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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

    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.

    The Top 10 Fishing Spots in Perth

     

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  2. 9 of the Best Brisbane Fishing Spots Revealed

    9 of the Best Brisbane Fishing Spots Revealed

    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!

     

    Land Based Fishing Spots Brisbane

    Brisbane has plenty of options for land-based fishing, perfect for kids and adults to wet a line. With a light rod and reel, some lures and a little know-how, you can be rewarded with a good catch. Look for jetties, rock walls, piers, pontoons and bridges where fis

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  3. Angling for a Big Fishing Season

    Angling for a Big Fishing Season

    A man fishing off the rocks at sunset

    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 some beginners’ luck in the early days, but when things get serious you need the right tools and information. The Chart & Map Shop

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  4. Offshore & Coastal Navigation with Digital QuickCharts

    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 have put together a DVD that compiles them all in one easy to use place.

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  5. Pilot Charts for the Great Oceans of the World

    Pilot Charts for the Great Oceans of the World

    Yacht exploring the 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 limits for each month of the

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  6. An Up to Date Nautical Chart Won’t Let you Down

    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 world over know that a failure of their

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  7. 4 Navigation Tools you Need for Chart Reading and Plotting Courses

    4 Navigation Tools you Need for Chart Reading and Plotting Courses

    Map of Port Headland with navigation instruments

    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

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  8. Navigation Using the Night Sky

    Navigation Using the Night Sky

    A star chart

    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 were no longer the only means of navigation. In the modern world, we have the compass and GPS technology but if

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  9. Updating your Nautical Charts

    Updating your Nautical Charts

    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 charts are navigational tools vital for all watercraft providing

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  10. International Maritime Signal Flags

    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 f

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  11. The Top 10: Sailing Resources

    The Top 10: Sailing Resources

    A yacht sailing on the oceanWhether you are just starting out or you’re an experienced sailor, there are plenty of materials to expand your knowledge about travelling on the high seas. You will find the perfect book, map or guide to learn how to rig, chart, read symbols, race, teach your kids sailing and even speak like a true sailor.

    There’s not much we don’t know about sailing. The early years of The Chart & Map Shop were devoted to all things sailing. Over the years th

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  12. How to cure seasickness, the awesome way

    How to cure seasickness, the awesome way

    Seasickness sucks. It’s one of the most debilitating, inescapable and horrible feelings, and on top of that it's humiliating and enraging because it’s so stupid! It’s just a tiny bit of up and down movement. You don’t get sick on a seesaw and that’s doing pretty much exactly the same thing!

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  1. The Top 10: Sailing Resources

    The Top 10: Sailing Resources

    A yacht sailing on the oceanWhether you are just starting out or you’re an experienced sailor, there are plenty of materials to expand your knowledge about travelling on the high seas. You will find the perfect book, map or guide to learn how to rig, chart, read symbols, race, teach your kids sailing and even speak like a true sailor.

    There’s not much we don’t know about sailing. The early years of The Chart & Map Shop were devoted to all things sailing. Over the years th

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  2. How to cure seasickness, the awesome way

    How to cure seasickness, the awesome way

    Seasickness sucks. It’s one of the most debilitating, inescapable and horrible feelings, and on top of that it's humiliating and enraging because it’s so stupid! It’s just a tiny bit of up and down movement. You don’t get sick on a seesaw and that’s doing pretty much exactly the same thing!

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