Yak Fisher




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Issue #32 Dec Jan Feb 2015/16 -

Like many anglers, Darren Tierney has a fishing bucket list and right at the top is the pinnacle – marlin. To catch one from a boat is one thing but from a kayak, well that’s just something else. He shares the story of his first yak captured beakie and shares some important tips to help you achieve the same milestone.

Neil May heads to Lake Elingamite in Victoria’s south west to target trout on fly.

Alaska is one of those places most aspiring anglers have dreamt of visiting. From the astounding wildlife to ‘make you blink’ catches, there’s something incredibly special about this place. Martyn Gittens took his second trip over in July and is now planning a third.

Robbie Waller calls in an electronics expert to provide advice for wiring up your kayak’s electrics.

Robbie Waller tests a new paddle that aims to alleviate paddling fatigue during long sessions.

Robbie Waller catches up with Darren ‘Rhino’ Ryan to chat about one seriously good snapper session he recorded back in 2011.

Baffle Creek is an untapped fishing haven just waiting for kayak anglers to explore according to Dave Magner.

Motor propelled kayakers are becoming a more common sight on the waters these days, so if it’s something you’re thinking about doing, you’d be well advised to know the rules and regulations that govern their use in your state. Gard Saxon has done the hard yards and shares his findings.

With an ambition to produce the ultimate lure caster’s kayak, Wilderness Systems have created the ATAK 140. Robbie Waller takes one out for a test run.

Steven Joyce explains Scupper tubes or ‘scuppers’ as they are more commonly called, are the drainage tubes built into most, if not all, plastic sit on top kayaks.

Justin Willmer shares some storage tips to ensure your kayak camping expedition is free of any wet or damaged surprises.


Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing areas within the recreational fishing scene. Our initial efforts to include kayak fishing articles within Sport Fishing Australia magazine were met with such favour, that we decided to dedicate a whole new magazine to the pursuit. Yak Fisher magazine was born and combined with Sport Fishing Australia magazine to give anglers exceptional value in that they now receive two great magazines for the price of one. Yak Fisher was launched in autumn 2008. Its first issue was “feeling its way” with 12 pages of articles and reviews. Over the four years since, Yak Fisher has evolved and grown at an extraordinary rate and has established its own identity. In autumn 2011 Yak Fisher went to a flip cover, an exciting time and a result of its continuing growth and popularity. The latest issue, contains over 40 pages of technical fishing articles, product and kayak reviews, hints and tips as well as our instructional kayak DIY articles. Yak Fisher articles cover subjects of interest to readers with all levels of yak fishing expertise, from the beginner to the expert.

Yak Fisher is a technical magazine that kayak fishing enthusiasts have well and truly grasped as their own.

As with all our magazines, we spend time securing the best journalists to provide hard earned information for you. We actively listen to requests you provide on the information you most want to get your hands on. Each magazine is strategically developed to give you the best balance of information you require to continue to enjoy your chosen pursuits in the best way possible.

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