BlueWater Issue 139
BlueWater Boats & Game Fishing - Issue 139
Digital live in Member’s Area from 19th June 2019
Printed issue to go live / available for purchase from website: Monday 1st July, 2019
Printed issue available from Australian newsagents from Thursday 4th July, 2019
Exclusive in this issue, BlueWater’s benchmark feature detailing how to achieve better tasting tuna with revolutionary techniques will forever change how you prepare your fish for eating. Dr Pepperell reveals how new technology has proven the survival of marlin after release, and this issue outlines the world’s most deadly stealth fishing technique that many anglers still know nothing about. You’ll also learn why outriggers are so essential for game fishing success, and what you need to know to get the right setup for your boat. Plus you get an in-depth boat test and lure review, an amazing tuna recipe and a whole lot more…
ULTIMATE STEALTH – NO VISIBLE HOOK OR LEADER
PART 1: The deadly system
Although you rarely see it happening, gamefish regularly look at your offerings and refuse them – costing you a strike. Stealth often pays big dividends, and there is no better stealth technique that a fishing kite. Little known and rarely used in Australian waters, this strategy holds enormous potential for increasing your catch of tuna, sailfish and many other gamefish.
LIFE AFTER RELEASE
PART 1: Billfish
Until the advent of electronic tags, we had very little idea of the survival rates of billfish once they had been released. In the first of this two-part series, Dr Julian Pepperell takes an in-depth look at how acoustic and pop-up satellite tags have revealed that there is indeed life after release. Stay tuned for Part 2 in our next issue, in which Julian will be covering what is known about post-release survival of swordfish, sharks and tunas.
PART 1: Why you need them, and how to make them work for you
Whether you troll baits or lures, outriggers can greatly increase your success – but their effectiveness depends on your choice of poles, how they are installed and how they are used. For the first of this in-depth series, Dave Ferrell interviews leaders in the US outrigger market, who explain everything you need to know to set up your boat with the right set of ’riggers.
The IGFA’s creative master
Whether captured in a photograph or a meticulous oil painting, Adrian E Gray’s art encapsulates moments in time that we can all relate and aspire to. This amazingly talented young man is also a superb angler, a marine biologist and the Creative Manager responsible for all of the IGFA’s many publications and online media.
THE REALITY OF AUSTRALIA’S OCEAN PRODUCTIVITY
Considering the many game fishing world records it produces, you might think Australia is one of the most fish-rich nations of all. However, the reality is surprisingly different, as the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) explains.
SMOKE & MIRRORS
For a 25cm lure, the Bonze ‘Rambo’ sure is a versatile wonder. At speeds from 6 to 18 knots, this lure’s head-shaking action dives deep and then blasts the surface with a smoking splash far larger than seems possible for its size. As Matt Gross discovered, this lure triggers strikes from gamefish large and small.
FROM BOATSIDE TO PLATE
How to achieve better tasting tuna
Fresh tuna is highly prized and can be a delicious delicacy, yet most anglers are robbed of much of its quality through the way they prepare their catch. Dr Paul Hardy-Smith is a vet specialising in fish handling, and in this ground-breaking article he explains the destructive processes initiated in tuna when you catch them, and the procedure to prevent this and ensure your tuna meat remains at gourmet quality.
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!
CARIBBEAN 2700 FLYBRIDGE PRO FISHERMAN
From its origins as the Bertram 25 a half-century ago, this Australian-made pocket gameboat has remained a firm favourite. Its long evolution has seen it develop into the polished form of the new Caribbean 2700 Flybridge Pro Fisherman. Equipped with two versatile and economical high-tech outboards, this is a proven big-fish rig that punches way above its affordable price tag.
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