Grant Budd

Rigging up for mackerel and tuna

Rigging mackerel tuna

With a change to the summer pelagic season being better than previous years, the mackerel started to rock up along the coastline in December 2021. Rigging mackerel tuna Previous years featured little to none, however we have all felt the effects of La Niña with more fish as a result. Rigging mackerel tuna With January wet and windy, it was …

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Top options for Sunshine Coast

options Sunshine Coast

Well, here we are again, another year has gone and what a year it has been! options Sunshine Coast We have seen some good rainfall, windy days, glassed out sessions and great fishing, which hopefully continues to only get better. options Sunshine Coast With La Niña officially occuring more rainfall is expected, but this isn’t a bad thing as our …

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Mix of methods for mackerel – summer options

methods mackerel summer

What a crazy year it’s been for all of us in Australia. For now, I think we can count ourselves lucky to be living in Queensland as this can be the best place and time to be an angler, regardless of where in the state you fish. methods mackerel summer You don’t need to have a boat, but it can …

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Action heats up on Sunshine Coast

Action Sunshine Coast

November is a great time to start planning for the month ahead as we gear up towards my favourite time of year – the pelagic run. This year things could be varied with the absence of La Niña and El Niño. Last year was very different to previous years, so keep an eye out and be prepared before the fish …

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Warm weather around the corner

AUGUST sees the end of winter and the hint of warmer times ahead. This is also the time of year when we often have low swell on the Noosa bar, which makes for safer crossings. The biggest change in July is the snapper and pearl perch closure for Queensland. If you are intending to go offshore between July 15 to …

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Winter kicks off on Sunny Coast

WITH the cooler waters the mackerel and tuna are almost gone, so methods will have to change, as these are no longer easy to find. This is the time where the main target species becomes the hard-hitting, head-thumping snapper. These fish certainly know how to fight, especially when they hit the 80cm mark, which ideally should be returned after a …

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Huge variety off Noosa

Noosa mangrove jack

DO you remember this time last year? With COVID-19 closing many areas including freshwater dams, lakes and parks as well as beach access and restricting charter operations, this year is very different… with no closures. We sure are lucky to live up here in paradise! Noosa variety April is one of the best months to catch pelagics with North, Halls, …

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Huge selection on inshore reefs

WITH March shaping up to be a cracker, it is this time of year we tend to see solid weather patterns come through. On the plus side, the school holidays are a distant memory and the swell keeps most of the smaller craft inside the river, making for quieter conditions offshore. Inshore selection The best fishing will be had over …

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Noosa fires in February

WITH the new year in full swing, the fishing has also changed for the better along the coast. February is often a wet month and with big swell hitting the coastal bars and beaches, it is going to be a case of adjusting your style and approach according to the conditions. Fortunately, the coast offers so many options – if …

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Holiday action on the Sunshine Coast

WHAT a great time to go fishing in the the Sunshine Coast region. For the offshore anglers our pelagic season is in full swing, with spotty and spanish mackerel, juvenile black marlin, tuna and cobia all within easy reach. It is often a case of who can get up the earliest to beat the boat ramp traffic. Offshore the Sunshine …

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