Fishing

Boyne Tannum HookUp 2024

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The twenty-ninth annual Boyne Tannum HookUp is back this May Day long weekend, from Friday to Sunday May 3-5, 2024. This year, Australia’s biggest family fishing competition offers a bigger prize pool than ever before, with over $450,000 worth of prizes to be won! The HookUp is a much-loved and favourite event for thousands of locals and visitors from all …

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Sunshine Coast – weekly fishing report

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Welcome to this week’s Sunshine Coast Fishing Report. We’ve enjoyed another week of great conditions, which made for a pleasant ending to the school holidays. Local fishos are happy to have their local spots back, and there’s been plenty of fish on the chew. The weather forecast for the weekend and into next week looks pretty grim, with wet and …

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Bundaberg – weekly fishing report

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Inshore/Offshore reef fishing The Inshore reefs are still producing some really good numbers of school, spanish and grey mackerel. These fish are being found all along the coast but in particularly around the mouth of the Burnett River and the 2 mile reef off Bargara. Trolling garfish or hardbody lures are a good way to get these fish to bite …

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Fishing flathead with soft plastics

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Flathead really are the people’s fish as they are readily available, eat a wide variety of bait and lures and the next trophy fish could be caught land-based next to the boat ramp. In this article I want to look at key areas to target flathead, a few of my favourite soft plastic presentations and a handful of tips to …

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Caring for your catch

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In this three-part series, we take a look at those little extra steps that can make a lasting difference to the quality of your fish. for This month it’s all about the thrill to kill then chill, taking into consideration factors such as handling, treatment and storage along the way. In a nutshell, if I was to give every fish …

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2024 Women’s Fishing Classic

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As the sun rises over the shimmering waters of Australia’s coastline, anticipation mounts for the most thrilling event of the year – the 2024 Women’s Fishing Classic. Set against the stunning backdrop of Australia’s spectacular coastline, this year’s competition promises to be bigger, bolder and more exhilarating than ever before. Expanded horizons One of the most exciting updates to this …

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Chasing 1m barramundi at Lake Proserpine

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Though the Whitsundays are commonly associated with beautiful beaches and colourful reefs, there is a hidden treasure for those seeking to catch an iconic 1m barramundi – Lake Proserpine. Positioned perfectly in a valley surrounded by lush hinterland inland from Airlie Beach, this freshwater dam boasts a thriving population of barramundi. Compared to other impoundments in Australia, Lake Proserpine is …

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Sunshine Coast – weekly fishing report

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Welcome to this week’s Sunshine Coast fishing report. We’ve finally enjoyed a run of good weather, with beautiful sunny days and minimal wind. The weather is looking pretty good for the coming weekend and into next week, so it’s an excellent time to wet a line! Dry conditions over the past week have given our estuaries a chance to clear, …

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Bundaberg – weekly fishing report

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Inshore reef fishing This week has seen some cooler mornings due to a south westerly change and this has brought the spanish mackerel in close and they have been on the chew! Finding the bait has been key, most of our inshore marks are holding great amounts of bait and with that has been plenty of school mackerel and some …

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Local flathead and snapper action

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The water around the southern bay islands is getting clearer, but is still rather dirty, especially when we start going south of Macleay Island. So over the past month we’ve tried to concentrate on areas north of that, looking for cleaner water. To achieve this, I’ve only been fishing incoming tides, staying away from the outgoing tides. This means we …

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