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Cod research findings

cod research findings

LOOKING back over eight years of working with cod, with two professors, two doctors of biology and three biologists, not to mention 100 mad-keen cod anglers who stuck tags into over 1500 of these great freshwater fish, what has happened with the results? In Queensland, we are still using the same size limit for cod. Thank god. While in NSW …

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Unique fishing experience in Northern Territory

northern territory fishing experience

The float on my live bait was following the colour change in the water and within 15 minutes, boof, I had hooked my first barra. Thanks to the grunt in the Samurai rod, I was literally able to lift the fish over a small tree to land it on the bank. The monkey or barra was off my back and …

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Mangrove jack and more around Brisbane

mangrove jack brisbane

It can be a case of feast or famine out there some days. The wharves are mostly carbon copies and don’t have any bottom structure to attract fish to the area. The best way to find fish is to sound around until you see bait schools or predatory fish on the sounder. This can be time consuming but there is …

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Bumper Borumba Dam bass sessions

borumba dam bass

At this first spot we caught about 10 fish. No big ones but it was good to see the fish were biting. After this, we headed up the dam to the start of the trees. This is where the fun really began. We found two locations where the fish were thick. I had recently bought a Humminbird Helix 12 sounder with Mega Imaging. This unit …

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Experiencing the Bunker Group reefs

bunker group reefs crayfish

It is important to remember when entering the water that you are entering the fish’s world. You are the unexpected guest, not them. A lot of people fear what can be found in our Queensland waters and it is only normal in the beginning, especially being a fisher and knowing that about 20 percent of fish caught in the shallows …

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Conlon cuts teeth on Copeton cod

copeton cod

This type of information can make the difference between catching and not catching fish. A very important bit of information Josh gave us was to ensure that in the peak bite time from 6.30-8am we were actually fishing, not driving around looking for where to fish. So armed with newfound knowledge and a Wilson Venom 6kg baitcaster rigged with a …

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GTs and JPs all part of the Hinchinbrook way

gts

The next day we took Billy’s boat for a run and it was nice to be in the passenger seat for once. We ran out to the outer reefs looking for dogtooth tuna but unfortunately it was too rough to get past the outer reefs. Instead we had to stay in the shelter of the coral cays for a day …

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