Fishing Articles

From Newcastle to Noosa and Tewantin to the Torres Strait, Bush ‘n Beach Fishing magazine has got you covered with fishing articles from Australia’s most experienced anglers. Whether you’re into flathead, whiting, snapper, mackerel, bream, tuna, Murray cod, barramundi or bass fishing, there are fishing articles here to suit your interests. If you have an idea for a fishing article, email Bush ‘n Beach subeditor Dan at  l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l

Barramundi are back


It’s been a long three month wait but I’m pleased to report that the east coast saltwater barramundi season reopens as at midday February 1. So, I’ll kick the February Capricorn Coast write up off with a few barra tips to get you ready for the season. The first thing you must do is research the gear you need to …

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Muddies, jewies and mangrove jacks


February is generally one of the hottest months of the year in southeast Queensland.  rivers It can produce some wild weather, such as heavy rain and storms, so we’ll have to wait to see what Mother Nature feels like sending our way as the month progresses. At the time of writing, the rivers were still fairly brown from the recent …

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Lake Monduran barramundi fishing guide

Lake Monduran

Lake Monduran is an iconic fishing destination for targeting one of Australia’s most highly regarded sportfish – the barramundi. It is situated in the Bundaberg region, about 370km north northwest of Brisbane, with Lake Monduran Holiday Park offering houses and cabins, along with powered and unpowered campsites. Make sure you book early in the warmer months, particularly around the peak …

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Micro BaitZ for big bites


So far, we’ve experienced a wet summer in many regions, and a large dump of water into the system often means a tough bite for a period, before everything settles and fires back up again. These tougher bite periods are a great time to experiment with different presentations and the Ned Rig system – a TT NedlockZ mushroom-style jig head …

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Tips for tempting monster barramundi


February has finally arrived, which means the barramundi closure is over and it’s time to chase a few chrome fish. Before hitting the water to target them, you need to do a couple of checks on your gear to ensure it’s up to the task. Checks your reels to ensure your drag is smooth and your line is in good …

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February fishing options


Hi everyone, what was originally forecast to be a dry summer has completely changed and now we’ve had enough rain to ensure great fishing for many months to come on the Gold Coast and Tweed rivers. Last month’s floods were unexpected, though waterways always need such flush outs sooner or later. February is one of the tougher months of the …

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Amazing Cape Melville adventures

cape melville

After many months of planning, the time finally arrived for our Cape Melville adventure. boat Eight people, four boats, five vehicles, a hybrid caravan and a trailer filled with gear. Departing Brisbane, we made our way north, only stopping for fuel until we hit Rockhampton, when the big boat’s trailer decided to spit a bearing. We had prepared for this, …

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Solid snapper from rubble ground


Let’s hope 2024 brings nice weather so we can all get out and chase a few fish. snapper With the weather warming up, a lot of people will turn their attention to chasing mackerel in the bay, but there’s another species to chase in summer – snapper. Most anglers only target southern bay snapper in the cooler months of the …

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Big barra in Callide Dam


On the list of good barramundi dams in central Queensland is Callide. For as long as I can remember, it has grown big healthy barramundi at a fairly fast rate. Water quality must be exact for this to happen, and Callide Dam has the right conditions. It’s not an overly big storage, so you’d think catching them would be quite …

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Targeting Brisbane River snapper

Continuing on with last month’s tips for targeting snapper in the Brisbane River, time of day isn’t as important as fishing the right tide. I’ve caught plenty of good fish in the middle of the day. If you coincide a good stage of the tide with an early morning or late afternoon, you’re giving yourself a good chance of hooking …

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