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  1. Perth Fishing Spots - 10 of the Best Places to Fish in the Metro Area

    Perth Fishing Spots - 10 of the Best Places to Fish in the Metro Area
    3 men catching fish off a jetty in Perth, Western Australia Image courtesy of Daniel Lee via Wikimedia Commons

    With the popularity of fishing booming and our growing population, the Perth metropolitan area is under recreational fishing pressure but there are still plenty of fish to be had. There are plenty of good fishing locations around the Perth metro area, so grab your reel and give them a go. Choose from the Swan River, Canning River or beautiful Indian Ocean.

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  2. 9 of the Best Brisbane Fishing Spots Revealed

    9 of the Best Brisbane Fishing Spots Revealed
    main Image courtesy of Brisbane City Council via flickr

    There’s no shortage of good fishing spots in Brisbane and the mild Brisbane weather makes fishing a good option all year round. Try as many locations as it takes to find your hot fishing spot in Brisbane then keep it a secret!

    You could even start with a few of these fishing hotspots this weekend!

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  3. Angling for a Big Fishing Season

    Angling for a Big Fishing Season
    Fishing can be enjoyed by anyone aged five to 105 so if you have a love of the water and a healthy dose of patience, fishing might be your thing. The Chart & Map Shop stocks a huge range of fishing books, guides and charts to help in your pursuit of landing the big one. Sure you can rely on...
  4. Offshore & Coastal Navigation with Digital QuickCharts

    Offshore & Coastal Navigation with Digital QuickCharts
    When you’re as girt by sea as this brown land, access to accurate offshore charts is pretty important. This big island of ours has no less than 570 charts covering the coastal waters, off-lying reefs and small islands. But if you are circumnavigating the continent, you don’t want to deal with that many different charts. The people at Memory Map...
  5. Pilot Charts for the Great Oceans of the World

    Pilot Charts for the Great Oceans of the World
    Navigators rely on their pilot charts to plan the safest and fastest route after careful consideration of the weather and ocean conditions. Long distance cruisers, boats and ships rely on their pilot charts above all else. Pilot charts depict the prevailing weather patterns including wind directions and speeds, wave heights, ocean currents, visibility, barometric pressures, sea surface temperatures, and ice...
  6. An Up to Date Nautical Chart Won’t Let you Down

    An Up to Date Nautical Chart Won’t Let you Down
    “The prudent mariner will not rely solely on any single aid to navigation.” The adage is printed on charts and listed on electronic device software for a reason. Putting all your faith in electronic devices when you’re at sea can be perilous. Accidents at sea have been blamed on outdated software, un-calibrated or non-functioning NAV equipment. Sailors and navigators the...
  7. 4 Navigation Tools you Need for Chart Reading and Plotting Courses

    4 Navigation Tools you Need for Chart Reading and Plotting Courses
    There are a few navigation tools that every true sailor needs to keep in the cabin to safely navigate their course. Below is a list of the top 4 navigation tools you need for chart reading and plotting courses.   Dividers               Measuring the distance between two points on a chart is made easier...
  8. Navigation Using the Night Sky

    Navigation Using the Night Sky
    It is thought that the Vikings were able to navigate their way around the globe discovering Iceland, Greenland and America by using the stars, possibly the oldest use of astronomy. The Vikings then used polarisation and the mineral sunstone to navigate in completely overcast skies. By the end of the 13th century, nautical charts were being drawn and the skies...
  9. Updating your Nautical Charts

    Updating your Nautical Charts
    I propose to construct a new chart for navigating, on which I shall delineate all the sea and lands of the Ocean in their proper positions under their bearings... Christopher Columbus, Explorer, 1451 - 1506 Nothing stays the same; certainly not the oceans of the world. Every change on the water needs to be reflected on its nautical chart. These...
  10. International Maritime Signal Flags

    International Maritime Signal Flags
    Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American Poet, 1807-1882   International marine signal flags are used by ships to spell out short messages, used individually or as part of a combination for a special meaning. For ceremonial and festive occasions...

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