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Not only does it get us off our butts, away from our screens and back into the wilds, it teaches us about ecosystems, their fragility and our place in them, as both predator and protector. It teaches us empathy, as well as humility — and much, much more… when you think about it.

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NSW National Park Closures & Restrictions For Easter

NSW National Park Closures & Restrictions For Easter

Easter weekend: NSW national park closures and restrictions.  As we head into the long weekend, it’s important to remember that any holiday travel plans to NSW national parks must be cancelled, all non-essential travel is currently not permitted, and we all need...

ANSA & GFAA Embargoes On Catches

ANSA & GFAA Embargoes On Catches

ANSA asks us to “stay safe and healthy”.  The latest directive from the federal government and health authorities is very clear — we must all stay at home, unless there is a genuine and compliant reason for doing otherwise. The notion of being outdoors and going...

Dr David “Greenie” Green appeals to fishos to be smart.

Dr David “Greenie” Green appeals to fishos to be smart.

An Open Letter From The ER   To all Aussie fishos I work in one of the biggest emergency departments in the country. As you are all aware, Coronavirus is a massive issue for all of us. There is a lot of good information out there, and a lot of misguided stuff....

2019 Barra’Prentice Diary

2019 Barra’Prentice Diary

The 2019 Barra’Prentice year has come to a close, but it will never be forgotten. Never before has there been a Barra’Prentice like Nadia “Nadz” Taylor! Nadz has overcome more obstacles than any ’Prentice before her and shared her entire journey with anyone who was...

Fighting The Wind

Fighting The Wind

  In this blog, we drill down into the tin-tacks of the little tricks I picked up to help me cope with the bane of a beginner fly fishers life: The Blasted Wind! Anyone who followed My Fly Gear Gap Year from the beginning will know that this was a major challenge...

Fishy Politics

Fishy Politics

I doubt there’s a literate person on the globe who would disagree that politics has taken a perplexing turn in recent times. It’s as if there’s a pollutant in the water! Oh wait… there is! Readers in NSW will still be smarting from the recent wrestle with government...

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There should be few reds around after this spell of rough weather! Here's a handy how-to on targeting them with plastics...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h91jW_8pL34

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Mixing It Up For Snapper
Fishing two outfits rigged with two different soft plastics can dramatically improve your strike rate on snapper!
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    Below is a copy of the transcript of my talk at the 2019 National Recreational Fishing Conference in Hobart, accompanied by some of the screen shots from my PowerPoint presentation: To introduce myself and give you some background: I’ve been a keen recreational angler for over half a century, and for the past 40 years, […]
  • A Dry Argument March 2, 2019
    Below is my editorial from the February 2019 “Fishotopian” newsletter. To subscribe to these free monthly newsletters from Fishotopia.com, please click here. Unless you’ve been overseas or off grid for the past few months, you’ll have seen coverage of catastrophic fish kills in outback NSW, especially along the Darling River near Menindee. The scale of […]
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My Fly Gear Gap Year - Jo Starling
My Fly Gear Gap Year - Jo Starling

In this uncertain times, a little compassion goes a very long way. Here is a little compassion exercise that I hope can help calm the fraught souls who a struggling…

My Fly Gear Gap Year - Jo Starling
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In this uncertain times, a little compassion goes a very long way. Here is a little compassion exercise that I hope can help calm the fraught souls who a struggling…
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My Fly Gear Gap Year - Jo Starling
My Fly Gear Gap Year - Jo Starling

I found another bruiser, hiding behind a snag! Again, it took a desperate fight to get this old fella out... he wrapped me around some submerged timber at one stage, but giving him a little slack saw him charge into the open, thankfully 😅 He...

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