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Steve Cooper

Show BioHide BioSTEVE COOPER won two Walkley Awards for investigative journalism but his great love is fishing and he is renowned as one of Australia’s foremost writers and broadcasters on the subject.

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Fishing guide Gary Allen shows off a 15kg carp caught in the Segre River in northeast Spain. European anglers pay big dollars to go carp fishing
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Time is up for carp

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STEVE COOPER reports on the campaign to cull carp in our waterways and warns that it might not come without pain: PICTURE THE SCENE if you can: a 50-metre long grass verge on a low-lying river bank flanked at one end by a two-metre tall stand of cumbungi, at t... More »

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Fishing for dinosaurs

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THEY DATE back 175 million years but they are still very much alive and running. And they rate as one of the world’s favourite fish for anglers. More »

Fly fishing at dawn, in fog, is a surreal experience.
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Time to fly

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JUST IGNORE the cold and enjoy the pleasure. STEVE COOPER wades into the wonderful world of fly fishing. More »