The Jinkai philosophy on game fishing and rigging

Team JINKAI has enjoyed a long standing involvement within the world of fishing particularly sport and game fishing with their "complete leader system".

As a logical addition to the leader system, Team JINKAI now offers the "Complete lure system" and as has always been the case, they endeavour to provide specialists knowledge, techniques and attitudes to assist you in understanding trolling lure fishing.

Two boys, a dream, a boat and a fish

by Andrew Hart

A dream - Marlin are the king of all fish. They have captured the imagination of people for generations. They are for many, a dream, but for two Tasmanian teenagers, that dream has become a reality.

Game fishing - rigging for the best results

by Rocky Carosi - Professional Charters

Careful rigging is one of the keys that open the door to success in fishing. It is no coincidence that those who know and understand, and are skilled in how to rig - whether for fishing with baits or lures, consistently bring in the fish.

Tips from Peter Pakula on Tasmanian Gamefishing

Andrew Hart recently interviewed one of Australia's, and in fact the world's, most highly respected gamefishing lure manufacturers, Peter Pakula.

Firstly, how long have you been making lures? 

Over 25 years.

How many different styles are on the market today?

Depends on which day you are talking about. The range is in continious flux.

Ocean currents and gamefishing

by Rocky Carosi

Ocean currents are nature's highways and food chain providers of the open seas. Off Tasmania, East Coast gamefisherman await the arrival from the North - the East Australian current carrying the complete marine food chain and gamefish.

Tempting Striped Marlin

Two tips that will increase your chances

by Bert Blackwell

With large numbers of Striped Marlin inshore on our east coast, most game fishers will be putting in some serious effort trying to get attached to one over the next 6 -8 weeks.

Game Fishing - Rigs and Rigging

Line
When choosing new monofilament line there are many differing opinions on line thickness, colour and flexibility to influence your choice. Keep in mind that trolling is the main method for catching Game fish off Tasmania, therefore the high visibility fluorescent line is an advantage for placing lines and baits exactly where you want them for a tangle free pattern. A known brand of pre-tested sport fishing monofilament is the safest way to go. Line should constantly be checked for nicks and abrasion. At least every 10 trips to the top 20-30 metres should be cut off and discarded. This is where most line deterioration occurs.

Successful trolling for tuna

by Rob Taylor

St Helens is one of the most popular bases for entry into the game fishing waters off the Tasmanian East Coast. Late January heralds the beginning of the tuna season which continues through until May when the water temperature is the highest.

Catch in the Kitchen - Tuna Salad with Caper and Chilli Dressing

by Michael Bok

This year has been one of the best tuna fishing seasons that we've experienced in many years. This has resulted in our house having an abundance of tuna in the freezer.

Yellowfin Tuna

by Rocky Carosi

The Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) is now widely regarded as the ultimate offshore sportfish and has captured the imagination of Tasmania's Sport and Game fishing fraternity. A combination of blistering speed, unlimited power and incredible stamina is what sets the Yellowfin Tuna apart from other sport fish and makes it an awesome opponent.

Finding Game Fish with help from the CSIRO

Wade Whitelaw, Jock Young, Tim Lamb and Russell Bradford from the CSIRO Division of Fisheries recently under took some fisheries research with the help of recreational anglers. This report from them is reproduced in part from, and with permission from Gil Schott's excellent magazine Saltwater Fishing - Issue 5. Available at all good Newsagents.

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