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How to catch live bait with Al McGlashan

Using live bait is one of the most successful techniques for catching big fish. In this video Alistair McGlashan talks through where to find them, gear to use and techniques.
Launching and retrieving off a bank with Alistair McGlashan
In this video Alistair McGlashan gives his best advice for launching and retrieving from impoundments, lakes and river. Be sure to keep an eye out for low water levels, soft sand and submerged objects.
Coming along side at sea with Alistair McGlashan
In this video Alistair McGlashan shares some valuable tips on pulling up along side another boat at sea.
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How to approach a marina berth with Al McGlashan
Alistair McGlashan shares some expert tips on mooring at a marina berth, covering boat propulsion, lines, knots, weather conditions and correct communication.
Club Marine 2018 Hamilton Island Race Week highlights
Highlights from 2018 Hamilton Island Race Week, brought to you by Club Marine
How to spool a reel with Al McGlashan
There's a few tricks you need to know before fitting braid to your reel. In this video Alistair McGlashan shows you how it's done properly, including how to tie a double-uni knot, ideal for joining mono and braid.
How to catch live bait with Al McGlashan
Using live bait is one of the most successful techniques for catching big fish. In this video Alistair McGlashan talks through where to find them, gear to use and techniques.
How to fish soft plastics with Alistair McGlashan
Soft plastics are a great lure for catching flathead and snapper. In this video Al shows you how easy it is to do. Pay attention because rigging is the most important part of the process!
2018 Club Marine Barra Nationals
All the action from the 2018 Club Marine Barra Nationals on the Daly River. People come from everywhere to catch up with mates, and try their luck catching a one-metre long barra.
Casting made easy with Al McGlashan
Good casting is a critical skill for catching fish! It's all about technique. In this video Al shows how to position your hands, balance the rod and how much line to let out before casting away!
How to rig up live bait with Al McGlashan
Using live bait is a great way to catch big fish. In this video Al McGlashan shares his best tips on how to rig one up for marlin, kingies and other species.
How to release fish properly with Al McGlashan
Catch and release has become a massive part of fishing. In this video Al McGlashan shares some great tips on how to safely catch and release your fish.
The human factor when boating with Al McGlashan
In this Club Marine TV video Al McGlashan highlights some areas of boating risk including the human factor. Being aware of the situation around you, clear decision making and good communication are key areas to focus on when reducing risk.
Keeping a sharp lookout when on the water with Al McGlashan
One of the key rules of boating is to keep a proper lookout. In this Club Marine TV video Al gives some invaluable tips on how to maximise your visibility and maintain a safe speed. He also identifies some important cardinal markers and isolated hazards.
How to control your boat in wind and current
It's important to know how your boat behaves in windy and current affected conditions. Al McGlashan shares some expert tips to keep your boat under control.
How to rig a bait fish with a double hook
Paul Worsteling shows how to rig bait fish on a double hook rig. It's simple and very effective for rigging pilchards, silver whiting and scad.
How to tie a loop knot
The loop knot is perfect for attaching a lure to the leader. It creates a pivot system to give the lure maximum action. It's pretty simple, too!
How to rig a weedless plastic
Paul shows how to rig weedless soft plastics. These rigs are perfect for fishing for species like barramundi and saratoga that like hanging around in heavy cover.
And the Boatloads of fun winners are...
The winners of Club Marine's 'Boatloads of Fun' competition have been drawn with a very excited family receiving the major prize.  Watch the video of when we handed over a brand new Northbank 600c and Isuzu D-Max to the Butler family.
How to tie a drop shot for squid
In this video Paul Worsteling shows how to rig a dropshot for squid. It's perfect for keeping your jig at the perfect depth above the sea floor.
How to tie a palomar knot
In this video Paul Worsteling shows how to tie a palomar knot. It's perfect for drop shotting with soft plastics.
How to tie a locked blood knot
Paul Worsteling shows you how to tie a locked blood knot, ideal for using on hooks and swivels when fishing for snapper, bream and whiting.
How to tie a bow line
The bow line is a perfect knot for tying your boat to a jetty - and is also nice and easy to untie as well!
Navigating Sydney to Hobart
Appropriately enough, the name Ichi Ban in Japanese means 'No 1' and if your were looking for an ocean racing navigator to get you to No 1 in the race to Hobart, you'd be hard pressed to go past Will Oxley.
Views of the Crews
With a forecast that seemed to suit everyone, the focus of many crews on Boxing Day appeared to be on just how fast they could reach Hobart. Bow Caddy Media spoke to some of the skippers and navigators on the dock before they left for the race start to see what they made of the forecast, how they expected to fare and who they thought might be favourites for an overall handicap win to claim the Tattersall’s Trophy.
Colours of the Sydney to Hobart
With over 1400 sailors competing in this year’s event and so much emphasis placed on the super maxis and the rock stars of the race it seems fitting we also acknowledge the families of all the sailors, wives, husbands, partners, children and parents who all make sacrifices to let their sailors compete.
After the race with Kialoa II
In 1971 Jim Kilroy’s Kialoa II – the second in a string of successful racing yachts bearing that name - came to Australia to compete in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Sydney to Hobart race start
With the growing predictions of a potential line honours race record for the 2017 edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht, you could have been forgiven for wondering how that could be when the fleet set off at a very gentle pace down Sydney Harbour and out to sea in light easterlies.
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
On a summer’s day when Sydney Harbour showed off its emerald waters at their sparkling best, a small but competitive fleet of four yachts engaged in an intense arm wrestle that lasted little more than an hour for the annual SOLAS Big Boat Challenge.
Matt Allen - Pre Race interview
With Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban the current Clubhouse leader in the bid for the Tattersalls Cup we return to a conversation that we had with Matt Allen in the lead up to the race when he spoke about his new boat and his thoughts on the great race ahead.
Maluka makes it seven
Despite some tough going in Storm Bay, Sean Langman’s mighty Maluka reached Hobart for the seventh time and in her second fastest time of 4 days, 4 hours and 51 minutes.
Line Honours
As the media boats reached the Iron Pot just before sunset to follow Wild Oats XI and Comanche up the River Derwent to the finish line, it was hard to believe that the slow motion arm-wrestle playing out between the two super maxis, catching two and three knot zephyrs, was going to result in both boats smashing last year’s record breaking race time.
Ichi Ban - Tattersall's Cup Winner
Video of the Tattersalls Cup Presentation to Ichi Ban.
On-board with Black Jack
Peter Harburg’s RP 100 Black Jack continues to show good form in her preparations for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, winning the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour last week. In September this year the Bow Caddy Media was given the opportunity to join some of the luminaries of Australian sailing aboard Black Jack (including Tom Slingsby, Chris Nicholson and Tom Addis) for their early work-up
Libby Greenhalgh interview
Despite having raced across many of the world’s oceans and taken part in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race aboard Team SCA, when experienced British navigator Libby Greenhalgh leaves Sydney Heads on Boxing Day aboard Lisa Blair’s Climate Action Now it will be her first Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
Hobart weather - The Navigator's take
A few days out from the start of the big race south to Hobart and the weather modelling is suggesting a relatively benign track, with a high over Tasmania blocking the normal pattern of southerly fronts, while still promising some strong downwind running.
Battle of the Foils
For some time now Peter Harburg’s Black Jack – the lightest of the super maxis racing to Hobart - has been touted as the one to watch, particularly if the race turns up some lighter air phases, as it frequently does. In this interview, recorded just after Black Jack’s win in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, skipper Mark Bradford explains the thinking behind the foil design for the boat, how it’s used and why it needed to be
Tussle for the Tattersall's Cup
Across all sports what often takes the winner to next level is the strength of their competition, so it was no surprise to hear Matt Allen, the new holder of the Tattersall's Cup paying tribute to the crew of Bob Steel's Quest and acknowledging just how hard they had to sail to beat their rivals for the much-coveted trophy.
Will Oxley talks navigation
Appropriately enough, the name Ichi Ban in Japanese means 'No 1' and if your were looking for an ocean racing navigator to get you to No 1 in the race to Hobart, you'd be hard pressed to go past Will Oxley.
How to flush your outboard engine
Doug King talks about the correct procedure for flushing the cooling system on an outboard engine. Flushing on a regular basis will ensure correct operation at appropriate temperatures and give you longer engine life.
How to tie a back-to-back uni knot with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling shows you how to tie a back-to-back uni knot, ideal for tying mono to mono, braid to braid, or mono to braid.
How to tie a locked blood knot with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling shows you how to tie a locked blood knot, ideal for using on hooks and swivels when fishing for snapper, bream and whiting.
Tips for long range cruising
Cruising couple, John and Kim share some tips on long-range cruising, from the set up on their Oceanis 50 to anchors, weather, safety and navigation.
Safety tips with Club Marine member Vic Stevens
Club Marine member Vic Stevens shares some useful safety tips onboard his cruising yacht Northern Moment.
Club Marine member stories
Club Marine members share their experiences with Club Marine insurance.
How to tie a nail knot with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling shows you how to tie a nail knot, ideal for big hooks and heavy leader.
Extreme 40 racing with Tony Longhurst
Club Marine catches up with motoracing driver Tony Longhurst at 2016 Hamilton Island Race Week. Tony shares some insight on what it takes to win - and opens up on some of his tougher days...
How to dock your yacht
Experienced sailor, Ben Keys, explains the finer points of docking your yacht, covering planning, responsibilities, assessing the weather conditions, fenders and dock lines.
How to anchor your yacht
Experienced sailor, Ben Keys, explains the finer points of anchoring your yacht, covering technique, weather conditions, contingency plans and general safety.
Tacking techniques for racing
Experienced sailor, Ben Keys, explains the finer points of tacking during race conditions, covering technique, timing, responsibilities and communication between the crew.
Anchoring length - how much rope and chain to let out
Ex professional fisherman, Tony Barber, talks about anchoring length. He discusses scope (length of rope and chain in the water) and how much to let out under various weather conditions. He also talks about what not to do!
Personal Water Craft safety tips
Dominic Wiseman goes over some basic Personal Water Craft safety tips that you should be aware of before hitting the water.
How to prepare your Personal Water Craft
Simple steps for preparing your Personal Water Craft.
Common wakeboarding problems with Parker Siegele and Bec Gange
Parker Siegele and Bec Gange discuss some of the common wakeboarding problems on the water including power turns, running out of fuel, wrapping the tow rope around the propellor, friends that don't help out, leaving riders behind, and sticking to the right.
How to trim your engine with Alistair McGlashan
Alistair McGlashan explains the trim function on an outboard engine.
Satellite phone safety with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling explains when and why you should carry a satellite phone.
Tips for towing a wakeboarder with Bec Gange
Bec Gange shares the best tips for towing a wakeboarder.
Choosing the right sinker with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling shares his vast fishing knowledge to help you choose the right sinker for the right conditions.
Choosing the right hook with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling shares his years of fishing experience to help you choose the right fishing hook.
How to launch your boat with Alistair McGlashan
Al McGlashan explains how to launch your boat.
Features of a wakeboat with Parker Siegele
Parker Siegele explains the different features of a wake boat.
Wakeboarding tricks Parker Siegele
Parker Siegele teaches you some basic wakeboarding tricks.
Wakeboarding gear with Parker Siegele
Parker Siegele explains the different types of wakeboarding equipment; from beginner to pro.
How to dock your boat with Alistair McGlashan
Al McGlashan runs over the basics for docking your boat.
Trailer wheel maintenance with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling runs over a few basic tips for maintaining your trailer.
Towing tips with Paul Worsteling
Towing tips with Paul Worsteling
Life jacket safety with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling discusses life jacket safety and maintenance.
Safety gear with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling runs through the basic safety equipment found in a trailer boat.
Coast Guard safety tips
Coast Guard, Doug King runs through the safety basics.
How to retrieve your Personal Water Craft
How to retrieve your Personal Water Craft.
How to retrieve your boat with Alistair McGlashan
Al McGlashan explains how to retrieve your boat.
How to do a three point turn with Alistair McGlashan
Al McGlashan explains how to do a three point turn in a trailer boat.
How to anchor at a beach with Alistair McGlashan
Al McGlashan explains how to anchor your trailer boat at a beach.
Man overboard
How to prevent a man overboard situation, and what to do if it occurs.
How to launch your Personal Water Craft
Simple steps for launching your Personal Water Craft.
How to use flares
Different types of flares and how to safely use them.
How to use a marine radio
Different types of marine radios and how/when to use them.
Understanding tides with Doug King
Tides are the periodic rise and fall of coastal waters. Doug King explains how tides work and recommends a few tools to help you understand them better.
How to trim sails with Joel Turner
Joel Turner is the sail trimmer on the Boatworks Extreme 40.  He spends hours on the water, racing all forms of sail boats. In this video Joel shares some of his tips.
How to tie a slim beauty knot with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling shares his favourite knot for tying mono leader to braid. It's called the slim beauty as it slides beautifully through the guides of a fishing rod – perfect for long, tangle-free casts.
How to tie a flemish eye with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling shows how to tie a flemish eye – perfect for heavy leaders with big hooks. He also shows how to use a crimping tool correctly, an important skill for rigging heavy tackle.
Tips for race starts
Experienced sailor Ben Keys discusses how to get a good race start. Ben covers running the line, prevailing winds, stalling the sails, roles for the crew, following the rules and being flexible.
How to tie a paternoster rig with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling show how to tie one of the most versatile fishing rigs ever invented: the paternoster rig. It's perfect for all types of fishing, from the surf to boat fishing.
Essential navigation tips with Doug King
Safety expert Doug King explains some of the rules for operating on the water. They are called the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
How to tie a uni knot with Paul Worsteling
The uni knot is one of Paul's favourite fishing knots. It's simple and versatile, suitable for connecting almost all your terminal tackle.
How to use a swing mooring with Al McGlashan
Al McGlashan gives his best tips for using a swing mooring, including observation of currents, tide, wind and roles of the crew.
How to anchor on a reef with Al McGlashan
Al McGlashan shares his tips on how to anchor on a reef, including where to anchor on the structure, dealing with currents and how much anchor line to let out.
How to tie a Cairns quickie with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling shows how to tie a Cairns quickie, one of his favourite knots for joining a double to a leader. It's ideal for tying quickly, when you're in a big boat in big seas! Paul has caught some monster fish using a Cairns quickie...
How to tie an FG knot with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling reckons this is one of the greatest fishing knots ever invented. Originating in Japan, it's ideal for joining monofilament top shot to braid backing. Paul uses it when fishing for goliaths of the sea like swords and bluefin tuna.
Solo boat retrieval with a boat catch with Alistair McGlashan
Alistair McGlashan shows how to retrieve your boat on your own with a boat catch.
How to tie a plaited double knot with Paul Worsteling
Of all the knots Paul reckons this the most beautiful looking. It transforms one main line into a double for attaching wind-on leaders. Pay attention though because this one took Paul twelve months to master!
How to catch a squid with Alistair McGlashan
Alistair McGlashan shares the finer points of catching squid. They're perfect as table fare as well as bait. In this video Al shows where to catch them, tackle to use and techniques to employ.
How to load your boat with Alistair McGlashan
Don't take loading your boat for granted. In this video Al shares his tips for storing gear including rods, camera gear, safety gear, sounder covers, etc. These great tips will help keep your gear safe, dry and out of the way.
Club Marine showreel
Club Marine is working with the experts to develop a comprehensive series of boating videos covering all types of boats – from runabouts and sailboats to cruisers and PWCs. At Club Marine TV, you’ll find useful how-tos, tips and safety advice from fishing celebrities such as Paul Worsteling and Al McGlashan, champion wakeboarders Parker Siegele and Bec Gange, plus safety expert Doug King. From novice to experienced skipper, Club Marine TV has got something for everyone.
How to deal with big seas with Alistair McGlashan
Al McGlashan shares his best tips for boating in big seas. He covers speed, steering and throttle control, weather conditions, tilt and trim - and also what not to do!
How to launch solo with Alistair McGlashan
Al McGlashan shares some tips on how to launch solo, including a handy checklist for the boat - and the trailer - as well as some good common sense hints to follow.
How to catch snapper with Paul Worsteling
Paul Worsteling shares his best tips on how to catch one of Australia's favourite fish: Snapper. He covers the best locations, rods, rigs, baits and more!
Tips on using the throttle with Al McGlashan
Al McGlashan shares some valuable tips on how to use your throttle. It's different on every boat so get to know how your throttle works.
Getting up on a wakeboard with Parker Siegele and Bec Gange
Parker Siegele & Bec Gange shares a few pointers to help you get up on a wakeboard.
How to use a GPS and chart-plotter
Safety expert Doug King discusses how to effectively use GPS and chart-plotter systems. Doug covers how to use waypoints, go-to functions, plotting routes and zooming. Please note: GPS units and plotters are no substitute for keeping a proper look-out and monitoring progress at all times.
Inboard engine safety
Doug King talks about safe operation for an inboard engine. It’s an area overrepresented in fires and explosion on vessels. Doug discusses correct installation, components, maintenance and inspection procedures to ensure a safe boating experience.
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