Mitchell Townsend

Mitch is an avid fisherman based in Brisbane's north. He runs the 'Pine Boys' Facebook page and has had experience fishing all over Queensland, from the tip of Cape York right the way down the coast to Brunswick Heads.

Guide to catching mangrove jack around Brisbane

catching mangrove jack brisbane

FIRST of all, happy New Year. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and got out on the water to enjoy the warm weather. I have been fishing quite a lot over the past few months in the hope of catching mangrove jack. These fish can be extremely hard to catch and I hope the tips and insights in this …

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Lake Monduran fishing on fire

lake monduran fishing barra

Make sure that when the water is flowing over any dam wall you stay well clear and check relevant websites to ensure the dam is open for recreation because they can be closed if deemed not safe. Now it has had time to settle, the Lake Monduran fishing is fairly reliable. If you are able to get to the dam …

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Lure fishing for mangrove jack from kayaks

lure fishing mangrove jack

By about 5pm we had reached one of our favourite rocks walls. We cast into the bank and Hayden got absolutely smashed. He was using 30lb braid and leader with a locked drag but this fish grabbed his plastic, pulled drag with ease and busted him off within seconds. Hayden and I looked at each other and were so happy, …

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Pointers on how to catch Pine River flathead

If you are after a cheaper alternative that has the same quality as the Zerek, check out the range from Softplasticsdude. At only $5 I don’t mind as much when I lose these lures to snags and fish. Fish similar areas when trolling lures. A sounder is extremely helpful because you want to locate the drop-offs. I like to troll along the steep …

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How to Catch Saratoga and Bass on Lake Borumba

So I decided to have a chat. The fisho told me he fished at Borumba frequently and that day had landed four bass. He liked to fish the deeper timber with soft plastics, however he had heard fish were being caught off the edges. The fisho went on to explain the techniques he had used that day. He didn’t give …

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Bream and Bass on Surface

bass on surface

MY name is Mitch Townsend and I am based on Brisbane’s northside. I’ve been fishing since I was a young boy and have most recently been fishing the upper reaches of the North and South Pine rivers, targeting bream and bass on surface with great success. I grew up fishing the North Pine River from Dad’s old tinnie, and I remember …

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