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The Big Fish

ABC (Australia)

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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Location:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

GPO Box 9994 Canberra 2601 (02) 6275 4555


Episodes

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...

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

Fishing in Strange Places on The Big Fish

5/25/2018
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It's a standing joke amongst obsessed anglers that we would fish in a bathtub or a puddle, and, if you are really good at it, you could catch fish in a bucket! On this episode of The Big Fish we catch up with Rob Paxevanos, Bushy, Stinker and crew and hear about some of the wild, strange places they have fished.

Duration:00:49:55

The Big Fish with Famous Fisho Bill Chambers

5/18/2018
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Would you tie yourself to the bull bar of the 4wd and dangle over a 100m cliff on the edge of the Nullarbor to catch a fish? Just one of the many great stories from this weeks famous fisho Bill Chambers. We also head to the Central West with some great news from the NSW Fisheries wild recovery program for the endanger Macquarie Perch.

Duration:00:49:57

The Aussie Trout's Birthday and the Fish Butcher on The Big Fish

5/4/2018
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It’s the Aussie trout’s birthday. On the 4th of May in 1864 the first trout ova hatched in Australia. Our first cast comes to you from the Australian Fly Fishing Museum on the South Esk River. Tasmanian fishing guru Mike Stevens takes us on a fascinating journey through the past and the future of the museum and fly fishing in Tasmania. Our roving Big Fish reporter Luke Wong visits Sydney town’s first fish butcher, Stinker chasing Snapper and a sure fire hook up Mulloway rig from one of our...

Duration:00:49:55

Bruce Alvey, Prawn Toast and JPY on The Big Fish

4/27/2018
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Our first cast this episode of The Big Fish is with Australian music star John Paul Young who loves the Recreational Fishing Haven Lake Macqaurie and shares some of his fishing adventures on the lake. We meet legendary reel maker Bruce Alvey who has some very good news for Aussie fishers and the recreational fishing industry. Julie Ray has a delicious and easy Prawn Toast recipe that will have them coming back for more and Stinker is back with a fascinating insight into the tough Greek...

Duration:00:49:58

The mighty fly fishing Mum on The Big Fish

4/20/2018
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April Vokey the amazing fly fishing Mum has our first cast on this episode of The Big Fish. We open the tackle box and answer your questions with a Mulloway master class from Stinker and a whole lot more.

Duration:00:49:56

Will Coastal Councils enforce lifejackets for rock fishers?

4/13/2018
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The State Government has put the responsibility for compulsory lifejackets for rock fishers in the hands of NSW Coastal Councils. Member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley, has described the decision to make local government responsible for opting in or out of this lifesaving legislation as a 'joke' and an exercise in cost shifting but she will be pushing the local Councils in her electorate to come onboard with the State Governments proposal. The electorate of Swansea takes in the deadliest...

Duration:00:49:58

The School of Fish on The Big Fish

4/6/2018
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This week our first cast comes from a NSW School that is using recreational fishing to bring the school community together, with spectacular results. The Mullet run has put the brakes on and we find out why with Stinker. Scott went to a certain supermarket chain the other day to buy bananas and came back with a food bag vacuum sealer! Julie Ray will teach us how to cook Kingfish in a bag. Rob Paxevanos from Fishing Australia is on the Illawarra this week and also shares the secrets of...

Duration:00:49:56

The Frog and the Fisherman on Big Fish

3/30/2018
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Luke Pearce from NSW Fisheries was out looking for a fish on the Murray River and found a frog. No ordinary frog, it was the Yellow Spotted Bell Frog, a frog that had been "extinct" for the past 30 years.

Duration:00:49:54

The Big Fish Burrendong Gold Rush

3/23/2018
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The Burrendong Classic, one of the biggest inland fishing events in NSW, is on this Friday. Scott Levi catches up with Matt Hansen to talk about this massive event which is set to lure a pilgrimage of over 3,000 anglers to Burrendong, an inland fishing mecca. The target species are the giant Yellow Belly, also known as Golden Perch, that live in this huge freshwater impoundment, three times bigger than Sydney Harbour. The event has generated tens of thousands of dollars for freshwater fish...

Duration:00:49:50

The Foster Fly Muster on The Big Fish

3/9/2018
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An update on Jo Starling’s FLOGY ‘Fly Only Gap Year’ coming to you live from the Foster Fly Muster, along with fly casting guru Peter Morse, for our first cast on The Big Fish.

Duration:00:49:56

The Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band on The Big Fish

3/2/2018
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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is touring the country and when they’re not on stage, playing some of the best blues music you will ever hear, they are fishing.

Duration:00:51:31

From Tiwi Islands to Sydney Harbour on The Big Fish

2/23/2018
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When you come from a place like the Tiwi Islands where the only cross city traffic is a wandering water buffalo, and, the commuter pressure revolves around catching the morning tide, Sydney Harbour, on a Sunday morning, must be enough to make your head spin, but Tiwi Islander Anthony Guy, has taken it all in his stride.

Duration:00:49:56