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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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The distinctive “arrowhead” tail flukes on the arrow or Gould’s squid.
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Face to face with the Hannibal Lecter of the ocean

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THE SAVAGE little arrow squid is about to swim our way, as STEVE COOPER reports: PHOBIAS are not rare in our society. The most publicised is arachnophobia – a fear of spiders and former Prime Minister John Howard played on the xenophobic nature of many voters ... More »

In the festive season it is common for families to fish together.
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Tips for holiday anglers

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FISHING can be a true test of patience and youngsters will soon tire of sitting around waiting vainly for a bite. STEVE COOPER provides some shortcuts to keeping the kids happy and providing plenty of fish to fry. More »

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Anglers go green for cod

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WHO CARES if the footy’s over and the Spring Carnival is behind us? STEVE COOPER reveals that the real sport is about to start with the chase on for the glorious greenfish: AYE, it’s almost December, and thank cod for that! At least that’s what many devoted Mu... More »