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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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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 Secret Women's Business Barra

9/22/2017
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First cast this morning on The Big Fish comes from Jo Starling who has just been crowned the champion angler at the Secret Women’s Business Barramundi Tournament fished on Corrobboree Billabong. We also talk about Bass fishing on Somerset Dam where Jo is competing this weekend in the final of the Kayak Fishing tournament. The Bass are so big in this Queensland impoundment that Jo believes the winning 2 fish bag limit will probably go over 6 kilos. We continue the focus on the hard fighting...

Duration: 00:49:56


The Big Fish Greenland and Whiting on fly

9/15/2017
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Our first cast this morning comes from Andy Thompson, a Fly Fishing Guide in the Whitsundays who has had over 13 million views on his youtube fishing channel. We answer a question from Andrew in Busselton on catching yellowfin whiting on fly. Greg French joins us from Greenland to share his Arctic Char adventure, Bushy has been designing hard bodied lures for Mulloway and Peter LaBlang has the Northern Sydney scene covered on this episode of The Big Fish.

Duration: 00:49:54


The Big Fish Sydney bluefin bonanza

9/8/2017
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Bucking bluefin are busting up offshore and the crew of Fat Cat have had a feast, Roden Woodhams shares the story with our first cast this morning on The Big fish. The goats that chewed the octopus feature with Stinker, Sydney Harbour has become windy Harbour and Craig McGill shares his secret sheltered spots and Rob Paxevanos compares cod in the carp invested waters around Canberra and those in the carp free rivers of the Northern Tablelands on this episode of The Big Fish.

Duration: 00:49:56


The Big Fish native fish screens

9/1/2017
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Our first cast this morning comes from fisheries ecologist Tom Rayner with a simple, popular and evidence based idea to increase native fish stocks in our big rivers in Western NSW by using fish screens on irrigation pumps.

Duration: 00:49:58


The Big Fish Tailor bite them before they bite you

8/25/2017
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The Tailor are biting from Port Stephens up the coast, in big numbers, and Alex Bellisimo gives us a master class on Tailor from the beach, rocks and estuary. Stinker has been smoking them and Julie Ray has some great smoked Tailor recipes, "Tailor" made, for this episode of The Big fish.

Duration: 00:49:57


The Big Fish bonefish with Josh Hutchins

8/18/2017
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Bonefish, angler access and the mighty Macleay River on this episode of The Big Fish with Scott Levi.

Duration: 00:49:58


The Big Fish things in the sea that can eat you

8/11/2017
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Add sea lice to the long list of things in the sea that can eat you.

Duration: 00:49:57


The Big Fish carping on

7/28/2017
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Can we kill the feral carp and not harm the environment doing it? We look at that question on this episode of The Big Fish.

Duration: 00:49:57


The Big Fish with frugal fishing

7/21/2017
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Fishing doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg, although shark fishing is another story. This week we get right to the essence of DIY fishing. From collecting your own bait to making your own lures and flies.

Duration: 00:49:21


The Big Fish tea smoked tailor with salsa and odd baits

7/14/2017
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Tea smoked tailor with a salsa is our feature recipe this morning with Julie Ray. The tailor are really on at the moment and when smoked fresh they are to die for. We tell you how to construct a simple smoker out of everyday items that most would already have in their kitchen cupboards. Odd baits this morning with Snapper and Stinker and we will hear about the 15 kilo snapper that took a cooked chop!

Duration: 00:49:58


The Big Fish tales of whales and tiger sharks

7/7/2017
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On this episode of The Big Fish Roden Woodhams shares an Attenborough moment off the continental shelve describing a school of giant tiger sharks devouring a dead whale. Snapper tells us about the "Queen of Kings", Australian angler Sharon Oates who has won the Australia v New Zealand Kingfish Cup in the Bay of Islands. Stinker can't work out why someone would spend $150,000 to catch a humble bream. Bushy is carving giant cod swim baits and shares his design ideas and fishing techniques....

Duration: 00:49:57


The Big Fish wild fish wild places

6/23/2017
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On this episode of The Big Fish we go to out of the way extreme fishing spots. First cast is from Luke Pearce chasing clear water Murray Cod in the remote granite gorges of the wild New England. Jo Starling takes us to the desert lakes near Mount Isa to catch bulldozing Sooty Grunter. Stinker goes bommie hopping. Bushy is in the wild west and Peter LaBlang has the Hawkesbury and Northern Beaches covered.

Duration: 00:49:57


The Big Fish catch and cook

6/16/2017
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This episode of The Big Fish we sample the sea's bounty with some favourite fish dishes.

Duration: 00:49:57


The Big Fish tech talk and trophy trout

6/9/2017
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Recreational fishing sonar technology and Rob Paxevanos on the quest for trophy Tassie Trout.

Duration: 00:49:52


The Big Fish with tales of fishing dogs and Bream

5/26/2017
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This episode we talk about fishing dogs

Duration: 00:49:57


The Big Fish bring back the mac

5/19/2017
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First cast on this episode of The Big Fish we have breaking news of a world first from the NSW Macquarie Perch recovery program with Luke Pearce Murray Fisheries Manager of Aquatic Ecosystems.

Duration: 00:49:52


The Big Fish Salmon chanted evening

5/12/2017
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It was a perfect night on the beach, with a buttery cue ball moon rising in a pastel purple and pink sky and the scream of the old alvey ratchet blowing 1/2 time on our beach football match. As my friend Dorian Mode sang, "Salmon chanted Evening".

Duration: 00:49:57


The Big Fish sampling the Central West's yellows and reds

5/5/2017
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First cast this episode of The Big Fish Rob Paxevanos from Fishing Australia samples the great Yellowbelly fishing at Lake Windamere and some of the brilliant reds in the heart of Mudgee wine country.

Duration: 00:49:57


The Big Fish bicycle fly fishing

4/28/2017
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First cast on this episode of The Big Fish we look at an exciting new concept for the Snowy Mountains that will save our heritage rail infrastructure, inject millions of dollars into the struggling local towns and small businesses and open up more access for cycling fly fishers!

Duration: 00:49:53


The Big Fish on how to lose fish

4/21/2017
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This episode of The Big Fish we go where no other fishing podcast has gone before, we explore the myriad ways you can lose a fish.

Duration: 00:49:58

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