BlueWater Issue 140
BlueWater Boats & Game Fishing - Issue 140
In this issue you’ll see the action as two huge blue marlin hook-up in a double-strike, posing quite a challenge for the crew. Then discover the mighty samson fish of the southern reefs. Dr Pepperell also reviews the latest research showing that tuna and sharks survive well after release, while swordfish need special care. You’ll also learn why a fishing kite is the new deadly weapon for tuna, and how to set one up and use it. Plus you’ll find a detailed boat test, an outboard review, an amazing tuna recipe and a whole lot more…
LIFE AFTER RELEASE
PART 2: Swordfish, sharks and tuna
Dr Julian Pepperell explains the survival prospects for gamefish after being caught on game fishing tackle and then released – knowledge of which escalated rapidly with the advent of electronic tags, especially pop-up satellite tags. In Part 2, Julian turns his attention to sharks, tuna and swordfish.
A DAY TO REMEMBER
When Hawaii’s Kona coast turned on the big blue marlin for Capt Chris Donato and Joe Byrum aboard Benchmark in early July, they found themselves immersed in two epic days of big-fish action. With double-strikes and other challenges to contend with, it was some of the most exciting marlin fishing they have ever experienced.
ULTIMATE STEALTH – NO VISIBLE HOOK OR LEADER
PART 2: How to set up your kite system
First devised for catching wary tuna that refused to strike baits presented on visible leaders and hooks, the fishing kite has since been adopted by thousands of anglers off Florida who find it the perfect technique for sailfish and other game species. In this second installment of Leigh Tucker’s series, she explains how to set up and use a game fishing kite system.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S MIGHTY SAMSON FISH
A close relative of amberjack and yellowtail kingfish, the deeper-bodied samson fish is endemic to Norfolk Island, New Zealand and especially the southern half of Australia where they are rapidly gaining angling cult status as a brutally challenging yet elusive reef predator. Heath Woodward finally cracked the code and found a motherlode of samson fish off Coffin Bay in South Australia.
Albacore with braised octopus, chorizo and cannellini beans
Accompanied by its hearty stew of chorizo and beans, this dish of mild-flavoured tuna makes a warming and satisfying meal after a long and chilly day on the open ocean chasing the spring or autumn run of albacore.
VIDEO TRANSFORMS FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
New technology is providing fisheries managers with data faster and with more accuracy. This should enable them to react faster and make more informed management decisions, resulting in healthier stocks for all of us.
THE CHILLING TRUTH
Continuing on from the major feature in last issue about how to improve the eating qualities of your tuna, Dr Sean Tracey from the Tuna Champions project details the amount of ice you’ll need to do the job properly. The results may surprise you.
EDGEWATER 320 CENTRE-CONSOLE
Your Edge on the Water
With outstanding devotion to quality and a unique construction process, the US-built EdgeWater 320CC is a first-class fishing/family cross-over boat, with an interior layout heavily weighted to maximising its fishability. This strong, economical, unsinkable and very cool-looking centre-console delivers offshore game fishing performance with room for everything you need.
PRODUCT REVIEW: Suzuki DF350 outboard
More bite, less torque
Suzuki’s innovative and award-winning DF350A 4-stroke outboard has received worldwide acclaim since 2017. As Jeff Webster describes, its many great features – including a dual propeller system with counter-rotating gearbox – has made it the preferred 4-stroke engine for many single-outboard gamefishing trailerboats.
PRE-LOVED GAMEBOATS: CJH 24 Sportsfisher
This second-hand demonstrator from a custom gameboat-builder presents a rare opportunity to buy a unique and fully set-up trailerboat at around half its normal price.
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