Fishing

Gold Coast Fishing in September: flathead, tailor, whiting

FATHER’S Day saw nice weather on the Gold Coast making hitting the water on Sunday a great option, during the week we had 10-15 knots of E/SE wind giving you plenty of spots to try your luck land based or from the boat in the Broadwater or the Pin. A few tailor showed up again this week around the Pin Bar …

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Win Television Monduran Family Fishing Classic

THE Monduran Anglers and Stocking Association will be holding the Win Television Monduran Family Fishing Classic at Lake Monduran on October 15 and 16. This is one of the biggest freshwater fishing competitions in Queensland and is the major fundraiser for the stocking of Lake Monduran. Since 1997, MASA has released over two million barramundi and Australian bass fingerlings into …

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Forecast heavy rains never came

WITH warnings of a big rain event last weekend most angler warmed up the couch and settled in for a quiet one in front of the telly. Well this wasn’t the case as weather conditions were nothing like what was forecast and were perfect for a day on the river. Noosa River has been exceptionally clear over the last couple …

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Mackerel, tailor, trevally, queenfish around Bundaberg

LOOKING at the latest forecast, things around the Bundaberg area may come good for some offshore fishing, so fingers crossed. Also, keep an eye on the latest forecast before heading out, as the predicted northerlies can be unpredictable. The mouths of most of the rivers have been fishing well with some school mackerel, tailor and a mix of trevally and …

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The spin on spinnerbaits

Jason and I agree that the market doesn’t need more of the same old drab colours, and rather than cod seeing the same thing over and over, why not present them with something they’ve never seen before? I’ll be honest. Ninety percent of spinnerbaits on the market will catch fish – even the cheap and nasty $2 Chinese spinnerbaits, but …

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Big red emperor on the Fraser Coast

It’s pretty amusing to watch but still somewhat frustrating knowing we are losing quality fish. I moved on and decided to go and check out the rock I had found last year that I mentioned earlier. As I sounded over I was blown away that it had no life on it at all. I was disappointed but as I’ve mentioned …

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Extended trip to Swain Reefs

Some of the fishing from the deck of the Capricorn Star was very good. Everyone was fishing braid, and with an experienced crew tangles were at a minimum. On a number of occasions the quality of fish was much better than I had expected, and it was surprising how quickly a good catch could be put together. Ivan Mapp landed …

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Fishing for barra, bass, flathead, bream and grunter in Bundaberg in Spring

THE first week of spring is always a magical time of the year around Bundaberg.  As the water temperature starts to rise, so should the fishing with some quality mangrove jack already starting to smash lures and baits. The Elliott River has been producing the goods with a good run of large summer whiting around the sand bars towards the …

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