Reading a great fishing magazine can sometimes be the next best thing to actually going fishing... But here's something even BETTER than a printed magazine!
Fishing DownUnder #36 is jam-packed with action, information, tips, destinations and product reviews... and you don't have to read it! In just over two hours of spectacular, high-definition vision, this broadcast-quality "DVD Magazine" brings it all to your lounge room, den, holiday house, offi ce or laptop computer - whenever and wherever YOU choose to view! Watch it all, from start to finish, or choose the stories and segments you like most, then view them over and over, at your leisure. Re-wind, slow mo', freeze frame and fast-forward to all the juicy bits...
See below for details about the stories appearing on the Fishing DownUnder #36
Starlo showcases the latest and greatest development in the incredibly successful Squidgies range of Australian-designed soft plastics: the deadly Whip Bait. But this segment is about a lot more than a great lure. It's also one of the best and most down-to-earth instructional pieces you are ever likely to see on catching popular southern estuary species in shallow water on soft plastic lures! If you can't go out and catch yourself a feed of flathead, trevally, bream, tailor, small snapper or a host of other species after watching this one, then it's seriously time to think about taking up golf... As Starlo likes to say "it ain't rocket science"... but if you get it wrong you can still miss out. Here, Steve clearly explains how to get it right!
NORTHERN BREAM & FLATHEAD Mark ‘Bargy’ Bargenquast & Dan Power
The tidal estuaries around our northern coastlines are home to some of Australia's "most wanted" species including mangrove jacks, barramundi and threadfin salmon, to name just a few. However, these glamour fish often have very specific “bite times”, and can spend long periods in shut down mode until conditions are just right. Mark and Dan show off the great fall-back fishing to be had in these northern systems on the abundant “bread and butter” species like flathead and bream, especially when using small, suspending lures.
WALKING WITH WHITING - Steve 'Starlo' Starling & Andrew Badullovich
Catching big sand whiting on surface poppers and other topwater lures has been one of the most exciting developments in southern sport fishing to come along over the past decade or so. This unique pastime has completely changed the way we think about these wonderful fish. Lots of anglers have embraced the technique, while others remain sceptical and are yet to try it. If catching whiting on top remains high on your personal "bucket list", or even if you've tried it a few times and struggled, you really owe it to yourself to carefully watch this detailed analysis of the skills, techniques and tackle required, presented in a clear, concise way by two blokes who've turned it into an art form, but haven't forgotten what it was like to be a learner.
Walking crystal clear streams while stalking wary fish is a pastime usually associated with high alpine waters and trout. However, gun guide Alan ‘Fish’ Philliskirk from Weipa in far north Queensland reckons you can do exactly the same thing in his back yard, although the quarry here are barramundi, sooty grunter, tarpon and saratoga. Join ‘Fish’ as he shows how it’s done.
Starlo and Jo continue their exploration of the remarkable Fitzroy/Dawson River catchment west of Rockhampton, this time with a foray onto a weir on the Mackenzie River arm of the system to chase wild southern saratoga using light spinning gear and surface stick baits. This is topwater sight-fishing at its very best, and the close-quarters, hand-to-fin combat amongst the tangled snags and sticks will definitely get your blood pumping and your casting arm twitching! But as well as being entertained, you'l learn valuable lessons about finding, spotting, stalking and luring sharp-eyed, wary predators... Lessons that will stand you in good stead from the trout waters of Tasmania to the barramundi billabongs of the far north and beyond.
MIXED SPECIES SPINNERBAITING with - Will Lee & Robbie Wells
Fishing for native fish species in man-made dams or impoundments can be a real challenge, especially if it's your first time. With a variety of scenarios ranging from deep water drop-offs to bank-side shallows and sunken timber to choose from, and a range of different species to consider, where do you begin? Will and Robbie offer some very practical tips to get you started, and all with just one type of lure: The super effective spinnerbait. After seeing this segment, we bet you won't go fishing without one of these fabulous lures!
FLOATING THE FITZROY with - Steve & Jo Starling & friends
Starlo, Jo and their friends Robbie and Sue Wells travel to a remote feeder stream of the upper Fitzroy/Dawson River system behind Rockhampton in central northern Queensland. While lure fishing from canoes and float tubes in some truly beautiful country, they tangle with a procession of hard-fighting sooty grunter and a gorgeous leathery gruntrer. Uncover some of the secrets of this little known part of the fishing world and learn about its fish and how to catch them.
DAIWA FINESSE PROMO with - Vicki Winter-Lear & Josh Carpenter
Accurate and delicate presentations of artificial lures are mandatory, especially where hard-pressured or wily fish are concerned. A good rod is worth its weight in gold for this caper. Daiwa have produced their TD Commander range of action-specific rods to give you the advantage in tough situations. Vicki and Josh take to the Snowy Mountains to trial these rods, and also give the low down on where to find trout and how to catch them.