Silver Salmon Fishing in Southeast Alaska

The bait spins slowly in the current, an action that silvers can’t resist. Jim Hendricks Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. The scene is primordial to its core. Cool ocean currents scour ancient rocky shores draped […]

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Cruising Alaska on a Fleming 65

The founder of Fleming Yachts returns to Alaska aboard his well-traveled 65. Venture has 71,000 nautical miles on her keel—and a lifetime of stories. Last Frontier. Again. The founder of Fleming Yachts returns to Alaska on his well-traveled 65, surpassing 71,000 nautical miles on her keel. Our crew of four are gathered in the organized […]

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Ken Warby: 1939—2023

All of the records set on the water, the one most likely to stand forever is the kilometer mark notched by Australian Ken Warby. On November 8, 1977, Warby piloted the Spirit of Australia, a Westinghouse jet-engine-powered, 27-foot vessel of his own creation to an average speed of 317.6 mph on Blowering Dam Reservoir in […]

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Lincoln Yacht Race

Some of Australia’s most competitive racing yachts are gearing up for the highly anticipated Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race, South Australia’s premier offshore event, which kicks off in Adelaide at 3pm this Friday 17 February. This year’s event promises to be one of the most competitive in recent memory, with the 156 […]

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Australia Sail Grand Prix Sydney

The global racing league, SailGP – one of the world’s fastest-growing sports properties – continues to expand its broadcast offering in Australia with the announcement it has secured a new free-to-air partnership with the Seven Network for the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix I Sydney. In one month’s time more Australian viewers than ever can […]

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Fish Facts: Pacific Tuna with a Long Tail

A lovely longtail tuna admired by the late Capt. Greg Bethune, who helped pioneer sport fishing around Australia’s Cape York peninsula. The fish’s elongate caudal peduncle provides a nice handhold just in front of the tail. Doug Olander I caught my first northern bluefin tuna 20-some years ago, off northernmost Australia’s Cape York peninsula. Only […]

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Welsh manufacturer expands to the U.S.

A Welsh marine equipment manufacturer is on track to open a dedicated base in the U.S. with support from the Welsh Government. Makefast Group designs and manufactures equipment for the marine and safety industries, as well as systems for super yachts and luxury boats including retractable sunroofs, awning units, and bathing platforms. The company is […]

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Biggest Bluefin Ever Caught in the UK

A Welsh charter captain and two anglers drifting for sharks on Oct. 9 caught and released what is thought to be the largest tuna ever captured in the United Kingdom, a 111-inch bluefin estimated to weigh more than 900 pounds. Anglers Simon Batey and Jason Nott teamed up to bring the massive bluefin to the […]

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