Aussie Royalty , when
it comes to things piscatorial must surely include in no particular order
the following list of writers in Angler's Digest, Outdoors and Fishing and
the emphasis in this section is upon the Aussie contribution to fishing, (and
for the enjoyment of fishermen overseas) it is
wonderful to see how many of these noted writers made ABU fishing equipment
central to their passion,be it, reels, rods or lures. You be the judge as
to how prophetic they were in their observations!
For obvious reasons, these
writers were early adopters of excellent technology, even if sourced with much
much difficulty from the other side of the world.
If you look to the images as
well as read the words, you will find an overwhelming amount of ABU equipment
used within the following articles. One will note how popular the Killers, Hilos,
Toby, Abufly, Krill etc were for taking a great variety of species, as well as
the huge popularity of the ABU Speedlock (TM) grip rods and Ambassadeur baitasting
Humorous articles will be found toward the bottom of the page.
and so many more...
Tribute to the ABU Killer
The passage of 3 decades production never allows the ABU Killer to be forgotten for its long
term fish catching qualities, even if more modern authors from Modern Fishing
1984, do manage to get some things wrong like what it was made from. ABU Killers were
always made of plastic in the 50's to mid 80's, NOT Balsa wood!
Many thanks to John Eales for the scans...
My neck of the woods, Shoalwater Bay CQ
Vic McCristal on Sportfishing
Vic on catching more fish
Vic's Baitcasters, home location and techniques follow..
Tropical Queensland's fabled Hinchenbrook Channel
Electric outboards 40+ years ago!
Chiz Holm's " Rods, Reels and Ramblings"
Note: Captions from images reversed !
Ron Calcutt's "Young Person's Guide to Fishing"
Peter Blake's Love of the Northern Territory!
Martin Bowerman's "The Making of a Fisherman"
If anyone has the interest in (perhaps
you are travelling there) and the couple of months spare to read the
material from this link, they will be very well rewarded. It is topical,
conservation-minded and holds some truly wonderful articles that not only
inform, but give one cause for concern for the fisheries of the world. Scope
is also beyond Africa, as I have seen Australian and Chilean information.