Freshwater

Setting up for cold weather cod fishing

cold cod

THERE is something a little weird about the anglers who chase big green fish in the freezer, but it’s an addictive time as the big fish come out to play. My first introduction to cold cod fishing was way, way back in about 1995. Let’s just say it was so long ago I can’t remember the exact year. We planned …

Read More »

Funding available to help restock NSW rivers

going bush easter bass funding nsw rivers bass

THE NSW Government is calling on anglers, community groups, councils and others to apply for funding under the Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking program, with applications now open. NSW Department of Primary Industries Senior Fisheries Manager, Cameron Westaway said the Dollar for Dollar funding program complements the NSW Government’s native fish stocking recovery plan, by increasing fish stocking activities. …

Read More »

Bass fishing for the first time in years

bass fishing mary river

AFTER some thought, I had two opportunities to fish over a long weekend: early Saturday morning while on the way to see my family and again on Monday morning for a sneaky bay session. Because different family members live all the way along between Gympie and Tin Can Bay, I had plenty of options as to where I could wet …

Read More »

WTF barra fun for all

wtf barra

HI all, it was a few years ago I got a phone call asking if I would like to sponsor an event. It was Shara Vanhaeren from the WTF Women That Fish Barra Classic who called and outlined what they were trying to do and where they wanted to go with the competition, and I agreed to giving away a …

Read More »

Awesome Lake Wyaralong bass fishing

lake wyaralong bass

LAKE Wyaralong was on the ‘must-fish’ bucket list for some time, and being only a quick 40-minute drive from home, I wondered why we hadn’t bothered fishing the lake beforehand. With stories of Rob’s uncle Mick having very productive sessions on live shrimp filtering through to us, we thought bugger it, this will be an awesome place to take the …

Read More »

Having a ball on Lake Borumba

fishing lake borumba untapped fishing

I’VE had one hell of a month fishing Lake Borumba with multiple clients. At this time of year we experience some of the best fishing you can experience at the lake. The bass move into the deep water to school, just as they would in saltwater estuaries. But because they can’t get to salt water, all they do is school …

Read More »

Quick 1-minute survey for Stocked Impoundment Permit holders

FISHERIES Queensland is conducting a short, 5-question survey of Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme holders to help improve and maintain the world-class fisheries on offer in Queensland dams and weirs. To help, please complete the below survey that should only take a minute or less of your time. Click this link to complete the freshwater fishing (SIPS) survey

Read More »

Making the metre barra club

metre barra club

SCHOOL holidays are possibly not the best time to be out fishing, with increased traffic at boat ramps and on the waterways, however we made the best of this busy period by heading north to Lake Proserpine (Peter Faust Dam). The journey was timed beautifully on New Year’s Eve when we left our home on the southside of Brisbane at …

Read More »

Monduran barra fishing fantastic

Monduran barra

HI all, Lake Monduran has been fishing well, with loads of good Monduran barra put on the deck. Many of my clients have caught plenty of barra on their charters. I’m still using B52s, Happy Rock Softies, Maria and Saruna lures. Each lure needs to be worked in its own way as not all lures swim the same. The wind …

Read More »

2019 Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Family Fishing Competition

2019 boondooma dam yellowbelly fishing comp

BOONDOOMA Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition spokesman Terry Allwood says with Boondooma fishing extremely well, the 2019 event should set new records in both the long-standing gilled and gutted section as well as the catch and release component. Cash and other prizes will be presented at the end of each of the three sessions as well as overall competition winners at …

Read More »