Fishing Tips

Electric action at Hinchinbrook

Electric action Hinchinbrook

Each year I manage to get up to Lucinda for few days. This year my brother and I planned the trip around a great set of tides in late August. We have found fish bite a lot better around a larger tide coinciding with a new or full moon. Over the past few years we have been very lucky with …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Tips for targeting tuna

targeting tuna

The windy weather continues here on the Fraser coast. But we now have a northerly wind in the mix too – which is regular at this time of year as the temperature climbs to summer levels. The fishing however has not built to match. targeting tuna Usually I would encounter many schools of hungry surface-feeding mack and a few longtail …

Read More »

Fishing local systems and familiar territories

local familiar territories

Our ever-evolving reality in these ‘interesting’ times has changed our perception of many aspects of life. Many of us had fishing trips to venues far afield routinely scheduled for our angling year before ‘travel restrictions’ and ‘border closures’ became part of our vocabulary. Living so close to Queensland’s southern border meant that NSW waters were regular haunts for thousands of …

Read More »

Offshore current kicks in – flathead fire in river

Offshore current

Well yet another year appears to have virtually flown by and it won’t be not long before the big bloke in the red suit is here. I get the feeling that we’re going to have a very turbulent summer, with some destructive storms and plenty of rain coming our way. So, I would suggest taking every opportunity you can to …

Read More »

Offshore options for Northern NSW

Offshore Northern NSW

Offshore from the Brunswick Byron coast can be a bit tricky this month. However, it’s always worth a look, isn’t it! Sometime in November, mahi mahi will start patrolling the warmer currents out wider. Anywhere between the 32-fathom line and the shelf is where they will be cruising and trolling a spread of lures is going to be the best …

Read More »

Target focus on flathead

Target focus flathead

Hi everyone, isn’t the warmer weather enjoyable? Though my guess is that it won’t be long before we’re complaining it’s too hot! November is a good month on the Gold Coast for fishing in our estuaries for big flathead, large whiting and massive jewfish and it’s the start of huge mangrove jack running, as well as blue swimmer and mud …

Read More »

Plenty of pelagics on the Gold Coast

pelagics Gold Coast

For those of you planning a fishing trip, November is promising to be another terrific month for chasing all sorts of inshore and offshore species. October proved to be exceptional on the flathead fishing scene, with the annual Flathead Classic hosted by the Gold Coast Sports Fishing Club and taking place at the end of the September school holidays. Over …

Read More »

Fishing for snag dwellers

The weather is warming up and our favourite snag dwellers are starting to stir, shake off the colder winter months and smash up the local herring and poddy mullet population. The ability to entice a bite from snag dwellers, such as flathead, bass, barramundi – impoundment for those chasing them during the closed season – and mangrove jack, often hinges …

Read More »

Tips for scoring fish in southern Moreton Bay

Wow, 2021 is really getting a bit of a roll on – it won’t be long and we’ll be writing articles about 2022. The fishing hasn’t been too bad in southern Moreton Bay and there have been a few nice flathead captured. And there are also a few bream still kicking around the bay islands, and squire, which hopefully we’ll …

Read More »