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 editorial@bnbfishing.com.au  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

Introduction to Stanage Bay

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I HAVE been kindly invited to write an article on Stanage Bay: ‘the last frontier’ for this publication. My name is John and this is my introduction to Stanage Bay, while nobody could or would try to replace Stanage icon and sadly missed Von Ireland who used to write for this area in this magazine. My wife Karen and I …

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March always a good month to fish the Gold Coast

march always good fish

G’DAY everyone, I am very excited about the fishing prospects in this early part of the year. I would like to explain why March is always a good month for fishing. To begin, there isn’t an angler I know that did not complain or find the last six months of 2019 and beginning of 2020 quite challenging when it came to …

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Fishing beaches and breakwalls on the Clarence Coast

fishing beaches and breakwalls clarence coast

WITH every river along the east coast of Australia experiencing flooding recently, catches of flathead, bream and jewfish should dominate the fishing scene this month. Fishing beaches and breakwalls will be the best method for wetting a line. As clean water begins to push back upstream, the lower reaches will produce good catches. Large pelagic species such as mackerel and …

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Rainbow Beach and Cape Moreton fishing trips for Power Boat Anglers

rainbow beach fishing snapper

HELAINE booked a house at Rainbow Beach for a little rest and relaxation with the family, inviting Rob Schomberg and his wife along. On the first day Rob and H decided beach fishing practice might be the go in preparation for the Power Boat Anglers’ upcoming beach fishing weekend. When it comes to fishing the deep, they are both extremely …

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Know how to cross a bar before heading offshore

cross a bar fish offshore

WE have certainly seen mixed weather across the state, from a prolonged drought to torrential downpours and catastrophic hailstorms. For anyone with a boat, offshore is all about the pelagics and getting stuck into some big mackerel and tuna. In big easterly swells, the Noosa River Bar holds waves up to 2m. Before these arrive, be sure you know how …

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Patience equals one metre and seven centimetres

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IF fishing teaches you anything, it’s patience. Patience is a virtue rarely seen in an adult and even more rarely observed in a 10-year-old. Recently, my youngest of three amazing boys achieved what many of us only dream about: his first metre-long barramundi. Having spent many years in the Townsville sport fishing and game fishing clubs, at a time when my …

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Ballina fishing update from Brett Hyde

ballina fishing

HELLO all and welcome to this month’s edition of BNB and the Ballina fishing update. Over 600mm of rain was deposited in the Northern Rivers area and plenty found its way into the Richmond River. The discoloured water pushed out to sea for a couple of kilometres during the flood, but it has since cleaned up significantly, which will improve …

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Using vibration lures in estuaries

using vibration lures

G’DAY everyone, as we discussed last month, the fishing was fantastic and it still is thanks to the record rainfall in February. In this month’s article I will pass on some tips for using vibration lures. They are both easy to use and of course highly effective. Three main styles of vibe lures include hollow plastic models with a rattling …

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Return of spotted mackerel to Brunswick Heads

spotted mackerel brunswick heads

IT’S nice to see the return of spotted mackerel to Brunswick Heads after they’ve been absent for a few years. These crazy little fish are as frustrating as ever but when they decide to bite, they can really turn it on. A lot of people I know around Brunswick Heads don’t like spotted mackerel as much as the larger spanish …

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Tilapia fishing around Brisbane

tilapia fishing brisbane

EVER since I can remember going fishing as a youngster, tilapia were a regular catch from Oxley Creek and North Pine Dam. Unfortunately, tilapia have rapidly spread in the past decade and seem to have infested almost every waterway. I live near Oxley in the western suburbs and while riding bikes with the kids have observed the populations of tilapia …

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