Issue 156 of Freshwater Fishing Australia magazine is another bumper issue containing our Father’s Day special feature. Old fishing techniques never fully disappear, but often morph to reflect modern practises, and so it is here as Stephen Booth looks at the massive technological leap of fishing grubs near trees for golden perch. Discovery is the essence of becoming a better fly fisher as Casey Pfeiffer explains. Colby Lesko takes us on a tour of the fishing possibilities of the Moyne River in Victoria’s south-west. Chasing bass in wild, unforgiving environments can be one of the most rewarding ways to catch these bronzed bruisers under the cloak of darkness.  Lubin Pfeiffer runs through the tactics he uses to produce large topwater explosions from the Murray River’s resident giants. Toby Grundy outlines the techniques, lure choices and likely areas to target that can produce big bass when they are in shut down mode. Lubin Pfeiffer runs us through a Western Lakes day pack and what you need to get out there and experience this Tasmanian fishery for yourself.  Ben O’Brien and his mate finally get to visit an iconic trout fishing event. Nathan Huizing gives readers a run down on targeting the trophy brown trout of Tasmania. Trevor Hawkins suggests a few Victorian winter trout options. Aussie lure makers are like no others in the world! Their ranks include artists and craftsmen of outstanding ability – there are probably over 500 active independent makers existing at present. Chris Ghosn targets two iconic Australian species in one epic trip. Trevor Hawkins suggests winter can often be the best time to target big browns and rainbows. Trevor Hawkins suggests that doing the ‘outdoors stuff’ with your kids can be some of the best time of your kids’ life, and also give you some great memories to ‘boot’.

Read all of the above and far more, including the latest gear, reviews and in-depth columns in this latest issue.