Fishing

Next Generation Revo Spin Reels from Abu Garcia: Revo Australian Microsite

World Class fishing is only a Revo away Precision engineering, sleek design and cutting-edge performance only begin to describe the new Revo® spinning lineup from Abu Garcia®. Advancements such as the Rocket Line Management System™ and the AMGearing™ system on the newly designed Revo spinning reel combined with the lightweight and compact design of the family embody Abu Garcia’s commitment …

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Gamakatsu Assist 61 Hooks

GAMAKATSU Assist 61 hooks are specifically designed for jigging. Their unique shape dramatically reduces the chance of getting tangled with the jig. They come in two different styles of a Single hook and a Double version, allowing you to fish with different jigs in different situations. Featuring a solid ring and sealed snell knot allowing for less wear and tear, the …

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Targeting Mangrove Jack

G’DAY everyone, in this month’s article I will offer you a few tips for chasing the hard-fighting mangrove jack. January and February have always been my favourite months to target jacks because they tend to school up and feed more freely before the cooler winter period arrives. Unlike some of the systems in the far north of the country, the Gold …

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E Z Throw Cast Net for Kids and Kayakers

THE 6’-spread E Z Throw Cast Net is now available, along with the best-selling 9’-spread E Z Throw Cast Net, and all nets come with an instructional DVD. New 6’ E Z Throw Cast Nets feature a 10” aluminium ring that serves as a handle, and when thrown parallel to the water centrifugal force opens the net into a perfect …

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Queensland barramundi season reopens February 1

QUEENSLAND anglers can get their rods and lines ready for the barramundi season, which reopens from midday, February 1. The barramundi closed seasons have been in force in the Gulf of Carpentaria since October 7 last year and November 1 for the east coast. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Robert Ibell said the closed seasons were aimed at ensuring …

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Noosa a popular spot for Australia Day Fishing

Trolling the Strada Dredge 70’s around 3 knots has been seeing success early morning and late afternoon. Also soft plastics like the Boom Bait 3” bomb shads has been proving there worth with a constant super slow roll along the bottom and over the drop offs. During the low light hours trevally and mangrove jack have been on the chew …

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Aggression in Fish Depends on Environmental Conditions

THE intensity of aggressive interactions between one of the nation’s most popular angling fish, Australian bass, and the invasive eastern mosquitofish, are dependent on the interplay between water temperature and salinity, a study by University of Wollongong PhD student Laura Lopez has revealed. Her findings provide valuable new insights towards efforts to preserve estuarine ecology, and the enjoyment of recreational anglers, …

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Fisher Fined $471 for Undersized Bream Catch

QUEENSLAND Boating and Fisheries Patrol officers found a fisher at Tingalpa Creek in possession of five undersized bream and fined the offender $471. The fisher informed the QBFP officers that the undersized bream were given to him to use as bait. All fishers should be aware that fish used for bait must meet the legal size limit. Bream have a minimum …

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How to Cross the South Passage Bar

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If you like the easier approach, just drop down a livie and hang on to the rod, waiting for the tip to drop sharply upon hook-up. When the trag are on, double hook-ups are very common, with some big fish among them. Live baits have been excellent, as have bonito, mack tuna and large squid and octopus. When the trag are hungry …

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Abu Garcia Black Max Reels

ABU Garcia Black Max reels are dedicated to giving everyday anglers professional results. It doesn’t matter if you head to the local river or your favourite impoundment, the Max family of reels can handle the stress of everyday use. Abu Garcia has made many enhancements to the popular line-up, giving the reels even more great attributes that make them excellent …

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