BlueWater Issue 134
BlueWater Boats & Game Fishing - Issue 134
ON SALE FROM: 25th October 2018
WOW! What an amazing issue. This one starts with an extensive feature about the largest tuna in the world, then continues with a master crewman’s guidance teaching how to take the leader on big fish. Following that is a remarkable journey through all of the world’s best big marlin hotspots, plus Dr Pepperell’s guide to strange predators of the deep. You’ll also find amazing photos of giant Cairns marlin, Capt Laurie Wright’s guide to targeting an IGFA world record, plus a lure review, short stories, two in-depth boat tests and a whole lot more. This sure is an action-packed issue of BlueWater.
LAND OF THE GIANTS
When BlueWater announced a hosted trip to Canada’s Prince Edward Island to chase the largest tuna in the world it sold out within days. The fishing results were far beyond even our wildest dreams, producing a startling procession of Atlantic bluefin ranging from 270 to 550kg, including four granders, one of which tested the angler to breaking point on stand-up tackle.
LIFE ON THE LEADER
Part 2: Matching strategies to different situations
The wireman͛s end-game role is rarely given the credit it deserves, yet this crucial member of the game fishing team can make or break the success of a capture. To take on the strength of the fish with your hands is not something to be taken lightly or undertaken without skills, but for many deckies this is the ultimate one-on-one encounter and they far prefer their role above all others, including the angler͛s. World-renowned wireman, Jarad Boshammer outlines the skills for success on the leader.
STRANGE PREDATORS OF THE DEEP
It has often been said it͛s a fish-eat-fish world down there in the deep blue sea. Apart from plankton-eating baitfish and jellyfish munchers like sunfish, most fish that dwell in the open ocean are carnivorous predators. While gamefish anglers are most familiar with surface predators, others swim deeper down. Dr Julian Pepperell introduces us to just some of these bizarre, lesser known and often scary denizens of the deep.
SAILING TO A WORLD OF BIG FISH ADVENTURES
Part 2: Crossing oceans
Following his dream, Norwegian businessman Morten Ruud sold his business, bought a sailing catamaran, redesigned it for game fishing and then set off on the trip of a lifetime. Three years into the odyssey, Ruud has caught marlin in just about every world hotspot you can imagine. In this second instalment of his saga, Morten tells of his adventures and the huge marlin at destinations including Ascension Island, Panama, Costa Rica and Tahiti.
CAPT LAURIE WRIGHT'S GUIDE TO CATCHING WORLD RECORDS
While this article has been written for those anglers who want to catch a world record, it is equally important for everyone else because, if you fish long enough, a record-size fish is sure to come along sooner or later. Capt Laurie Wright is one of the world͛s most accomplished game fishing professionals, so take notice and be prepared.
A DAY TO REMEMBER
Raising a pack of black marlin might seem an ideal situation at first, but when you͛re hooked to the giant of the pack and the smaller ones mingle close and threaten to cut her free, what starts as a dream can quickly turn into a nightmare.
PROTECTION FOR THOSE IN NEED
To see a turtle, watch seabirds soar or marvel at the grace of a dolphin surfing your bow wave is a huge bonus during a day offshore. Since the survival of some of these iconic species is challenged, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority is working with scientists and the commercial fishing industry to minimise interactions with protected marine species.
SMOKE & MIRRORS
Marlin Magic - Henry
Hawaii͛s famous Marlin Magic lure range is synonymous with blue marlin and big yellowfin. They are a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and anyone who owns one, treasures it. Their Henry is an aggressive big-fish specialist that is certainly worthy of your attention.
GAME FISHING TEMPTRESS
Edencraft 6.0 Offshore
Dressed in regal livery, Edencraft͛s 6.0 Offshore is a hefty weapon that has been crafted by masters specifically to tame Australias rough southern waters. It will take you to the edge, where the biggest beasts lurk. If you are turned on by the thought of being right where the action is hottest, this well-built and easily towable mobile game fishing platform is sure to tempt you.
BULLET-PROOF COASTAL RANGER
This tough custom-built plate-alloy adventurer has been made to survive the remote regions of northern Australia, where its owner will live aboard and chase everything from coastal sailfish and baby black marlin to mackerel and barramundi. Our tester didn͛t want to hand it back!