m offering to help you catch your dream.

To find out how, simply follow this link: https://bluewatermag.com.au/raise-your-game-with-tim-simpson/

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What a magnificent catch Tim. Well done 👍

Yes a dream, I remember Seeing pictures in the late 70's and couldn't comprehend the sheer size, one day along with a barn door Halibut 🙂

Hi Tim . I hear you are getting better. Best wishes.

That story inspired me to go there the following year for a fishing trip of a life time.Thanks Tim

This is still one of my favorite issues of BWM mate , just can’t wait till this COVID thing is over we can start planning a trip 👍👍

That is awesome Tim! I love that you are doing this! If I wasn’t marrying the best fisherman in the world already, I’d book you in a heartbeat! 😜

Seeing you do this and reading about it is like us boys watching Malcolm Douglas and finally getting to experience it. One day I hope to do the same with some of those things I've read and seen you do. As I've said to you before Tim Simpson 'live the dream'!

Had one 1,203 pounds in 2018 off Rockport Mass, had one on the day before that almost stripped the reel on its first run before we lost him, with 45 pounds of drag. Their's still big fish out there!!!!

Awesome story Tim and what a catch 🙌 great that you are going to be sharing all of your knowledge and help others realise their dreams too. Well done 😀

What a catch an amazing memory imagine catching something like that nice 👍

You still the best Tim, / Ronny, later ron 👍

Awesome catch. Well done. Tight lines.🎣🎣🎣

Congratulations wat amazing fish.

The stuff of dreams for sure

What a machine if a fish Tim least now your so much better you can go getem again

It’s not until you see one beside the boat that really appreciate the size of them, it’s the old oh f#*k moment.

Wow bro that is a big one congratulations bro

Why doesn't any body use metric scales? Is because it sounds heavier in pounds?

Im DREAM CHASER🤙

Now thats a STONKA !!!

Russ Deighton come and see me when you catch a fish this big!

Fucks thats a horse

🎣🏆👍🏼♥ Living Your Dream Tim……… Leoni Simpson

Boss how many kilo ?

Mitchell Hill thats a jumbo

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2 months ago
BlueWater magazine

Tap into Tim’s mind!
bluewatermag.com.au/raise-your-game-with-tim-simpson/

Learn from 40 years at the top of Australia’s game fishing world.

With 6 world records and many tournament wins, Tim can quickly boost your success!

Click here to learn more:
bluewatermag.com.au/raise-your-game-with-tim-simpson/
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Tap into Tim’s mind!
https://bluewatermag.com.au/raise-your-game-with-tim-simpson/

Learn from 40 years at the top of Australia’s game fishing world.

With 6 world records and many tournament wins, Tim can quickly boost your success!

Click here to learn more:
https://bluewatermag.com.au/raise-your-game-with-tim-simpson/
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