Fishing

Grief from gusts in north NSW

gusts north NSW

Believe it or not there was a time when the vast majority of people who owned four-wheel-drive vehicles where either hunters, farmers or fishers. These days everyone has one, and vast areas of the state including beaches and state forests are being locked up due to the large number of reckless and stupid clowns who have no regard for the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Family friendly fishing spots on Brisbane’s northside

Heaps of families and people new to the area visit the Sandgate Tackle Land shop asking about places they can take the kids fishing – where they won’t get too bored if the fish aren’t biting. Brisbane City and Moreton Shire councils have invested a lot of resources into areas that are family friendly and with wheelchair-accessible facilities to make …

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Quality snapper from shallow Gold Coast reefs

No surprise that over the past couple of months recreational snapper fishing has been the best we’ve seen in years. Once again social media posts have gone crazy with photographs of terrific captures. Great quality snapper have been caught in close from the 18, 24, 36 and 50-fathom reefs off the Gold Coast. snapper shallow reefs This cycle appears to …

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Techniques for catching top quality flathead

Hi everyone, this month we can expect top fishing for dusky flathead and sand whiting in the Gold Coast Broadwater and the rivers that flow into it.  September has already shown what a great time of year it is for these fish, with both flathead and whiting venturing downstream to commence their multiple spawning events over coming months. When flathead …

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