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

Bream and Bass on Surface

bass on surface

MY name is Mitch Townsend and I am based on Brisbane’s northside. I’ve been fishing since I was a young boy and have most recently been fishing the upper reaches of the North and South Pine rivers, targeting bream and bass on surface with great success. I grew up fishing the North Pine River from Dad’s old tinnie, and I remember …

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Topwater Tactics for Estuary Species

A wobbling wrist means a wobbling rod tip and your stickbait will start working with a short and sharp left to right movement commonly referred to as ‘walking the dog’. In fact, some small surface lures are branded as ‘dog walkers’. When whiting are pursuing my surface lures I find it important to maintain my composure and keep the action rolling …

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Dry Conditions at Glenlyon Dam

It was like a mini lure show with a wide range of different types on display. Many thanks to all those lure makers who donated their wares. A very happy Belinda Finch was the lucky winner of the beautiful lures and you had to make an appointment to talk to her after the win. A special thanks needs to go to those …

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What Fish to Target In April: What’s on the Chew

Jacks also respond to a wide variety of lures and techniques. Casting surface poppers tight and parallel to structure works well, as does casting soft plastics and hard-bodied minnows tight to structure. Trolling hard-bodied minnows along the rock walls and broken reef areas of the rivers also entices plenty of jacks and allows you to cover a lot of quality ground. When …

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Newcastle Fishing Options in the New Year

It’s really hard for us to say which spot is the best at any given time, so give the spots we mention a try and let us know how you go on our 2 Mates Fishin Facebook page. Send in your pics because we are in the Christmas spirit and feel like sending off some gifts from Lox Fishing. For landing a …

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How to Catch Mulloway

I don’t know why, but I have thrown all different types of hard-bodies and those without rattles seem to work more often. What bait and where to get it? You can’t beat yellowtail yakka and beach worm baits for jewfish. Other baits you can use include mullet, tailor and herring. The big jewfish in the photos were caught on live yakkas and …

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Mayhem Catching Pelagics on Surface

Once again the smaller queenfish took little to no interest in my perfectly placed lure, but as I blooped it beyond the frenzy it was engulfed by a queenfish well over a metre in length. I thought to myself, ‘of course, I manage to hook two of the most brutal fish possible on the smallest, weakest popper while trying to catch …

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Hot Hints for Some Autumn Fishing Action

Bassman Spinnerbaits is a family owned and run business, with Glen and Sue putting in many hours a week to keep up with the demand for this great product. Bassman also offers custom-made spinnerbaits and I have seen many fishers order their own colours. I have even called Sue requesting colours I want to try. When I fished the Flathead Classic …

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Good Fishing on the Gold Coast

These fish can be a bit tedious to clean but are beautiful eating – almost as nice as whiting. The recent summer whiting season in the Nerang River was a bit different to seasons past, with a lot less rain than normal seeing the moon phases influencing the numbers and quality of fish more than usual. Good numbers of excellent-quality whiting …

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Awesome Land-Based Pelagic Action

At the time of writing only a couple of longtail tuna have been hooked and every fish to date has been taken by bloody big sharks. Ashby angler Ted McLean hooked a big longtail well over 20kg on a live gar only to be left with the head after just one bite. Naturally, with the number of big pelagics patrolling …

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