Monday, September 24, 2012

Delicious Pepper Fish Recipe

We're always looking for easy fish recipes, and recently came across Annette Sym's "Symply Too Good To Be True" series. Annette's been kind enough to let us reproduce some of these great Australian fish recipe's and here's the first - a simple Pepper Fish Recipe from book 6

Get that Salt and Pepper Calamari Taste with Fish!


1 egg white
¼ cup skim milk
¾ cup breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons crushed garlic (in jar)
2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves finely chopped
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
4 x 150g firm fish fillets (boned)
cooking spray

On a dinner plate beat egg white and milk together. In a medium size mixing bowl place all other ingredients except fish and cooking spray. Mix together well (you may find using your fingers will help). Place crumbs onto another dinner plate then dip fish in egg mix and then coat with breadcrumbs.

Coat a large non-stick pan generously with cooking spray. Before placing fish into pan generously spray top of each piece of fish with cooking spray. Place sprayed side down into heated pan. Cook 3 minutes. Spray top of fish with cooking spray then turn fish carefully to avoid breaking and cook for 3 minutes. To know when fish is cooked through, check if the inside of the fish is white. If you see pink, this means the fish is not cooked through yet.

Not suitable to be frozen.


Nutritional Information








1116 (cals 266)


Note from Annette
I know how popular salt and pepper calamari is so I thought I could imitate that slightly with this fish recipe. I couldn’t use salt as it would make the sodium count too high and who needs it anyway as the flavours come from the pepper. My low-fat chips in book 1 complement this recipe beautifully.

Dietitian’s Tip
Once more Annette has developed a great tasting low-fat alternative to a traditionally high-fat meal. Crumbed fish is always a favourite with the whole family and this one is healthy!

Annette’s cookbooks SYMPLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE 1-6 are sold in all good newsagencies. Visit Annette’s website for more tips and recipes and to check out her new SYMPLY SLIM & HEALTHY MENTORING PROGRAM. You can also join Annette’s page at Symply Too Good FACEBOOK.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fishing Dog Tooth Tuna and GTs in Vanuatu

Only a few weeks back from popping for GTs and jigging up big Dog Tooth Tuna with Nomad Sports Fishing and we're already dreaming about our next trip after these fantastic sports fish. Check out this great clip from Ocean Blue Fishing out of Vanuatu.

This great footage shot over a 4 day adventure, this is non stop action of dogtooth on poppers & jigs, plus GT's to 55kg. If that's not enough to get your motor running, here's their latest trip report:

"The latest Vanuatu trip report just in from the team at Trees & Fishes, our guests David Grandia (6 angler group) catching a variety of bluewater and reef species last week.
Targeting big dogtooth tuna each day was a main focus for the guys, while the other usual suspects came onboard in pretty good numbers too, including red bass, bluefin trevally, wahoo, coral trout and GT’s.
Fishing 6 days on 2 boats allowed the guys maximum rod time, comfort onboard & wide range of areas & techniques available. Skipper Andrea’s efforts paid off trying to isolate the larger fish from the smaller ones. In his words…
“We went to one of my favourite doggy spot and landed 2 nice doggies between 25 and 30 kgs and 3 smaller ones. Also on popper the boys got some more red bass and a nice coral tout. Moving then to a good GT area Dave’s popper got attacked by a big black shadow that left a huge splash behind his popper, another cast to the same spot and that big fish came back up, struck and missed the popper again (all that only 5 m from the boat). So Chris grabbed the rod rigged with a bait and immediately he was on to a nice 55kgs doggy. Not a bad switch bait and great action boatside!!”
Putting the brakes on a big doggies blistering first run is a combination of skill, luck & muscle (ie hang on) while the skipper does everything to change the angle of the run near nasty territory. A true team effort and well earnt to all onboard.
Ocean Blue Vanuatu"

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Big Fish, Small Boats – Who wouldn't love it!

We're very much looking forward to new Channel One TV Show, "Big Fish, Small Boats" making its Australian television premiere this September.

Long-term Honda ambassador and Team Honda Marine Pro Angler, Al McGlashan, goes on a mission to catch some of the biggest, wildest and weirdest fish in the country. Battling massive seas and seemingly endless oceans, Al and his motley crew go to ridiculous lengths for a chance at hooking-up.

Better still, all the fishing is out of small boats, making it all the more challenging and very entertaining!

Big Fish, Small Boats encapsulates the true passion of Australian angling. The footage is spectacular both above and below the surface, which is destined to inspire everyone – even those who have never been fishing.

From freaky hairtail in suburban Sydney Harbour to record-sized southern bluefin tuna miles out to sea, huge kingfish and that globally-recognised encounter with a giant squid (the squid is now on display in the Australian Museum), Big Fish, Small Boats has it all.

Al’s passion for fishing and the outdoors is legendary – his wild antics even more so! From swimming with massive mako sharks and giant tuna to close encounters with the biggest fish in the ocean, Al takes you there… and will give you a whole new appreciation of the underwater realm.

On top of this, Al and the team go beyond the call of duty working with marine researchers on their quest to unlock the secrets of the ocean. These ongoing groundbreaking discoveries will assist in the global management of many fish species.

As Al puts it: “No other show goes to such lengths with such passion!”

Big Fish, Small Boats is scheduled to air on ONE at 6pm each Sunday, beginning THIS SUNDAY 16 September. For more, refer to your local television guides or visit:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Amazing Sailfish Photos Captured

The FishMax team recently had the pleasure of chasing Coral Sea Sailfish with the team from Nomad Sports Fishing, and we'll soon be publishing the story, but in the meantime, check out these great photos of Sailfish feeding from German photographer Reinhard Dirscherl.

Dersherl, 48, took the amazing underwater Sailfish photos off the coast of Mexico.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Paul Worsteling Catches Monster Tuna

iFishTV's Worsteling Catches Massive Tuna in NZ
We couldn't help but  share this report about iFishTV's Paul Worsteling catching a monster 275 kg Tuna off the coast of New Zealand.

While fishing about 50km off the coast of Greymouth New Zealand, Worsteling, accompanied by scientists from the NZ fisheries department landed a huge bluefin tuna measuring 2.7m! Media reports value the fish at over $710,000 if sold in the Japanese market, but instead Worsteling and the crew enjoyed a few slices of sashimi and the rest was sent off for research or to the smoke house.

Well done Paul!