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Western Angler

Online fishing magazine for Western Australia, includes newsroom, chat board and resource centre.

The WAngler Web Team
Our forum moderators, the WAngler Web Team are all keen anglers who love discussing a multitude of fishing-related topics on the Fishing Forum, but there are certain things and certain species that REALLY get them fired up.

Peter Anderton - Perth
Moderates: General Fishing Discussion
Peter is 35 years into the journey of fishing and the bug continues to bite stronger each day, the passion has become a total way of life - doing it, writing about it, passing on skills and knowledge to anyone who wants to learn. [favourite species: inshore pinkies, red emperor, tailor, salmon, big KG's].

John Bowie - Perth
Moderates: General Fishing Discussion
John plays the seasons; Spaniards in autumn, cray's in summer and kingies in winter. He's dived it, fished it, boated on it and loves it. Always hungry for the next adventure and eager to share the experience [favourite species: Spanish mackerel, tailor, snapper, crabs & prawns, rock lobster]

Terry Fuller - Perth
Moderates: Fisheries, Environment and Community Events
Terry has been fishing beach, reef and rock for 40+ years, but with some time off to make a living along the way. Now retired, hes involved with the Surf Casting & Angling Club, Australian Anglers Association and Recfishwest, and is as keen as ever to see a fair go for all recreational anglers. Terry still enjoys some great fishing with club mates, when the fish are a bonus [favourite species: tailor, mulloway, salmon and herring]

Ian Stagles - Perth
Moderates: Fisheries Management, Game Fishing
Ian has been around the recreational fishing scene for over 25 years and is still as enthusiastic as ever to preserve our fisheries and the rights of recreational anglers [favourite species: marlin, barra, yellowfin tuna, GTs and king george whiting]

Mick Holt - Mandurah
Moderates: Fishing Reports
Mick's still gets pretty excited about any type fishing although happiest when going toe to toe with a big samson fish or trying to knock over a big bronzie from the shore [favourite

Mick Barson - Safety Bay
Moderates: Berley Bucket and 4X4
Mick has been an avid camper and 4 wheel driver for over 20 years. He enjoys offshore boat fishing when he's home and likes to take a tinny with him on his trips up North where you will find him chucking poppers, flicking lures, and enjoying the lifestyle. [favourite species:King George whiting, pink snapper, threadfin, GT's, barra and breaksea cod]

Craig Radford - Perth
Moderates: Fly Fishing
Craig has experienced and enjoys most of the fishing opportunities in WA- regardless of what type of tackle used but chasing big fish with flyrods is his passion [favourite species: yellowfin, longtail and dogtooth tuna, samsonfish and GT's].

Tony Cranstoun - Perth
Moderates: Fly Fishing
Tony cut his teeth on the rocks at Steep Point and Quobba in the early 80`s light tackle spinning and ballooning. These days he is more at home chucking flies at big fast running fish ! [favourite species: spanish mackerel, yellowfin & longtail tuna and samson fish].

Scott Coghlan - Perth
Moderates: Western Angler Magazine
Having cut his teeth as a fishing mad youngster in Albany, sports journalist Scott Coghlan is a keen shore fisherman and the new WAngler editor. A regular visitor to the North West, he also does his share of freshwater and river fishing. [Favourite species tailor, salmon, Spanish mackerel, black bream, trout.]

Mark Halse - Denmark
Moderates: Beach & Rock Fishing, River & Estuary Fishing
Mark has pristine rock and beach fishing locations on his doorstep and fishing is more of a lifestyle than a hobby to him. Waiting for the elusive big boys, armed with digital camera and brick-chucker. [favourite species: dhuie, pinkie, sambo, black bream, mulloway].

Ross Cusack - Perth
Moderates: Beach & Rock Fishing
Ross has been fishing beach, reef and rock for more than 40 years and he still gets his feet wet regularly, especially across at Rottnest [favourite species: tailor, mulloway, king george whiting, flathead, skippy].

Hal Harvey - Perth
Moderates: Tackle Talk
Hal has been in the tackle trade in WA since 1977. His fishing takes him all over WA and beyond, but his favourite fishing is between Shark Bay and Exmouth, from shore or boat. [favourite species: GTs, sailfish, tailor, coral trout, queenfish].

Dick Pasfield- Kununurra
Moderates: Fishing Photography
Dick has lived in the north for over 15 years and never tires of trying to get it all captured on film. Most weekends will find him in an isolated creek or on the lake juggling camera, baitcaster and fish. His life goal is to catch a barra larger then either of his two boys, he lives in eternal hope! [favourite species: sooty grunter, barra and northern mulloway].

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