Craig Tomkinson

Craig has been fishing for 45 years and specialises in using bait. Fishing off Double Island Point is his favourite, followed by beach fishing. He also loves fishing Cape York around the Pennefather River.

Murray Bridge to Mount Gambier


After being on Yorke Peninsula for a few days, it was time to move on. We would have loved to have stay longer but because of the school holidays, we were time-poor, so maybe next time. When everyone was up, we packed the van and headed off. It was a big day of driving.   We bypassed Adelaide and ended …

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Exploring Yorke Peninsula


Continuing on with our touring of South Australia tale… After a good shower and good sleep, we left early the next day and for the first time on the trip, we left the van behind. We drove along the gravel South Coast Rd to Marion Bay and found the boat ramp and Marion Bay Jetty. We had a good walk …

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South Australia’s sensational scenery


Hi all, with the silly season and school holidays over on the coast, let’s hope the Noosa area slows down a bit. It was so crazy – for my family and I, we didn’t even think about going over to Teewah or up to Inskip Point for a swim and a day trip. So, what did we do to instead? …

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Trip to Cape York

cape york

Hello, here’s part two of mine and Eddy Bloomfield’s fishing trip up at Cape York. With the camp set up, I started prepping the 5m tinnie to go fishing – unstrapping the two 1.5 tonne truck straps that hold it to the trailer. This is where I reckon many people go wrong – they don’t use straps that are good …

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Success fishing isolated patches of reef

fishing isolated reef

Hi everyone, first up I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and let’s hope the new year is good to us all. fishing isolated reef By now there should be some good pelagic action off Noosa and Double Island. fishing isolated reef Spotted and spanish mackerel should be around on Stingrays and Noosa Hill maybe. fishing isolated reef Jew Shoal, …

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Offshore predictions – crabbing tips

Offshore crabbing

Hi all, with December not far away, what might be going to happen here on the coast? Well, we might start to get bigger southeasterly gusts and more coastal showers and with the wind comes the southeasterly swell, so be careful on our coastal bars. Offshore crabbing Hopefully, the rainfall tally starts to creep up and maybe we’ll get a …

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Exploring Inskip Point and surrounds

Exploring Inskip Point

Hi, with September on its way, hopefully COVID is under control and we’re able to move around more freely. Fishing wise I haven’t been for weeks as, after my two trips north, I’ve sort of had enough of fishing and boats. And I am selling my 5m tinnie! Exploring Inskip Point I’m downsizing and buying a 3.55m Sea Jay Nomad …

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Fish and trips to Cape York – Part 1

WELL, what a great couple of trips I’ve done over the past few months. The first trip was with my friend Dave Kowitz fishing up around Weipa, the second was with my family to the tip of Cape York – our first visit in 30 years. The first trip, Dave and I headed up the Cape – easily the earliest …

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Crabbing after Christmas

WISHING a merry Christmas and happy new year to Ben, his family, the team at BNB and the readers of this great mag and e-mag. What can we expect fishing-wise this month, with January knocking on the door? Well, tuna and mackerel should be around in better numbers, so too sweetlip and mud crabs, sand crabs and spanner crabs – …

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The amazing little Shark Cat

WITH November around the corner, we might be in for an early flood or good rainfall soon. I am sort of torn – I want the rain because it fills my tanks, and flushes out the creeks and rivers. The fishing in close off Noosa and Double Island is great. Shark Cat But if we get a flood in November, …

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