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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 »

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Fishing for Cash

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THERE’S a million dollar catch swimming around up North and STEVE COOPER offers some tips on how to land it:   Anglers heading to the Northern Territory between October 1 and February 28 have a chance to win $1 million. That’s the value of the prize hangi... More »

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Get the name right

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Not Familiar with pillies, snotties, duskies or goodoo? Sportshounds fishing writer STEVE COOPER takes us on a tour through the strange, murky waters of fish names More »

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Line up for the likely lakes

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It can be biting cold fishing the Crater Lakes but STEVE COOPER reckons you feel nothing when the fish are biting: Freshwater fishing in Victoria in winter is about lakes and impoundment, and trout are a perennial favourite. You know it’s time to go fishing wh... More »

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Campfire yarns on the mighty Murray

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STEVE COOPER has caught many fine fish and has devoured some imaginative yarns by the campfires on the riverbank: “Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.” That quote, attributed to Don Marquis (1878 – 1937), may have some meri... More »

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Keep your eyes on the squid

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Looking a squid in the eye at close range can be a big, inky mistake as STEVE COOPER reveals: Late autumn and winter has not been kind to Port Phillip Bay anglers. King George whiting have been patchy, the winter snapper run failed, and although there are scho... More »