Fishing Gear

The Right Gear for Whiting

Float lining for snapper is an easy and very effective way to consistently catch fish, and when you’re trying to fish a new area or target a new species, keeping it simple is best. A 6-8kg rod, 5000-size reel loaded with 20lb braid and a 30lb leader make up the gear needed, along with a gang of three 4/0 to …

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Pflueger Trion XT Rods (Product News)

Trion rods feature technique-specific actions developed for Australian fish and conditions. The actions and performance of the Trion series are achieved through a combination of high-modulus carbon blank material and quality Fuji guides and reel seat delivering crisp and reliable performance in every fishing situation. Trions now includes Fuji K Alconite guides and a new Hybra-Cork handle design that provides …

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Stop the Glare with BluBlocker Sunglasses

The Viper’s large, rubberised elements can cushion a blow and fit comfortably on your face through the most active days, and the unique side lenses assure you’re seeing nothing but crisp, clear BluBlocker vision. Ultra-light nylon construction provides superior comfort and durability and the hinges are thick and durable. The nose pads are rubberised, with little air holes for a …

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Float Lining for a Trophy Fish

Some people think you need to travel many kilometres offshore to catch big snapper, but that is not always the case. My PB 88cm snapper was caught in Moreton Bay in just 3.5m of water. Fishing the bay is a lot harder than fishing the offshore reefs. Fishing the correct tides, moon phases, with fresh baits and the right technique …

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Tips for late-season jew and threadfin

May is often regarded as the end of the prawn run in the southeast Queensland rivers, but it can go for a couple more months depending on the season. For example, I was still getting big numbers of prawns in July and early August last year. Jew and threadfin The huge numbers of jew and threadfin salmon that have been hanging …

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Austackle Berserka

THE Austackle Berserka is a sinking, high-speed trolling/casting lure with a violent action. It can be trolled up to seven knots with ease. Mimicking a frantic and terrified baitfish, the Berserka is suited to all kinds of pelagics and other species such as mackerel, tuna, wahoo, dolphinfish and barramundi. With a resounding rattle, vivid flash and wild action, the Berserka …

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Techniques for some new lures

Revamped Bassman 4×4 Spinnerbait Bassman Spinnerbaits is an Australian business that designs and makes all its lures here in Australia, specifically for our native species. Knowing their target species, the staff have recently improved the design of the 4×4 Spinnerbait. This lure now has three armatures instead of two, with four Colorado blades on two of the arms and one …

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Top trolling and reef fishing

reef fishing

visit www.bitememarlincharters.com.au Scotty holds a certificate of survey for eight people on day trips and six for overnighters. Thanks for a great day mate. For my next trip it was back to my little 4.3m tin-nie with me old mucker Mick Slade for an early morning bombing mission to the areas around Quartz Rock. We were on the water in …

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Good-quality catches around Cairns

large-mouth nannygai

We have experienced varying success on spanish mackerel, and mackerel numbers seem to be down a little. However plenty of large fish in the 15-20kg range have been reported. Our best effort was a monster 35kg specimen that gave one lucky angler a real fight. We normally put a floater or live bait out while at anchor and troll lures …

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