Fishing Articles

Bad weather abates for Turkey Beach trip

turkey beach goldband

The good news is the goldbands were still there, as were huge pearlies and big snapper. George made another spectacle of himself with a great double hook-up of the largest redthroat of the trip and a big snapper. We were impressed by the consistent size of the parrot and redthroat out deep and the quality of the pearl perch was …

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Going solo off Fraser Island

solo red emperor fraser

Those situations were very different to the prospect of beach launching, venturing out through the surf and fishing offshore of Fraser Island solo. Although within radio range of VMR Hervey Bay, the offshore waters east of Fraser Island are fairly remote in that you’re a fair way from help if something goes wrong. A lot of factors were going through …

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Back fishing Brissie River and the bay

jewfish brissie river

I have managed to nail a couple of good fish including jewfish, snapper, cod and my mate even managed one cracking bream at 44.5cm. Every one of these fish has come on 95mm Zerek Fish Trap vibes. Another interesting thing I’ve learnt is running a good-quality, abrasion-resistant braid is very beneficial. My mate Liam learnt this very quickly as he …

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Floods freshen up Hinchinbrook fishing

floods hinchinbrook good fishing

I am very excited about the fishing to come due to the good flood. Awesome times are ahead. Now just a little political thing.I hate getting into politics but this is probably going to be our best chance to take some action due to the Fisheries Reform as part of the Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027. We need to see …

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Breaksea Spit reef fish revisited

breaksea spit red emperor

Unfortunately, this wasn’t a good move and not far from the boat I got sharked and it was all over. I was gutted and knew it was going to be a tough day. I went back for another drift and hooked another red. This time it was all on camera but I got sharked not long after hooking the fish …

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Lake Tinaroo Barra Bonaza

lake tinaroo barra

All the areas I fished last year with Luke were well and truly out of the water this time and our better fish came from casting the points, while trolling accounted for several smaller fish. This is an exceptionally large lake and if you only have a smaller vessel or don’t feel comfortable travelling too far afield, barramundi can be …

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Making the most of mackerel season

mackerel season brunswick heads

Lewan and I were trying to skull drag our mackerel to the boat on many days and this often worked on the smaller fish but boy did we lose some. We pulled hooks, broke hooks, broke wire traces and broke the line in an effort to get the mackerel past the sharks. As annoying as it is not being able …

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Lake Monduran fishing on fire

lake monduran fishing barra

Make sure that when the water is flowing over any dam wall you stay well clear and check relevant websites to ensure the dam is open for recreation because they can be closed if deemed not safe. Now it has had time to settle, the Lake Monduran fishing is fairly reliable. If you are able to get to the dam …

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Going ga-ga for giant trevally

After sounding all over new country for no result we were both quite tired and decided to anchor behind a coral cay for the night. As we were looking for an ideal anchorage we came across good bommies in about 30m of water where we caught a variety of sweetlip that gave us a bit of fun for an hour …

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