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June 3, 2009: Switch Baiting at Bowling Green… Photo Story

LOCATION:  Australia, QLD, Townsville, Cape Bowling Green & Wider Reefs. On board Reel Chase with Cpt. Jim Dalling. Angling team: Ken & Gary Douglas, John Polson and Coach Anne Dalling.

BACKGROUND…

A photo story written in late 2004 for a Fishing Website featuring game (black marlin) fishing.  There were three specific tasks within the story brief; test a new rod and reel combination – attempt to explain the scoring system used by game anglers – and attempt to catch a black marlin on a light tackle spinning rig…  We had sophisticated digital SLR cameras on board but (ironically) the three best marlin pictures of this trip were taken on a little Pentax ‘point and shoot’.

THE STORY…

It had long been my ambition – to catch a marlin on a spinning reel.  Light tackle – switch & pitch – all adds to the adrenalin rush of catching these wonderful fish… but I’m getting ahead of the story! Click any one of the thumbnails (below) to enlarge, then scroll. More photos under ‘Continue Reading’

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February 25, 2009: A Four Marlin Day… Photo Story

BACKGROUND…
A photo story that could have gone horribly wrong… A successful fishing story which was written in 2000 for Australia’s glossy Blue Water Magazine – and featured in several newspaper Lifestyle sections – but which ultimately depended on a collection of other peoples’ amateur photographs.  Be assured – we now use sophisticated digital SLRs (with back-up provisions!) but the point of this story is to illustrate how even amateur photographs can be used in attractive professionally designed displays.  More in production notes below…

THE STORY…

Sure – I’ve fished a bit over the last couple of years – and religiously carried my rod tube (on business trips – as you do) through all of the Asia Pacific region – caught a few – but nothing to write home about – until this one…

It was to be a “thank you” gesture to my son’s Year 6 teacher and Under 12 cricket coach – an impressive young bloke who went way beyond what even this “picky” parent would expect of anyone. Every kid should have an Andrew Philp in their lives…

Click any one of the thumbnails (below) to enlarge, then scroll. More photos under ‘Continue Reading’

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