Sean Thompson

Sean caught the fishing bug bad one very cold Canberra day 20 years ago when he was bored and picked up and read Angler's Almanac by the fireplace. Since then he has filled his mind with knowledge from fishing magazines, books, the internet, TAFE fishing courses, guiding fishing charters (estuaries, beach, bay and mountain lakes) and of course 'on water' experience. He and a group of mates formed a social fishing club and soon started to share what they learnt and caught online. Sean is the admin for Ontour Fishing Australia on Facebook, which is a page that shares information, reports and sponsor giveaways and welcomes all to the site. He plans to move into blogging on his new website when time allows.

Planning a K’gari Fraser trip

K’gari – meaning ‘paradise’ and previously known as Fraser Island – is rightfully known as a beach-fishing mecca. Planning a K’gari Fraser trip Though it is so much more than that. Planning a K’gari Fraser trip The sand-flats fishing on the western side, and at times the fishing at Sandy Cape, is very hard to beat for quantity and quality …

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Planning a K’gari Fraser trip

K’gari Fraser trip

As we move into April and the second month of autumn, the days get shorter, the nights cooler and anticipation levels greater! K’gari Fraser trip Why, you may ask. K’gari Fraser trip Well, cool weather means one thing to me – that the peak beach fishing season in Queensland is not far away. K’gari Fraser trip With K’gari (formerly known …

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Top techniques to catch beachworms

techniques catch beachworms

In my view, beach fishing can be one of the most productive and simplest styles of fishing when the conditions are right. techniques catch beachworms You don’t need to fill the boat with fuel, check the bungs, check the trailer, put the boat in and out, watch the sounder… and the list goes on. techniques catch beachworms It’s a case …

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Mud crabs on the move

Mud crabs

The La Niña forecast for a wet summer throughout southeast Queensland has one big upside for anglers and that is mud crabs will be on the move. The crabs had already started to fire up after a lean early season, thanks to a lot of rain in late November and early December. Big tide and rain create a lot of …

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Tips for targeting prawns on foot

targeting prawns foot

The banana prawn season and ‘craze’ is well known and seems to attract bigger and bigger crowds each year. And for good reason! targeting prawns foot Catching banana prawns with cast nets in among the, for the most part, friendly and jovial mosh pits is not only a lot of fun but very addictive and means you can take home …

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Warm water options

Warm water options

Sadly, for we keen beach fishos, the winter and early spring season is finishing up. However, at the time of writing – nearly the middle of October – there are encouraging signs that tailor are continuing on, with great catches at Fraser Island and by Brad Smith’s Fishing Charters in the Broadwater estuary. Flathead are another fish that will slow …

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Magic Moreton Island

Howdy, with our planned annual trip to Fraser cancelled due to COVID travel restrictions, we decided to stay and fish locally instead. This required a quick rethink of plans based around tides and forecasted conditions, and our much more limited knowledge of Moreton Island when compared to Fraser. Magic Moreton Island Our trip could probably best be described in terms …

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Short trip to Fraser and Eurong

With beach fishing sessions in full swing, myself and a few friends did a short trip staying at Eurong Beach Resort in late July. This was somewhat of a bonus, with our big trip of 10-nights planned for late August. Fraser Eurong For four nights, the Eurong Beach Resort was a perfect location for our sortie. Not only is this …

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Collecting bait for beach and flats

AS we enter the final month of winter, the beach fishing season in Queensland and Northern NSW is seriously heating up. So too are the shallow estuary flats, particularly as we head towards the full moon in August and into spring. When it comes to light line bait fishing from the beaches or flats, fresh live bait is best. Let’s …

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Beach fishing time in Queensland

BY the time this issue hits the stands it will be the start of winter – that means beach fishing time! While the beaches of northern NSW and southeast Queensland can fish reasonably well for one species or another all year-round, winter is when most anglers hit the sand. With the season generally peaking later as you move north to …

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