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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

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English

Contact:

GPO Box 9994 Canberra 2601 (02) 6275 4555


Episodes

Famous Fly Fisher Garry McDonald on The Big Fish

2/16/2018
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Our First cast on The Big Fish is with Jo Starling on her Fly Only Gap Year or "FLOGY". Jo catches up with famous fly fisher Garry MacDonald who shares his love of the sport.

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish Canna-Bass

2/9/2018
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The story of the Northern Rivers great ‘Canna-Bass’ raid is our first cast this morning on The Big Fish with the breathtakingly beautiful Clarrie Hall Dam as the backdrop. The serenity of a recent Bass fishing trip was shattered by a major police drug bust, with scores of police, the dog squad and helicopters hovering over Northern Rivers fisherman Simon Fitzpatrick.

Duration:00:49:56

Andy Angling in the USA on The Big Fish

2/2/2018
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Australia's most popular fishing youtuber, Andy Thomsen, has our first cast on this episode of The Big Fish. He is just back from an Adventure in America catching up with like minded fish filming fanatics. We follow Andy's angling escapades from the fish rich everglades of Florida to the Pacific Ocean in California and everywhere in between.

Duration:00:49:57

One Woman, a fly rod and one year, on The Big Fish

1/26/2018
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This episode of The Big Fish we join Jo Starling at the start of her one woman, fly gear only, gap year, fishing challenge, or FLOGGY, as we are calling it, and things have started out well in Tasmania for Jo.

Duration:00:49:54

The Big Fish 24 pound Brown Trout!

12/15/2017
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Now that is a BIG fish! What can one big fish mean to the economy of a country town? At Khancoban the entire fishing community is all abuzz about Cale Browne's capture of a 24 lb brown trout. First cast this morning is with Cale and we get a blow by blow of the epic fight on a, twiggy, 5 weight rod and 6 lb leader, an amazing battle for over an hour!

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish explosive top water Cicada action

12/8/2017
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On The Big Fish our first cast this episode comes from Fishing Historian Anna Clark who tracks the rise of recreational angling in Australia as documented in her new book ‘The Catch’. Col ‘the Weighmaster’ Treneman and Bushy talk about Cicadas and have the Mid North Coast and South Coast reports, Stinker is adrift on the high seas and Craig McGill takes us out for a Jewfish on Middle Harbour.

Duration:00:49:59

The Big Fish wraps up Fishvember

12/1/2017
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On this episode of The Big Fish we continue our discussion with Fly Fisherwoman April Vokey looking at April’s fly fishing adventures here in Australia. Fishvember wraps up at Holy Cross Primary School Kincumber today and we catch up with the Assistant Principal Chris Franklin on this fabulous community initiative that has encouraged families to get out on the water. Speaking of family fishing, Stinker is back from a fishing trip to Broughton Island with his grand kids and tells us the...

Duration:00:47:19

The Big Fish world fisherman Christopher Patrick

11/24/2017
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For Christopher Patrick his fly rod is a passport to the world. Whether it is an educated chalk stream brown trout sipping may fly, like the Queen sipping tea at a garden party, or a 100lb Cancun Tarpon doing the Mexican hat dance across the flats on the end of 100m of fly line, Christopher loves it all, and has our first cast this morning.

Duration:00:49:56

The Big Fish with April Vokey

11/17/2017
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Our first cast this morning is a Spey cast, with April Vokey, who puts Scott in his place when he suggests that the technique is only useful when swinging flies down and across on large Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon Rivers. April Vokey is a dedicated fly angler, guide, broadcaster, (with a worldwide following through her podcast ‘Anchored’) and a passionate conservationist. April talks of her obsession with British Columbia’s wild Steelhead and next week we head for Northern Australia and...

Duration:00:49:59

The Big Fish fishing for the future

11/10/2017
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Our first cast is with Steve Johnson on the South Coast who is very keen on promoting “Fishing for the Future”, Steve is organising an event for young Aboriginal fisherwomen. Steve also gives us some handy St Georges Basin Flathead tips. The longest river in Tasmania and one of Australia’s best trout streams is now far more accessible, Mike Stephens from Launceston joins us for a wade up the South Esk, Stinker talks about one of the greatest books you have never heard of, Arthur Murdoch’s...

Duration:00:49:50

The Big Fish Blue Swimmer biology and Numby Rays

11/3/2017
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Fist cast on The Big Fish this morning comes from Scott Bevan whose kayaking adventures on Sydney Harbour has spawned a great book called The Harbour. And, to book end The Big Fish this morning, our last cast comes from Sydney Harbour fishing guide Craig McGill out on the water targeting big Kingfish with live Cuttlefish, we will share the secrets of using this deadly big Kingy bait. The crabs are tap dancing across the bottom of our local estuaries and really coming on in big numbers,...

Duration:00:49:56

The Big Fish fishing with Cook and Phillip

10/27/2017
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First cast on The Big fish this morning, Dr Anna Clark author of The Catch, a History of Fishing in Australia, takes us fishing with Cook and Phillip. Previously with Anna on The Big Fish, we found out about the brilliant Aboriginal fisher women of Sydney. This time the fascinating history of the fish caught from the Endeavour in Botany Bay, we will find out what was in Captain Phillip’s tackle box on the first fleet and other fishy stories about the colonists. Peter ‘Monsoon’ Morse joins...

Duration:00:49:57

The Big Fish don't rock the boat

10/20/2017
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Do you get sea sick? Well an Australian boat builder has come up with an innovative marine suspension system that could make the terrible “mal de mer” a thing of the past. That’s our first cast this morning on The Big Fish. Stinker has worms and whiting love them, Treno talks about his Hastings River flathead ideas and Bushy shares his South Coast surface Kingfish secrets on this episode of The Big Fish with Scott Levi.

Duration:00:49:41

The Big Fish fly fishing for breast cancer recovery

10/13/2017
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An amazing story on the therapeutic power of fly fishing, first cast in this episode of The Big Fish.

Duration:00:49:56

The Big Fish Opening Season special

10/6/2017
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First time fly fishers Jordan and Al give their impressions of stream fly fishing in the high country over a cup of tea in this episode of The Big Fish. Col Trenneman takes us Bass fishing at Glenbawn with surface lures, Bushy shares his Tuna care secrets, he believes if you are going to catch a fish for your own consumption that could be worth $5,000 in the Tokyo markets, you should look after it it. Stinker has tales from the tick gates and other yarns from the Tweed. Roden Woodhams has...

Duration:00:49:56

The Big Fish and the Indigenous Fisher Women of Sydney

9/29/2017
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Our first cast this morning comes from fishing historian Dr Anna Clark, author of the new book The Catch. The first section of the book deals with the well documented accounts of the first Australians and their incredibly advanced techniques, tackle, and tactics for fishing in both inland and coastal waters. Over coming weeks, we will look at the rise of recreational and commercial fishing in Australia with Anna.

Duration:00:49:56

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

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