Fishing Tips

When will the wind wane?

wind wane

And it’s windy again! I was actually wondering if I would get this article in on time – having a fairly busy schedule according to my diary, it’s often difficult to submit promptly. But it seems Mother Nature values what I scribe over what I catch. wind wane Wind strength is often not the only issue. So, if you’re coming …

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All set for summer on the Gold Coast

summer Gold Coast

The past month has been interesting, challenging and a lot of fun. The fishing has been absolutely terrific, but the weather has been on and off. The early season thunderstorms created a few testing times on the water. The large downpours of rain have been good though, pushing the bait fish out into deeper channels creating some awesome opportunities around …

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Christmas options for Moreton Bay anglers

Christmas Moreton Bay

What a huge month we have ahead… the arrival of the jolly man in the red suit, the children at home on school holidays and everyone getting ready for the big day of heat, presents and the traditional food coma! But come Christmas, we look forward to getting the crab pots out and scoring our fill of sand and mud …

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Tips for targeting prawns on foot

targeting prawns foot

The banana prawn season and ‘craze’ is well known and seems to attract bigger and bigger crowds each year. And for good reason! targeting prawns foot Catching banana prawns with cast nets in among the, for the most part, friendly and jovial mosh pits is not only a lot of fun but very addictive and means you can take home …

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Hot summer action in Moreton Bay

summer Moreton Bay

With the temperature heating up, large schools of whitebait and hardihead start moving into the bay. Pelagics chasing baitfish follow, longtail and spotted tuna will appear towards the end of December, while doggy mackerel quantities will increase too. summer Moreton Bay Other species such as sweetlip and tuskfish turn up on hot humid days particularly, while some of the beacons …

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WTF and closed season options

Last month was the tenth anniversary Women That Fish Barra Classic, run on the mighty Fitzroy River. The masterminds behind the WTF comp, Shara Van Haren and Kalana Thomas, need to take a bow for the quality event they have put so much hard work into. We have been involved with this competition in the past and it has been …

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SCF Australia fishing competition

SCF Australia competition

The SCF Australia Garmin Research and Fishing Competition was held at the start of September. My friend Phil and I decided to have another go it at this year. In 2020, we targeted a lot of different species and ended up missing out on a few prizes by a centimetre or two. This year we came up with a good …

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Tips for land-based flathead

land-based flathead

Nothing beats catching quality fish while having your feet planted firmly in saltwater and sand. Sometimes, when I can’t be bothered loading the kayak or hitching the boat up, I head down to the water’s edge and flick a plastic around, it’s an excellent way to round out a weekend afternoon or break up the weekday grind. land-based flathead My …

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Seventeen Seventy BnB Trophy

Seventeen Seventy Trophy

Despite the grim weather forecast for the start of the week, most members headed north early on the Saturday hoping for a Sunday pre-fish session before kicking back for a few days waiting for another window of opportunity. Sunday turned it on with most boats at the ramp at about 4.30am, eager to be first to their secret spot. Seventeen …

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Electric action at Hinchinbrook

Electric action Hinchinbrook

Each year I manage to get up to Lucinda for few days. This year my brother and I planned the trip around a great set of tides in late August. We have found fish bite a lot better around a larger tide coinciding with a new or full moon. Over the past few years we have been very lucky with …

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