Spear Fishing – Cairns Post – 1940

Spear Fishing 1940       13 May Spear Fishing is rapidly becoming a leading sport amongst the youth of Innisfail. The spear employed, unlike the four-pointed spear used by the aborigines, consists of a length of iron with a sharp barb at one end. The swimmers, who...

Angles on Angling

Angles on Angling 1947       9th May 24 years old Alf Rowen, who conducts a bootmaking establishment in Crown Street Wollongong, has a natty fish catching device. None of this old-fashioned sinker and line business for Alf – he has a “sear-gun” that fires a 4ft. 6in....

A major marine disturbance

1948 9th October Yesterday’s piece about the feud between Manly’s rod fishermen and fish – spearers reveals much more than a mere ruffle on the angling waters. The feud shows signs of developing into a major marine disturbance. The Amateur Fishermen’s Association has...

Spearing is winter sport for surf men

1946 1st JulySPEARING FISH IS WINTER SPORT FOR SURF MENFish – spearing is the latest craze among Coogee Surf Club members.Even these cold mornings young Don Millar is in and under the water at daybreak, spearing fish for breakfast.Millar yesterday was proclaimed...