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Spanner crab and leek cob loaf

Spanner crab is something of a delicacy in southeast Queensland. Check out this tasty spanner crab and leek cob loaf recipe by Melissa Frohloff. Ingredients 4 peeled spanner crab bodies 1 cob loaf 1 tbsp butter 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 leek 250g Philadelphia cream cheese, diced 1 tbsp butter 500g thickened cream 450g Perfect Italiano 4 Cheese Melt mix …

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Monduran winter barra tips

AS most barra anglers know, the colder months can make fishing at Lake Monduran hard but not impossible, and for those anglers who regularly fish Monduran, many love fishing at this time of year. Some solid fish are still being caught, the only difference is instead of that big straw hat and an Esky full of cold drinks it’s a …

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Good times fishing Fitzroy Reef

At this stage the broomstick actually has a noticeable bend in it and instinct says you need to either reach for the gaff or the landing net fairly soon. Anyhow, George was up to all his favourite tricks around Fitzroy and it was no big surprise that on the first few days he managed to land the biggest coral trout …

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Big lures not always better

When it comes to soft plastics and metal blades, once again I mostly look for and choose smaller presentations because this methodology supplies my clients and I with more fish and a wider variety of species, with the bonus being trophy-sized fish are also on the cards. I would like to mention that many people over the years have boarded …

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Lake Boondooma and Barambah fishing report

We’ve also got a pending world length record Australian bass of 51cm. This fish was caught from Boondooma, so it will be great to see this verified and in the record book for years to come. Lure fishers have had great success all over the dam, but particularly in the timbered arms. The Boyne and Stuart arms have produced very …

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First yak-caught barra

It must have been one nervous fish in among these barra. As I continued up the bank I came to another section of lilies with a cutting through them. I dropped my lure towards the back of the cutting and it was almost instantly monstered by a slightly smaller barra. Fortunately it took off towards the middle of the river …

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Hot mackerel action on Gold Coast

Mud crabs were running after the rain, with the kids getting the adults a good feed of four to eight crabs each trip. We had a visit from NSW Fisheries officers, which was unexpected, as someone who can’t count or doesn’t know the new rules for NSW must have made a complaint. I suppose having 17 traps stacked up may have …

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Tips for late-season jew and threadfin

May is often regarded as the end of the prawn run in the southeast Queensland rivers, but it can go for a couple more months depending on the season. For example, I was still getting big numbers of prawns in July and early August last year. Jew and threadfin The huge numbers of jew and threadfin salmon that have been hanging …

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Best crab season ever

Gold coast offshore Spottie and Spanish Mackerel on down rigged slimy mackerel and garfish on 16, 18, and 20 fathom reef and rubble areas south east seaway odd wahoo and yellowfin also showing in same areas. Nice snapper still on 36s on small live baits and soft plastics with trag jew a welcome by catch. Estuary Best crab season ever …

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