Robert Payne

Still time for a tailor in Queensland

WESTERLY wind and early spring spell tailor season, and whether you’re an avid beach fisher or boat angler, this is a great species to be targeting. Queensland’s southern surf beaches and rocky headlands are popular destinations for tailor fishing, with Fraser, Moreton, North and South Stradbroke islands and the surf beaches of the Sunshine and Gold coasts all fantastic places …

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Flathead Classic 2019 wrap-up

Classic 2019

I’VE been a bit quiet on the writing side of things, with work once again taking precedence over fishing, and the days I made it to the water being nothing short of shockingly below average. Classic 2019 What can I say but that was an absolutely crazy and unusual lead-up to this year’s Gold Coast Sportfishing Club Flathead Classic 2019. …

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Zerek Barra Tour a true test

zerek barra tour 2018

I MANAGED a trip north late in 2018 to fish the Zerek ABT Barra Tour with mate Lachie Reed at Peter Faust, Teemburra and Kinchant dams. This year’s Barra Tour was certainly a tough event for us, with our pre-fishing hot and cold on all three dams. We spent the time sounding around finding structure, and the Lowrance HDS-9 Live …

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Lake Tinaroo Barra Bonaza

lake tinaroo barra

All the areas I fished last year with Luke were well and truly out of the water this time and our better fish came from casting the points, while trolling accounted for several smaller fish. This is an exceptionally large lake and if you only have a smaller vessel or don’t feel comfortable travelling too far afield, barramundi can be …

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Top techniques for flathead fishing

flathead fishing

The most important thing to remember is to use a lure suitable to the depth being trolled and a good boat driver will keep an eye on the sounder and GPS to mark where fish are being caught, along with formations such as gutters or depressions/holes that can be revisited in future trips if the area produces. When flathead fishing, …

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Wicked action at Wreck Reefs

The fish on these reefs are challenging and no matter how big your gear is or how strong you think you may be, the fish can still make a mockery of you. Fishing on Big Cat Reality Fishing Charters certainly made for the trip of a lifetime. Big Cat Reality Fishing Charters offers the whole package and is very professionally …

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