Fish Species Guide

Guide to catching red emperor

red emperor

Well, it’s been a bit of a wait but we are finally getting some of the very nice weather patterns that winter is known for. Unfortunately, between work and family commitments, I haven’t had the opportunity to head wide for a proper offshore mission, but the boat is set up and ready for when the chance does pop its head …

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Tailor time on beaches


A cold westerly wind, chilly mornings and evenings and long rods lined up along the beach signal my favourite time of year. It’s peak beach-fishing time in Queensland off the open surf beaches from Tweed Heads to K’gari. For beginners to experienced anglers, tailor are a popular species for a multitude of reasons. Including that they are can be found …

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Tips for winter plastics fishing

With cooler weather comes an influx of bait into many of our river and estuary systems, bringing with it a winter run of species, such as big bream and tailor, as well as attracting larger models of some species into the shallows, including snapper and flathead. The cooler months are a favourite time of mine for flicking soft plastics, so …

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Lizard and bream techniques


Hi crew, it’s been a while since I wrote an article, simply because the weather had been too poor for me to get out. flathead So lining work up with the weather windows and when the clients could go has meant I’ve done minimal charters over the past 3-4 months. Hence, I haven’t had a lot to write about. Luckily, …

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Tackling bay winter species


When it’s cold, rug up and get into a couple of species that love the cooler weather. Winter whiting are in great numbers all over Moreton Bay and there are still a few summer whiting hanging around too. Chasing winter whiting is great for the kids, they only need light gear and, when land based, you don’t have to worry …

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Mercury launches next generation of Avator


Designed to power bigger sustainable adventures on the water, the new Avator 75e and 110e electric outboards are the latest to join Mercury’s all-electric propulsion line-up, which also includes the Avator 7.5e, 20e and 35e. The Avator 75e and 110e electric outboards are poised to be Mercury’s most powerful and capable models to date, promising boaters unparalleled performance. Mercury Marine …

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Boyne Tannum HookUp 2024 wrap up


The annual Boyne Tannum HookUp was once again held on the May Day long weekend, celebrating 29 years. It lived up to its reputation of being Australia’s biggest family fishing competition, offering over $450,000 in angler and promotional prizes, its biggest prize pool yet. Even with heavy rainfall in the fortnight leading up to and during the event, the persistent …

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Daiwa 24 Certate


Be strong, no limit. Certate 24 Certate’s new catch phrase perfectly embodies the next generation of Daiwa’s iconic and much-loved flagship reel. Now equipped with Daiwa’s latest spin reel design concept, airdrive design, Certate is more refined than ever and ready to take on the challenge of Australia’s hardest fighting fish. The cornerstone of Certate’s reputation is a solid aluminium …

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Striped marlin satellite tagged off Batemans Bay


The striped marlin tagged by Al McGlashan on 17 February was recaptured in mid-May 2024 by a longline vessel fishing wide of Narooma. The commercial fishing crew kindly returned the tag to us, so we were able to download all the data held by the tag which provides highly detailed information on the vertical movements of the fish through the …

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Bundaberg – weekly fishing report


Inshore Fishing With the recent spells of good weather providing plenty of opportunities for anglers to get out we have sure seen some amazing fish being landed. The great thing about our inshore reefs and wrecks is that you don’t need a big boat to get into the action! There has been some really good numbers of jewfish, stripeys and …

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