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Moments of mayhem mess with the best

moments of mayhem

AS a charter operator, mess and disorganisation seriously get under my skin. Now, if you know me personally I am one of the messiest people about, and the console of my boat is a clear indication of many moments of mayhem. Lures with rusty hooks stacked on top of each other and hidden underneath is a pair of line clippers that …

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Gearing up for the Cape

gearing up for

I’VE now lived on Cape York for more than 30 years, so I reckon I just about qualify to be called a local! As somebody who has been up and down the main access track, officially known as the Peninsula Development Road, many times, it is often very amusing to read some of the questions posed by those who are …

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Treble hooks are a triple threat

Treble hooks

FINDING the perfect lure is an almost impossible task. Most fishers overlook the hooks on their lures even though hooks are the most important aspect of fish catching ability. So what treble hooks should you choose when upgrading lures? With so many options available, it can be somewhat confusing trying to decide, but each has its place in a tackle box. …

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Saltwater session in Moreton Bay

saltwater session moreton bay

THE plan right up until the Sunday afternoon of a long weekend was to head out early on Monday for an offshore saltwater session chasing mackerel. When rolling the weather dice, sometimes things don’t go your way. While loading the boat on Sunday arvo, I did a last-minute weather check, only to find the wind was getting up earlier than …

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Ned rig basics for fishing success

Ned rig

EXPLODING in the US, the Ned rig is basically a stand-up presentation built around a mushroom-style jig head and a buoyant soft plastic, meaning in the water the plastic is either fleeing on the retrieve or rapidly standing up in a claws-up ‘defensive’ pose or tail-up ‘feeding’ pose on the pause. On the pause, the buoyant plastic moves around naturally …

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Autumn fishing Gladstone style

autumn fishing Gladstone

WELCOME to autumn. February definitely brought the heat and, finally, rain to most parts of Queensland, setting things up nicely for autumn fishing Gladstone style. Closer to the coast, rainfall has ensured the rivers and creeks get a much-needed flush of fresh water. Though I feel for the struggling farmers who missed out on relief from drought conditions and my …

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The fresh flush has set up fishing for autumn

Fresh flush fishing autumn

WELL I was talking about rain and pretty much every creek and river from Hervey Bay to the NSW border was running after the fresh flush in March. It’s great news because the fresh flush was much needed to improve fishing, and the majority of dams have seen good increases or are overflowing. In the short term, fishing options will …

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Shimano SpeedMaster LD II

shimano speedmaster ldii

THE new Shimano SpeedMaster LD II is a multi-purpose lever drag reel with gear strength comparable to the trusted Talica series. The Shimano SpeedMaster series now consists of four sizes – a 12, 16 and the newly released 20 and 25 sizes – that all feature High Efficiency gearing in two speed ratios. Two-speed gearing enables the angler to increase …

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Okuma Komodo baitcast rods

okuma komodo baitcast rods

THE Okuma Komodo SS baitcast reel has a reputation for strength, reliability, stopping power and good looks. It makes sense then that the matching series of Okuma Komodo baitcast rods follows the same design principles, from quality finish to 30T Toray carbon blank construction and Seaguide Hero Hi-Grade Low Frame Casting Guides, the attention to detail in bind and metal …

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A go-to soft plastic presentation

go-to soft plastic presentation

HEY folks, as this is my first time writing for Bush ‘n Beach, I thought it would be appropriate to base this article around my first fishing trip for 2020 using my go-to soft plastic presentation. A quick rundown on myself before I get stuck into the good stuff: I’ve been fishing for over 30 years and don’t mind fishing …

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