Gary 'Squidgie' Palmer

Squidgie thinks he was born with a fishing line in hand. His father and uncles were mad-keen fishers and spearfishers, he learnt his trade in the Wollongong area as a kid and is still learning to this day in his current area of the far north coast of NSW. Bream and flathead are the main species Squidgie targets on soft plastics or hard-body lures. He hasn’t used bait in about 15 years. Any queries, just email or phone 0402 415 487.

Evans Head Fishing Classic 2017 – all you need to know

evans head fishing classic 2017

Adults will be competing to take out a variety of fish categories including snapper, pearl perch, mulloway, tailor, kingfish/cobia, amberjack/samson fish, whiting, bream, blackfish and flathead. Cadets can target the usual estuary suspects of flathead, whiting and bream. All fish are to be alive when pictures of the fish are taken on a brag mat approved by the organisers. Brag …

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Tips on How to Catch Blackfish

Some fishers still strike thinking they’ve had a bite but they’re sorely mistaken. I most often use a medium float and I like to weight it so I can see just 20mm of the float sticking out of the water. I do this because if blackfish feel resistance from a float that is sitting right up on top they will …

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Hot Hints for Some Autumn Fishing Action

Bassman Spinnerbaits is a family owned and run business, with Glen and Sue putting in many hours a week to keep up with the demand for this great product. Bassman also offers custom-made spinnerbaits and I have seen many fishers order their own colours. I have even called Sue requesting colours I want to try. When I fished the Flathead Classic …

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Fun times at North Coast Fishing Bonanza

Changes to recreational fishing rules ROCKTOBER has come and gone and now we are into Movember. Where has this year gone? I think I say that every year, but it really has flown. The great thing about this is we are fast coming into summer, which means warm-weather whiting, bigmouth brown bass, dart and topwater bream fishing. Yep, I’m all …

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