Issue 95 of Bluewater Boats and Sportsfishing Magazine released December 2012


Samoa’s new promised land

It’s exciting to know that even in today’s modern world there are still virginal gamefishing hotspots yet to be discovered. Samoa’s remote Savai’i Island promised such rich bounty that Tim Simpson couldn’t wait to join an expedition prospecting for thousand-pound marlin and other gamefish treasures.

Australia’s bonanza of baby blacks With a swarm of juvenile black marlin migrating down Australia’s east coast right now, this expert guide to finding and catching them is sure to help you get among one of the most prolific runs of these ‘fun-size’ marlin
in recent memory. With light-tackle the whole family can have a ball. 

Capt Steve Campbell – The blue marlin analyst

Steve has studied and documented more than 1500 blue marlin releases.

Creatures of the deep

Oceanic whitetip shark

This true ocean-roamer is commonly found with tuna  schools and offshore FADs.


are you game?

Peter Pakula details some of the most important advances in gamefishing technology, but asks if you are benefiting from them?


is tuna fishing sustainable?

Dr Julian Pepperell presents an extremely important exposé on the state of commercial tuna fishing.


lure lore

Part 13: SPEED Thrills!

Some crews regularly troll at up to 18 knots – and catch plenty. Are you missing out?


classic tomes

Denizens of the Deep

Philip Wylie was a gifted true-story teller with a profound knowledge of the sport during its Golden Age.


Smoke and mirrors

Marlin Magic ‘Baby Ruckus’

This lure may be a work of art, but its good looks are equally matched by its ability to produce the goods.


Big fish small boats

Gamefishing solo

Like a real challenge? Try tackling a big fish solo from a trailerboat. Richard Abela describes how.


Evaluating and buying a second-hand boat

– part 2: Aluminium (alloy) boats

Industry expert Wayne Linklater provides years of experience and a detailed check-list to ensure that when you next shop for a used alloy-boat you actually get your dream machine and not an expensive problem.


revolution in the diesel engine

Marine diesel engine technology has improved significantly in recent years, even changing boat design.


accelerated development

Prodded by emissions regulations and higher performance demands, outboard motor development is running at full throttle.




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Editorial – Simpson






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