Author: John Steele

Boating is a very relaxing and pleasant activity to do. Feeling the wind across your face when you’re out in the sea can ease the stress you feel at work. Enjoying your boating trip is a great way to feel refreshed and rejuvenated, provided that...

Kayaks are extremely popular with anglers. That's because kayaks allow you to reach spots that other boats can't. But if you’re a kayak angler, you probably already know that. You’re probably thinking, what else can my kayak do to help make my fishing experience a...

Whether you’re fishing in small bays, heading offshore for big game targets or trolling the coastal flats, saltwater fishing is a satisfying activity for all levels of anglers. There are a wide variety of boats to choose from. Here's a quick look at which fishing...

The Yarra River is one of Melbourne's hidden gems for a variety of applications. Its upper reaches offer phenomenal fly fishing, but you can have some luck with just about any freshwater fishing style and application. For this reason, I like to take my grandkids down...

A little TLC goes a long way when it comes to outboard motors. At the very least, you should get your motor checked over at the beginning of every season by a professional mechanic. But there are other good maintenance habits that will save you...

Spending a day on a fishing charter is a great way to explore a new fishing location. But it is also a chance to improve and refine your fishing skills. When I see charter customers spending the day taking in the sun instead of getting...

Snags and bite-offs are one of the most frustrating aspects of fishing. On several occasions, I have nearly thrown my whole rod setup overboard in pure frustration at a snagged line. Not only is it a nuisance but it can become costly if you keep...

Few places in the country offer an angling challenge quite like the Barwon River estuary. Structure is in short supply, and what is there isn't easily visible. Tidal flows can be unpredictable and visibility is often poor. Despite the challenging fishing conditions, the Barwon River estuary...

A lot of angler parents have written extensively about using live bait and teaching kids to fish with basic setups and easy applications. I would like to put the case forward to starting kids off on soft plastics. Over the last few years, my seven-year-old...

Rope for docking, anchoring, and towing is an essential item on any vessel. However, it is often overlooked, both in the boat's maintenance, and when it comes to selecting the right rope for the right job. The difference between a good, well-maintained rope and a...