Fishing Gear

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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