Fishing Tips

Trailer boat trips to Fraser Island

Fraser Island – it’s a fishing and boating paradise and, to me, it is simply one of the greatest places on earth. For all its beauty though, Fraser can be a brutal place at times, with many boats and four-wheel-drives coming undone on its soft white sands. Trailer boat trips to Fraser Island can be very rewarding but it’s important …

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Water temp and action heat up on Capricorn Coast

September Capricorn

Well, we weathered the storm and have come out the other side – winter is now officially behind us. Pack away the Ugg boots and tracksuit pants and watch the water temperature start to rise. September is a great time to get back into those prime estuary species. September Capricorn Metabolic rates will be on the increase and tropical species …

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Ultimate Swain Reefs trip

Imagine a trip to the Swain Reefs on a fully catered boat with excellent facilities enjoying fantastic dory fishing every single day. Well, that is exactly what we did on the Capricorn Star out of Yeppoon this year, pre-COVID lockdown. Swain Reefs trip The trip started with a glassy sea all the way on the 250km run to our destination …

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Tuna down deep – flathead fire

More horrible weather, lockdowns and tough bites to report, but thankfully the nibbles weren’t as hard as last month. Surprisingly, tuna have been the saviours on a few trips – winter fish tend to school deep – pushing light tackle rods to their limits, especially when they’re around that 15kg mark. Even sub-10kg longtail tuna will make life difficult on …

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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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Broadwater going ballistic

Wow, the winter fishing season has passed by so quickly. Maybe it has felt shorter because of the lockdowns and less favourable weather than is normal for this time of year. When the weather was good, we had fun catching big arrow squid, flathead, flounder, winter whiting, bream and more. With every season there’s something new to look forward to. …

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How to get more bites

For many of us being able to fish is something we take for granted. Some of us do it for fun, others do it because it’s essential to catch fish for the family to eat. I live in a house where there’s plenty of hungry mouths to feed and fish have always been part of our diet, ever since I …

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Goodbye winter, hello spring

Spring is my favourite time of year, with September and October being my favourite months to chase a wide range of species in southeast Queensland. Spring favourite Winter was a bit of a fizzer for me. Back in the middle of May, I hit an underwater obstruction in the Caboolture River while going to check my crab pots. It was …

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River fishing before cod closure

IT’S been a little while since I’ve had to give thought to actual water safety on our local headwater streams. Unlike rivers, most think of these as large wide expanses of water and the use of small petrol boat motors or electric battery powered systems. This is not the case for systems in the southern downs and upper northern Murray …

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Tin Can Bay a winter wonderland

G’DAY, I hope you have all been out getting those rods bent, and with the school holidays I’m sure many of you would have had a little spare time to get out and catch a feed.  Let’s tuck straight in to what’s been getting caught, or what you could possibly go and target over the next couple of weeks. The …

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