Fishing Tips

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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Southern Moreton Bay shallow water success

Tips on water temp and depth for flathead Southern Moreton Bay The fishing has been going reasonably well, having caught a few nice fish in the shallows around the Moreton Bay islands. When we talk about shallows, we’re fishing in water depths of 2-6m for squire or snapper and anything from 0.5-2m for flathead. With bream, most of them are …

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Swain Reefs redemption – Part 1

After a disappointing experience at Swain Reefs a few years ago, Helaine decided to bite the bullet and organise a redemption trip, as both she and Schombie couldn’t really tick it off their bucket lists after the way the previous sortie had panned out. They decided to go with a different operator and do a custom charter this time around, …

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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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