Fishing Articles

Inshore reefs on fire after flooding

Winter is well and truly here and the westerly wind has arrived. Inshore reefs It’s nice to finally see what might be called a ‘normal’ weather pattern, for now at least. I was so sick of the rain that I headed out west and guess what… it rained out there too. At present, the north coast is experiencing a great …

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Illegal fishing at Cape Byron

NSW Fisheries officers are pleading with fishos to do the right thing at the Cape Byron MP Bream Hole. Every year officers at Cape Byron Marine Park (CBMP) receive numerous reports of alleged illegal fishing activity taking place within the small area that is declared ‘Sanctuary Zone’ at Lennox Head – also known as the Bream Hole. The CBMP is …

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Gearing up for Gold Coast snapper

G’day fishos, July already! Gold Coast snapper We have had a very challenging first half to the year but we’ve managed to pull through, bringing us into the middle of winter with favourable conditions over the past few weeks. Hopefully, we can follow suit and have a cracker season on our colder water species. With the Gold Coast’s offshore fishing, …

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Tips for targeting tailor and tuna

Tips for targeting

Hi everyone, after receiving a staggering 4000mm of rain over summer and autumn at upper Springbrook on the Gold Coast, we have never felt more excited about the cold dry weather of winter. Tips for targeting Though the La Niña weather pattern is forecast to continue through winter and beyond, inland trough systems with associated westerly wind will produce drier …

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Hot action forecast for cooler months

Hi folks… so, this month I’ll give a bit of a summary on fishing some of my regular target species over the past month or so, along with a forecast for the month of July and winter. Moreton Bay As I reported in my detailed article last month, winter whiting are a great target species in the colder months and …

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Tackling Moreton Bay over winter

Moreton Bay

WINTER has arrived in the Moreton Bay region and has brought with it a host of targeted species! Tailor started showing up around the beginning of June and the numbers and sizes have been getting much better. The average sizes caught have been in the late 40 to mid-50cm range, which gives you a great fish to cook up – …

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Fantastic flathead fishing


WINTER has kicked off with a bang and so has the fishing! Fantastic flathead The cold temperature has certainly brought the winter species on the chew and this month things should be even better. The rainfall we have had this year has discoloured most systems and the dirty water has hung around, so a lot of fish have been congregating …

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Mini Qld lap – Following the coast home

After leaving the crystal blue waters of the Whitsundays, the plan was to spot-hop along the coast until we reached Gladstone, where my wife and daughters would fly home and I would spend a few days fishing with Team Cruise Craft. Exploring It’s moments such as these that having a very understanding wife is great… though my stay in Gladstone …

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An overview of our estuarine crocodiles

The saltwater crocodile is a large and opportunistic hypercarnivorous apex predator. It ambushes most of its prey and then drowns or swallows it whole. It is capable of prevailing over almost any animal that enters its territory, including other apex predators such as sharks, varieties of freshwater and saltwater fish including pelagic species, invertebrates such as crustaceans, various reptiles, birds, …

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Fish aggregating devices (FADs)


Check out this impressive mahi mahi caught by Bo around fish aggregating device (FAD) 1, just off the Gold Coast. Mahi mahi are one of the most common fish found near these devices, along with other pelagic fish such as cobia. They are also one of the fastest growing fish in the sea making them a resilient fish species. The …

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