How to choose your first compound bow

ARCHERY is fast becoming one of Australia’s most popular sports, with more aspiring new shooters getting involved every day to take on the challenge of hitting the bullseye. However, one of the biggest challenges all new archers will face isn’t hitting the bullseye; in fact, it takes place well before. ...

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Ultimate guide to catching snapper offshore

SNAPPER is one of those iconic species that’s on everyone’s wish list and the winter months through to late spring present the best time to be catching snapper on the offshore reefs of southeast Queensland. Tagging studies conducted over time indicate snapper populations in Moreton Bay tend to mostly stay ...

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Mercury Marine opens industry’s leading NVH technical centre

MERCURY Marine has officially opened a new state-of-the-art noise, vibration, harshness technical centre at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The A$14 million NVH testing and research centre, which covers some 1,900 square metres and took eight months to build, is the largest and most expansive facility of ...

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Boat recall ordered for importer

URGENT efforts are under way to contact more than 40 new boat owners to warn them they may be in danger if they take the vessels out on the water this summer. Maritime Safety Queensland Acting General Manager Capt Glenn Hale said Maritime Safety Queensland officers had discovered the boats, ...

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Stessco Catcher 449 Limited review

AS much as it is awesome fun to run around in flash big new rigs for boat reviews, sometimes it is good to get back into something that would suit a mix of boaters from the first-timer to the hard-core fisho and crabber. In this instance I’m referring to the ...

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AMM 5700 Sea Class boat review

ONE boat to do it all. One boat to capably fish the bays, rivers, creeks and offshore. I didn’t have my ‘one’ picked until I recently tested the Australian Master Marine 5700 Sea Class centre console off the Gold Coast. As far as plate aluminium boat builders go, you’d be ...

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Sea Jay 5.38 Avenger Sports a stunner

IT’S often said in the marine industry there is no substitute for length, and that is certainly the case with Sea Jay’s new 5.38 Avenger Sports model. The Sea Jay Avenger Sports line-up already looked pretty good, with models ranging from 4.25m to 4.88m, but this new 5.38m example has ...

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Sea-Rod 520 Side Console review – powered by Yamaha

FORMOSA Marine is certainly one of the more innovative boat-building brands operating today. In the 20 years since its inception, the business has gone from strength to strength and the Formosa range has continually expanded, including adding the Sea-Rod sub-brand to its portfolio in 2011, with a plethora of innovations ...

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Fish are deep but hungry

SPRING is finally here and it’s the time of year I always look forward to. The water temps are gradually increasing and the native fish in our stocked impoundments really spring to life and start gorging themselves. This means a great time to be on the water, particularly in the ...

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