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The Big Fish

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Weekly fishing news, events and tips etc from a NSW perspective. The Big Fish is an infectious, fast paced, humorous hour of radio and the perfect fix for any fisho who talks about more about fishing than actually doing it. It's impossible to listen and not share in the show's passion for fishing.

Weekly fishing news, events and tips etc from a NSW perspective. The Big Fish is an infectious, fast paced, humorous hour of radio and the perfect fix for any fisho who talks about more about fishing than actually doing it. It's impossible to listen and not share in the show's passion for fishing.
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Canberra, ACT

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Weekly fishing news, events and tips etc from a NSW perspective. The Big Fish is an infectious, fast paced, humorous hour of radio and the perfect fix for any fisho who talks about more about fishing than actually doing it. It's impossible to listen and not share in the show's passion for fishing.

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@666canberra

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English

Contact:

GPO Box 9994 Canberra 2601 (02) 6275 4555


Episodes

The Big Fish Mudgee Gold Rush

10/12/2018
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Our first cast this episode of TBF comes from the hills behind Mudgee with some of the countries best anglers searching the crystal clear waters of Windamere to catch and release the giant Golden Perch that swim there. Luke Pearce has finished in the top ten before and has had some great sport during the pre fish this week for the Windamere Golden Classic. Jo Starling recounts her first crack at fly fishing for Australian Bass in beautiful Clarrie Hall Dam in Northern NSW and tells us about...

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish, Giant Kingfish invade the Estuary

10/5/2018
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Roden Woodhams takes us back to the 90's when the commercial floating fish traps were removed from our waters. This unsustainable fishing method decimated Kingfish stocks but now they are back in big numbers. After spotting one as round as a 44 gallon drum in his local estuary, Roden estimates that some of those fish should now be well over 20 kilos! The question is, how do you catch them? And if you hook one, how do you stop it? We head to Tamworth with an update on Gone Fishing Day 2018 on...

Duration:00:49:56

The Big Fish pays tribute to Dr Bryan 'Snapper' Pratt

9/28/2018
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The Big Fish and the angling community have lost a great man with the passing of our beloved Big Fish regular Snapper. Bryan did so much for fishing in the ACT and Snowy Mountains region and Steve Samuels from the Monaro Acclimatisation Society says local fisher people owe him a huge debt of gratitude. Our first cast this episode comes from the Whitsundays where 2 people have been bitten by sharks in the space of 2 days. Whitsunday Islands fishing guide Andy Thomsen shares his thoughts on...

Duration:00:49:58

The Big Fish Stinker back from Innamincka

9/21/2018
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First cast on The Big Fish is with Marine Biologist Julian Pepperell looking at his new book "Fishing for the Past". We will find out about the terminal tackle used on the "Endeavor" and if it was as good as the Aboriginal hooks, lines and nets of the time. And, Stinker is back from Innamincka! (sounds like the lyrics of a country and western song!) We talk about his outback adventures on The Big Fish.

Duration:00:49:55

The Big Fish saving Yanga Lakes Yellow Belly

9/14/2018
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Over 500,000 Murrumbidgee Golden Perch (Yellow Belly) have been thrown a life line in Yanga Lake near Balranald, that’s our first cast this morning on The Big Fish podcast. A brand-new fish species has been discovered right on the doorstep of Sydney and it still doesn’t have an official name! Stinker is on a fishing adventure to Cooper Creek at Innamincka in the outback and Sydney Harbour Fly fishing guide Justin Duggan joins us for a chat on this episode of The Big Fish.

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish crossing swords with a Broadbill Swordfish in the estuary!

9/7/2018
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The most amazing story for our first cast on The Big Fish this episode with a giant fish, usually only found in the deep ocean, the mighty Broadbill Swordfish, sight fished in a sandy shallow estuary! Rob Paxevanos has the true story.

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish sustainable catch and release

8/31/2018
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Our first cast this episode on The Big Fish comes from Bushy with some great tips on catch and release. He shares his thoughts on changes needed in the Bream tournament scene and some good ideas for recreational anglers looking to make sure the fish they release have the best possible chance for survival.

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish on Marine Parks Process

8/24/2018
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This episode we look at the process involved in setting up the biggest Marine Park in the State at Port Stephens and some of the lessons learnt there. Alex Bellisimo focuses on the impact of the proposed lockouts on Sydney's Northern Beaches and Bushy reckons you can't beat Drummer fishing at this time of year.

Duration:00:49:55

The Big Fish Hawkesbury Bioregion Marine Park

8/17/2018
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Criag McGill gives us an anglers perspective on the proposed Sydney and Central Coast marine parks and the impact on recreational fishing. Treno shares his thoughts on driving and surveying the beach for Tailor and Mulloway. Stinker has the tail of the snake in the boat. AND it is North to Alaska with Greg French.

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish and the Science of Fishing

8/10/2018
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It's Science Week and we look at some great marine science enhancing fish habitat because "habitat makes fish happen." Our first cast this week comes from fly fishing author Greg French who has a new book of fishing stories out called Water Colour.

Duration:00:49:54

The Big Fish 4th of August

8/3/2018
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Weekly fishing news, events and tips etc from a NSW perspective.

Duration:00:49:47

The Big Fish Sydney Harbours $10,000 Bream and other fishy tales

7/27/2018
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Bream tournament fishing may not be everyone's cup of tea but it has been a great source of innovation for Bream lure fishing techniques. It has also elevated the species into a sustainable catch and release target. We catch up with Chris Gates the tournament director for the upcoming Sydney Harbour series grand final.

Duration:00:49:56

The Big Fish beach fishing North and South

7/20/2018
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This episode of TBF we look at beach fishing on the South Coast with Bushy. Light line and light rods are the secret to walking, stalking and actively hunting the gutters, according to Kaj. We continue or fishing journey along the Northern Beaches of Sydney with master beach fishing guide Alex Bellisimo. Stinker is back, we have heard about some of his odd mates, this episode we hear about odd baits and Peter LaBlang talks about going light for Kingfish.

Duration:00:49:50

The Big Fish fishing the City and the Bush

7/13/2018
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Our first cast this episode comes from Boorowa fishing character Roger Cooper. Roger has a great yarn about the fishing options around his beautiful country town in the South West Slopes. We have a preview of the fishing masterclasses coming up at the Sydney Boat Show with Tim Simpson and Stinker shares some great Bush fishing stories as well.

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish Luderick Lessons

7/6/2018
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This episode of The Big Fish Craig McGill shares his hard won knowledge on the bronzed battler of the estuary and ocean rocks, the hard fighting luderick. Steve Samuels from the Snowy Mountains talks about the native fish of the upper Murrumbidgee catchment and how to save them from extinction if Snowy Hydro 2.0 unleashes an environmental the disaster in the form of introduced species like Redfin and the disease that they carry. Stinker is back with a simple school holiday tackle box that...

Duration:00:49:59

The Big Fish with the Fishing State of Origin

6/29/2018
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Fishing State of Origin this week on The Big Fish. After our Queensland special which took in the Sunshine Coast, Whitsundays and FNQ. NSW fights back. We focus on South West Rocks, Iluka, Smiths Lake and Sydney's magnificent Northern Beaches. Where else can you have a pizza and a cappuccino delivered to you on the sand while you are pulling in a whiting! Pictured a nice feed of winter Drummer, another hard fighting NSW species.

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish with the Casting Coach Peter Morse

6/22/2018
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Strange but true, Peter Morse has just travelled to the fly fishing mecca of Oregon on the American West Coast and New Zealand with his 2 handed Spey fly rod and didn't catch a single fish! Anyone who knows Peter, knows that he could catch them in a bath tub, the reason he didn't catch fish was that he was too busy competition casting! We also hear about the 13 year old girl who is the world fly casting accuracy champion. That's our first cast this morning on The Big Fish. Rob Paxevanos has...

Duration:00:49:55

The Big Fish Queensland Winter Special

6/15/2018
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This episode of TBF we join the Northern fishing migration and sample the angling delights of the “Sunshine” State, Queensland. We start on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast with Rob Paxevanos from Fishing Australia and then head up to the Whitsunday Coast with local guide Andy Thomsen and finish our Northern trek in the fish rich, tropical, waters around Hinchinbrook Island and focus on that stretch between Townsville and Cairns with Ian Moody.

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish

6/8/2018
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Perfect weather to sit by the fire and read a good fishing story. This week on The Big Fish that fine fishing author Phil Wiegall shares some of his favourite Australian fishing writers. We meet Errol Grey the musical king of the coastal caravan parks with a fishy ‘tuna’ or two, Stinker talks natural baits and natural presentations. Bushy pays homage to one of the South Coasts great fishing characters and a whole lot more on The Big Fish.

Duration:00:49:58

The Big Fish giants from the deep

6/1/2018
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Fishing TV pioneer Bushy talks about the early days of the medium and the gigantic swordfish caught off the South Coast. Stinker is brimming with bream stories, Julie Ray has a great winter warmer fish recipe and Pete LaBlang talks about the 3 metre silver wolf headed monster that they encountered on the Hawkesbury, all on this episode of The Big Fish.

Duration:00:49:48