Fishing Tips

Winter is welcome on the Broadwater

This month we are well into our dry season, and catching the classic winter species in the Gold Coast broadwater. On my daily charters I fish in the area between Nerang river and Coomera river mouth, and there is plenty of variety and fishing fun to be had there. If it’s windy or the tides are too big we fish …

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Understanding bass behavior in local dams

I HOPE everyone has had a cracker of a month and been catching plenty of fish. In this article we are going to cover bass behavior because now is the best time to target Australian bass in impoundments. Bass are currently heading downstream into the widest and deepest parts of Lake Borumba as it’s coming into their breeding period, and …

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Enticing a big snapper

THIS time of year is always very exciting. There are plenty of late season prawns still being caught around the bay islands, big mud crabs are crawling around in the creeks ready to dig in before the winter chill hits and all of the cold weather species are starting to show up. May was an awesome month for mackerel and, …

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Tuna casting tips continued

CONTINUING on from last month’s issue with casting tips for tuna spinning. We need to polish up the retrieve techniques. It needs to start with line control, before the lure hits the water. When casting for tuna, never have line floating freely in the air or water. Tuna casting continued A hit can come at any time, especially if you …

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Testing times on Swain Reefs Part 2

LAST month I covered part one of my Swain Reefs trip on board Big Cat Reality Charters with Wilson Fishing. This month is part two – filled with more epic fishing and great memories. Swain Reefs test With an action-packed four days of fishing that was to follow, it would be impossible to mention everything in this article, so I’ll …

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When options run out in Brisbane

THE reefs off Brisbane and highly populated areas of the Gold and Sunshine coasts can often be unhappy hunting grounds for recreational anglers. As for most people, much of my fishing is restricted to weekends. Squeezing your fishing into specific days is the opposite of what is conducive to success. Options Brisbane In a perfect world, we’d only fish when …

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Gold Coast autumn estuary guide

WHAT a topsy turvy summer it was, with flooding rainfall to finish the season off. Many fisher people were looking forward to the stable weather that usually starts after the Easter break. While the rain was disruptive to fishing, here on the Gold Coast it will stand us in good stead for fantastic estuary fishing over autumn and winter. Gold …

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Trout fishing in Tasmania

ALBEIT a year late, Commodore Rob was finally able to use his Jetstar credits to get down to Tasmania and see his relatives, and for a spot of fishing in the boat he and his brother-in-law had purchased in 2020. While not the fishing machine Salty is, it does have character, and after a bit of research was found to …

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Borumba and Macdonald bass hints

HEY legends, you haven’t heard from me for a while as I’ve been super busy with my social media marketing business. However, I have been out heaps – fishing lakes Borumba, MacDonald, Boondooma, Cania and the Noosa River for Australian bass and fishing Lake Monduran for barramundi, which has been awesome. bass Borumba Macdonald It’s great to see the barra …

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Silver perch – the forgotten perch

IF you were designing an ideal freshwater sportfish, what qualities would be prerequisite? It would obviously have to be a tenacious fighter capable of dogged resistance and long hard runs. It would need to be responsive to a range of angling methods including lure and fly, but not be so easy to catch that it becomes boring. silver perch It …

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