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“Marco!” “Polo!”

First things first, this is primarily an article about water polo, not Marco Polo, but I couldn’t resist the memories of that wonderful childhood game that must drive parents around the world completely mad. Water polo is coming to the iconic Bondi Icebergs pool this March, in the form of the Aussie Sharks v International […]

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Doing Things Differently

After writing for The Beast for ten years now, I never tire of the monthly call to words. It’s such a great opportunity to write for a publication I personally love reading, that’s local to my home and my heart, and is published by two of the nicest, hardworking and dedicated brothers you could hope […]

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Why You Should Support Your Local Subbies Team

With cricket season coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about footy. I guarantee that a number of people reading this article would have made the New Year’s resolution to get into shape this year, so with pre-season footy training underway, why not try your hand at rugby in 2018? Don’t take me […]

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Winter is Coming

Nothing brings the world together like a big sporting event, and the 2018 Winter Olympics, being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 9-25 may just be the solvent the world needs right now. In fact, it may be the only thing that saves us all from nuclear annihilation. With Supreme Commander Kim Jong-Un, otherwise […]

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Tight Lines and Sunshiny Grins

What a cracking start to the year – a solid month of proper Sydney summer, plenty of hard work to get the year off to a successful start and a few fishy days to keep the dreams alive. How’s your start to 2018 been? Fishy and full of friends, I hope. With the second month […]

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All You Need is Love…

Fantastically, many of my friends’ young kids are falling in love with fishing. It’s an exciting time for us older blokes, as the reins of the fishing fanaticism are picked up by wide-eyed youngsters starting their own journeys of discovery in life and in fishing. As with any obsessive pastime or hobby, you need equal […]

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Seven Deadly Sins

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series comes to town this January. Held at Allianz Stadium on the Australia Day weekend, it is a competition that only the players – and perhaps Fijians – care who wins. But the series has very little to do with the actual games. Any sport that actively encourages you to […]

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HIT AND GIGGLE OR THE DEVOLUTION OF HUMANKIND?

In the lead up to Christmas a strange phenomenon will resume. No, not the frantic shoppers swarming Bondi Junction with bedraggled hair and wild looks in their eyes. I’m talking about the Big Bash League (BBL) – cricket’s contribution to the further dumbing down of our society. Can the Scorchers go back to back? Does […]

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PERSISTENT CONSISTENCY, OR WAS IT CONSISTENT PERSISTENCY?

One thing is for certain in this world: to get solid success, you need to be focused, determined, and unwavering in your goals. And, you need to put in your ten thousand hours to be become an expert. Some millennials may disagree, and good luck to them, but don’t come to me looking for advice […]

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FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AT WORK

A little over eight weeks ago, the Federal Government proposed to change laws relating to the extensive Marine Park net- work that will essentially cut conservation efforts. While this was met with elation from some in the fishing fraternity, many of us fishers – and a lot of scientists – were left disappointed by this […]

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